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8:35 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Olsen, Newton Lead Panthers To Eviscerate The Bears

Panthers Tight End Greg Olsen caught two touchdown passes, helping win a victory over the Chicago bears. That team traded him in 2011.
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In NFL action, it was a big night for Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen. He had been traded by the Chicago Bears in 2011, and he made them pay for it yesterday.

Olsen caught a pair of touchdown passes, as Carolina came back from a two-touchdown deficit. They won 31-to-24 over the Bears.

Olsen said he didn't play out of spite, but the victory did help ease the pain of the Panthers' last two losses.

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Sports
8:30 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Panthers' Weakened Offense, Defense Give Up Win To Ravens

The Carolina Panthers lost to the Baltimore Ravens.
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In the NFL, the Carolina Panthers lost to the Baltimore Ravens yesterday, 38-10.

Coach Ron Rivera was vocal about his disappointment.

The Panthers' offense was weakened to begin with. Two running backs were sidelined with injuries before the game, and DeAngelo Williams injured his ankle during a rush in the first half.

Rivera said that's no excuse.

“It doesn't matter who the running back is; we've still got to block,” Rivera said. “And we're going to be looking to do some things differently and do things the right way.”

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Sports
7:51 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Without Newton's Help, Panthers Make Buccaneers Walk The Plank

The Carolina Panthers beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their season opener yesterday.
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In their NFL season opener yesterday, the Carolina Panthers swabbed the deck with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Panthers Quarterback Derek Anderson threw for 230 yards and two touchdowns. He was standing in for Cam Newton, who was benched with a pre-season rib injury.

But the 20-to-14 victory didn't come easy. The Panthers shut Tampa out for the first three quarters. But when Coach Ron Rivera addressed his team in the locker room after the game, he scolded them for letting the Bucs sneak in two late touchdowns.

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Sports
4:38 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

College Football Lookahead: Week 2 Roundup

NCSU will have a "blackout" game this weekend.
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Old Dominion vs. NC State 6 PM

North Carolina State football will host Old Dominion University this weekend in Raleigh. It's the second home game for the Wolfpack this season, after barely scraping by for a win against Georgia Southern last week. This year is Old Dominion's first season as part of Conference USA, and they're led by senior Quarterback, Taylor Heinicke. Wolfpack Coach Dave Doeren  thinks Heinicke is a big threat.

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The Two-Way
8:09 am
Thu August 28, 2014

USC's Josh Shaw Suspended For Making Up Heroic Tale

USC Trojans cornerback Josh Shaw in brighter days.
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Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 10:18 am

The University of Southern California has suspended cornerback Josh Shaw indefinitely after he admitted to fabricating a heroic tale that explained his sprained ankles.

CBS News reports:

Shaw has been suspended indefinitely from all of the Trojans' team activities after acknowledging his heroic tale was "a complete fabrication," the school announced in a statement Wednesday.

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The State of Things
12:04 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Man Versus Science

Sport Science is an ESPN TV series
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Can an NFL running back muster the same force as a running bull? Does a nine-foot python squeeze harder than a martial arts star?

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The State of Things
11:41 am
Wed December 18, 2013

UNC Puts Spotlight on Concussions In Football

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Doctors are increasingly concerned by the risk of concussions in football and other sports.  

The National Football League Players Association is partnering with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Brain and Body Health Program and other universities to help better treat and evaluate former players for injury, particularly to the brain.

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The State Of Things
4:27 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Boeing Considers Bringing Jobs To Greensboro

Greensboro City Seal Benjamin Branch Library, Greensboro, NC
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  This segment live from the Triad Stage in Greensboro.

Greensboro City Council member Zach Matheny announced his plans to run for the 6th congressional race to replace Howard Coble. Plus, Wake Forest University is looking for a new football coach.

Host Frank Stasio gets a Triad news update with Jeff Tiberii, Greensboro Bureau Chief.

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The State of Things
12:21 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

A Year In The Life Of The New York Jets

Nicholas Dawidoff's new book Low Collision Crossers is a look inside a year in the life of the New York Jets.
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To outsiders, football may look like bone-crushing mayhem.  The headlines coming out of the NFL center around concussions and bullying.

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The State of Things
12:04 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Bigger, Faster, Stronger, Fatter?

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Obesity is a significant problem for many in the United States. But for some high school football players, weight gain means success.

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