Kalen Eddings in front of Emerge Sports Logo. PN Photo/Carson Von Taborsky Former UNCP student and basketball coaching staff member, Kalen Eddings, made his debut as the owner of the basketball training facility, Emerge Sports, through a coaching clinic on Saturday, September 26th. The coaching clinic marked the first time the doors would be open to others. Nearly 20 coaches from all around Robeson County came out to see what the gym has to offer. Eddings manages to have seve
Damn Damian…Damn Damian...DAMN DAMIAN…Back at it again with the series-clinching buzzer beater. Corny millennial pop culture reference aside, Portland Trailblazers point guard Damian Lillard sent his team to the next round of the 2018-2019 NBA playoffs when he sunk a jaw-dropping field goal from way behind the arc at the buzzer to break the tie and secure the victory in last night’s thrilling game five of the team’s first-round series with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
What a difference a year and some change makes in the world of sports? Especially for the University of Virginia Cavaliers, who avenged an unprecedented early exit from March Madness a season ago and secured the first NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship in program history with their thrilling 85-77 overtime win over the Red Raiders of Texas Tech last night in Minneapolis, MN at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Last year they shocked the world in the worst way when
The No.1 ranked Duke Blue Devils came up just short of advancing to the Final Four yesterday when they were upset by the Spartans of Michigan State University in a down to the wire 68-67 defeat. They were the hottest team in all of college basketball and had the highest rated games if any team in the tournament including their loss in the Elite Eight yesterday.
Each of their last three games had headline grabbing storylines associated with them, most of which pertained
The Los Angeles Lakers officially announced that they are shutting down Lebron James for the remainder of the season now that the team is no longer in contention for the postseason. The reason for them resting the All-Star small/power forward for the rest of the regular season is because he is dealing with yet another injury to his groin.
The 2018-2019 season is one that James, the Lakers and his vast number of followers and fans would like to forget. After a season th
Divine intervention couldn’t deliver the No.1 ranked Duke Blue Devils a victory in a hard-fought yet sloppily played game against Michigan State on the last day of March. The hottest Men’s college basketball team in the nation failed to advance to the ‘Final Four’ in large part due to a lopsided turnover 17-7 turnover differential.
The game started out just like their last three contests did, with them stumbling out of the blocks from the onset of the game as they misse
Only one of the top Division I Men’s Basketball programs not just in the state of North Carolina but in the entire county will be advancing to the Elite Eight next weekend. The No.1 ranked Duke Blue Devils narrowly topped the fourth-seeded Virginia Tech Hokies 75-73 in the East Regional semifinal and the No.1 ranked UNC Chapel Hill Tar Heels were upset by the fifth-seeded Auburn Tigers in a stunning 97-80 defeat in the Midwest Regional semifinal.
UNC vs Auburn:
This year’s UNCP men’s basketball team only featured one senior on the roster and that was forward James Murray-Boyles also known as JB for short. The Columbia, S.C. native has spent his entire collegiate career with the Black and Gold and finished his career with 1,369 points, 574 rebounds and played a total of 2,470 minutes.
After playing a key role coming off the bench for the Braves in his first three seasons, he was given the lead role on this year’s team as he fin
If you’re a fan of the Duke University basketball and suffer from hypertension or any form of cardiac-related medical diagnosis, you might have to get a refill on your heart medication because the Blue Devils continued to put many of their fans and hopeful bracket owners in cardiac arrest after they barely squeaked out a slim single digit 77-76 victory over UCF.
After putting a scare in the hearts of the Duke faithful on Friday when they stumbled out of the blocks again
Just three days after leading the Brooklyn Nets to a miraculous fourth-quarter comeback over the Sacramento Kings, All-Star point/shooting guard D’Angelo Russell set his sights on the next game on the team’s schedule that he most likely had marked in his personal calendar. The Nets played the Los Angeles Lakers Friday and they officially eliminated them from playoff contention in a 111-106 victory thanks in large part to Russell.
He may not have led the team in scoring