Luke DeCock

Luke DeCock

Luke DeCock

Luke DeCock

Guthridge was more than loyal to Dean Smith

Bill Guthridge will be remembered as Dean Smith’s loyal deputy for 30 years, a partnership that had tremendous success, but late in his career Guthridge had a chance to prove he was a pretty good basketball coach all on his own.

Luke DeCock

Croquet at Pinehurst

U.S. captain Ben Rothman plays a series of shots at the Solomon Trophy, a United States-vs.-Great Britain croquet competition, at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club on Friday, May 8, 2015. Video by Luke DeCock/ldecock@newsobserver.com

Luke DeCock

International croquet a different kind of hoops

If you want to represent the United States in international croquet competition, you’re going to need to learn a few things. You’re going to need to learn how to swing the mallet, not like a putter, but between the legs, pendulum-style. You’re going to need to wear white. You’re going to need to learn the lingo: rush and break and peel and split and lift and wired and baulk and penultimate and rover and roquet.

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