Aaron Beard, The Morning Sun

Aaron Beard

The Morning Sun

Raleigh, NC, United States

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  • The Morning Sun
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  • WACH FOX
  • The Virginian-Pilot
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  • The Associated Press
  • The Pantagraph
  • Daily Herald
  • FOX10News | WALA
  • Daily Tribune
  • Winnipeg Free Press
  • The Oakland Press
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Recent articles by Aaron:

Gonzaga is No. 1 in preseason AP Top 25; Michigan 6th, MSU unranked

Gonzaga carried a No. 1 ranking all last season before falling a win short of becoming college basketball’s first unbeaten national champion in 45 years. → Read More

Gonzaga is No. 1 in preseason AP Top 25; UCLA, Kansas next

Gonzaga carried a No. 1 ranking all last season before falling a win short of becoming... → Read More

Ex-NBA guard Smith makes tournament debut as college golfer

BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — J.R. Smith couldn’t help but feel anxious. → Read More

Ex-NBA guard J.R. Smith makes tournament debut as college golfer for North Carolina A&T

It’s a college experience almost two decades delayed for Smith, who was originally slated to play basketball at North Carolina before jumping from the preps to the NBA to become a first-round pick in 2004. → Read More

ACC race looks wide open amid No. 25 Clemson's struggles

It took less than a month to dramatically change the look of the Atlantic Coast Conference race and likely knock the league out of the national-title hunt. Six-time reigning league champion and 25th-ranked Clemson has an early league loss against one of its top division challengers and two losses overall. North Carolina and Miami have gone from preseason top-15 teams to unranked. That leaves the… → Read More

Duke's Banchero poised to thrive in Coach K's farewell run

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Paolo Banchero doesn't fret about pressure for what's ahead — not... → Read More

NC State holds on in double OT, stuns No. 9 Clemson 27-21

RALEIGH, N. C. (AP) — Clemson’s final pass had barely hit the ground when North Carolina State’s sideline began charging toward the field to celebrate, followed closely by red-clad Wolfpack fans pouring in to join them from all directions. The Wolfpack’s long run of frustration in these marquee games is over. And the ninth-ranked Tigers’ shot of returning to the College Football Playoff could… → Read More

No. 21 North Carolina dominates in the second half to run away from Virginia

Tar Heels QB Sam Howell threw five touchdown passes and ran for a career-best 112 yards as No. 21 North Carolina took over after halftime Saturday night. → Read More

Virginia aims to continue dominance of No. 21 North Carolina in key ACC matchup

The Cavaliers (2-0) haven’t lost to the Tar Heels in the every-year-since-1919 series since October 2016. → Read More

Previewing ODU’s opponent: Wake Forest veterans aim higher after 5 consecutive bowl trips

Old Dominion plays at Wake Forest at 7 p.m. tonight in coach Ricky Rahne’s debut. The game will be televised on ACC Network. → Read More

2-time NBA champ JR Smith joins North Carolina A&T golf team as freshman walk-on at age 35

The 16-year NBA veteran who skipped college basketball, won two world championships and made millions is now a freshman walk-on for the North Carolina A&T men’s golf team. → Read More

A combined Final Four? Gender equity report calls for it

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament typically has the biggest spotlight when it reaches the Final Four, with the best teams – or luckiest – to have survived March Madness playing the final games to determine a national champion. → Read More

G League Ignite's first wave nets trio of NBA draft picks

Jalen Green, Jonathan Kuminga and Isaiah Todd all bet that bypassing college basketball... → Read More

Detroit Pistons grab Cade Cunningham at No. 1 in NBA draft

The Detroit Pistons selected Oklahoma State’s Cade Cunningham with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft Thursday night. → Read More

Detroit Pistons grab Cade Cunningham at No. 1 in NBA draft

The Detroit Pistons selected Oklahoma State's Cade Cunningham with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft Thursday night. → Read More

Cunningham headlines list of top prospects in NBA draft

Cade Cunningham spent years honing his game for a shot at becoming the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft. Cunningham tops the list of prospects as the Pistons get set to make the first pick on Th… → Read More

Barnes, Kuminga headline list of forwards in NBA draft

Scottie Barnes and Jonathan Kuminga offer plenty of versatility to headline the class of forwards in Thursday’s NBA draft. → Read More

Barnes, Kuminga headline list of forwards in NBA draft

Scottie Barnes and Jonathan Kuminga offer plenty of versatility to headline the class of... → Read More

Michigan among schools using group licensing to compensate athletes

By AARON BEARD AP Sports Writer With college athletes able to profit from their fame for the first time, North Carolina opened a new path Tuesday for its players to cash in: group licensing for off… → Read More

College coaches working to learn NIL impact on recruiting

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Devin Leary can only imagine what it's like being a high school recruit in the era of college athletes finally being able to profit from their → Read More