Stories by Aaron Beard

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Questions abound in ACC Atlantic

It was easy to spot quarterback uncertainty for Atlantic Division teams in the ACC. But the questions extend beyond the two teams who have finished alone atop the division for three consecutive ...
By Aaron Beard

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Coach K adjusts to one-and-done world

DURHAM, N.C. - There was a time when Duke's Mike Krzyzewski led Final Four teams built around players who stayed for years to grow into tournament-tested veterans. That's no longer, not in today's ...
By Aaron Beard

Saturday, March 28, 2015

South Carolina women still have 'destination game' as their focus

The South Carolina and Florida State women are making only the second Elite Eight appearance for either school, with one team set to make its first trip to the Final Four in Tampa, Fla.
By Aaron Beard

Friday, March 27, 2015

Gamecock women edge Tar Heels

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Tiffany Mitchell drove to the basket and scored with 4.2 seconds left and South Carolina edged North Carolina 67-65 on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament's round of 16.
By Aaron Beard

Tar Heels 'proud' of late-season run

At times, North Carolina looked like a team that could battle anybody. At others, the Tar Heels were prone to concentration lapses. It's why the season that ended with Thursday's loss to Wisconsin ...
By Aaron Beard

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Irish topple Tar Heels, claim ACC crown

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Jerian Grant scored 24 points and No. 11 Notre Dame took over with a 26-3 second-half run to rally past No. 19 North Carolina 90-82 on Saturday night in the Atlantic Coast ...
By Aaron Beard

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Tar Heels pull away from Cardinals

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Brice Johnson scored 18 of his 22 points after halftime to help No. 19 North Carolina outlast No. 14 Louisville 70-60 in Thursday's Atlantic Coast Conference tournament ...
By Aaron Beard

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Eagles end Yellow Jackets' season

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Olivier Hanlan hit a jumper with 10.9 seconds left to help Boston College beat Georgia Tech 66-65 on Tuesday in the opening game of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
By Aaron Beard

Monday, March 9, 2015

Virginia looks to make it two ACC titles in a row

For the second consecutive year, it's Virginia - not traditional powers Duke or North Carolina - entering the Atlantic Coast Confer­ence Tournament.
By Aaron Beard

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Seminoles guard 'lock into a zone' during scoring outburst

Now Florida State guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes' name can be etched into sports lore alongside the likes of Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant and "Pistol" Pete Maravich.
By Aaron Beard

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

Tar Heels honor Smith with Four Corners in win

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Amid all the tributes to Dean Smith since the coaching legend's death, North Carolina coach Roy Williams and his No. 15 Tar Heels saved possibly the most fitting one for Saturday.
By Aaron Beard

Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015

Former Coach Dean Smith dies

Dean Smith, the Hall of Fame innovator who won two national championships at North Carolina has died. He was 83.
By Aaron Beard

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Tigers knock off Wolfpack

RALEIGH, N.C. - Jordan Roper scored 10 of his 18 points before halftime as Clemson built a huge first-half lead then held off North Carolina State 68-57 on Wednesday night.
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
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