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Nortwestern football players celebrate together on the field
Matt Marton / AP

College sports is big business, and while schools and media organizations have long raked in the profits, students themselves have remained without pay. With a new California law, the landscape of college athletics is changing.

Bailar half out of the pool.
Sydney Clair Photography

Schuyler Bailar was swimming solo before his first birthday. He learned a love for swimming at Mommy and Me classes, competed in his first swim meet at age 7 and qualified for national competitions before he got to high school. 

Justin Williams, former captain of the Carolina Hurricanes, announced he would take a break from NHL hockey.
Carolina Hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes once again are looking for leadership — and maybe another captain.

Veteran forward Justin Williams' decision to step away from the sport leaves them with questions about their captaincy heading into a season in which they will try to build upon their run to the Eastern Conference final.

People rollerskating on a flat track in wearing team unirforms.
Robert Davezac

The fast-skating, hard-hitting sport of roller derby was incredibly popular in the United States from the 1940s to the 1970s. The sport fell out of favor and into dormancy for several years — until a few punk-rock women in the early 2000s decided to pick it back up again.

Tepper Wants To Build Retractable Roof Stadium In Charlotte

Aug 1, 2019

Panthers billionaire owner David Tepper believes Charlotte is destined to be the "sports entertainment capital of the Carolinas" — and he's vowing to make sure that happens.

Atlantic Coast Conference / ESPN

Millions of sports fans might not be able to get the ACC Network when it launches next month.

The Atlantic Coast Conference and ESPN have partnered to create the TV network to broadcast and promote conference sporting events. But only a few carriers have signed on.

Atlantic Coast Conference / ESPN

The Atlantic Coast Conference is roughly a month away from launching its new ESPN-partnered TV channel and still awaiting key deals with several cable providers to carry it.

Photo of U.S. Women's Team holding cup
Francisco Seco / AP Photo

The U.S. Women’s National Team took home the cup on Sunday in the FIFA final showdown against the Netherlands. Megan Rapinoe earned the Golden Boot trophy and the team racked up their fourth FIFA World Cup Champion win. Throughout the tournament, the U.S. players battled for dominance on the pitch, but also for a greater goal: equal pay.

University of Texas Press

Soccer is a source of national pride in many Latin American countries. The greats like Brazil's Pelé or Argentina's Diego Maradona are legends on and off the pitch. But women have also been an integral part of soccer in Latin America since its advent, and their stories are often pushed to the side.

Promotional image for 'Run of the Picture' documentary
Evan Kidd

Johnny Dutch is a man of many talents, passions and identities. He’s the subject of the new documentary film “Run of the Picture,” which traces his journey as a world-class hurdler who nearly qualified for the 2008 Olympics. But beyond his intense training and athletic pursuits, it also exposes his creative side: he is a filmmaker who creates gut-drenched zombie films in his spare time.

Boston Bruins' Sean Kuraly (52) and Carolina Hurricanes' Greg McKegg struggle during a face-off while Hurricanes' Brock McGinn (23) grabs the puck during the first period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference final series in Raleigh,
Gerry Broome / AP

The Boston Bruins have earned a break before their biggest series in a few years.

Their sweep of the Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference final has afforded them a few extra days to rest up before their third Stanley Cup Final appearance in nine years.

So they can sit back, let their bumps and bruises heal — especially the ones that kept 42-year-old captain Zdeno Chara out of the series-clincher — and watch the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues beat each other up a few more times.

Charles Krupa / AP Photo

The door to the visiting team's penalty box had scarcely slammed shut before the official was opening it again for another Carolina Hurricanes player to serve his punishment.

Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind'Amour
Carolina Hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes haven't made the playoffs often. When they do, they stick around for a while.

Gerry Broome, File / AP Photo

Updated at 3:05 p.m.

 

Courtney Banghart built the Princeton women's basketball program to the point that winning conference championships and going to the NCAA Tournament seemingly became routine. Now she'll try to do the same at North Carolina.

AP Photo / Julio Cortez

Carolina Hurricanes goalie Petr Mrazek is day to day with a lower body injury while defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk is out with an upper body injury.

Coach Rod Brind'Amour also said Monday forward Saku Maenalanen is expected to miss the rest of the second-round series with the New York Islanders with an upper body injury.

Brind'Amour spoke a day after the Hurricanes' list of injuries grew considerably during a 2-1 victory in New York that gave Carolina a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 3 is Wednesday night.

