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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2020, file photo, Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book looks for a receiver during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Clemson in South Bend, Ind. Book's second-ranked Fighting Irish visit No. 25 North Carolina on Friday. (Matt Cashore/Pool Photo via AP, File)

No. 2 Notre Dame visits No. 25 UNC in key ACC matchup

Nov. 26, 2020 10:52 AM EST

No. 2 Notre Dame (8-0, 7-0 ACC) at No. 25 North Carolina (6-2, 6-2), 3:30 p.m. EST (ABC). Line: Notre Dame by 7½. Series record: Notre Dame leads 18-2. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Notre Dame has won 14 consecutive games dating to last season and is closing in on a spot in next month’s ACC championship...

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2020, file photo, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly, center, leads the team on to the field for an NCAA college football game against Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh. Kelly's second-ranked Fighting Irish visit No. 25 North Carolina on Friday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

No. 2 Notre Dame visits No. 25 UNC in pivotal ACC matchup

Nov. 26, 2020 9:33 AM EST

Second-ranked Notre Dame is moving closer to playing for its first-ever conference championship and returning to the College Football Playoff. The next challenge is slowing No. 25 North Carolina’s high-scoring offense. The Fighting Irish enter Friday’s game sitting alone atop the Atlantic Coast...

Prison sentence for man who threatened Black renters

Nov. 26, 2020 9:16 AM EST

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who pleaded guilty three months ago to charges that he threatened to shoot an African American family for renting a home has been sentenced to more than two years in prison. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the prison sentenced handed down to Douglas...

Coast Guard saves 3 stranded on island after boat drifts off

Nov. 26, 2020 9:04 AM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Three people who went hunting on an island on the North Carolina coast were rescued after they became stranded when their boat drifted off, the U.S. Coast Guard said. A news release says personnel at the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina command center received word on Tuesday that...

Prosecutors: Trafficking leader sentenced to 15 years

Nov. 26, 2020 8:57 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A man who prosecutors say led an operation that trafficked drugs through North Carolina has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. The Raleigh-based federal prosecutors' office said in a news release that 40-year-old Bernave Millan-Rascon of Mexico received the sentence Monday on...

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2020, file photo, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly, center, leads the team on to the field for an NCAA college football game against Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh. Kelly's second-ranked Fighting Irish visit No. 25 North Carolina on Friday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

No. 2 Notre Dame, No. 25 UNC meet in ACC headliner this week

Nov. 26, 2020 4:02 AM EST

Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 12: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 2 Notre Dame at No. 25 North Carolina. Brian Kelly's Fighting Irish (8-0, 7-0 ACC) face their toughest remaining hurdle in their march toward the ACC championship game with Friday’s trip to face the Tar Heels (6-2,...

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2020, file photo, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly, center, leads the team on to the field for an NCAA college football game against Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh. Kelly's second-ranked Fighting Irish visit No. 25 North Carolina on Friday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Week 13: Notre Dame-N Carolina; Iowa St-Texas top game menu

Nov. 26, 2020 2:17 AM EST

The jockeying for position begins in earnest now that the first College Football Playoff rankings are out. Among the four teams at the top, only Notre Dame (No. 2 CFP) is expected to face a strong challenge this week. Alabama (No. 1) hosts Auburn in the Iron Bowl rivalry, Clemson (No. 3) is at home against...

Houston guard Tramon Mark shoots a 3-point basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Lamar, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

College basketball begins strange season in empty arenas

Nov. 26, 2020 12:35 AM EST

The strangest anticipated season in college basketball history kicked off Wednesday with dozens of games at arenas across the country. Like everything else in this pandemic world, it was odd and disjointed. Cancellations, protests, quarantined players, piped-in crowd noise, masked cheerleaders, socially distanced...

Elon tops North Carolina Wesleyan 82-52

Nov. 25, 2020 11:42 PM EST

ELON, N.C. (AP) — Jerald Gillens-Butler had 19 points and nine rebounds as Elon routed North Carolina Wesleyan 82-52 in the season opener on Wednesday night. Hunter McIntosh had 18 points for Elon. Federico Poser added 13 points. Michael Graham had eight rebounds. Isaiah Lewis had 16 points for the...

North Carolina State's Cam Hayes (3) steals the ball from Charleston Southern's Travis Anderson (0) during the first half in an NCAA college basketball game in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

Daniels scores 29, leads NC State over Charleston Southern

Nov. 25, 2020 11:00 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Devon Daniels scored a career-high 29 points and had 10 rebounds as North Carolina State rolled to a 95-61 victory over Charleston Southern in a season opener on Wednesday night. Daniels was 11 of 16 from the floor and made four 3-pointers. Braxton Beverly added 13 points and D.J....