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3:00 pm
Mon March 28, 2011

NC State Stakes Claim of Wolfpack Mascot

Wolfpack mascot
Credit www.ncsu.edu

N.C. State and Loyola University are discussing legal issues related to their common use of the Wolfpack mascot. Both schools have used the mascot since the early 20th century, but N.C. State registered a trademark in 1983.

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5:00 pm
Fri March 18, 2011

Table Tennis Pros Gather in Cary

This weekend Cary will host the nation’s largest round robin table tennis competition. More than 300 internationally ranked players will visit Cary for the event.

Mike Babuin is the founder of the Cary Table Tennis Association and creator of the competition. He says that while many Americans play table tennis at home, few consider it a serious sport. That’s not the case in other countries. And he says the countries taking table tennis seriously are the ones bringing home Olympic medals:

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Sports
4:10 pm
Fri March 4, 2011

Duke vs. UNC: The Rematch

UNC Coach Roy Williams (left) and Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski Feb. 9, 2011 in Durham
Credit goduke.com

The UNC and Duke men’s basketball teams square off Saturday night in Chapel Hill with the regular season conference title on the line. Both teams are 13-and-2 in the ACC. Tar Heels coach Roy Williams calls Duke an “unbelievable opponent.”

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4:00 am
Fri March 4, 2011

Science Shows Hierarchy in College Basketball

Credit goduke.com

College basketball's March Madness is about to engulf fans across the country. At Duke University, an engineering professor says the usual suspects will dominate the NCAA Tournament. And Adrian Bejan says that can be explained by his theory of Constructal Law. He says great basketball players tend to wind up at the same colleges and universities in the same way water flows to a single point through many small streams that join bigger and fewer river channels.

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4:35 am
Fri February 18, 2011

Brind'Amour To Be Honored

Rod Brind'Amour
Credit CarolinaHurricanes.com

Rod Brind'Amour will be honored tonight before the Carolina Hurricanes take on the Philadelphia Flyers. He will have his jersey retired.

Rod Brind'Amour was known as one of the hardest working and toughest players in a sport that places a high value on both. He attributes his drive to his father, a pipefitter in Campbell River, Canada.

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Sports
4:30 am
Wed February 9, 2011

Duke-UNC Basketball Tonight

One of the biggest rivalries in college basketball heats up as UNC visits Duke tonight in Durham. It’s the first match-up for the two teams this season and both of them are coming off blowout wins. The Tar Heels are playing perhaps their strongest basketball of the season, a trend that hasn’t gone unnoticed by Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski:

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Sports
5:00 am
Fri January 28, 2011

At 18, Skinner Scores Big For 'Canes

Jeff Skinner
Credit CarolinaHurricanes.com

As Dave DeWitt reports, Skinner is more than just another fresh young face.

The NHL All-Star Game will be played in Raleigh this weekend. The event includes the NHL Wide Open festival in downtown tomorrow, a Rookie Skills Challenge, and the game itself on Sunday.

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5:00 am
Thu January 27, 2011

NHL All-Star Game Brings World To Raleigh

Credit Dave DeWitt

The NHL All-Star Game will be played in Raleigh this weekend. It comes at a time when the city can use the good publicity.

The NHL All-Star Game will be played in Raleigh this weekend. The game will bring the world’s best hockey players to the Triangle. Thousands of fans are expected to attend the festivities in and around the Downtown Raleigh Convention Center, starting tomorrow. They’ll get a chance to get their picture taken with the Stanley Cup and hone their slap shots on fake ice. Millions more will watch the game and other associated events on TV.

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Sports
5:45 pm
Fri January 21, 2011

Figure Skating Championships Glide into Greensboro

Thousands of visitors are pouring into Greensboro for one of this country's most prestigious sporting events- the annual U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Jessica Jones reports.

Thousands of visitors are pouring into Greensboro for one of this country's most prestigious sporting events- the annual U-S Figure Skating Championships. It begins tomorrow and runs through January 30th at the Greensboro Coliseum. This is the first time North Carolina has ever hosted the competition.

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4:00 pm
Fri January 21, 2011

U.S. Figure Skating Comes to Greensboro

The nation's most prestigious figure skating event will begin tomorrow in Greensboro. The 2011 U.S. Figure Skating Championships features the best figure skaters in the country. They're competing for a variety of prizes in different categories. It's the first time North Carolina has hosted the competition. Kim Strable heads the Greensboro Sports Commission, which helps bring big events like this to the city. He says if everything goes smoothly next week, it will open the doors for Greensboro to host more skating competitions.

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