LATEST STORIES FROM FOX SPORTS CAROLINAS

Four Downs: Steve Smith stars as Ravens fly past Panthers

The Carolina Panthers entered Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens wanting to desperately erase the embarrassment that transpired the previous week on national television against Pittsburgh. Unfortunately, it was nearly an exact duplicate for the Panthers as they lost 38-10 at Baltimore. Here are four key points taken from the game: 1. Steve Smith lives up to his promise...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets sign free-agent forward Maxiell

The Hornets announced Sunday that they have signed free-agent Jason Maxiell. Maxiell spent last season with the Magic, averaging 3.2 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.3 blocks and 4.4 rebounds over 14.4 minutes per game. The 6-foot-7 forward was selected with the 26th overall pick in the 2005 draft by the Pistons. In his nine-year career, Maxiell has appeared in 557 games, making 188 starts...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Even in defeat, NC State QB Jacoby Brissett has coming-out party

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher said this entire week that one of the biggest reasons NC State has always had success against his team at home was because the Wolfpack almost always had a good quarterback. "This is always an extremely tough place to play, and they've always played us well. They've had great quarterbacks in the past and they'...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy: Final Sunday/Monday rankings for Week 4

Here are four revised Sunday/Monday countdowns for fantasy Week 4 -- involving quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers and tight ends (standard-scoring leagues). Some of the rankings have been modified to support new developments from the NFL's official injury list. But as stated many times in this blog, I am not one to overreact to a star player listed as "questionable...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Freshman QB Watson re-writes Clemson record book in win over UNC

CLEMSON, S.C. -- Much ado is made about the balloon-obscured downhill sprint that serves as Clemson's elaborate stadium entrance. There are moving buses to go along with an honorary rock to slap before momentum takes players and coaches headfirst into Death Valley. Deshaun Watson's official entrance into Clemson lore -- as well as onto the national college football landscape...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Missouri rallies to stun No. 13 South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C.  -- Russell Hansbrough scored two of his three rushing touchdowns in the final seven minutes and Missouri rallied from 13 points down to beat No. 13 South Carolina 21-20 on Saturday night. The Tigers (4-1, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) trailed 20-7 and managed just 181 yards of offense through three quarters when Maty Mauk began the comeback with passes of 41 yards...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami hands Duke first loss

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Duke Johnson rushed for 155 yards and a touchdown, Brad Kaaya threw for two more scores including a fourth-down connection during a rainstorm, and Miami defeated Duke 22-10 on Saturday night. Johnson became the third Miami player to reach 4,000 all-purpose yards, plus passed Graig Cooper for the No. 5 spot on the Hurricanes' all-time rushing list. Kaaya...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
3 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 1 Seminoles show resiliency in rallying past NC State

RALEIGH, N.C. -- No. 1 Florida State is clearly not close to being as good as it was a year ago. That's not just because the Seminoles struggled on the road with a previously-undefeated -- and on the rise, it's necessary to add -- NC State team in a 56-41 win. It's just the truth. Multiple NFL Draft picks gone, a reshuffled offensive line and a defensive line that had...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking down the title odds of the 7 SEC East teams

FOX Sports South breaks down the respective title odds for the seven members of the SEC East division -- a listing that accounts for how South Carolina is on the verge of its fourth conference game (Saturday night) ... and that Tennessee and Missouri have yet to suit up against SEC foes in 2014: SOUTH CAROLINA (3-1, 2-1) REASONS TO BELIEVE 1. How's this for an enviable position...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
4 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 1 FSU travels to face a surging NC State team with nothing to lose

RALEIGH, N.C. -- There's almost no way to explain it logically, the fact that NC State is 5-3 against Florida State at home since 1998 and 5-2 when the Seminoles are ranked. Maybe there's something about the Raleigh air that doesn't agree with Florida State, particularly at night when a Carter-Finley crowd can be as intimidating an atmosphere as you'll find. But even...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Smith ready to return home for hyped matchup with Panthers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Back in March, a newly released and obviously upset Steve Smith warned of the day when he lined up against his former team the Carolina Panthers. As the veteran receiver so eloquently put it: "Put your goggles on, because there's going to be blood and guts everywhere." Well, that time has come as his new team, the Baltimore Ravens, will play host...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets hope Walker's offseason efforts improve shooting

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Coming off just their second NBA playoff berth in 10 seasons of existence, the Charlotte Hornets appear willing and ready to take another step forward in improvement just as they have in each of the last two seasons.  Owner Michael Jordan and general manager Rich Cho brought in more big-name free agents and drafted two players in the first round that they expect...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy: Smartphone-friendly cheat sheet for Week 4

