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Ready to make history in Hornets' booth

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FOX Sports Southeast's Ready to become NBA's first full-time female game analyst

Stephanie Ready is used to making history in the men's game. Now she's doing it again as the first full-time female NBA game analyst on FOX Sports Southeast's Hornets broadcasts. Ready will join new play-by-play announcer Eric Collins and Hornets legend Dell Curry in the booth for the upcoming season. "This is actually the reason I got into television in the first place," Ready said...
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Five Burning Questions: Clemson Tigers

The Clemson Tigers, despite major personnel losses, are considered the Atlantic CoastConference's best bet to end Florida State's three-year run of dominance, and the expectations center around one name: Deshaun Watson. The Tigers have not captured the ACC title since the 2011 season, but coach Dabo Swinney has resurrected a national power, winning at least 10 games for four straight...
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QB situation tops five burning questions for Louisville

After a successful first season in the ACC in which Louisville won nine games, the degree of difficulty will increase in the second year of Bobby Petrino's second go-around with the Cardinals. The schedule isn't kind, as they'll face Auburn and Clemson within the first three weeks and have plenty of issues at key spots on both sides of the ball. What's in store for Louisville in...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Cash tops five Duke players to watch this season

We're in a golden age of Duke football, with David Cutcliffe having won a combined 19 games the past two seasons, but one monkey remains squarely on the Blue Devils' collective backs: ending that bowl drought. Despite making the postseason in each of the past three seasons, Duke hasn't won, including this past year's loss to Arizona State in the Sun Bowl, pushing the Blue Devils...
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Five Burning Questions: Duke Blue Devils

For Duke football, these are the glory days. Under head coach David Cutcliffe, the Blue Devils have won a school-record 19 games in a two-season span and received three consecutive bowl bids -- unprecedented modern-day success for a program once considered an annual afterthought. After an excellent 2013 season that culminated in a Chick-fil-A Bowl barnburner with Johnny Manziel and...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitt: Conner, Boyd headline five players to watch in 2015

Pat Narduzzi brings a celebrated defensive resume to Pitt, but there's little star power on that side of the ball for the Panthers in his first season. If the program's fifth coach in five years is going to give the Panthers their second winning season since 2010, it's going to hinge heavily on two dynamic offensive players. FIVE TO WATCH IN 2015 1. James Conner, RB, Jr. Seventh...
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Five burning questions: Boston College Eagles

Five burning questions: Boston College Eagles In each of his two seasons at Boston College, Steve Addazio has gone to a bowl game. But he hasn't finished better than 4-4 in ACC play. Will that change in Year 3? There's been major turnover on Chestnut Hill, with just nine starters back in all, meaning the Eagles are going to be leaning heavily on young players. "Essentially we're...
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July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Swofford: ACC placing medical observers in booth for member teams

PINEHURST, N.C. -- The Atlantic Coast Conference is the latest college football league to announce its plans to employ additional medical observers in games this fall. In his annual state-of-the-league address at the ACC Kickoff, commissioner John Swofford outlined his conference's plans to place medical observers in the replay booth -- one observer per member school -- for every...
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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Burning Questions: North Carolina Tar Heels

At his introductory news conference back in 2011, Larry Fedora, aside from threatening to physically confront adversity, promised the North Carolina program a wild ride. "You'd better buckle your seat belts," the Red Bull-fueled coach said at the time, one of those one-liners that populate such events and send fans rushing to message boards with anticipatory remarks. Bringing along...
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July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech Hokies: 5 players to watch in 2015

Kendall Fuller, CB, Junior The Fuller family keeps delivering the goods for coach Frank Beamer. Kendall Fuller, the younger brother of three NFL players, is projected to be one of college football's top defensive backs in 2015 and, given his bloodlines and his own skill set, a blue-chip NFL draft prospect next spring. The 6-foot All-American is another Hokie shutdown corner -- the...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Reports: Hornets agree to two-year deal with Jeremy Lin

The Charlotte Hornets entered free agency with perimeter needs but precious little cap space to play with, but on the eve of the NBA lifting its free-agent moratorium the franchise was able to add a piece -- a well-known piece. The Hornets agreed to a two-year, $4-plus million deal with free-agent guard Jeremy Lin, according to Yahoo! Sports. The deal can not be finalized until the...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Burning Questions: Virginia Tech Hokies

