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November 05, 2017

It took a tense 90 seconds and an NCAA berth hanging in the balance for Frankie Taal to think back to his childhood.

Taal, the N.C. Wesleyan men’s soccer coach, remembered a popular saying from his native home, The Gambia in West Africa.

“In my country,” Taal said, “we have…

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November 01, 2017

On their way to a national title last season over Alabama, the Clemson Tigers and coach Dabo Swinney faced a handful of regular season formalities. Including a 31-0 win over Ohio State in the College Football Playoff semifinals, the Tigers shut out the opposing team three times in 2016 and won six…

College Football Picks-2

October 25, 2017

Both are among the top-ranked teams in the country.

Both are on long winning streaks after early season losses.

Both had pretty good weeks last week.

One ripped through then-11th-ranked Southern California, beating an old rival by 35 points, its largest margin since 1966.

The other rested.

Which…

NC State Running Backs Football

October 25, 2017

East Carolina quarterback Thomas Sirk avoided a major injury to his throwing arm during Saturday night’s 33-17 homecoming victory against BYU.

The Pirates’ starter suffered what has now been ruled a triceps bruise. He is expected to participate in practices by the next few days during…

BYU E Carolina Football

October 15, 2017

It didn’t take long for the N.C. Wesleyan football team to take a lead on fellow USA South Conference member Greensboro on Saturday in a game at the Rocky Mount Sports Complex.

It didn’t take long for the Bishops to add to that lead, either, as they built an early lead then cruised to a…

October 12, 2017

The Atlantic Coast Conference entered the season flexing its muscles with the defending national champions, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner and abundant hope to show it’s deeper than just one team.

Halfway through the season, it hasn’t turned out that way.

The ACC seems to be a…

ACC Pretenders Football

October 11, 2017

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina coach Larry Fedora plans to be more involved in play-calling duties with the Tar Heels off to a 1-5 start fueled by inexperience and injuries.

Fedora said he would be more involved “when we are between series ... in what I would like to try to do”…

Notre Dame North Carolina Football

October 10, 2017

The USA South Athletic Conference released its weekly awards on Monday, and a pair of N.C. Wesleyan athletes earned player of the week honors for their efforts against league opponents.

Baboucarr Njie, a sophomore on the Bishops men’s soccer team was named the player of the week after a high-…

October 05, 2017

RALEIGH — It took N.C. State just one clunker of an opening-game performance to lose some of the hype as a dark horse in the Atlantic Coast Conference title chase.

That’s a lesson that stays with the No. 24 Wolfpack now that Dave Doeren’s team has its first national ranking in…

Louisville NC State Football

October 04, 2017

James Wallace wore sunglasses and carried an umbrella to shield himself from the cloudless day over the Rocky Mount Sports Complex last Saturday. Wallace was in town to watch the N.C. Wesleyan football team play Ferrum as part of homecoming weekend.

While Wallace watched the game, his eyes oftenn…

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