For the eighth consecutive year, Duke’s football coaches will display their support of the Coach To Cure MD program, which will be held during games of Sept. 26. The annual effort has raised more than $1.25 million to battle Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
On Sept. 26, American Football Coaches Association members will wear a Coach to Cure MD logo patch while on the sidelines. College football fans will be asked to donate to research projects supported by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, the largest nonprofit organization in the United States to focus solely on Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
The Coach to Cure MD patches also will be worn on non-Saturday games the same weekend, and teams which do not play will wear the patches during other games throughout the season. Additionally, more than 60 teams will recognize a local Duchenne family on the field before or during the game.
East Carolina: Senior Bryce Williams was named honorable mention John Mackey Tight End of the Week, according to an announcement by the John Mackey Committee.
Elon: The Phoenix will open the home portion of its schedule Saturday by hosting N.C. A&T at 6 p.m. at Rhodes Stadium. It will be Hall of Fame Weekend at Elon and the five-member Class of 2015 will be recognized at halftime.
Shaw: The Bears will look to get their first win on the season when they travel to face the Braves of UNC Pembroke for a nonconference contest Saturday.
St. Augustine’s: The Falcons will host Elizabeth City State University in a CIAA nonconference game at Gregson Stadium on Saturday. Game time is 1 p.m.
Mount Olive: The Trojans ranked No. 17 in the first regular-season USTFCCCA Division II Men’s Cross Country National Top 25, as voted on by members of the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Shaw: Coach William Montague nabbed the men’s and women’s CIAA Coach of the Week honors
Duke: The Golf Channel announced that each of the semifinalists from the 2015 Division I NCAA Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships have committed to compete in the inaugural East Lake Cup match play championship, to air live on the network Nov. 2-3 at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga.
Duke: After being on the road this past weekend for two matches, the Blue Devils (5-2-1) will return home this week to wrap up nonconference action against Appalachian State and open ACC action vs. Florida State.
Duke: The 2015-16 schedule was announced by coach Jamie Ashworth, with the Blue Devils slated to compete in five events throughout the fall season before the start of dual-match play in January.
N.C. State Senior Joanna Nalborska ranks at No. 116 on Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll for singles play, and junior transfer Martina Frantova and freshman Claudia Wiktorin are listed at No. 53 among the doubles rankings.