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In a twist transfer portal validates Wake Forest

In a twist transfer portal validates Wake Forest

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson initially feared the NCAA’s transfer portal’s impact on his rebuilding project, robbing him of fifth-year seniors. Turns out the new rule may have validated his progress.“We are still a developmental program,” Clawson said at the...

Shedrick knew more than national media

Shedrick knew more than national media

There are dozens of highly recruited high school basketball seniors and hundreds of ranked prospects overall, but only two watched March Madness unfold with the satisfaction of knowing they committed to the school that won the 2019 NCAA title. One of those Virginia-bound...

Yooper succeeds where hillbilly fell short

Yooper succeeds where hillbilly fell short

Anytime Michigan State crosses paths with LSU or Alabama, Nick Saban’s name comes up. That's true even when the subject is basketball as it was this week in Washington, D.C.. Michigan State's second-seeded team faces No. 3-seed LSU in an NCAA Tournament’s Sweet Sixteen game...

McQuaid finds his range at the right time

McQuaid finds his range at the right time

Matt McQuaid spoke about “a sense of urgency” now that the senior is down to his final NCAA Tournament appearance. Win and advance, lose and go home. This time, though, it’s for the Michigan State guard’s career. And his sense of urgency was never bigger than scoring a a...

Comparing two record Raleigh scorers and eras

Comparing two record Raleigh scorers and eras

NOTE: Campbell's Chris Clemons scored 32 points in his final game as UNC-Greensboro beat the Camels 84-69 Tuesday night in the first round of the NIT. Clemons finished No. 3 on the career scoring list. So, unfortunately, no trip to Madison Square Garden.By Tom ShanahanChris...

NCAA denies Nate Harvey a fifth year

NCAA denies Nate Harvey a fifth year

By Tom ShanahanGREENVILLE -- East Carolina announced Saturday that the NCAA has denied Nate Harvey’s waiver request for a fifth year of eligibility.New ECU coach Mike Houston had been optimistic Harvey, the American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year, would...

Clemons leaving NCAA scoring footprints

Clemons leaving NCAA scoring footprints

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Chris Clemons arrived at Campbell University in this Mayberry-like North Carolina town as a little-known recruit that major conference coaches overlooked. They feared his 5-foot-9 height didn’t measure up. Now, four prolific scoring seasons later at the Big...

Duke returns home still searching for glue man

Duke returns home still searching for glue man

Duke basketball’s three-game Canada exhibition tour confirmed – to the surprise of no one – that R.J. Barrett and Zion Williamson are special. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski even said so three months before the Kentucky opener.“Zion and R.J. are a cut above everyone who’s on the...

Concussions and urgency of new safety rules

Concussions and urgency of new safety rules

The football gap separating the old-school game and its new era adapting to the times was revealed as wide as the Grand Canyon at the Atlantic Coast Conference media days last month in Charlotte, N.C. The concussion subject of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) was teed up...

Cutcliffe on eliminating and replacing kickoffs

Cutcliffe on eliminating and replacing kickoffs

Duke coach David Cutcliffe is prepared to accept eliminating kickoffs. After the Blue Devils’ Saturday spring game, he said if the NCAA Football Rules Committee’s intent is to do away with the injury-prone play in phases, let’s be done with it now.“I’ve been around a long time,...