Sports http://wunc.org en Michael Jordan: The Origins Of A North Carolina Legend http://wunc.org/post/michael-jordan-origins-north-carolina-legend <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;">North Carolina has produced countless sports stars over the years but none with the global recognition of native son Michael Jordan.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;">He dazzled sportscasters and sports fans first in Chapel Hill, and then around the world as the NBA’s greatest player.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:17:00 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 38620 at http://wunc.org Michael Jordan: The Origins Of A North Carolina Legend [VIDEO] Behind-The-Scenes, One Summer With Durham Bulls http://wunc.org/post/video-behind-scenes-one-summer-durham-bulls <p>Last year more than a dozen creative types - writers, photographers and filmmakers descended on the Durham Bulls Athletic Park for an unprecedented in-depth look at minor league baseball. Someone was at the stadium for every inning -- of every game -- all summer long. All of the work of <a href="http://bullcitysummer.org/">Bull City Summer</a> has been reviewed and now the very best is on display at several area locations.</p><p>WUNC's Carol Jackson has the story:</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:20:46 +0000 Carol Jackson 38233 at http://wunc.org [VIDEO] Behind-The-Scenes, One Summer With Durham Bulls Carolina Hurricanes Introduce Bill Peters As New Head Coach http://wunc.org/post/carolina-hurricanes-introduce-bill-peters-new-head-coach <p>The Carolina Hurricanes hope their new coach will take them back to the playoffs for the first time since 2009.&nbsp;</p><p>General manager Ron Francis formally introduced Bill Peters as the next head coach today.&nbsp; Peters has been an assistant coach with the Detroit Red Wings for the last three seasons and has experience as a minor league head coach.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:53:07 +0000 Will Michaels 37639 at http://wunc.org Carolina Hurricanes Introduce Bill Peters As New Head Coach Listen: What It's Like To Caddy At Pinehurst For 71 Years http://wunc.org/post/listen-what-its-caddy-pinehurst-71-years <p></p><p></p><p>Pinehurst No. 2 is one of the most revered courses in the land. It was designed by Donald Ross, who called it “the fairest test of championship golf I have ever designed.” That course is the site of this week's U.S. Open.</p><p>Willie McRae knows the place about as intimately as anyone. Willie is the longest-serving caddy at the resort. He started working there when he was 10 years old, May 19, 1943. He's caddied for "the average Joe" and the world's elite.</p><p>And he has a lot of stories to tell.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 01:50:26 +0000 Carol Jackson 37152 at http://wunc.org Listen: What It's Like To Caddy At Pinehurst For 71 Years Remembering Payne Stewart As U.S. Open Begins http://wunc.org/post/remembering-payne-stewart-us-open-begins Many of the best golfers in the world are in Pinehurst, North Carolina, today for the start of the U.S. Open. The match will played on the recently restored course Pinehurst No. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 19:41:19 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 37171 at http://wunc.org Remembering Payne Stewart As U.S. Open Begins Long Drives And Short Chips: The US Open Tees Off Today http://wunc.org/post/long-drives-and-short-chips-us-open-tees-today <p></p><p></p><p>The U.S. Open begins at the Pinehurst No. 2 golf course today. WUNC’s Jeff Tiberii is covering the event.</p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>91 partly cloudy <a href="https://twitter.com/PinehurstResort">@PinehurstResort</a> Chance of thunderstorms. How's your office today? <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23usopen2014&amp;src=hash">#usopen2014</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23humblebrag&amp;src=hash">#humblebrag</a> <a href="http://t.co/svnXaaTYNj">pic.twitter.com/svnXaaTYNj</a></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 13:59:44 +0000 Rebecca Martinez, Jeff Tiberii & David Brower 37139 at http://wunc.org Long Drives And Short Chips: The US Open Tees Off Today Competitors, Volunteers And Spectators Enjoying Pinehurst http://wunc.org/post/competitors-volunteers-and-spectators-enjoying-pinehurst <p></p><p>The men's U.S. Open tees off Thursday morning in Pinehurst. One hundred and fifty six golfers from around the world are competing in America's version of a national championship.&nbsp; Most of the golfers participating in the event practiced for a final time Wednesday. Hundreds of volunteers helped keep fans corralled throughout the historic Pinehurst No. 2 course.</p><p></p><p><br />Jeff Chaffin drove to the course from Suligent, Alabama (near the Mississippi border) for his first U.S. Open experience. He says his experience has been good so far.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:27:50 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 37106 at http://wunc.org Competitors, Volunteers And Spectators Enjoying Pinehurst The U.S. Open Returns To Pinehurst http://wunc.org/post/us-open-returns-pinehurst <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Open is back in Pinehurst, North Carolina for the third time in the last 15 years.</span></p><p>The first round of the tournament does not start until tomorrow, but the event has already set a few records.</p><p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:03:20 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 37074 at http://wunc.org The U.S. Open Returns To Pinehurst Payne Stewart's Legacy Lives On As U.S. Open Returns To Pinehurst http://wunc.org/post/payne-stewarts-legacy-lives-us-open-returns-pinehurst <p></p><p>Overlooking the 18th hole at Pinehurst No. 2 is a statue of a man. He’s standing on one leg, a putter dangling in his left hand and a right fist extended straight forward, in victory. The statue preserves a moment now 15 years-old. It’s a moment more famous than any other that this course has seen, since it opened in 1907.</p><p></p><p></p><p>In his trademark knickers, Payne Stewart won the event on that misty Father’s day with a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole. He kissed his wife Tracy and celebrated his second US Open win.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:35:20 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 37043 at http://wunc.org Payne Stewart's Legacy Lives On As U.S. Open Returns To Pinehurst Duke Lacrosse Defends Championship, Approaches Dynasty Status http://wunc.org/post/duke-lacrosse-defends-championship-approaches-dynasty-status <p></p><p>Duke Lacrosse has had to come a long way since the national attention brought on by false rape allegations in 2006. The tactic that's likely been most effective in changing the public face of the program could be considered the most difficult, but the Blue Devils have made it look easy: Winning.</p><p>The team took home their third national championship on Monday (2010, 2013, 2014) holding off Notre Dame 11-9 in Baltimore.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 02:57:57 +0000 WUNC News 36187 at http://wunc.org Duke Lacrosse Defends Championship, Approaches Dynasty Status