Sports http://wunc.org en Rock 'N' Roll Raleigh: Why Some Run, Why Some Won't http://wunc.org/post/rock-n-roll-raleigh-why-some-run-why-some-wont <p>The Rock 'N' Roll Raleigh marathon will be held this Sunday. It's a huge event with lots of music, as the name implies. Recently we asked Rock 'N' Roll Raleigh marathon runners two simple questions: "Who Are You?" and "Why Do You Run?"</p><p>The very first response we received was from someone telling us why they are NOT running.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:52:19 +0000 Carol Jackson 33584 at http://wunc.org Rock 'N' Roll Raleigh: Why Some Run, Why Some Won't What Is The Remotest Place In NC? http://wunc.org/post/what-remotest-place-nc <p>It takes one and a half days to hike there.&nbsp; It's 5.5 miles from the nearest road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Ladies and gentlemen, the remotest place in North Carolina:</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/X6siZn70LHs" width="500"></iframe></p><p></p><p>Ryan and Rebecca Means are the couple who identified this place. Their <a href="http://remotefootprints.org/project-remote">Project Remote is one of the coolest things we've come across recently.</a></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 18:55:47 +0000 Carol Jackson 31935 at http://wunc.org What Is The Remotest Place In NC? Getting Ready For The UNC/Duke Rematch? Read This First http://wunc.org/post/getting-ready-uncduke-rematch-read-first <p>In case you've been living under a rock, there's an exciting basketball game happening this weekend. Duke and UNC will play again. The last game, on February 20 was really a nail-biter.</p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Best rivalry in college sports ! <a href="http://t.co/xUlbfV4462">pic.twitter.com/xUlbfV4462</a></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 21:41:54 +0000 Carol Jackson 31691 at http://wunc.org Getting Ready For The UNC/Duke Rematch? Read This First The Unexpected NBA MVP Of 1994 http://wunc.org/post/unexpected-nba-mvp-1994 <p>Daniel Vermeer grew up in Iowa with a passion for basketball. When his academic studies took him to Nepal, he discovered an interesting influence of American cable television: local love for the Atlanta Hawks.</p><p>"So you can imagine," says&nbsp;Vermeer, "[I'm] in this little hut in Kathmandu, watching TV and an Atlanta Hawks game came on.&nbsp; With these enormous guys, jumping through the roof, slamming the ball..."&nbsp;</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:06:25 +0000 Carol Jackson, Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 31553 at http://wunc.org The Unexpected NBA MVP Of 1994 How A Mind-Controlled Robotic Suit Will Kick-Start The 2014 World Cup http://wunc.org/post/how-mind-controlled-robotic-suit-will-kick-start-2014-world-cup <p></p><p>The upcoming World Cup is sure to go down in the history books even before the competition starts.&nbsp; This year, a paralyzed teen will use a mind-controlled robotic suit to help stand, walk and make the opening kick to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:14:18 +0000 Nancy Wang 31547 at http://wunc.org How A Mind-Controlled Robotic Suit Will Kick-Start The 2014 World Cup North Carolina's Heather Richardson: Not Her Olympics http://wunc.org/post/north-carolinas-heather-richardson-not-her-olympics <p>Heather Richardson was born to skate. She found success on rollerblades first, and then moved onto the ice. Before the Sochi Olympic games, she was favored to win three medals in speed skating. But she's come up empty.</p><p>Sports Illustrated writes:</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Carol Jackson 30025 at http://wunc.org North Carolina's Heather Richardson: Not Her Olympics Rock 'N' Roll Raleigh Marathon Runners: Who Are You? Why Do You Run? http://wunc.org/post/rock-n-roll-raleigh-marathon-runners-who-are-you-why-do-you-run <p>The spectacle, ummm...sporting event, that is known as the <a href="http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/">Rock 'n' Roll Marathon</a> is headed to Raleigh this April. Are you familiar with it?</p><p>The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon is a tour. It heads to cities around the U.S. and the world in order to stage marathons. Before they reach Raleigh, marathons will be held in New Orleans, Washington, DC, Dallas, and San Francisco. (They will also hold international events prior to reaching North Carolina, in Nice, France; and Madrid, Spain.)</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 21:21:37 +0000 Carol Jackson 28493 at http://wunc.org Rock 'N' Roll Raleigh Marathon Runners: Who Are You? Why Do You Run?