Nick Wass / AP Photo

Jordan Staal tied it in the third period, Brock McGinn scored in the second overtime and the Carolina Hurricanes stormed back to stun the Washington Capitals 4-3 in Game 7 on Wednesday night to eliminate the defending Stanley Cup champions.

Gerry Broome / AP Photo

Justin Williams earned another chance to live up to his nickname.

The rest of the Carolina Hurricanes aren't yet ready to end their first playoff appearance in a decade.

UNC Athletics

North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell had built a Hall of Fame career over more than three decades with the Tar Heels, including a national championship and becoming the Atlantic Coast Conference's all-time winningest coach.

Duke University freshman standout Zion Williamson, pictured here after being named the 2019 winner of the Citizen Naismith Trophy.
GoDuke / Duke University

Zion Williamson is leaving Duke after one high-flying season to enter the NBA draft.

Widely projected as the top overall pick in the June draft, the AP national player of the year announced his decision Monday.

The Carolina Hurricanes will play in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs
Carolina Hurricanes

They traded punches with Evander Holyfield. They dunked a basketball on ice. They flopped around like beached whales.

The Carolina Hurricanes have done plenty of unusual things this season, and here is one more: They are preparing for their first playoff series in a decade.

Lady TarHeels advance to sweet sixteen over Michigan St. 2014
University of North Carolina Athletics

Hall of Fame University of North Carolina Women’s College Basketball Coach Sylvia Hatchell and her staff have been placed on paid leave as UNC-CH sorts through complaints by parents. The Washington Post reports the suspension emerged after a meeting between administrators and parents of current players who alleged Hatchell pushed injured team members to play through the pain, that players were not given proper medical care, and that she made racially insensitive comments to the team.

Muffet McGraw, the two-time championship-winning head coach of women's basketball at the University of Notre Dame, was dancing a jig and celebrating Friday night after leading her team to victory over the University of Connecticut.

The NCAA women's basketball championship game is now set for Sunday — setting up a possible third win for McGraw — with the reigning national champion Notre Dame's Fighting Irish taking on No. 1 seed the Lady Bears of Baylor University.

Ben McKeown / AP Photo

Updated at 5:55 p.m.

The University of North Carolina has placed its women's basketball coaching staff on administrative leave following the launch of an investigation into the program's culture, according to a news release issued Monday by the UNC-Chapel Hill Athletic Department.

UNC's Coby White stretches before a game.
J.D. Lyon Jr. / GoHeels

The Atlantic Coast Conference saw five member institutions advance to the Sweet 16 of the 2019 NCAA men's basketball tournament. That's good for fans of those teams, of course, but it's also good financially for ACC universities that didn't advance, or didn't even make the tournament at all.

Dave Doeren is the N.C. State University head football coach.
NC State

North Carolina State has signed coach Dave Doeren to a five-year contract through the 2023 season.

In this June 27, 2006, file photo, a Michael Jordan logo reflects off of Niketown in Portland, Ore. A photographer has accused Nike of violating the copyright of his 1984 image of a soaring Michael Jordan.
Rick Bowmer / AP

The Supreme Court said Monday it won't step in to referee a copyright dispute between Nike and a photographer who took a well-known image of basketball great Michael Jordan. That means lower court rulings for the athletic apparel maker will stand.

Nell Redmond / AP Photo

The spotlight of the NCAA Tournament shifts to Zion Williamson and No. 1 overall seed Duke.

Along with the other 31 teams playing in first-round games Friday.

photos of Duke and Carolina players and coaches huddled in prayer circle
Robert Crawford

It has been more than a decade since Art Chansky released “Blue Blood: Duke-Carolina: Inside the Most Storied Rivalry in College Hoops.” In it he traces the relationship between the two schools from 1954 through 2005, analyzing everything from the contentiousness between the coaches to the role ESPN played in hyping up the storyline.

Duke University School of Medicine

Georgia Beasley was one of the most impressive athletes to come up through the Duke University women’s basketball program. When she graduated in 2001, she was part of the then-winningest senior class in its history, with 111 career victories. Beasley was named ACC Player of the Year in 2000 and 2001, and her performance led her to be drafted into the still-young WNBA. But Beasley always knew her remarkable sports career would not be a lifelong pursuit.

Duke University and freshman sensation Zion Williamson are 2019 ACC Tournament champions.
Nell Redmond / AP

The Atlantic Coast Conference comes into the NCAA Tournament with three No. 1 seeds. Putting three teams in the Final Four is a different matter.

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