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  By Tom Shanahan Special to the Wilson Times On the scale of Duke football mysteries — 10 being the toughest to speculate and 1 the easiest — the question about whether … more
Crowning a college football national champion appears headed “Back to the Future.” Duke coach David Cutcliffe was asked during a Zoom interview following Friday’s practice if … more
The NCAA called off fall championship events — a move Thursday that does not affect major college football — because not enough schools will be competing in sports such as men's and … more
Five days into Duke football’s return to practice, it’s business as usual despite the gathering social media storm threatening to shut down the college season versus playing on despite … more
Pessimism isn’t in Chip Hester’s playbook. With freshman overwhelming what was to be the first Barton College football team in 70 years, getting the Bulldogs started from scratch to … more
The long, winding road associated with NCAA Division II football in a pandemic era has claimed the would-be debut of Barton College. Barton’s scheduling partner for its first season of … more
College football seems one COVID-19 outbreak away from shutting down without a 2020 season, but two teams that so far appear to have avoided pratfalls plaguing other campuses are Duke and Notre Dame. … more
CHAPEL HILL  — Mike Fox has retired as North Carolina’s baseball coach after seven trips to the College World Series, with the school promoting longtime assistant Scott Forbes to … more
Notre Dame opens its season as an Atlantic Coast Conference football member against visiting Duke on Sept. 12 and won’t face Navy for the first time in more than nine decades as part of the … more
There will be no pathway to a national championship for athletes representing NCAA Division II schools this fall. The Div. II Presidents Council announced late Wednesday afternoon that it would … more
A summer of baseball, created out of some of the most challenging circumstances, found life when the Wilson Tobs and Wilson Team Elite elected to give players an opportunity to play this season … more
The loss of an in-state program has helped lead to a gain for swimming teams at Barton College. Following the depature of the only head coach in program history after Tyler Ziegler elected to take … more
The Atlantic Coast Conference reworked its football schedule Wednesday to allow each team to play 11 games and to incorporate Notre Dame, which is giving up its cherished independence in a year … more
A summer collegiate baseball season that was beset by obstacles from the beginning stopped abruptly Wednesday afternoon for the Wilson Tobs. The Tobs, one of just seven Coastal Plain League teams … more
With rare exceptions, there were no gold gloves to be handed out for the defense of the Wilson Tobs on Monday night at Fleming Stadium. Cast-iron skillets were more appropriate. Opposing the … more
HAMPTON, Va. — With one more game left to be played against the rival Peninsula Pilots, the Wilson Tobs seized the season series with a 7-4 victory Sunday night at War Memorial Stadium. The … more
Twelve Coastal Plain League games are now in the books for the Wilson Tobs, and the Peninsula Pilots team they encountered to open the 2020 season — the one that had 40 runs dropped on it in … more
MARTINSVILLE, Va. — If the proceedings of an unorthodox 2020 Coastal Plain League season have indicated anything, it’s never to count the offense of the Wilson Tobs out of a game. That … more
Despite the South Atlantic Conference announcing Friday that it would delay the start of its fall sports season and only play conference opponents during that span due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the … more
For the bulk of the 2020 season for the Wilson Tobs, the focus has been on a rampaging offense that has had little trouble threatening double-digit run totals. It was pitching’s turn to take … more
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