NCAA http://wunc.org en 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 VIDEO: Wolfpack Opens With Win, 'Getting Better Still' http://wunc.org/post/video-wolfpack-opens-win-getting-better-still <div><p></p>N.C. State lives to play another game in this year's NCAA Tournament. &nbsp;</div><div> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:22:28 +0000 Gurnal Scott 32309 at http://wunc.org VIDEO: Wolfpack Opens With Win, 'Getting Better Still' UNC-Chapel Hill Faces NC State In College World Series Tonight http://wunc.org/post/unc-chapel-hill-faces-nc-state-college-world-series-tonight <p></p><p>UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State will both try to avoid elimination tonight when they meet in the College World Series.</p><p>This is the fifth match-up of the season between these two rivals and the stakes don’t get much higher. UNC and State split a pair of regular season match-ups. The Tar Heels then won a classic 18-inning affair last month during the ACC Tournament. And the Wolfpack got the latest laugh with an 8-1 victory in the College World Series this past weekend.</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 20:37:15 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 17621 at http://wunc.org UNC-Chapel Hill Faces NC State In College World Series Tonight VIDEO: Wolfpack Ball Players' Pickup Game With 11-Year-Olds http://wunc.org/post/video-wolfpack-ball-players-pickup-game-11-year-olds <p>NC State's Wolfpack has had the entire season to prepare for its World Series shot this weekend, but when they arrived at the hotel in Omaha this week, a couple players managed to get in a last minute pickup game with a Little League team on the lawn of their hotel. &nbsp;NC State communications caught players Logan Ratledge and Jake Armstrong on film batting with an 11-and-under team from Colorado Thursday afternoon. Nearby hotel and car windows were spared –they used a wiffle ball.</p><p><a href="http://youtu.be/-smqYXb8VnA">http://youtu.be/-smqYXb8VnA</a></p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Laura Candler 17238 at http://wunc.org VIDEO: Wolfpack Ball Players' Pickup Game With 11-Year-Olds Baseball: NC State Heads To World Series, Carolina Suffers First No-Run Game http://wunc.org/post/baseball-nc-state-heads-world-series-carolina-suffers-first-no-run-game <p>NC State is going to its first College World Series since 1968.&nbsp; The Wolfpack beat Rice in 17 innings last night, 5-4.&nbsp; Brett Williams drove in the go-ahead run with a RBI double.&nbsp;</p><p>The game was the longest Super Regional in NCAA history.&nbsp; Coach Elliot Avent says it's fulfilling for his team to break the streak of 45 years without a World Series appearance. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 14:21:06 +0000 Will Michaels 16918 at http://wunc.org Baseball: NC State Heads To World Series, Carolina Suffers First No-Run Game NCAA Baseball Tournament Kicks Off This Weekend http://wunc.org/post/ncaa-baseball-tournament-kicks-weekend <p>The <a href="http://www.ncaa.com/sports/baseball/d1">NCAA baseball tournament</a> gets underway this weekend with games in Raleigh and Chapel Hill.&nbsp; NC State hosts a regional with a game against Binghamton tomorrow night at seven.&nbsp; UNC Chapel Hill is the number one overall seed and will also host a regional tomorrow night.&nbsp; The Tar Heels face Canisius at 6:00.&nbsp; Coach Mike Fox says fans have a big role to play in his team's success. Fri, 31 May 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Eric Hodge 16303 at http://wunc.org NCAA Baseball Tournament Kicks Off This Weekend Thorp: Presidents Should Not Supervise Athletics http://wunc.org/post/thorp-presidents-should-not-supervise-athletics <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Leaders in higher education and athletics gathered today on the campus of </span>UNC-Chapel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Hill. They were there for a panel discussion on the role athletics should play on a college campus.</span></p><p>UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp was one of several people who addressed the panel. He offered the controversial idea that presidents and chancellors are ill-prepared to oversee athletics and should not have direct supervision.</p><p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 18:59:13 +0000 Dave DeWitt 13979 at http://wunc.org Thorp: Presidents Should Not Supervise Athletics Duke Women Advance To Elite 8, Men Out http://wunc.org/post/duke-women-advance-elite-8-men-out <p>The Duke women's basketball team has made it to the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament.&nbsp; The Blue Devils defeated Nebraska last night, 53-45, despite shooting just 33 percent from the field. Coach Joanne McCallie says her team offset that by holding Nebraska to just 30 percent.</p><p>“We play very good defense and we did today,” said McCallie.&nbsp; “I think that was the difference for our team.&nbsp; Some of the stops we made, I thought, were very critical.&nbsp; To hold a Nebraska team to 45 points, that's a very good thing for us to do.”</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 13:46:30 +0000 Will Michaels 12957 at http://wunc.org Duke Women Advance To Elite 8, Men Out March Madness Alternative: A Public Radio Bracket http://wunc.org/post/march-madness-alternative-public-radio-bracket <p>You don’t have to be a basketball fan to participate in <a href="http://www.scpr.org/news/2013/03/18/36391/poll-march-madness-32-public-radio-shows-which-is/#comments">this March Madness bracket</a>, just a public radio listener. Southern California public radio station KPCC has created an alternative competition pitting 32 public radio shows against one another. Listeners can vote for their favorites <a href="http://www.scpr.org/news/2013/03/18/36391/poll-march-madness-32-public-radio-shows-which-is/">on their website</a>.</p><p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 19:46:38 +0000 Laura Candler 12295 at http://wunc.org March Madness Alternative: A Public Radio Bracket NC A&T Aims For Spoiler Role In NCAA Tournament http://wunc.org/post/nc-aims-spoiler-role-ncaa-tournament <p>NC A&amp;T will tip it off against Liberty tonight in Dayton, OH as part of the First Four. The Aggies surprised everyone last week when they seized the MEAC championship in a 57-54 win against Morgan state.</p><p>Last year Norfolk State represented the MEAC in the NCAA Tournament. As a 15-seed the Spartans defeated 2-seed, Missouri, 86-84. It is one of only six upsets where a 15-seed knocked off a 2-seed. With a victory tonight, North Carolina A&amp;T would meet 1-seed Louisville on Thursday. A 16-seed has never beaten a one-seed.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 14:07:37 +0000 Laura Candler 12221 at http://wunc.org NC A&T Aims For Spoiler Role In NCAA Tournament