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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2020, file photo, Miami coach Manny Diaz, center, walks on the field during the team's NCAA college football game against UAB in Miami Gardens, Fla. Diaz’s Hurricanes visit Duke on Saturday night in their first game since Nov. 14. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP, File)

No. 9 Miami returns to field in newly scheduled trip to Duke

Dec. 3, 2020 12:59 PM EST

Ninth-ranked Miami is finally set to play again. The Hurricanes travel to Duke on Saturday night for their first game since beating Virginia Tech on Nov. 14. It’s the latest among multiple changes to the Atlantic Coast Conference schedule for the Hurricanes, who had spent recent weeks dealing with positive...

The Latest: Florida heads to 'Bubbleville' for hoop games

Nov. 30, 2020 9:15 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Florida's men's basketball team has signed on for a trip to Mohegan Sun in Connecticut for two midweek games in “Bubbleville.” The Gators will face Army on Wednesday and Boston College on Thursday night. Florida...

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson throws a pass against the Tennessee Titans during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

The Latest: Wake Forest pausing football activities

Nov. 28, 2020 7:18 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Wake Forest is pausing all football team activities until at least Wednesday because of recent positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing. The announcement came shortly after the Atlantic Coast Conference said the Demon...

Duke head coach David Cutcliffe looks over a play card during a timeout against the North Carolina in the second half of an NCAA college football game at Wallace Wade Stadium, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Durham, N.C. (Jim Dedmon/Pool Photo via AP)

Long waits finally end for Duke, Georgia Tech to play a game

Nov. 27, 2020 10:52 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Duke and Georgia Tech never expected to be handed impromptu training camps in the middle of their seasons. Each team is impatient to play a game. Finally, the long wait is over for the Blue Devils and Yellow Jackets after delays of three and four weeks, respectively, due to the coronavirus...

FILE - Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi wears a face shield as he watches his team play against Notre Dame during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Pittsburgh. Narduzzi says Georgia Tech quarterback Jeff Sims' growth in making decisions is impressive for a freshman. Pitt's fierce pass rush will be a new test for Sims' ability to remain poised in the pocket on Saturday night. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

ACC could benefit from show of force behind 3 ranked teams

Nov. 18, 2020 2:44 PM EST

There is a growing look of mediocrity in the middle of the Atlantic Coast Conference's standings. The league appears to have sagged in the middle even as the ACC's headliners have been quite impressive. There are three Top 25 teams — No. 2 Notre Dame, No. 4 Clemson and No. 12 Miami — sitting atop...

Quarterback Jared Goff #16 of the Los Angeles Rams against the Seattle Seahawks in the first half of a NFL football game at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood on Sunday, November 15, 2020. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)

The Latest: LA Rams player tests positive for coronavirus

Nov. 18, 2020 2:34 AM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Los Angeles Rams will hold their team meetings from home Wednesday after an unidentified player tested positive for coronavirus Tuesday night. The player is self-quarantining, and the Rams say they are “entering...

North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell (7) passes against Wake Forest during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Howell, Tar Heels make big rally to beat Wake Forest 59-53

Nov. 14, 2020 5:47 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — There's no deficit that Sam Howell and his North Carolina teammates feel they can't overcome. The sophomore threw for program records of 550 yards and six touchdowns and scored the go-ahead rushing TD with 4:11 left to help North Carolina rally past Wake Forest 59-53 on Saturday,...

Syracuse linebacker Stefon Thompson (27) puts pressure on Wake Forest quarterback Sam Hartman (10) during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Syracuse, N.Y. (Dennis Nett/The Post-Standard via AP)

Tar Heels, Demon Deacons meet in ACC instate matchup

Nov. 12, 2020 11:32 AM EST

Wake Forest has spent the past month avoiding major mistakes to put together a solid winning streak entering Saturday's trip to North Carolina. It's an example of the consistency that Mack Brown would love to see from his Tar Heels. The Demon Deacons (4-2, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) have won four straight...

Wake Forest Demon Deacons running back Christian Beal-Smith (26) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Syracuse on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Syracuse, N.Y. (Dennis Nett/The Post-Standard via AP)

Wake Forest wins 4th straight, overpowers Syracuse 38-14

Oct. 31, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — After a perfect October and Wake Forest's fourth straight win, coach Dave Clawson has a pretty good handle on his team. He likes what he sees. Kenneth Walker III ran for three touchdowns, Gavin Holmes scored on a 32-yard interception and Wake Forest overpowered Syracuse 38-14 on...

Syracuse head coach Dino Babers walks off the field after an NCAA college football game against Clemson in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Ken Ruinard/Pool Photo via AP)

Syracuse hosts Wake Forest and looks to end 3-game skid

Oct. 29, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

A week after giving top-ranked Clemson fits for nearly three quarters, Syracuse is eager to prove it wasn't a fluke. The unbeaten Tigers led by just six points late in the third quarter last Saturday in Death Valley before pulling away for a 47-21 victory. The Orange (1-5, 1-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) have...