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: 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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    237th Chapter of Duke-Carolina Promises To Be Memorable

    February 11, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    The 237th installment of what is widely believed to be the greatest rivalry in college sports promises to be another classic encounter between two of the most iconic programs in college basketball.

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