Stories by Aaron Beard

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Returns for scores way down in the Atlantic Coast Conference

It's been tough for Atlantic Coast Conference teams to spring touchdown returns in 2014.
By Aaron Beard

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

Yellow Jackets rout Wolfpack

RALEIGH, N.C. - D.J. White and Quayshawn Nealy scored defensive touchdowns in the second quarter to help Georgia Tech beat North Carolina State 56-23 on Saturday.
By Aaron Beard

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Wolfpack turning it around

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren knew his young players had to play significant roles for his Wolfpack to make a postseason push in his second year.
By Aaron Beard

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Williams 'dumbfounded' by findings in report

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - North Carolina coach Roy Williams says it's a "very sad time" at the school after an investigation found widespread academic fraud and adds that his basketball program "thought ...
By Aaron Beard

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Nine employees disciplined in academic fraud case

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The scale of an academic scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was far more widespread than previously reported.
By Aaron Beard

Saturday, June 14, 2014

McDowell wilts under conditions

PINEHURST, N.C. - Graeme McDowell spent as much energy Saturday fighting frustration as he did the demanding conditions at the U.S. Open.
By Aaron Beard

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Mercer will face Tennessee in low-seed matchup

Each matchup - the lopsided losses, the confidence-building wins, even the final minutes of a close game - taught 14th-seeded Mercer a lesson. And that has helped them mature into the team that ...
By Aaron Beard

Thursday, March 13, 2014

North Carolina State advances past Miami

GREENSBORO, N.C. - T.J. Warren scored 24 points to help North Carolina State beat Miami 67-58 in Thursday night's second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.
By Aaron Beard

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Top-seeded Virginia only part of new look

GREENSBORO, N.C. - This week's Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament has a new look, from more teams and an extra round of games to the school holding the No. 1 seed.
By Aaron Beard

Monday, Feb. 10, 2014

Athletes, coaches say fan behavior crosses line too often

Public address announcers around the country frequently tell fans before games that unsportsmanlike behavior toward athletes, coaches or officials won't be tolerated. Then, once the ball goes up, ...
By Aaron Beard

Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014

Tigers' woes continue in Chapel Hill

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - No matter what happens for the rest of North Carolina's up-and-down season, the Tar Heels can still say they've never lost to Clemson at home.
By Aaron Beard

Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014

Krzyzewski earns his 900th victory at Duke

Rodney Hood scored 18 points to help Duke beat Florida State 78-56 on Saturday, giving Mike Krzyzewski his 900th victory in his 34th season at the school.
By Aaron Beard

Friday, Jan. 10, 2014

North Carolina athletics under fire over research

The debate of balancing academics and big-time sports at North Carolina has been reignited by comments from a reading specialist about the reading levels of football and basketball players.
By Aaron Beard

Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013

Lady Tar Heels coach fights leukemia

North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell is fighting leukemia and trying to regai her place on the sideline.
By Aaron Beard

Friday, Sept. 20, 2013

Sluggish performance puzzles Clemson

RALEIGH, N.C. - While Clemson was good enough to stay unbeaten in Thursday night's win at North Carolina State, it left them trying to figure out what was wrong afterward.
By Aaron Beard

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013

Tajh Boyd leads Clemson to victory

RALEIGH, N.C. - Tajh Boyd threw for 244 yards and three touchdowns to help No. 3 Clemson beat North Carolina State 26-14 on Thursday night.
By Aaron Beard

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013

Clemson wants to protect momentum

The No. 3 Clemson Tigers hope to avoid a repeat of the team's last visit to Raleigh and NC State.
By Aaron Beard

Friday, June 28, 2013

New day dawns for ACC

The ACC will reemerge on Monday as a Super Conference.
By Aaron Beard

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wolfpack to face rival Heels after win

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina State waited a long time to make it back to the College World Series. It only makes it sweeter that the first opponent will be the Wolfpack's hated rival.
By Aaron Beard

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Gamecocks denied College World Series berth

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Colin Moran hit an RBI triple in a three-run sixth inning to help North Carolina beat South Carolina 5-4 on Tuesday, sending the No. 1 overall seed to the College World Series.
By Aaron Beard
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