1. No. 4 Duke Visits Littlejohn Coliseum To Take On 10th-Ranked Tigers

    The Duke Blue Devils will make the trip to Clemson's Littlejohn Coliseum to play the Tigers in an underrated, Top-10 matchup on Feb. 4...

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  2. Why High School Sports Need Parity

    Lately, when I've read the part of my local newspaper's sports section that's devoted to coverage of high school sports, I've seen nothing but overly lopsided basketball scores. The score of a game played between two teams from Dallas, TX was 100-0...

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  3. Hurricanes Start West Coast Road Trip In Vancouver Against Desperate Canucks

    The Carolina Hurricanes hope to keep their recent success going on the road against a Vancouver Canucks team that has lost eight games in a row, including an 0-4-1 stretch at home...

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  4. Stifling Defense, Superb Goaltending Lift Carolina 'Canes Past Atlanta Thrashers

    Forwards Matt Cullen and Ray Whitney scored first-period goals, and goalie Cam Ward posted his second shutout in five games (and third of the season) as the host Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Atlanta Thrashers 2-0 at the RBC Center Saturday night...

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  5. The Charlotte Bobcats Won't Make the Playoffs Without Gerald Wallace

    By now most of the NBA world knows that Lakers center Andrew Bynum fouled Bobcats forward Gerald Wallace hard on a play close to the basket in the recent game between the 'Cats and Lakers in Los Angeles...

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  6. Hurricanes and Thrashers To Square Off In Southeast Divisional Contest

    The Carolina Hurricanes and Atlanta Thrashers will face off in a battle of Southeast Division teams at eight o'clock PM tonight at the RBC Center in Raleigh, NC. After losing five straight games between Jan...

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  7. Super XLIII Preview: Cardinals-Steelers

    The most popular sporting event in the country, the Super Bowl, is only two days away. The NFC Champion Arizona Cardinals got to the big game with a completely unexpected three-game romp through the NFC playoffs...

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  8. Why Pro Sports Would Improve with a Fantasy Draft Every Five Years

    Fantasy sports drafts are the ultimate example of parity in sports (which, according to dictionary.com, is defined as “equality, as in amount, status, or value”). Every team in the league gets a fair shot at drafting the best team possible...

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  9. Flacco and Ryan Distorted the Perception of the Rookie Quarterback

    As rookie quarterbacks in 2008, Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens and Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons distorted the perception of the standard NFL rookie quarterback...

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  10. A Dream Come True: Panthers Defensive Coordinator Trgovac Out!

    It's what every Panthers fan has been begging for. Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Mike Trgovac has changed his mind about staying with the team (and even signing a contract ...

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  11. A First Look at the Carolina Panthers' 2009 Schedule

    Below is a first look at the Carolina Panthers' 2009 regular-season schedule. Home opponents: Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, ...

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  12. Panthers' Defensive Line Coach Sunseri Departing for 'Bama

    According to a post Charlotte Observer reporter Charles Chandler entered in a blog he shares with two other Observer reporters, Carolina Panthers defensive line coach Sal Sunseri has left the team to become linebackers coach at the University of Alabama..

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  13. NFL Playoffs: Nirvana—Or Hell on Earth?

    The NFL playoffs are a two-faced liar. They promise success, fame, and happiness in the form of the solid possibility of winning the Super Bowl...

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  14. More Pro Athletes Should Handle Potential Free Agency Like Julius Peppers

    Many pro athletes only think about one thing when pursuing free agency: money. Even if the decision to sign with a team has nothing going for them other than money, many pro athletes would join the team that offered them the most money...

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  15. Carolina Panthers QBs Coach Leaves, Former Browns Assistant Could Replace Him

    Carolina Panthers passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach Mike McCoy has left the team to fill the Denver Broncos' vacant offensive coordinator position...

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  16. Moves The Panthers Could Make Defensively With End Peppers Leaving

    The news that Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers plans to play for another team next season has already spread around the NFL like wild fire...

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  17. Offseason Moves the Carolina Panthers Need to Make

    Now that the Panthers have been eliminated from the NFC playoffs, it’s time to think about what needs to happen during the offseason to make 2009 just as successful—if not more so—than 2008...

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  18. The Enigma That Is Jake Delhomme

    Carolina Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme is one of the most controversial quarterbacks in the league. The media accuses him of being the weak link on the Panthers' offense because he’s ...

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  19. Why John Fox Excelled Where Eric Mangini Screwed Up

    Eric Mangini, former coach of the New York Jets, appears to have made a costly mistake that caused his team to divide. That division could have played a big part in the Jets' fall from Super Bowl contender to not even making the playoffs...

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  20. Grading The Panthers' Dismal Divisional Playoff Loss to Arizona

    Quarterbacks Jake Delhomme set a new personal and franchise record for most interceptions thrown in a single game (five), regular season or playoff...

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  21. Cardinals-Panthers: Arizona Forces Six Turnovers, Advances to NFC Championship

    Complete disbelief is the feeling gripping Panthers nation today after suffering a 33-13 home blowout at the hands of the Arizona Cardinals in an NFC divisional playoff game last night...

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  22. Panthers-Cardinals: NFC Divisional Playoff Preview

    The Carolina Panthers will face off against the Arizona Cardinals in the first divisional playoff game ever played at Bank of America Stadium Saturday night. Last week: The Panthers, the No...

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  23. Panthers' Running Tandem Now "Double Trouble"

    After the Carolina Panthers' regular season finale against the New Orleans Saints, running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart announced an official name for themselves—"Double Trouble"...

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  24. Dolphins-Ravens: Wild Card Preview

    The Ravens and Dolphins will do battle Sunday night at Dolphins Stadium to determine who goes to the AFC Divisional playoffs. We all know about the Ravens' dominating defense...

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  25. Colts-Chargers: Wild Card Preview

    The Colts and Chargers will face off in the wild card round of the AFC playoffs in another round of a rivalry that has developed over the last few seasons. Both teams are red-hot. The Colts have won nine straight, the Chargers four in a row...

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