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Zachery Eanes
Dec 5, 2022 - Sports

UNC to play for 22nd NCAA women's soccer championship

North Carolina Tar Heels forward Avery Patterson chases to the ball during a soccer match between UNC and Florida State on Dec. 2 at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. Photo: Charles Brock/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The UNC women's soccer team will try to claim a 22nd national championship Monday night when it takes on the UCLA Bruins.

  • The game kicks off at 6pm at Cary's WakeMed Soccer Park. You can watch it on ESPNU.
Zachery Eanes
Nov 4, 2022 - Sports

College basketball returns with big expectations for UNC and Duke

Jon Scheyer, Duke's new first-year head coach. Photo: Lance King/Getty Images

The college basketball season begins Monday, with nearly every team in the state playing that night.

Why it matters: The Triangle is sure to attract national attention this season thanks to UNC's No. 1 ranking and the start of a new era at Duke.

Golf rides a pandemic comeback in North Carolina

A golfer hits a golf ball into a background of pine trees.

Ryan Burnett of the University of North Carolina tees off on the 18th hole at Pinehurst No. 2 on March 02, 2021. Photo: Andy Mead/ISI Photos/Getty Images.

For much of the past two decades, the news around golf was grim. The sport saw a 22% drop in the number of recreational golfers from 2003 to 2018, and more than 1,200 courses closed.

  • Traditional and stuffy courses were suddenly allowing people to wear jeans, play music — anything at all to attract a new generation to the limping sport.

The pandemic, however, has driven a resurgence in the game, Axios' Michael Graff reports.

Ross Terrell
May 18, 2022 - Sports

Canes gear up for second round of playoffs

Canes players celebrating after their Game 7 win in the first round of the playoffs

Photo: Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images

The Carolina Hurricanes are now eight wins away from appearing in the Stanley Cup Finals.

  • The Canes open their second-round playoff series against the New York Rangers Wednesday at PNC Arena. They'll also be at home Friday, before going to New York for two games in the best-of-7 series.
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