Wednesday, August 8, 2012

NCAA Reviewing Eligibility Of N.C. State's Purvis


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina State freshman guard Rodney Purvis won't accompany the team for its exhibition trip to Spain because the NCAA is still reviewing his eligibility.

N.C. State says Purvis won't make this weekend's trip ''due to an ongoing process with the NCAA Eligibility Center.'' The school says the NCAA is giving an ''extended review'' to Purvis' high school. Purvis' class is the first to graduate from Upper Room in Raleigh.

The NCAA requires all freshmen to complete that process to play in a summer foreign tour.

Wolfpack coach Mark Gottfried says he's disappointed Purvis won't join the Wolfpack for the five-game tour.

The 6-foot-3 guard is a McDonald's All-American and was also The Associated Press men's prep basketball player of the year for North Carolina.

Monday, August 6, 2012

ACC At The Olympics

Aug. 5, 2012
Track & Field
  • Florida State’s Jonathan Borlee (Belgium) ran a time of 44.99s in the men’s 400m semifinals, getting third place in heat 2. He will run in the finals on Monday, August 6.
  • Florida State’s Kevin Borlee (Belgium) ran a time of 44.84s in the men’s 400m semifinals, getting second place in heat 3. He will run in the finals on Monday, August 6.
  • Florida State’s Kimberly Williams (Jamaica) jumped 14.48m in the women’s triple jump finals, getting sixth place.
  • Miami’s T’Erea Brown (USA) ran a personal best time of 54.72s in the women’s 400m hurdles round 1, getting 2nd place in heat 1. She will compete in the semifinals on Monday, August 6.
  • North Carolina’s Shalane Flanagan (USA) ran the women’s marathon in a time of 2:25:51, getting tenth place.
  • NC State transfer Jesse Williams (USA) jumped 2.29m in the men’s high jump qualifications, getting third place in group B. He will compete in the finals on Tuesday, August 7.
Volleyball
  • Miami’s Savannah Leaf (Great Britain) had 14 spikes, 2 blocks and 8 digs in Great Britain’s 3-0 loss to Japan. The team will not advance.
  • Miami’s Ciara Michel (Great Britain) had 7 spikes, 3 blocks, and 1 dig in Great Britain’s 3-0 loss to Japan.

Valvano Steps Down As V Foundation CEO


CARY, N.C. (AP) -- Nick Valvano is stepping down after 13 years as CEO of the V Foundation for Cancer Research, and the group has selected Susan Braun as his replacement.

The organization said Friday that Valvano - the brother of late N.C. State coach and foundation namesake Jim Valvano - will remain on the board of directors and take part in special projects.

The V Foundation says it has awarded more than $120 million for cancer research grants, including $14.4 million last year. It was founded in 1993 by ESPN and Jim Valvano before he died of cancer later that year.

Braun is a former president and CEO of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and was the executive director at Commonweal in California, a nonprofit health and environmental research institute.

Pictures Of The Day

Usain Bolt of Jamaica seen winning the gold medal in the 100m at the Olympic Stadium, London Olympic Games 2012. The world record holder took the gold with his team mate Johan Blake taking silver and Justin Gatlin of USA taking the bronze. (PacificCoastNews.com)
Mclain Ward of the United States riding Antares competes in the 2nd Qualifier of Individual Jumping on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park on August 5, 2012 in London, England. (Alex Livesey/Getty Images Europe)
Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals pitches against the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park on August 5, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Greg Fiume/Getty Images North America)

Pictures Of The Da(l)y

John Daly hits his tee shot on the fourth hole during the final round of the Reno-Tahoe Open on August 5, 2012 at Montreux Golf and Country Club in Reno, Nevada.  (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North America)

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