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.
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.
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.
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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