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Maui Invitational moving to North Carolina during pandemic

Sep. 18, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Maui Invitational is moving to the mainland during the coronavirus pandemic. One of the premier preseason tournaments on the college basketball schedule, the Maui Invitational will be played at the Harrah's Cherokee Center in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. Dates for the...

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2019, file photo, North Carolina State's Devin Leary (13) passes the ball against Louisville during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Raleigh, N.C. The Wolfpack will try to regroup after winning just four games last season. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)

N.C. State parents OK'd to attend Saturday football game

Sep. 18, 2020 12:53 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State University said Friday it has received permission from the state to allow up to 350 fans to attend its Saturday home football game against Wake Forest University. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the gathering limit to The...

FILE - In this March 2, 2020 file photo, Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., speaks during a campaign rally for President Donald Trump in Charlotte, N.C.  Tillis is calibrating his ties to Trump as he tries to find the right path for reelection in a closely divided state. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)

In N. Carolina Senate race, Tillis calibrates ties to Trump

Sep. 18, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When President Donald Trump fired up a crowd at a North Carolina airport last week, he gave a shout-out to the home-state senator fighting in his own tough reelection battle that could decide control of the chamber. Republican Sen. Thom Tillis, Trump said, has “been by my...

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2019, file photo, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott speaks to reporters during the Pac-12 Conference women's NCAA college basketball media day in San Francisco. The Pac-12 university presidents and chancellors will meet Friday, Sept. 17, 2020, and be presented options for staging a fall football season, but Commissioner Larry Scott says a vote by the the CEO Group is not expected. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron, File)

Going West: Move toward fall football ramps up in Pac-12, MW

Sep. 17, 2020 9:09 PM EDT

The Pac-12 university presidents and chancellors will meet Friday and be presented options for staging a fall football season, but Commissioner Larry Scott says a vote by the CEO Group is not expected. “(Friday) is a chance to get everyone caught up on what’s been a very dynamic and rapidly changing...

UNC graduate DB Wolfolk ruled academically ineligible

Sep. 17, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina graduate defensive back Myles Wolfolk has been ruled academically ineligible for the 12th-ranked Tar Heels. Team spokesman Jeremy Sharpe said Thursday that Wolfolk “fell behind” in his graduate work during the past semester. He had graduated in December...

FILE - North Carolina State head coach Dave Doeren watches his team warm up prior to the start of an NCAA college football game against Ball State in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. Doeren said the team had three positive coronavirus tests over 2½ months before students returned. Clusters followed and the school soon paused all athletics activities, including football practices for about a week before postponing this weekend's game at Virginia Tech to Sept. 26.  (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)

NC State hosts Wake Forest in Wolfpack's delayed debut

Sep. 17, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State spent a week watching other Atlantic Coast Conference teams play after having its original opening game postponed amid coronavirus clusters involving Wolfpack athletes and elsewhere on campus. Coach Dave Doeren’s squad finally gets its turn to play on...

Appalachian State coach Shawn Clark stands with his team prior to an NCAA college football game against Charlotte on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Boone, N.C. (Allison Lee Isley/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

No. 23 Appalachian State enters Top 25, visits Marshall

Sep. 17, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

No. 23 Appalachian State (1-0) at Marshall (1-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS). Line: Appalachian State by 4 1/2. Series record: Appalachian State leads 14-8. WHAT’S AT STAKE? The Mountaineers entered the Top 25 this week. Appalachian State has won four straight Sun Belt Conference titles and wants to...

The Latest: No fans for junior hockey worlds in Edmonton

Sep. 17, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The 2021 world junior hockey championship will be played at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, with no fans because of the pandemic. The event was originally scheduled for Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta, from Dec. 26, 2020 to...

Marshall quarterback Grant Wells (8) throws against Eastern Kentucky during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Huntington, W.Va. (Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch via AP)

No. 23 Appalachian State faces sharp young QB at Marshall

Sep. 17, 2020 11:06 AM EDT

Quarterback Grant Wells had one of the finest debuts in Marshall football history. Now the redshirt freshman gets the task of facing a much-tougher opponent when the Thundering Herd (1-0) host No. 23 Appalachian State (1-0) on Saturday. "I think everybody’s ready for them to come in and allow us to prove...

Miami quarterback D'Eriq King (1) leaps for a second-quarter touchdown against UAB during an NCAA college football game in Miami Gardens, Fla., Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP)

No. 17 Miami, No. 18 Louisville meet to top ACC schedule

Sep. 17, 2020 10:34 AM EDT

Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 2: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 17 Miami at No. 18 Louisville. This week's AP Top 25 — which removed teams from the preseason poll that weren't slated to play this fall — saw the Hurricanes and Cardinals jump into the rankings ahead of a key...