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Hurricanes’ comeback goes for naught as they fall to Notre Dame

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By the end of the first quarter of Saturday’s game between Miami and Notre Dame, few could have imagined the game could come down to the final play. That is exactly what happened with Notre Dame making that final play and coming away with a 30-27 victory over the Hurricanes in South Bend, Ind. The Irish jumped on Miami quickly, taking a 17-0 lead by the end of the first quarter. The lead stretched to 20-0 before the Hurricanes got…

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Tar Heels beat Notre Dame, head to Final Four

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For the 19th time, the North Carolina Tar Heels are heading to the men’s basketball Final Four. The top seeded Tar Heels  disposed of the pesky Notre Dame Fighting Irish 88-74 in Sunday’s East Regional final played in Philadelphia. The Irish tried to hang around on grit and determination, but the size and power of the Tar Heels proved to be too much. Notre Dame Coach Mike Brey used only six players in trying to contain the bigger Tar Heels,…

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ACC goes 4-for-4 in Friday NCAA action

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Four Atlantic Coast Conference teams prevailed in Friday’s regional semi-final action, setting up conference match ups in the regional finals on Sunday. Virginia, the top seed in the Midwest Regional, dominated fourth-seeded Iowa State, 84-71. Notre Dame, the sixth seed in the East Regional, made a stunning comeback in the final seconds to defeat seventh-seeded Wisconsin, 61-56. The Midwest’s Region’s 10th seed, Syracuse, made a late comeback and edged 11th seeded Gonzaga 63-60. North Carolina, the top seed in the…

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ACC trots out 4 more teams in Friday NCAA action

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After coming up empty on Thursday, the ACC will try to get at least one of their teams into the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament. Oregon ended Duke’s season in the West Regional, while Villanova routed Miami in the South Regional. Former ACC stalwart Maryland was sent home by Kansas in the South. The conference has better odds on Friday. Two of the tournament’s top seeds will be in action. Virginia takes on fourth-seeded Iowa State in the Midwest…

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Jayhawks, Spartans top AP Top 25 poll

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Heading into the final week of college basketball’s regular season, some of the programs known for annual strong finishes are doing just that. The Kansas Jayhawks hold the top spot in the AP Top 25 poll released on Monday, followed by the Michigan State Spartans. Both teams are playing their best basketball of the season. Kansas won their 12th consecutive Big 12 title over the week. This one is special if for no other reason than the strength of teams…

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Clemson tops AP Top 25; FSU up to 10, UF down to 18

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The Clemson Tigers tightened their hold on the top spot in the AP Top 25 College Football Poll. Alabama, Oklahoma, Iowa and Michigan State round out the top 5. Clemson earned 53 of the 61 first place votes with the Crimson Tide collecting the other eight. After Florida State’s 27-2 victory over Florida, the Seminoles moved into the 10th position. The Gators dropped from No. 10 to No. 18. Oklahoma’s rise coincides with its climb in the playoff rankings. The…

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No changes in CFP rankings top 5; Gators No. 8, FSU 14th

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The College Football Playoff rankings show no changes among the top 5 teams this week. Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State and Notre Dame would be eligible to play for the national championship if the season was over today. Iowa remained at No. 5, but the Oklahoma State Cowboys moved into No. 6 position, despite a difficult win over heavy underdog Iowa State on Saturday. Florida has moved into the top 10 following Saturday’s win over South Carolina. The Gators now hold…

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