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Barton College seniors Nikki Norlin, left, and Clare McMahon were named to the 2021 All-Conference Carolinas Women’s Golf Team. Norlin was named to the second team while McMahon landed on the third team, the league announced Friday.

Barton’s Norlin, McMahon named to CC all-conference teams

From staff reports
| April 17, 2021

Following a fifth-place finish at the 2021 Conference Carolinas women’s golf championships, Barton C...

Marquette's Theo John (4) dunks against North Carolina during the second half of a game Feb. 24 in Chapel Hill. John  said via Twitter on Friday that “after conversations with my family, I have decided that next year I will be attending Duke University for my final year of eligibility.”


Marquette basketball exodus: Theo John transferring to Duke

By The Associated Press
| April 17, 2021

DURHAM — Forward Theo John says he’s transferring from Marquette to Duke, yet another player to leav...

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and director of basketball operations Nolan Smith watch the action during a game against North Carolina on March 6 at the Smith Center in Chapel Hill. Smith, a star on the Blue Devils’ 2010 national championship team, was promoted to assistant coach on Thursday.


Duke promotes former star Smith to assistant coach

By Tom Shanahan
| April 17, 2021

Normally a full season plays out — if not more — for those outside the team to observe what the head...

Area Calendar, April 17-18

April 17, 2021

Saturday, April 17 College Softball Barton at Chowan (DH), noon College Women’s Volleyball Conferen...

North Carolina coach Mack Brown speaks prior to his players participating in the school's Pro Day football workout for NFL scouts in Chapel Hil, in this Monday, March 29, file photo. The NCAA made it official Thursday, announcing the Division I Council had voted to approve a proposal that would permit all college athletes to transfer one time as an undergraduate without having to sit out a season. “There's over 2,000 kids that went into the football transfer portal,” Brown said. “The last update that I got was that only 37% had a place to go.”

College sports already adapting to new NCAA transfer rules

By Ralph D. Russo
| April 16, 2021

As spring practice winds down, Arkansas coach Sam Pittman sees some potential holes in his roster. Arkansas didn’t use the maximum 25 scholarships this year on its incoming recruits so it has a few left over to hit the transfer market, where there is no longer any question about whether athletes who switch schools will be immediately eligible to compete.

North Carolina coach Hubert Davis makes comments during a news conference at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill on Tuesday after being introduced as the Tar Heels' new NCAA men's basketball coach following the retirement of Roy Williams.

UNC's Davis sticks with ex-Tar Heels for coaching staff

By The Associated Press
| April 16, 2021

CHAPEL HILL — New North Carolina basketball coach Hubert Davis has completed his staff filled with former Tar Heels players.

Duke forward Matthew Hurt (21) passes the ball in front of Louisville guard David Johnson (13) during an ACC Tournament game in Greensboro on March 10. Hurt announced Wednesday he was entering the NBA draft.

Duke’s Hurt declares for NBA draft after breakout season

By The Associated Press
| April 15, 2021

DURHAM — Duke forward Matthew Hurt is declaring for the NBA draft and intends to hire an agent follo...

Barton head coach Chip Hester gestures on the sideline during the Bulldogs’ exhibition game against Louisburg College on Sunday at Truist Stadium. With the first football season in 71 years at the college in the books, Hester and his staff will turn their attention to planning for the fall 2021 season, which kicks off Sept. 4.


Bulldogs lay foundation, look for productive offseason

By Paul Durham
| April 15, 2021

The foundation has been laid for the Barton College football team with a spring season that should g...

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields throws during an NFL Pro Day at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, on  March 30. The Division I Council meets Wednesday and Thursday and at the top of the agenda — at least in terms of importance — is voting on a proposal that would grant all college athletes the right to transfer one time as undergraduates without sitting out season of competition.

Immediately eligible: NCAA on verge of transfer rule chang

By Ralph D. Russo
| April 14, 2021

Whether it is the start of free agency in college sports or simply the fair thing to finally do for ...

Ex-UNC athletes join program to profit from college careers

From staff reports
| April 16, 2021

CHAPEL HILL — More than 100 former North Carolina men’s basketball and women’s soccer players are jo...

Barton senior Absalon Williams finished with nine kills Tuesday night as the Bulldogs lost in three sets to King University in the 2021 Conference Carolinas quarterfinals in Wilson Gym.

BARTON ROUNDUP: Bulldogs ousted in CC quarterfinals by King

From staff reports
| April 14, 2021

The Barton College men’s volleyball team had its 2021 season come to a close Tuesday night with a 25...

Barton senior outside hitter Kaytlin Elkins was named the Conference Carolinas Women's Volleyball Offensive Player of the Year, the league announced Monday.

BC’s Elkins named CC’s top offensive player

From staff reports
| April 13, 2021

Senior Kaytlin Elkins capped her Barton College career by being named the NCAA Division II Conferenc...

Barton sophomore Tobias Nielsen scored a goal and added an assist in the Bulldogs' 3-0 victory in the regular-season finale against King in Bristol, Tenn., on Sunday.

BARTON ROUNDUP Bulldogs ice Tornado to finish 2nd in CC

From staff reports
| April 12, 2021

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Barton College put a cap on what has been a remarkable spring men's soccer regular ...

Barton defensive back Mike Webb celebrates after scoring a touchdown on a 27-yard interception return during the second half of Sunday's exhibition game at Truist Stadium. The Bulldogs won 24-7.

They’ll take it: Bulldogs use turnovers to stop Louisburg for exhibition win

By Paul Durham
| April 16, 2021

It’s not an official win for the spring 2021 season and it sure wasn’t pretty at times, but Barton C...

Barton's Travious Ford steps on home plate after hitting a solo home run in the fifth inning of the second game of Friday's Conference Carolinas doubleheader against Southern Wesleyan at Nixon Field. Ford was 5 for 5 with a double and his home run as the Bulldogs won 11-2, salvaging a split.

Bulldogs return from virus, salvage opening split with Southern Wesleyan

By Jimmy Lewis
| April 10, 2021

By now, the COVID-19 pandemic has extended its tentacles in every conceivable direction, with its effects felt far and wide. Add NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas baseball to the list.

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