Duke Athletics Hall of Fame member Bob Burrows passed away Friday in Raleigh. He was 83.
A native of Asheboro, Burrows was a three-year (1951-53) letterman as a guard for Duke’s football team and helped the Blue Devils to a three-year record of 20-8-2 with conference championships in 1952 and 1953. A two-time all-conference pick, he was an All-America and team most valuable player selection as a senior before being selected by the Detroit Lions in the 1954 NFL Draft.
Burrows earned a degree in economics from Duke in 1954. After a stint in the U.S. Air Force, he enjoyed a 40-year career with Southeast Container Corp. and its various successor companies.
Burrows was inducted into the Duke Athletics Hall of Fame in 1993.
Wake Forest: The Deacons are getting set to take part in a trip of a lifetime in March, preparing to embark Maqrch 4 on a learning experience in Spain over spring break. The team will play at least two matches.
ACC: The ACC released its preseason poll with the Tar Heels being picked to finish third in the Coastal Division by a vote of the league’s head coaches. The Wolfpack was picked to finish third in the Atlantic Division and the Blue Devils fifth in the Coastal Division.
Wake Forest was picked to finish sixth in the Atlantic Division.
Mount Olive: The team was voted into two Division II national polls.The Trojans are ranked No. 11 in the National Collegiate Baseball Writer’s Association preseason poll and No. 29 in the Collegiate Baseball preseason poll. Joe Koehler, a senior infielder, was named to the NCBWA preseason All-America third team.
Elon: The Phoenix was selected to finish fourth in the Colonial Athletic Association preseason poll by the league’s coaches.
Mount Olive: The team was selected second in the Conference Carolinas preseason poll.
Track and Field
Mount Olive: The men and women’s teams earned their way into the top 10 of the first USTFCCCA Southeast Regional indoor track and field rankings. The men are currently ranked No. 3 and the women No. 6.
Saint Augustine’s: The men are ranked third in the first NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field national team computer rankings, which were released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Tuesday. The women are No. 21 in the USTFCCCA rankings.
The CIAA also named Ornella Livingston women’s indoor runner of the week, Daniel Jamieson men’s indoor runner of the week and George Williams was chosen men’s and women’s indoor track and field coach of the week.
Swimming and Diving
Duke: The College Swimming Coaches Association of America announced the fall Scholar All-America teams, with the Blue Devils women and men both receiving the distinction for the previous semester.
UNC: Both the women and men’s swimming and diving teams were honored as CSCAA Scholar All-America teams for the fall semester.
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