September 23, 2017

Ty-Traveon Roberts had been working on growing out his beard for two years. The N.C. Wesleyan wide receiver said by the spring of this year, he could grab hold of the hair under his chin with a fist.

“It was so long,” Roberts said. “I kept it going, and all of a sudden you realize…

AP Top 25: Defending champion Clemson makes move to No. 2

September 18, 2017

Clemson moved up to No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll, jumping Oklahoma and closing in on Alabama after beating a team ranked in the Top 15 for the second straight week.

The Tigers received 15 first-place votes, the most the defending national champions have received this season,…

Congleton-Bryant delivers

September 17, 2017

Julia Congleton-Bryant needed to put on her shoes. But she was in no hurry to do so.

I had to lean in close when she spoke.

The brass horns combined with sticks hammering drums from a pair of marching bands blared across the football field on Saturday afternoon at the Rocky Mount Sports Complex.…

ECSU edges Fayetteville State in Down East Classic

September 17, 2017

DeQuan Neal noticed one big difference in the way his team played on Saturday against Fayetteville State University compared with what he had seen all season. And it all happened right in front of the Elizabeth City State University quarterback.

“They moved their feet,” Neal, a…