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FSU student center gets a makeover to entice students to stay on campus - Local News — From out front, the Rudolph Jones Student Center at Fayetteville State University doesn't look so different. But through the doors is a gathering place transformed, an area that FSU hopes will be a magnet that keeps students on campus. An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety.

Heading into rematch, memories of Appalachian State's epic upset of Michigan in 2007 resurface - College Sports — On different floors, on both ends of the long hallways, Lynch's block is displayed prominently. Appalachian State stunned the Wolverines seven years ago, winning 34-32 in one of college football's greatest upsets. The programs will meet again Saturday in Ann Arbor, Michigan, this time with the Mountaineers making their Division I-A debut, and the highly visible reminders of past success connect the program to its present state.
Aug 28, 2014

After looking back on Michigan-App. State, moving forward gives clearer pic of what it meant:

Fayetteville Academy downs St. David's, 3-0 - High School — "One of the things we try to concentrate on is to try to be patient," Fayetteville Academy coach Andrew McCarthy said. "It's easy to get frustrated if you're missing chances. We told them at halftime, 'we worry if we're not making chances.'" In the 43rd minute, the Eagles (5-0) made a golden one.

ACC Basketball: Duke, UNC not on Class of 2015 recruit Henry Ellenson's final three - ACC Basketball — Class of 2015 power forward Henry Ellenson has narrowed his college options to Michigan State, Marquette and Kentucky, according to Evan Daniels of North Carolina and Duke had both recruited the 6-foot-10, 230-pound Ellenson, who is ranked sixth in his class by Scout.
Aug 28, 2014

. @EvanDaniels says final 3 for Henry Ellenson is Michigan St., UK & Marquette, where his brother will play for Wojo:…

Aug 27, 2014

. @EvanDaniels says final 3 for Henry Ellenson is UK, Michigan St. & Marquette, where his brother will play for Wojo:…

Will 'Pops' Sawyer brings size, maturity to Campbell's offensive line - Localcolleges — From being the only married player on the team, to having the most experience on the offensive line, Sawyer still stands out. Entering his third season as a starter, the 22-year-old left guard will help lead the Camels into their 2014 home opener against Charlotte on Thursday night.
Aug 28, 2014

Click for the story on married Campbell LG Will Sawyer. Stay for Mike Minter's prediction on the Carolina Panthers:…

UNC looking into football hazing incident that led to concussion - College Sports — With just four days left before their 2014 season opener, the North Carolina Tar Heels are again dealing with an off-the-field issue involving their football program. Yahoo Sports reported Tuesday that UNC is investigating an incident in which a walk-on player allegedly suffered a concussion.

ACC Basketball: Wolfpack's schedule presents intriguing challenges, opportunities - ACC Basketball — N.C. State's 2014-15 men's basketball schedule was released Wednesday afternoon. Here are few thoughts on what the Wolfpack are up against.

Fayetteville Observer Photos — After three years of chasing Pine Forest in volleyball and coming up short, Jack Britt ended its frustration Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at the Trojans' Thomas Jackson Gym with a 3-1 win.
Aug 27, 2014

RT @910Preps: Photo Gallery: Jack Britt ends three-year volleyball drought against Pine Forest

910Preps Power Rankings - Aug. 27, 2014 - High School — The Fayetteville Observer