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Duke hosts NC Central with Virginia Tech matchup looming

Sep. 21, 2018 11:36 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke is off to another fast start, on the verge of cracking the national rankings and with a huge home game looming next week. Nothing would kill that buzz quite like a loss to North Carolina Central. The Blue Devils (3-0) vow to keep the focus on their crosstown counterparts from the...

Warrant: Man fell asleep, child shot herself with his gun

Sep. 20, 2018 8:00 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a North Carolina man wanted for armed robbery was arrested when a 5-year-old child shot herself in the hand with his gun. The Herald-Sun reports that 28-year-old Tyree Devon Hockaday was arrested this week on charges of negligent child abuse and possession of a firearm...

The Latest: Florence now a Category 2 storm, still dangerous

Sep. 12, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11:00 p.m. Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm but it is still considered an extremely dangerous and life-threatening storm. As of 11 p.m., the storm was centered 280 miles (455 kilometers) east southeast of...

The Latest: MEAC calls off game at South Carolina State.

Sep. 11, 2018 9:55 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence's impact on college football (all times local): 9:45 p.m. The game between North Carolina Central and South Carolina State set for Saturday has been postponed until Nov. 24. The contest was to be South Carolina State's first home game in Orangeburg,...

With Jones out, Duke turns to Harris at QB

Sep. 11, 2018 12:49 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke has to replace perhaps its most irreplaceable player. Quarterback Daniel Jones, who took virtually every meaningful snap for the Blue Devils (2-0) over the past two-plus seasons, is out indefinitely with a broken collar bone. So now, starting with Saturday's visit to Baylor (2-0),...

Duke QB Jones out indefinitely, CB Gilbert out for season

Sep. 9, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke quarterback Daniel Jones is out indefinitely with a broken collarbone and all-Atlantic Coast Conference cornerback Mark Gilbert is done for the season with a hip injury. Team spokesman Art Chase said both players had surgeries Sunday. Jones fractured his left clavicle while taking...

Ramadan leads NCCU to 51-14 win over St. Augustine's

Sep. 8, 2018 9:46 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Naiil Ramadan threw for 153 yards and three touchdowns in the first half as North Carolina Central eased to a 51-14 win over Division II St. Augustine's on Saturday. Ramadan finished with 15-of-28 passing for 169 yards and three scores. Sherman McLeod hauled in two of those tosses for...

Jones, Brown lead Duke past Army, 34-14, in opener

Aug. 31, 2018 11:14 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Daniel Jones was a more efficient passer than Army's quarterback — and that's more impressive than it might seem. Jones threw for one touchdown and rushed for another score, helping Duke open with a 34-14 victory over Army on Friday night. Jones was 13 of 17 for 197 yards with a...

Protester: Toppling UNC Confederate statue was 'righteous'

Aug. 31, 2018 12:26 AM EDT

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — The protesters who brought down a Confederate statue at North Carolina's flagship university acted with "a righteous show of people power" after university leaders refused to remove it, one of those accused in the demonstration said Thursday. Raul Jimenez, who was previously...

Duke hosts Army in opener looking to avenge '17 loss

Aug. 30, 2018 11:06 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke hopes the months spent preparing for Army's triple-option offense will help the Blue Devils make up for their most recent loss. The Black Knights visit Duke on Friday night in their season opener, nine months after Army's 21-16 victory in West Point. The Blue Devils then won their...