College Sports

Duke LB Helton is player of week

Duke senior linebacker David Helton was named the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week after his 14-tackle outing against Virginia.

Helton, a native of Chattanooga, Tenn., helped the Blue Devils to a 20-13 win over Virginia as Duke limited the Cavaliers to just three total points after halftime.

On the season, Helton has a team-high 69 tackles and ranks third in the ACC with an average of 9.9 stops per game.

Duke vs. Notre Dame: Four football games between Duke and Notre Dame were announced by the ACC Office. Duke will travel to face Notre Dame in 2016 (Sept. 24) and 2020 (Date TBA) and will host the Fighting Irish in 2019 (Nov. 9) and 2023 (Date TBA). Notre Dame has an agreement to play an average of five ACC opponents each season over a 12-year span.

Swimming and Diving

UNC: Sophomore Jack Nyquist captured his second consecutive Men’s Diver of the Week award after he won both events last weekend against Georgia.

N.C. State: Simonas Bilis, who earned ACC Male Swimmer of the Week honors, swept the three sprint freestyle events and sealed the team victory against Georgia by anchoring the first place 400 free relay team.

St. Augustine’s: Claytin Lewis, captured his fourth consecutive CIAA Football Rookie of the Week award. Lewis, a Raleigh freshman and wide receiver/return specialist, caught eight passes for 85 yards against Winston-Salem State on Saturday.


Duke: A pair of Blue Devils will begin the 2014-15 wrestling season ranked among the best according to InterMat’s preseason Division I wrestling rankings. Redshirt senior Immanuel Kerr-Brown and redshirt junior Conner Hartmann both garnered top 20 billings in their respective weight classes.

Hartmann leads the way at No. 5 at 197 pounds following his All-American finish in 2014.

Kerr-Brown, a 2014 NCAA qualifier at 157 pounds, earned the No. 20 spot.

Cross Country

N.C. State: The women’s cross country team has jumped 11 spots to No. 18 in the latest Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll.