Sports http://wunc.org en How A Triangle Statistician Devised Times For Runners Unable To Finish 2013 Boston Marathon http://wunc.org/post/how-triangle-statistician-devised-times-runners-unable-finish-2013-boston-marathon <p></p><p>Today marks the running of the 2014 Boston Marathon. Last year an explosion took the lives of three people. Hundreds were injured, many losing limbs. 6,000 runners were unable to complete the marathon due to the death and destruction.</p><p>Richard Smith is Triangle based marathon runner, and a statistician. He was approached with an unusual request from race organizers.&nbsp; Could he, somehow, figure out official finish times for the runners who could not complete the race?</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:05:52 +0000 Carol Jackson 34153 at http://wunc.org How A Triangle Statistician Devised Times For Runners Unable To Finish 2013 Boston Marathon One And Done: Duke's Jabari Parker Heads To The NBA http://wunc.org/post/one-and-done-dukes-jabari-parker-heads-nba <p>Duke freshman basketball star Jabari Parker has decided to enter this year's NBA Draft.&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.goduke.com/">A video on The Blue Devils' athletic website confirmed speculation</a> that Parker would give up his final three years of eligibility.&nbsp;</p><p><br />He led the team in scoring and rebounding this season.&nbsp; Parker was named the ACC Rookie of the Year and to several national All-America teams.&nbsp; Parker says making his decision took time because there were a lot of people offering him advice.<br />&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:36:22 +0000 Gurnal Scott 33983 at http://wunc.org One And Done: Duke's Jabari Parker Heads To The NBA UNC: Report Discredits Willingham Findings http://wunc.org/post/unc-report-discredits-willingham-findings <p>An independent review is discrediting the findings of a whistleblower at UNC-Chapel Hill.</p><p>Mary Willingham is an academic advisor at UNC-Chapel Hill who first blew the whistle on no-show classes two years ago. More recently she claimed that one-fourth of all Carolina athletes were reading at our below a fourth-grade level.</p><p>UNC-Chapel Hill officials disputed the methods she used in making that assertion. The school hired three professors at other institutions to review Willingham’s data.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:03:57 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 33670 at http://wunc.org UNC: Report Discredits Willingham Findings Take Me Out To The Ballgame: Opening Day In NC http://wunc.org/post/take-me-out-ballgame-opening-day-nc <p>The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. - Terrance Mann, <em>Field of Dreams </em></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:04:08 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 33159 at http://wunc.org Take Me Out To The Ballgame: Opening Day In NC Lady Heels Fight Hard But Fall Short In NCAA Women's Tournament http://wunc.org/post/lady-heels-fight-hard-fall-short-ncaa-womens-tournament <p>North Carolina's run in the NCAA Women's Tournament is over.&nbsp;&nbsp; The fourth-seeded Lady Tar Heels fell to second-seed Stanford 74-65 in the West Regional final.&nbsp; UNC wound up just one game short of reaching the Women's Final Four for the fourth time.<br /><br />UNC was led by freshman guard Allisha Gray with 19 points and nine rebounds.&nbsp;&nbsp; ACC Rookie of the Year Diamond DeShields added 13 points for North Carolina which finished its season 27-10<br /> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 03:47:46 +0000 Gurnal Scott 33088 at http://wunc.org Lady Heels Fight Hard But Fall Short In NCAA Women's Tournament Hatchell: Doctor Says She'll Be "100% Ready" For Next Year http://wunc.org/post/hatchell-doctor-says-shell-be-100-ready-next-year <p>Sylvia Hatchell still watches practice. The school has a satellite link that feeds to her iPad.</p><p>She still gives the post-game talks. Two minutes after the Lady Heels <a href="http://wunc.org/post/unc-women-top-south-carolina-advance-womens-elite-eight">beat South Carolina</a> on Sunday, she was on speaker phone in the locker room.</p><p>The player text her photos from the road. She says she works two to five hours every day, a lot of which is with Associate Head Coach Andrew Calder, who's been in charge since Hatchell took a step back the year to undergo treatment for Leukemia.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 11:05:11 +0000 Eric Hodge & Eric Mennel 33004 at http://wunc.org Hatchell: Doctor Says She'll Be "100% Ready" For Next Year UNC Women Top South Carolina, Advance To Women's 'Elite Eight' http://wunc.org/post/unc-women-top-south-carolina-advance-womens-elite-eight <div>The UNC women's basketball team is one win away from its first trip to the NCAA Women's Final Four in seven years.&nbsp;</div><div> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 15:49:58 +0000 Gurnal Scott 32922 at http://wunc.org UNC Women Top South Carolina, Advance To Women's 'Elite Eight' The ACC Men's Tourney Will Return To NC...Eventually http://wunc.org/post/acc-mens-tourney-will-return-nceventually <p></p><p><a href="http://www.theacc.com/#!/">Atlantic Coast Conference</a> commissioner John Swofford announced on Thursday that the league's men's basketball tournament will come back to North Carolina after a few years away:</p><ul><li>Charlotte will host the tournament in 2019.&nbsp;</li><li>Greensboro will see the event return in 2020.&nbsp;</li></ul><p>(Earlier, the ACC announced it will take the men's tournament to Brooklyn's Barclays Center for two years.) &nbsp;</p><p>Swofford says new membership has mandated a broader reach.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 13:34:53 +0000 Gurnal Scott 32831 at http://wunc.org The ACC Men's Tourney Will Return To NC...Eventually Lady Tar Heels Head To Sweet 16 http://wunc.org/post/lady-tar-heels-head-sweet-16 <p>This photo from Carolina Athletics says it all:</p><p>The photo was first shared on Facebook with a caption that reads: "<span class="fbPhotosPhotoCaption" id="fbPhotoSnowliftCaption" tabindex="0"><span class="hasCaption">How sweet it is! Carolina got the win over Michigan State and is headed to the Sweet 16!"</span></span></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:07:13 +0000 Carol Jackson 32701 at http://wunc.org Lady Tar Heels Head To Sweet 16 'It's Everything. It's Personal' - NCCU's LeVelle Moton On Coaching In NCAA Tourney http://wunc.org/post/its-everything-its-personal-nccus-levelle-moton-coaching-ncaa-tourney <p><strong>Updated Saturday March 22, 2014:</strong></p><p>LeVelle Moton's Twitter profile says it all:</p><p><em>"Basketball is what I do, not who I am. Child of God, Hattie Mac's Baby boy. Head Coach At North Carolina Central University."</em></p><p>Moton seemed destined to be the head coach at NCCU. He grew up in Raleigh, and lived with his mother in a housing project. He was a McDonald's All American Nominee at Enloe High School, was Wake County Player of the Year, and was selected for All State.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:14:09 +0000 Carol Jackson, Phoebe Judge & Eric Mennel 32483 at http://wunc.org 'It's Everything. It's Personal' - NCCU's LeVelle Moton On Coaching In NCAA Tourney