5:10 PM EST, Tue January 19, 2021
Ball Durham 2 hours ago

Duke basketball great beginning to flirt with NBA stardom

Former Duke basketball phenom RJ Barrett appears to be figuring it all out. By limiting 3-point attempts and focusing on his strengths, RJ Barrett has served up consistent production in recent games. In churning out stat lines similar to his consistently prolific days as a Duke basketball one-and-done, the second-year New York Knicks guard — […] Duke basketball great beginning to flirt with NBA stardom - Ball Durham - Ball Durham - A Duke Blue Devils Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Cat Scratch Reader 3 hours ago
Derrick Brown and Jeremy Chinn named to PFWA’s All-Rookie team

Derrick Brown and Jeremy Chinn named to PFWA’s All-Rookie team

Matt Paradis was not named to the All-Rookie team, even though he appears in this unrelated photograph | Photo by Jared C. Tilton/ The Panthers defensive slanted draft class is earning some early recognition The 2020 NFL draft was the first time in franchise history that the Carolina Panthers drafted a defensive player with every pick. That bold move is already earning some early recognition with two players, defensive tackle Derrick Brown and safety/linebacker Jeremy Chinn, being honored with selections to the Pro Football Writer’s Association All-Rookie team. Chinn,...
charlotteobserver 3 hours ago

Should Charlotte Hornets call Cavaliers about Kevin Porter Jr. and their centers?

The Cleveland Cavaliers have a lot of centers and a young, troubled player in Kevin Porter, Jr. Should that draw the Charlotte Hornets’ attention? Multiple reports say Porter will be …
Swarm and Sting 4 hours ago

Charlotte Hornets: NBA power rankings roundup, week 5 edition

With fourteen games down, various media outlets have continued to rank the Charlotte Hornets at different spots. The Charlotte Hornets begin this new week with a record of 6-8, and they are tied for the 9th spot in the Eastern Conference standings. Charlotte has lost their last three games, with two of them coming at […] Charlotte Hornets: NBA power rankings roundup, week 5 edition - Swarm and Sting - Swarm and Sting - A Charlotte Hornets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Canes Country 4 hours ago
Tuesday’s Hurricanes-Predators game postponed due to COVID issues

Tuesday’s Hurricanes-Predators game postponed due to COVID issues

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports The Hurricanes will not play against the Predators Tuesday night due to COVID issues. The National Hockey League announced Tuesday that the Carolina Hurricanes’ game against the Nashville Predators has been postponed to a later date due to COVID issues. Hearing the Carolina-Nashville game tonight is postponed. Covid situation with the Hurricanes.— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) January 19, 2021 The NHL released the following official statement on the game’s postponement: The National Hockey League today announced...
Cat Scratch Reader 5 hours ago
What that Bear did: Offensive line overview

What that Bear did: Offensive line overview

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports The unit got off to a great start in 2020, but they quickly fell apart as the left tackle spot repeatedly succumbed to injuries. Well the 2020 season is in the books, and although the Panthers arguably exceeded pre-season expectations, there were certainly some clear deficiencies the team needs to address to become a playoff caliber squad again. While the team is probably a quarterback away from a winning record, there is still a foundation on the offensive line that needs attention, and the spots that need an upgrade will be all too familiar...
Ball Durham 6 hours ago

Duke basketball star Grayson Allen drills game winning shot for Grizzlies

Former Duke basketball standout Grayson Allen drilled the game-winning shot for the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night.  The often scrutinized and criticized former Duke basketball star, Grayson Allen, was the hero for the Memphis Grizzlies (7-6) on Monday night. In a back-and-forth affair against the Phoenix Suns (7-5), Memphis was looking to get above .500 […] Duke basketball star Grayson Allen drills game winning shot for Grizzlies - Ball Durham - Ball Durham - A Duke Blue Devils Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Canes Country 8 hours ago
About last night: Reimer, Svechnikov, Aho, Trocheck propel Canes to victory

About last night: Reimer, Svechnikov, Aho, Trocheck propel Canes to victory

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via The Canes enjoyed some big games from some of their best players, but last night’s victory could also leave them with another key absence. For a good chunk of two periods against the Nashville Predators Monday night, the Hurricanes appeared headed for another lackluster game that could lead to a loss. But the team finally got going, and, thanks to a rock-solid game from James Reimer in net and big goals from Andrei Svechnikov, Sebastian Aho and Vincent Trocheck, they secured a 4-2 victory instead. While the win wasn’t perfect, and...
Cat Scratch Reader 8 hours ago
A look at the offensive skill players the Panthers coaches will work with at the Senior Bowl

