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Hoops (M): CAA part of officiating alliance

The CAA is part of an officiating alliance with the ACC, Big East and A-10 announced Tuesday. (Mike Spencer/StarNews) The Colonial Athletic Association is part of a men’s basketball officiating alliance announced Tuesday that includes the ACC, Big East and Atlantic 10. It essentially loops the Big East into an existing relationship between the other three conferences with the aim of improving… → Read More

Baseball: Coastal Carolina’s Gary Gilmore thanks Mark Scalf for advice

Mark Scalf’s friend Gary Gilmore has Coastal Carolina within two wins of a national title. (StarNews File Photo) With a mix of gutsy pitching, unlikely offense and some monkey magic, the Coastal Carolina baseball team is on the brink of a national title. The Chanticleers start their best-of-three championship series against Arizona on Monday night, trying to finish an astounding postseason run.… → Read More

CFCC's Tyrek Coger won't go to Ole Miss

Cape Fear Community College’s Tyrek Coger is back on the college basketball free agent market. The 6-foot-8, 240-pound center’s commitment to Ole Miss fell through this week because of an SEC rule that requires junior college transfers to be enrolled at their previous school for at least three semesters as a full-time student.Coger – who averaged 12.2 points and 7.0 rebounds last season – spent… → Read More

Kinston's Brandon Ingram created local memories before reaching NBA Draft

The crossover dribble sent a defender flying, and the deep step-back jumper barely ticked the rim on its way through the net. The move didn't seem to fit on a high school basketball court. Certainly not from someone 6-foot-9. → Read More

Give us your UNCW Top 10

What’s your top UNCW sports moment from 2015-2016? (Mike Spencer/StarNews) Our countdown of the top UNCW sports moments of 2015-2016 ended with the Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball championship at No. 1. Now we’d like to know what you think. Head here to give us your rankings 1-through-10. Add in some of your best memories, too. There were plenty of other games and performances… → Read More

Memorable moment No. 2: Baseball gets within win of first Super Regional, June 4

No. 2: Baseball gets within win of first Super Regional, June 4UNCW's 2015-2016 school year provided plenty of memorable moments on the field. As the Seahawks head into summer, we're counting down the Top 10.Mark Scalf has seen a lot in 25 years at UNCW, but his club moved into uncharted territory with back-to-back wins to start the Columbia Regional. The Seahawks beat Rhode Island, 11-7, to get… → Read More

Shotmakers fundraising group boosts UNCW basketball

Amid the chaos, Jimmy Bass found Bill Rudisill. The UNCW athletic director deftly navigated the sea of hugs, selfies and joyous dance moves in the aftermath of his flagship program's first Colonial Athletic Association title in a decade to say thank you to the local businessman. → Read More

4 UNCW Seahawks taken in MLB Draft

Steven Linkous bolstered his case for pro ball, one hit, stolen base and run at a time this spring. By the time the UNCW outfielder finished his senior season with a .374 batting average, 29 steals and 78 runs, he felt confident about his future.Linkous waited with more excited anticipation than real nervousness Saturday afternoon. The North Brunswick High School graduate was hanging at home in… → Read More

Baseball: Gavin Stupienski, Steven Linkous selected in MLB Draft

Gavin Stupienski (right) was drafted in the 12th round on Saturday by the Arizona Diamondbacks. (Allen Sharpe/For StarNews) Gavin Stupienski and Steven Linkous are the latest UNCW players selected in the MLB Draft. Stupienski went to the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 12th round on Saturday with the 359th overall pick, while Linkous was picked in the 22nd round by the Colorado Rockies at 650th… → Read More

Seahawks come up short of Super Regional

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The UNCW baseball team arrived at Founders Park on Tuesday to confront history, one way or the other. ESPN cameras and the largest crowd of this NCAA Regional – in the middle of a workday, no less – provided reminders of the stakes the Seahawks didn’t need, especially after rain gave them an extra day to wait and think. → Read More

Live updates from UNCW baseball regional

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UNCW baseball's NCAA Regional game against South Carolina postponed for rain

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The UNCW baseball team will have to wait another day to try again to make history. Its winner-take-all game against host South Carolina at the NCAA Regional here set for Monday has been postponed because of rain. A rescheduled time for Tuesday wasn't immediately announced. → Read More

Duke’s Brian McAfee ready to face UNCW

COLUMBIA, S.C. – For better or worse, Brian McAfee plans to savor Friday’s NCAA start against UNCW. Looking back, the Duke right-hander isn’t sure he did that in his first outing at the national tournament. He gave up six runs in 4 2/3 innings against East Carolina pitching for Cornell as a true freshman in 2012 in a season-ending loss at the Chapel Hill Regional. “It was a little surreal,” said… → Read More

UNCW baseball keeps rolling up offense

Sal Colangelo asks his Bethesda Big Train players to show up a little more than three hours ahead of the usual 7:30 p.m. start on steamy evenings at Shirley Povich Field. That way they can help get the diamond ready and get themselves warmed up with plenty of time left over. → Read More

UNCW headed to South Carolina for NCAA regional

The UNCW baseball team is headed to South Carolina for its fourth NCAA Regional in five years. The Seahawks – hours after a disappointing finish at the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament – got their assignment Monday as an at-large selection. They are seeded second opposite No. 3 Duke in a pod that also features the host Gamecocks and Rhode Island. The winner of the double elimination… → Read More

Baseball: CAA final to resume Sunday at 5 p.m.

The CAA baseball final was halted by rain Saturday with the score tied after nine innings. (Michael Wiser/Charleston Post & Courier) MT. PLEASANT, S.C. — The UNCW baseball team will try again to close out a Colonial Athletic Association Tournament title on Sunday at 5 p.m. The final against William & Mary was suspended by rain Saturday afternoon with the score tied at 8 after nine innings. The… → Read More

CAA baseball final halted by rain

MT. PLEASANT, S.C. – The UNCW baseball team’s march toward another Colonial Athletic Association Tournament title hit a snag Saturday afternoon, its failing bullpen and Mother Nature putting a potential celebration on hold. Rain halted the final between the Seahawks and William & Mary after nine innings with the scored tied at 8.With its season on the brink, the Tribe scored seven runs off three… → Read More

Topsail baseball one win from state final

HAMPSTEAD – A reminder of Topsail baseball's crowning achievement is usually within sight at its home park. Banners celebrating the 2014 state championship are plastered on the outfield wall and the backs of both dugouts.The Pirates honored that feat before Tuesday's first pitch with a handful of the players who won the title lined up along the third base line as part of an alumni recognition… → Read More

Nick Feight headlines CAA award haul for UNCW baseball

Nick Feight's scalding start turned into a dream season and eventually a record-breaking stat line. Even as he gained more attention as the centerpiece of one of the nation's most potent lineups, the UNCW sophomore kept finding ways to pile up hits and drive in runs. He was recognized as the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year on Tuesday, leading an impressive haul of conference… → Read More

UNCW baseball team poised for another NCAA berth

The UNCW baseball bus rolled onto campus about 1:30 a.m. Monday, its return trip from James Madison delayed by an 11-7 loss that took 3 hours and 41 minutes. The Seahawks were partially guilty for Sunday's ill-timed marathon with nine walks, five errors and 13 men left on base. Those mistakes meant plenty of blame to go around after a second straight setback against the Dukes. → Read More