Luke DeCock

Luke DeCock

Luke DeCock

DeCock: Carolina Panthers and Super Bowl buzz in the Triangle feels blasé

The numbers are clear, and presumably they don’t lie. Interest in the Carolina Panthers in the Triangle may be at an all-time high, or so say the TV ratings and polling numbers. And yet for some reason, I can’t shake the sense that people were a lot more excited about the Panthers in 2004 than they are now.

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DeCock: Normalcy returns for both Duke, NC State

Caleb Martin’s stand-in (stand-up?) protest against a Cameron Crazies tradition couldn’t defray the inevitable imposition of normalcy for both Duke and N.C. State on Saturday. The Blue Devils welcomed Mike Krzyzewski back to their bench after a one-game absence, and the Wolfpack suffered yet another single-digit ACC loss, 88-80 this time, an old story for the Wolfpack.

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DeCock: NHL history hinges on Hurricanes’ hopes

Hurricanes defenseman Ron Hainsey now holds NHL record for most games before making a playoff appearance

35-year-old has played in 805 regular-season games, breaking Olli Jokinen’s old record of 799

Hainsey: “I’d much rather have won three Cups by now and played 120 playoff games, but that just hasn’t been the way it’s gone”

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DeCock: NC State answers call, at least for one game

Wolfpack responds to Mark Gottfried’s public challenge with 85-69 upset of No. 15 Miami

Saturday’s win most unexpected of N.C. State’s season, coming after home loss to Georgia Tech

Gottfried: “It's a lesson learned for one night. Now we've got to be able to build on that”

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