Here's an all-encompassing, iPhone-friendly cheat sheet full of Week 4 insight and predictions: WEEK 4 STANDARD-SCORING LEAGUES **QB-Starter Rankings, 1-32 **Top 50 Running Backs **Top 50 Wide Receivers **Top 30 Tight Ends POINTS PER RECEPTION LEAGUES **Top 50 PPR Wide Receivers **Top 30 PPR Tight Ends MISCELLANEOUS **Top 30 Waiver-Wire Pickups For Week 4 GALLERIES **7 Bold...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
5 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC, Clemson both coming off losses but headed in different directions

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina entered the season in the top 25, and after winning six of its final seven games a year ago, the Tar Heels couldn't be feeling any better. Even after an ugly season-opening win over Liberty, UNC still won by double digits and took solace in the fact that they could always iron out early-season kinks. Clemson started out the season in the top...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fox: Top 30 PPR tight ends for Week 4

Here are my top 30 tight ends for Week 4, citing Points Per Reception leagues only. This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated best guess of which tight ends will tally the best combination of receptions, total yards, touchdowns and targets for the NFL's fourth weekend. Regardless of how these rankings shake out every week, it shouldn'...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
5 days ago  |  Discuss

ACC Coming Attractions: road underdogs, FSU's house of horrors and more

This week of ACC games might not seem so great on the surface. There are a lot of seemingly overmatched opponents, whether it be in a conference game or in a pseudo-conference game like Syracuse against Notre Dame. But listen, there's always danger lurking. Well, that's not always true. In some cases, the overmatched ACC teams hitting the road this week might be about to...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fox: Top 30 tight ends for Week 4 (standard scoring)

Here are my top 30 tight ends for Week 4, citing standard-scoring leagues only. This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated best guess of which tight ends will tally the best combination of total yards and touchdowns for the NFL's fourth weekend. Regardless of how these rankings shake out every week, it shouldn't supersede two important...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fox: Top 50 wideouts for Week 4 (standard scoring)

Here are my top 50 wide receivers for Week 4, citing standard-scoring leagues only. This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated best guess of which pass-catchers will tally the best combination of total yards and touchdowns for the NFL's fourth weekend. Regardless of how these rankings shake out every week, it shouldn't supersede two...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fox: QB-starter rankings for NFL Week 4

Here are my Week 4 QB rankings for standard-scoring leagues that reward four points per touchdown pass: This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated early guess of which signal-callers, 1 through 26, will have the best combination of total yards (passing/rushing) and total touchdowns for the NFL's fourth weekend. Regardless of how these rankings...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fox: Top 50 running backs for NFL Week 4

Here are my top 50 running backs for Week 4, citing standard-scoring leagues. This countdown doesn't lean on a particular stat. It's merely an educated best guess of which rushers will tally the best combination of total yards and touchdowns for the NFL's fourth weekend. Regardless of how these rankings shake out every week, it shouldn't supersede two important factors...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Newton: Panthers' chemistry will spark offensive turnaround

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Cam Newton strolled into his weekly press conference Wednesday afternoon looking chipper. He then fielded questions for some 13 minutes -- while smiling a lot -- and giving confident answers that his Panthers would bounce back after a horrid Sunday showing against the Pittsburgh Steelers. There were several times when he could have been downtrodden when asked about...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
6 days ago  |  Discuss

A look at '7 Bold Predictions' for NFL Week 4

(source feed provided no summary content for this entry)
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Staal injured in Hurricanes preseason loss to Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y.  -- Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal was walking on crutches and will require further tests to determine the severity of a right leg injury sustained in a preseason game at Buffalo on Tuesday night. Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said he didn't have an update from doctors after Staal had initial tests taken immediately following the 2-0 loss. "I'm...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke gets its first test, traveling to face an angry Miami team

DURHAM, N.C. -- When the dust settled over Wallace Wade Stadium last year, Duke had beaten Miami 48-30. An 18-point win over a team with the history the Hurricanes have was certainly significant. But the 18-point final margin was a little bit deceiving. It was a back-and-forth game for much of the first three quarters, and Miami even led 17-7 after the first quarter. The Hurricanes...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fox: Top 30 waiver-wire pickups for Week 4

Here's my listing of fantasy football's top 30 free agents heading into Week 4, citing only 12-team, standard-scoring leagues -- a countdown that values sustained viability over one week of superb stats. Obviously, free-agent quarterbacks like Ryan Fitzpatrick, Joe Flacco, Austin Davis and rookie Teddy Bridgewater are the likeliest candidates for the highest points from Sunday...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
7 days ago  |  Discuss
SITE INFORMATION
Fox Sports Carolinas
Fox Sports Carolinas Exclusives Feed
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.