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Hardy closing in on Broyles

Ryan Broyles is the only one Justin Hardy has left to chase.

  • Pirates fend off Huskies

    Another team played its best football game of the season against No. 18 East Carolina, and the Pirates were immovable again.

  • Key league games on tap

    North Carolina’s high school football teams are battling for position for state playoff seeding, and tonight’s local slate is highlighted by the matchup at D.H. Conley featuring teams looking to finish at or near the top of the competitive 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference.

  • Rampants advance; Vikings fall

    Thursday was Shelby Casey’s birthday, but she was the one giving gifts.

  • MacKenzie tied for lead

    ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — Greenville native Will MacKenzie tallied seven birdies on his way to a 5-under 65 on Thursday in the first round of the McGladrey Classic.

  • Oversight failure worsened fraud

    CHAPEL HILL — An alarming lack of institutional oversight at the University of North Carolina allowed an academic fraud scandal to run unchecked for nearly two decades and has the school reeling from the scandal’s fallout.

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Hardy closing in on Broyles

Ryan Broyles is the only one Justin Hardy has left to chase.

  • Pirates fend off Huskies

    Another team played its best football game of the season against No. 18 East Carolina, and the Pirates were immovable again.

  • Gameday: ECU, UConn meet

    No. 18 East Carolina will be challenged again tonight to match another team’s desperation when Connecticut pays a visit to Greenville for the first-ever football game between the schools.

  • ECU run defense leads conference

    Suddenly, East Carolina is the team the rest of the American Athletic Conference doesn’t want to see next on the schedule, and guys like Montese Overton aren’t helping to soothe the Pirates’ fear factor much.

  • Pirates look to build on start

    With the dawn of the college football season’s second half upon him and his team, East Carolina head coach Ruffin McNeill on Monday continued to champion the family structure upon which the No. 18 Pirates are built.

  • Four SEC teams in top five; ECU at 18

    The Southeastern Conference has reached a new milestone in The Associated Press college football poll, becoming the first league to place four teams in the top five — all from the western division.

Oversight failure worsened fraud

CHAPEL HILL — An alarming lack of institutional oversight at the University of North Carolina allowed an academic fraud scandal to run unchecked for nearly two decades and has the school reeling from the scandal’s fallout.

  • ACC cherishes Thursday exposure

    Atlantic Coast Conference football has enjoyed a long run in the starring role on Thursday Night Lights.

  • Far-reaching fraud at UNC

    CHAPEL HILL — A scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was bigger than previously reported, encompassing about 1,500 athletes who got easy A’s and B’s over a span of nearly two decades, according to an investigation released Wednesday.

  • Manning focusing on fundamentals

    WINSTON-SALEM — When his Wake Forest players couldn’t get a defensive drill quite right, new coach Danny Manning made them do it again — and again.

  • Fraud findings to be released

    CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina has faced three years of questions about how academic fraud took place in a department popular with athletes.

  • Williams gives Heels' offense spark

    CHAPEL HILL — Marquise Williams suddenly has North Carolina’s quarterback job to himself. And the Tar Heels’ offense is rolling.

Key league games on tap

North Carolina’s high school football teams are battling for position for state playoff seeding, and tonight’s local slate is highlighted by the matchup at D.H. Conley featuring teams looking to finish at or near the top of the competitive 3-A/4-A Eastern Carolina Conference.

  • Rampants advance; Vikings fall

    Thursday was Shelby Casey’s birthday, but she was the one giving gifts.

  • FEARLESS: High school football preview

    Daily Reflector sports staffers Jim Gentry, Tony Castleberry and Ronnie Woodward breakdown week 10 of Pitt County's 2014 high school football season and make their predictions.

  • Rose, Conley finish strong in soccer

    A pair of Pitt County teams were jockeying for playoff position heading into their final regular season boys’ soccer matches on Wednesday, but the team playing out of county earned the biggest victory.

  • Rampants, Vikes reach third round

    J.H. Rose found itself in an unusual position after two sets against Middle Creek in the second round of the state volleyball playoffs on Tuesday, but the match still ended in familiar fashion.

  • Roundup: Volleyball playoffs begin

    All three of Pitt County’s 4-A schools advanced to the second round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association state volleyball playoffs on Saturday.

MacKenzie tied for lead

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — Greenville native Will MacKenzie tallied seven birdies on his way to a 5-under 65 on Thursday in the first round of the McGladrey Classic.

  • Series moves to San Fran

    SAN FRANCISCO — Eric Hosmer loaded up, launched a long fly and watched it sail toward McCovey Cove.

  • Royals even World Series

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one game apiece.

  • Newton stays positive amid obstacles

    CHARLOTTE — Cam Newton is staying positive — and productive — even though the obstacles seem to keep piling up in front of him.

  • Giants take Game 1

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Madison Bumganer took a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer off James Shields in a three-run first and the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 in Tuesday night’s World Series opener.

  • Hornets look to take next step

    CHARLOTTE — New name. New uniforms. And, most importantly, newfound confidence.

Earnhardt raises concussion awareness

Dale Earnhardt Jr. knew immediately something was wrong during a 2012 crash at Talladega, where his car was hit hard from behind.

  • Keselowski advances in Chase

    TALLADEGA, Ala. — Brad Keselowski pulled away in overtime Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway to earn an automatic berth into the third round of NASCAR’s championship race.

  • Earnhardt needs win to save season

    TALLADEGA, Ala. — A magical season for Dale Earnhardt Jr. comes down to one race to save his championship hopes.

  • Kenseth doesn’t regret scuffle

    TALLADEGA, Ala. — Matt Kenseth would not change anything about his actions in a post-race scuffle with Brad Keselowski at Charlotte, where tempers flared as several drivers slipped to the edge of elimination in NASCAR’s championship race.

  • Harvick at ease headed to Talladega

    TALLADEGA, Ala. — With a guaranteed spot in the third round of NASCAR’s playoffs, Kevin Harvick has no reason to race hard Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.

  • Pair fined after Charlotte melee

    CHARLOTTE — NASCAR fined Brad Keselowski $50,000 and Tony Stewart $25,000 on Tuesday for their roles in the fracas after the race at Charlotte Motor Speedway over the weekend.

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