A look at the offensive skill players the Panthers coaches will work with at the Senior Bowl

Photo by Matthew Pearce/Icon Sportswire via Matt Rhule will work with the ‘American’ team at the Senior Bowl. Let’s look at some of the prospects he’ll have a chance to coach on Jan. 30 in Mobile, Ala. The Panthers coaching staff was chosen to coach the ‘American’ team at the Reese’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. on Saturday, Jan. 30. It’s a great opportunity for Matt Rhule to get a closer look at some of the potentially underrated draft prospects. As expected, Rhule is looking forward to the opportunity: “We’re thrilled to coach at the Senior...
Ball Durham 8 hours ago

How Duke basketball can get back on track against feisty Pittsburgh

Duke basketball must get back on track against Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.  It’s been a week since the Duke basketball team has been on the court and the Blue Devils should be fresh entering its road tilt against the Pittsburgh Panthers. Following a loss against No. 20 Virginia Tech, the Blue Devils saw themselves drop […] How Duke basketball can get back on track against feisty Pittsburgh - Ball Durham - Ball Durham - A Duke Blue Devils Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Swarm and Sting 9 hours ago

Should the Charlotte Hornets trade for Kevin Porter Jr.?

The Charlotte Hornets could target Kevin Porter Jr. if they’re interested. The Charlotte Hornets are searching for ways to improve their team. The NBA’s trade deadline is only two months away, so the Hornets have more than enough time to find something right. If Charlotte is looking for someone to trade for, the team could […] Should the Charlotte Hornets trade for Kevin Porter Jr.? - Swarm and Sting - Swarm and Sting - A Charlotte Hornets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
At The Hive 9 hours ago
Podcast: Game cancellations, centers, small ball, NBA expansion

Podcast: Game cancellations, centers, small ball, NBA expansion

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports The Hornets have lost three straight, but there are good things to talk about. The Charlotte Hornets have lost three straight games since the last podcast. We try to undo the curse with this podcast. Here’s what we’ve got: Martin Luther King Day and the NBA on MLK Day Hornets vs Wizards postponed due to the Wizards having a covid problem How we think the NBA will handle all these postponements The Hornets have a problem at the center position Outside options at the center position Some John Collins and Hawks talk The Hornets success...
Duke Basketball Report 9 hours ago
Next Up - Pitt

Next Up - Pitt

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - JANUARY 28: Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils embraces head coach Jeff Capel III of the Pittsburgh Panthers before their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on January 28, 2020 in Durham, North Carolina. | Photo by Grant Halverson/ A few days ago this Duke-Pitt game probably looked pretty different. Duke was missing Jalen Johnson and Pitt was missing Justin Champagnie. And then Pitt just destroyed Syracuse ten days after a three point win over the Orange. So whatever people thought about this game is not what it’s likely to be....
Cat Scratch Reader 9 hours ago
CSR Roundtable: Who would you like for the Panthers to draft?

CSR Roundtable: Who would you like for the Panthers to draft?

Photo by Jacob Kupferman/ The CSR Roundtable is back with a discussion about our favorite draft prospects. With the offseason in full swing (well, at least for the Panthers and the rest of the non-playoff teams) I decided to ask the rest of the CSR staff the following question: Who is the one draft prospect you’d like to see the Panthers draft? Round doesn’t matter, and it can be for whatever reason you want. Below you will find their answers, as well as my thoughts. I hope this sparks discussion on draft prospects than can (and/or should) be on the Panthers’...
Canes Country 17 hours ago
They said it: Brind’Amour, Svechnikov and Reimer on second win of season

They said it: Brind’Amour, Svechnikov and Reimer on second win of season

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via The Canes’ head coach, winning goalie and star winger spoke to the media following a 4-2 win over Nashvhille. The Hurricanes got back to their winning ways in their third game of the season, picking up a 4-2 victory in game one of a back-to-back in Nashville. While there was plenty to like, including a strong night for James Reimer and big goals from Andrei Svechnikov, Vincent Trocheck and Sebastian Aho, the win did not come without a cost. The Canes, already without captain Jordan Staal due to his placement on the COVID protocol...

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