By Matt Oakes Matt Oakes is a managing editor at Olympia Media Group and a columnist for WCHL. You can find him on Twitter at @moakes3.
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    Oakes’ Outlook: Fall Feasting

    October 16, 2015 at 9:00 am

    It’s finally writing weather again. That means blue skies, full sun and this time of year, a refreshing breeze to go with it. It’s a glorious spot on the calendar for sports enthusiasts – baseball playoffs, President’s Cup golf, the rumblings of basketball season and of course, more football to go around than turkey at […]

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    Oakes’ Outlook: The ACC Stakes

    January 29, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    And they’re off! It’s a quick pace and a fast track we have here today, folks. And as they round the far turn in The Atlantic Coast Conference Stakes, it’s last year’s title-holding thoroughbred, Cavalier, who’s managed to stick his nose in front. But Lucky Irish and Sweet Caroline are dueling neck and neck just […]

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    Breakin’ It Down: Duke

    November 20, 2014 at 11:58 am

    The Battle for the Bell showcases one of the most bitter rivalries in college athletics before a nationally-televised audience in a primetime ESPN broadcast. Wait – this one’s not on the hardwood and doesn’t involve Coach K or Roy Williams? No, sir. This game will be played on the gridiron at Wallace Wade Stadium and […]

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    The Dog Days Of Sporting Summers

    July 31, 2014 at 6:00 am

    It’s that dreaded time of the year for sports fans. What do we really have to hold onto in the middle of the summer? I mean, besides the beach trips, lake days, oppressive heat, outdoor concerts, cookouts and sweet tea. I’m talking sports here. Exactly – we’re usually caught in the doldrums. This year, at […]

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    Pinehurst Opining: Snapshot Of A Saturday

    June 15, 2014 at 9:38 am

    They call Saturday “Moving Day” out here on the PGA Tour – a chance for guys to make their run up the leaderboard with a low score and set up a prime chance at the trophy on Sunday. But in the US Open at Pinehurst, “Moving Day” takes on a whole new meaning. Quite simply, […]

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    Rolling Tar Heels Happy, Hungry For More

    February 24, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    The Carolina basketball team is riding a nine-game winning streak, but the No.19 team in the country isn’t planning on slowing down any time soon.

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    Carolina Baseball Meets Winless Appalachian State Tuesday at the Bosh

    February 24, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    The North Carolina baseball team, 3-3 on the season, will face 0-7 Appalachian State Tuesday at 3 p.m. in Chapel Hill.

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    Hoops Ranks Update: Tar Heel Men Back In Top 25, Women Slide Down

    February 24, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    The Tar Heel men’s basketball team reentered the Top 25 rankings Monday.

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    ACC Football Championship To Call Charlotte Home Through 2019

    February 24, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    The Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game will be staying in Charlotte for the near future.

  • The Duke-Carolina Rivalry: Inside Insight from Jacobs, Montross, Spatola & Steinbacher

    February 12, 2014 at 10:15 am

    We wanted to hear from those who have been a part of the Duke-Carolina experience for so many years to get you set for what promises to be another exhilarating chapter Wednesday night in Chapel Hill.

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