Stories by Joedy McCreary

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Clemson picked to win ACC

PINEHURST, N.C. - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney hopes Deshaun Watson takes another step forward this season. The voters think the other Tigers will, too.
By Joedy McCreary

Monday, July 20, 2015

ACC settles into period of strength, stability

PINEHURST, N.C. - The Atlantic Coast Conference has entered a period of strength and stability. Nobody's coming in anytime soon, and nobody's leaving.
By Joedy McCreary

Monday, May 18, 2015

Louisville enters first ACC baseball tournament as favorite

Louisville hasn't even been in the Atlantic Coast Conference for a full year. For these Cardinals, that's still long enough to feel the weight of the league's pesky national title drought.
By Joedy McCreary

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Smith's 'perfect sidekick' dies

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The North Carolina basketball family has lost a second beloved coach in the last few months with the death of Bill Guthridge, Dean Smith's "perfect sidekick."
By Joedy McCreary

Friday, May 8, 2015

Duke seeking third consecutive title

DURHAM, N.C. - Duke followed one national championship in men's lacrosse by winning another.
By Joedy McCreary

Monday, April 27, 2015

Spring practice marked by change in ACC Coastal

Plenty has changed around the Atlantic Coast Conference's Coastal Division in the past few months.
By Joedy McCreary

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Duke celebrates its latest national title

DURHAM, N.C. - Duke brought its latest national championship trophy back to campus Tuesday, with perhaps 8,000 fans flocking to Cameron for this celebration.
By Joedy McCreary

Sunday, March 29, 2015

South Carolina women earn Final Four trip

Tiffany Mitchell scored seven of her 21 points in the final 2 minutes, and South Carolina beat Florida State 80-74 on Sunday in the Greensboro Regional final.
By Joedy McCreary

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Gamecocks are eager for this rematch

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Top-seeded South Carolina earned a conveniently short trip for its NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearance. Its opponent - fourth-seeded North Carolina, the lowest seed left in the ...
By Joedy McCreary

Monday, March 23, 2015

Tar Heels reach Sweet 16 on freshman's buzzer beater

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Jamie Cherry hit a jumper with 0.6 seconds left and North Carolina beat Ohio State 86-84 on Monday night in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
By Joedy McCreary

Saturday, March 14, 2015

No. 11 Irish beat No. 2 Duke

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Bonzie Colson scored 17 points and No. 11 Notre Dame beat No. 2 Duke 74-64 on Friday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament semifinals.
By Joedy McCreary

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Seminoles hold off Tigers

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Xavier Rathan-Mayes scored 30 points and Florida State held on for a wild 76-73 win over Clemson on Wednesday in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
By Joedy McCreary

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Freshman's free throws propel Blue Devils

DURHAM, N.C. - Freshman Azura Stevens had 21 points and 12 rebounds and No. 16 Duke beat No. 15 North Carolina 81-80 on Sunday.
By Joedy McCreary

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015

Blue Devils rout Tigers

DURHAM, N.C. - Quinn Cook matched a career high with 27 points for No. 4 Duke, and the Jahlil Okafor-less Blue Devils routed Clemson 78-56 on Saturday.
By Joedy McCreary

Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015

Dean Smith remembered as 'basketball royalty'

Dean Smith, who led the Tar Heels to two national titles and 11 Final Fours, died Saturday night at age 83. Both Ford and Michael Jordan likened the Hall of Fame coach to a "second father."
By Joedy McCreary

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Coach K on verge of 1,000th career win

DURHAM, N.C. - Mike Krzyzewski is on the verge of yet another coaching milestone. The Duke coach will become the first men's coach in Division I history with 1,000 wins Sunday if his fifth-ranked ...
By Joedy McCreary

Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015

Yellow Jackets lose third in a row

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Devin Thomas had 17 points and 14 rebounds, and Wake Forest held on to beat Georgia Tech 76-69 on Saturday.
By Joedy McCreary

Friday, Jan. 9, 2015

Referee accused of slur won't work any more ACC games

RALEIGH, N.C. - A veteran referee accused of making an ethnic slur at a Wake Forest booster will not work any further Atlantic Coast Conference games this season, a person familiar with the ...
By Joedy McCreary

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014

College soccer powers to meet for title

CARY, N.C. - UCLA and Virginia are the final two teams left at the NCAA soccer tournament,
By Joedy McCreary

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014

Top-ranked South Carolina women edge Duke

DURHAM, N.C. - A'ja Wilson's putback with 1.8 seconds left lifted No. 1 South Carolina past No. 9 Duke 51-50 on Sunday.
By Joedy McCreary
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