Dooley funeral arrangements set
Funeral arrangements have been set for Bill Dooley, the former North Carolina football coach who died on Tuesday. He was 82.
UNC announced a funeral Mass for Dooley will take place on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Basilica Shrine of St Mary in Wilmington. A visitation will begin there at 9 a.m.
After the Mass, an interment will follow at Oleander Memorial Gardens in Wilmington.
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UNC: The Tar Heels and UCF have agreed to a two-year home-and-home football series to be played in 2018 and 2020. The team will play host to the Knights in Kenan Stadium on Sept. 15, 2018, and will travel to Orlando on Sept. 12, 2020. Carolina and Central Florida have never met in football.
NCCU: Fans of the football team will have an opportunity to see them in action and up close during the next two Saturdays. On Saturday, Aug. 13 at 10 a.m., the team will play an intrasquad scrimmage at O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium on the campus. On Saturday, Aug. 20 at 6 p.m., the campus and local communities are invited to “Meet the Eagles” inside O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium. Admission to both events is free.
Shaw: The team will host its first scrimmage of the fall Saturday, Aug. 13 at 1 p.m. at Durham County Memorial Stadium. The scrimmage is free and open to the public.
NC State: The United States gymnastics team dominated the field this past week at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The five-person squad was made up of 2012 Olympians Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas, as well as first-time members Simone Biles, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian.
Hernandez, a New Brunswick, N.J., native, qualified to represent her native country on the biggest stage of athletics with the guidance of former Wolfpack gymnast Maggie Haney. Haney was a standout gymnast, as she is one of three from the program’s all-time roster to earn a perfect score of 10.0, and the only athlete in program history to post a perfect score on two events.
Duke: The preseason third-ranked team will host Missouri on Thursday, Aug. 11, in an exhibition match that will take place at 5 p.m. at Koskinen Stadium. Admission is free and fans are encouraged to park in Whitford Drive and the Science Drive visitor’s lot. This will be the first opportunity for Blue Devils fans to see the 2015 NCAA runner-up squad in action.
Wake Forest: The team, led by eight seniors and second-year head coach Bobby Muuss, opened practice for the 2016 season Wednesday morning on campus at Water Tower Field. This season, the Demon Deacons are looking to improve upon the team’s 2015 season in which it went 17-3-2, earned the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and made a run to the Elite Eight as the ACC regular-season champion.
Campbell: Head coach Justin Haire and the team have announced the dates for the 2016 Team Camp and The Best of the Carolinas Prospect Camp. Team Camp will be Oct. 14-16. Friday night, players will have the option of showcasing their skills in batting practice and defensive workouts.
Shaw: The Department of Athletics has named Dr. Latoria Crump the new fculty athletic representative, director of athletics Alfonza Carter announced Wednesday.
Mount Olive: The university has added three athletic trainers, Cory Gentile, Allyson Prior and Nicole Reith, to director of sports medicine Kristen Gibson’s staff for the 2016-17 athletic year.
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