Frank Beamer is entering his 29th season at Virginia Tech, meaning he's been in Blacksburg as long as Megan Fox and Lindsay Lohan have been alive. He's also had about as long of a drought as those actresses when it comes to a hit, with Beamer's Hokies having not won double-digit games or claiming a division crown since 2011. Will that change in 2015? The answers to these questions...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami: Five players to watch in 2015

Miami had seven players selected in the latest NFL draft. That's four more than Georgia Tech, the team that represented the ACC Coastal Division in the last conference title game, and five more than Duke, the 2013 champ. Talent isn't a problem in Coral Gables, but winning is, as Al Golden has one season with more than seven wins in his four years at the helm. The pressure is on this...
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July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Five Burning Questions: Miami Hurricanes

Miami's football program is still searching for its renaissance. NCAA investigations and sanctions have slowed the progress of the Al Golden era, which is still awaiting its first 10-win season and bowl win after posting a 6-7 campaign, culminating in a four-game losing streak and an Independence Bowl loss, in 2014. Still, the Hurricanes were competitive in all but two games, and...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Sounding Off: Hornets' focus in free-agency should be ...

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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers well-positioned to win third straight NFC South title

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Yes, the Carolina Panthers made the playoffs last season, but it was basically by default as they finished 7-8-1. It was a small miracle they finished as well as they did considering all the things that went wrong last season -- from Greg Hardy's legal situation to all the running backs going down with injuries to quarterback Cam Newton having health and accuracy...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

A 3-step outline for the Hornets making the playoffs next season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Yes, the NBA draft just happened a few days ago, and it's still only June. But it's also the perfect time, in the days leading up to free agency, to wonder what your favorite team needs in order to make the playoffs or compete for the championship. In the case of the Charlotte Hornets, the quest for the postseason isn't impossible; but it won't be easy, either...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Hurricanes build for future, address immediate needs on Day 2 of draft

The 2015 draft got off to a good start for the Carolina Hurricanes when defenseman Noah Hanifin -- the No. 3 prospect according to NHL Central Scouting -- fell to them at No. 5 overall on Friday night. But general manager Ron Francis was not finished making moves to try to improve this team, both in the short-term (when it makes sense) and in the future (no matter how long it takes...
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June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Carolina Hurricanes select Noah Hanifin No. 5 overall in NHL Draft

The Carolina Hurricanes have missed the playoffs for six straight seasons, and so they clearly had a lot of needs. One of those needs is on defense, and they addressed that in the first round of the NHL Draft by picking Boston College's Noah Hanifin with the No. 5 overall pick. Hanifin was rated as the No. 3 overall prospect by NHL Central Scouting among North American skaters, and...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Rookie Frank Kaminsky fits Hornets' future plans

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- There's no question about it: Michael Jordan is the main reason why Frank Kaminsky is now a Charlotte Hornet instead of Justise Winslow or Devon Booker. Everybody knows the lack of success Jordan has had in selecting players in the NBA Draft. In fact, Jordan's missteps date back all the way to 1987, when he wanted the Chicago Bulls to select fellow Tar Heel Joe...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Virginia: Five to watch in 2015

Virginia narrowly missed a bowl game last year with a 5-7 finish, and the Cavaliers saw a promising start to the season end in disappointment. Head coach Mike London is feeling the pressure, but he's brought in some high-profile recruits during his time at the helm. And 2015 is going to be the time for some of that high-caliber talent to develop. FIVE TO WATCH IN 2015 1. Matt Johns...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Hornets surprise experts, fans with selection of Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- When it came time for the Charlotte Hornets to make their selection with the ninth-overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft on Thursday night, they found themselves in a position they most likely didn't imagine.  Not only was Wisconsin center Frank Kaminsky and Kentucky sharpshooter Devin Booker each available, but surprisingly so was Duke guard Justise Winslow.  And...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Hornets top pick Kaminsky discusses future, Michael Jordan

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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Hurricanes' 2015-16 regular-season schedule released

The National Hockey League today released the 2015-16 schedules for its 30 member clubs. The Carolina Hurricanes will open their 82-game campaign on Thursday, Oct. 8 at Nashville before playing their first home game on Saturday, Oct. 10, against the Detroit Red Wings. The Hurricanes' early-season schedule will see the team embark on a seven-game road swing from Oct. 16-29, during...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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