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Live chat: Columnist Luke DeCock discusses the Duke-N.C. State game as it unfolds on the court
RALEIGH -- While you wait for the tip-off, here's a video of columnist Scott Fowler discussing the impact that Mark Gottfried has had in his first season as N.C. State head basketball coach. Get the biggest news in your email or cellphone as it's happening. Sign up for breaking news alerts.
2012 ACC Football Schedule Update - The Official Athletic Site of the Atlantic Coast Conference
We at the Atlantic Coast Conference realize that there's tremendous anticipation for the release of the 2012 ACC Football schedule. The conference office and member institutions are equally in anticipation and are taking steps to expedite finding appropriate solutions.
DeCock: State fans to Wake: 'Not Our Rival!'
As N.C. State wrapped up yet another win over Wake Forest on Saturday, a number of fans started chanting "Not our rival!" - the same chant North Carolina fans had used against the Wolfpack 10 days ago.
DeCock: Table tennis film hangs in the balance
Travis Long - tlong@newsobserver.com CARY -- By any sporting standard, it was an unbelievable finish. By the standards of table tennis, it was nothing short of amazing. Two of the best U.S. players, 17-year-old Michael Landers and 33-year-old Yi Yong Fan, were locked in a sudden-death battle in the seventh game of the best-of-7 match.
Son of Canes' Chiasson makes own name on ice
Daryl Marshke - Photo courtesy of the Univ. of Michigan He wears No. 3. Of course he does. He couldn't wear anything else. No one has worn No. 3 for the Carolina Hurricanes since Steve Chiasson died on his way home from a season-ending party in 1999.
DeCock: In just one night, ACC revolution puts Duke control
BY LUKE DECOCK - staff columnist - ldecock@newsobserver.com CHAPEL HILL -- Right about the time the Smith Center crowd was mouthing “O’er the ramparts we watched,” 700 miles away, Jordan Daniels was sinking the free throw that changed what the game would mean entirely.
Blue Devils still searching for consistency
DURHAM -- For a team struggling with consistency, Duke certainly didn't have a problem with inconsistency Monday. To a man, coach and players alike, the Blue Devils were remarkably consistent when it came to identifying their biggest problem. "A loss like yesterday is frustrating, because it's not a good performance," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said.
My Take on Wake - Home | JournalNow.com
On the few occasions someone accuses me of being overly harsh on Wake basketball-which I hasten to add are getting fewer with every passing fiasco-my response is standard. Let them give me something else to write and I'd be glad, overjoyed even, to write it.
Paula Abdul confirms ‘X Factor’ exit | EW.com
Jan 31 2012 02:40 PM ET Paula Abdul tells it straight up: She's exiting Fox's X Factor. The reality show star released a statement confirming her departure from the singing competition series. Within minutes, supportive statements from Fox and X Factor‘s near-last-man-standing Simon Cowell were released too.
Mouthful - Raleigh chef comes in fourth at culinary Olympic trials | newsobserver.com blogs
Raleigh chef Danny Cerqueda (shown above, photo credit: Bonjwing Lee) cooked for five hours Sunday, serving up platters of intricate cod and chicken dishes, for a chance to represent the United States at the equivalent of the culinary Olympics.
It's a Buffalo sauce stampede
T. Ortega Gaines - ogaines@charlotteobserver.com BY KATHLEEN PURVIS - kpurvis@charlotteobserver.com My, how far Buffalo has roamed. Not the city. It's right where it always was, frozen in place on the shore of Lake Erie in upstate New York. Sure, Buffalo wings are hot.
Mouthful - Church country breakfast, rare beer festival and more | newsobserver.com blogs
Here is a list of upcoming cooking classes, wine dinners and food tours: Chase the Grape Join runners and walkers for exercise and then end around 7 p.m.for a short wine tastings. A great way to celebrate your effort and to socialize. 6 p.m. first Wednesday of the month.
Mouthful - Greg Cox's Best Restaurants of the Triangle: printable list | newsobserver.com blogs
Several folks have asked N&O restaurant critic Greg Cox and myself for a printable version of his annual best restaurant list. So here it is: The first question I'm invariably asked when I'm introduced as a restaurant critic is some variation on "What's your favorite restaurant?"
Mouthful - Two upcoming gluten-free events | newsobserver.com blogs
Here are two upcoming events for those who follow a gluten-free diet:
To make the NCAA, Wolfpack needs to do the unexpected
ETHAN HYMAN - ehyman@newsobserver.com RALEIGH -- If it weren't for that little home stumble against Georgia Tech, N.C. State might be very much on track for the 11 ACC wins their coach - astutely - thinks it will take to make the NCAA tournament.
Replay Luke DeCock and Jack Daly's discussion on ACC hoops
Columnist Luke DeCock and Duke beat writer Jack Daly discussed last night's Duke-UNC game, tonight’s N.C. State-Georgia Tech matchup and other league action. See the transcript here.
Watch Kristen Bell Adorably Lose Her Shit Over a Sloth
For Kristen Bell's 31st birthday, fiancé Dax Shepard decided to surprise her with a visit from her favorite animal, the sloth. The excitement of the introduction was too much for Kristen to handle and ended up sending her into a complete emotional breakdown. The whole thing caught on tape is truly something to behold.
Offerpop on Facebook | Facebook
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, post links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.
After the Zambian soccer team perished in a plane crash, - 10.18.93 - SI Vault
You start with the graves. You have to start with the graves. You stand in the middle of the arid African landscape on a warm afternoon, surrounded by the 30 mounds of earth, not knowing where to look first. The dust blows into your face. The sun beats onto your head.
Happiness is a warm TV - Independent Lens documentary examines the legacy of Daisy Bates | newsobserver.com blogs
An Independent Lens documentary on Civil Rights leader Daisy Bates begins airing on UNC-TV this week. In "Daisy Bates: First Lady of Arkansas," filmmaker Sharon La Cruise presents an unflinching look at the strong but complicated woman who led the integration of public schools in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957.