Luke DeCock

Luke DeCock

Camp has begun, but Canes still waiting for Finns’ finish — DeCock

Of all the changes the Hurricanes made in the offseason, none were bigger than the addition of Teuvo Teravainen via trade and the decision to bring Sebastian Aho over from Finland. On a team that struggled to convert scoring chances, they are expected to do just that. But as of Thursday night, they were both still on national-team duty with Finland at the World Cup.

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Wake Forest, you’re our only hope — DeCock

It’s mid-September and North Carolina’s only College Football Playoff contender is Wake Forest. That may not last very long, as the Demon Deacons travel to Indiana on Saturday, which once was close to a gimme but is no longer, although the same thing could be said of Wake Forest. For the moment, though, the Deacons remain North Carolina’s only undefeated team.

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ACC slow to react as HB2 continues to exact toll on state – DeCock

When the time came this week that the ACC presidents were shamed into action by the NCAA, the ACC was left with a long list of suddenly homeless championships, the first less than two months away, not to mention the football championship game that had finally found a comfortable home in Charlotte and the baseball tournament scheduled for Durham.

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NCAA had enough of NC inaction on HB2 – DeCock

If Gov. Pat McCrory and the North Carolina legislators who have failed to repeal or otherwise fix House Bill 2 didn’t see this one coming, they just weren’t paying attention. The NCAA made it explicitly clear at the Final Four that if there weren’t changes to HB2, the state was at risk of losing NCAA events, including the basketball tournament. Less than six months later, the NCAA showed just how serious it was.

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A year later, Tar Heels back in the same spot – DeCock

Saturday’s 33-24 loss to Georgia was eerily similar to the loss to South Carolina in Charlotte that opened last season, and it may have the exact same effect on the Tar Heels’ season. It won’t derail their chances of getting back to the ACC title game, but there’s certainly work to be done to get there.

Videos

Rio restaurant crowd watches Bolt take the gold

Watch as patrons at a Rio restaurant cheer on Usain Bolt as he takes the Olympic gold medal in the 100.
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Rio restaurant crowd watches Bolt take the gold 1:07

Rio restaurant crowd watches Bolt take the gold

Water pollution problems plague Rio 2:20

Water pollution problems plague Rio

Omar Bravo, Mexican soccer star, introduced as a member of the RailHawks 0:23

Omar Bravo, Mexican soccer star, introduced as a member of the RailHawks

NCSU air rifle shooter makes Olympic team 1:48

NCSU air rifle shooter makes Olympic team