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September 22, 2018

DURHAM — There will be a few less empty seats next weekend when Duke hosts Virginia Tech in an important ACC matchup, but business was business this weekend for the Blue Devils, who did their diligence in beating FCS opponent N.C. Central, 55-13, at Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday afternoon…


Same 4-0 record as last season. But are these the same Blue Devils?

September 22, 2018

DURHAM — On Sept. 23, 2017, Duke football took the short ride to Chapel Hill and handled its ACC opener, scoring 14 points in the fourth quarter to beat North Carolina, improving to 4-0 after wins in the previous three weeks against N.C. Central, Northwestern and Baylor.

On Saturday, Sept. 22,…


Throwing blocks: UNC receivers spring teammates free in big day for offense

September 22, 2018

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina quarterback Nathan Elliott had his best performance of the season on Saturday. And it didn’t matter that the football didn’t have to travel far past the line of scrimmage for the Tar Heels to be effective.

Elliott and the offense relied on plenty of…


Five takeaways from Friday's prep football scene

September 22, 2018

Eight teams played on Friday night, most returning to the field after missing a week of games due to Hurricane Florence. There were six local games in all. Here are five takeaways from those games that didn’t make it into Saturday’s print edition.

Let’s get started.

Early lumps…