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SILER CITY — Four months ago, on Valentine’s Day, Rodney Wiley was at a loss for words. In a season full of heartbreakers, his Jordan-Matthews boys basketball team had just lost another. The … more
After being on hold for about two months because of the coronavirus pandemic, sports are slowly beginning to resume across the world, country and North Carolina. Germany’s professional soccer … more
Commissioner Que Tucker on Tuesday announced the NCHSAA’s extension of its “dead period” from June 1 until at least June 15 and laid out a tentative plan for high school sports … more
When the WNBA Draft got under way on April 17, it was the first live sporting event that many folks had watched in more than a month. Balls weren’t bouncing and shots weren’t going in, but this … more
Everywhere in the United States, a whole lot of people are having to communicate with others without sitting right across from them during the coronavirus pandemic. Delivery drivers are putting … more
When the coronavirus came to the United States, balls stopped bouncing, whistles stopped blowing and fans stopped cheering. Sports at the college, professional and youth levels largely disappeared. … more
After years of resisting allowing payment of athletes, America’s universities are on the verge of giving a little bit. The NCAA Board of Governors has supported rule changes that would allow … more
PITTSBORO ­­— You might say former Northwood two-sport star Carson Shaner — now a junior on N.C. State University’s softball team — was simply carrying on her family’s rich … more
SILER CITY — Could it be there’s a light at the end of the tunnel? With the coronavirus still in the forefront of everyone’s mind, recent developments have raised the possibility we may soon … more
It feels like we’ve been having the same debates with the same arguments for about a decade now. Stop me if you’ve heard this before. A charter school or parochial school advances far in the … more
When I read Nick Stevens’ story on the impending realignment I have to admit I was pretty ecstatic. Stevens, who does a great job as the Managing Editor of @WRAL’s and has been … more
The 2020 NFL Draft slated to begin on Thursday will be completely virtual for the first time ever as the COVID-19 has canceled the regularly scheduled event which was to take place in Las Vegas. … more
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association recently announced that all spring sports in our state’s high schools have been suspended until May … more
Maybe it was purely coincidental, but driving by one of the local schools the other day the radio began playing Don Henley’s song “Boys of Summer,” which begins with the lyrics “Nobody’s on … more
For many young anglers, being out of school due to the coronavirus has meant an end to high school fishing teams, tournaments and time spent lakeside with friends. Fortunately, anglers ages 13 to 19 … more
PEMBROKE — When NCAA President Mark Emmert and the Board of Governors announced on March 12 that they had canceled all remaining winter and spring championship events for the 2019-20 athletic … more
If there is one song former Northwood baseball standout and current Boston Red Sox player Austin Brice could relate to, it probably would be Ricky Nelson’s tune that hit No. 1 on the pop charts … more
During these uncertain COVID-19 times, it’s easy to catch yourself wallowing in all the negatives of the current situation. So I thought its a good time to write on a positive, and there are … more
ROCK HILL, S.C. — Kristian Eanes of the Queens University of Charlotte women’s basketball team was named an honorable mention all-conference selection, the South Atlantic Conference announced … more
Like most in the sports media industry, I have been a critic of the NCAA and its barrage of inconsistent decisions and rulings through the years. As a former collegiate athlete, of course it’s … more
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