Please with your account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
  • StunGunn Feb 7, 2013

    I don't wait for the Super Bowl to watch and care about college basketball; to me the season starts with "Late Night With Roy". The Duke/Carolina game won't be as exciting as it has in years past, unfortunately, but that doesn't diminish my love for the greatest sport: college basketball, specifically ACC basketball. The emergence of State as a good basketball team has made Triangle hoops even more exciting.

  • VT1994Hokie Feb 6, 2013

    View quoted thread

    Thinking back I can agree on this too. But, since they have 68 right now, I can live with this. Money rules.

  • Hammerhead Feb 6, 2013

    Other than some of the more interesting college basketball games, some March Madness and the Final Four, the Super Bowl is pretty much the end of my serious sports season. It becomes white noise until football starts back up in Sept. I get pretty stoked to work and play outside this time of year.

  • dukiedon45 Feb 6, 2013

    View quoted thread

    actually,I thought 64 was enough.

  • VT1994Hokie Feb 6, 2013

    View quoted thread

    I too feel the same PanthersFan. Sports gave me my identity in high school. I love football and basketball more on the college level. I can appreciate your last few sentences too.

  • PanthersFan45 Feb 6, 2013

    I will watch college basketball from the get-go, that includes the early season tip-offs and the ACC-Big10 Challenge. I'm a big sports fan in general and pro football is tops with me. I grew up playing sports (mainly baseball & football). I've always had a strong connection with sports and its great entertainment. I will add I'm looking forward to NCAA bracket time again and seeing how I do in the annual offic pool. I have had the misfortunae of having Obama pick the same team to win it as me ...... I think that's put a hex on it.

  • VT1994Hokie Feb 6, 2013

    The schedule is fine to begin basketball in November. December is too late. This format has worked well for a long time now. I truly hope that we stay at 68 teams for the NCAA's. 128 teams would be a total joke.

  • greg11 Feb 6, 2013

    I think i could have came up with something better to write about than that. So the unofficial season starts after State beats Duke and UNC? WOW.

  • Pack Girl Feb 6, 2013

    " unofficial start of the season is actually next week when Duke hosts North Carolina at Cameron Indoor Stadium"...Excuse me??? So, the big ACC match ups prior to next week were just for casual spectators and non-fans? Who did you write this article or basketball fans? Or non-sports fans at all? It's really a shame to see that you have revealed your true colors as a newby to the ACC where UNC and Duke are the only schools that matter. And you all wonder why everybody else hates these schools. You just clearly exposed the smug attitude that is so prevalent that none of you UNC & Duke fans will admit to.

  • hi_i_am_wade Feb 6, 2013

    College basketball isn't in shambles in the states of North Carolina, Kentucky, and Indiana.

    However, there is an easy fix to both college basketball and the NBA. It is the baseball solution: you either have to go to the NBA right away or wait 3 years. The NFL forces players to be a certain age, and it has made college football and the NFL a better product and thus more likely to be watched. If the NBA and the NBA players union actually decided to do some forward thinking, we could greatly improve both the NBA and college basketball.

  • foghat001 Feb 6, 2013

    football fan, but b-ball is king with me

  • 4tarheels Feb 6, 2013

    College basketball is fine just as it is. We don't need different timeframe for the season and we don't need 128 teams in the tournament. Who cares if football is king, basketball is fine. Who knows, after football is ruined by potential rule changes, etc., basketball may become the new king.

  • randdjacobs Feb 6, 2013

    I turned to basketball (college) in early November... just like every other year. College B-ball is king around here.

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Feb 6, 2013

    If college basketball is in shambles, its still better than college football, NBA etc. Give me ACC b-ball anyday. The conference may have a few teams down, but come March, we will make our mark. And we keep hearing how great the Big Ten is? It is powerful this year, but the ACC-BIG 10 Challenge was a 7-7 split!

  • baldchip Feb 6, 2013

    Basketball is not in shambles in the ACC. Expanding the league has watered down the product to a certain extent. But day in-day out, the ACC is fine with me. And the ACC Tournament is one fine event-a real event in North Carolina history. Yes-we go other places for the tournament these days, but in my humble opinion, it balongs in Greensboro-permanently.

    Baskeetball may be in shambles in Texas because many of them think the sun rises and sets with football. Be my guest. I enjoy college football, but I love ACC hoops!!!

    Like Jackie Gore says about beach music, ACC hoops are to me "the best in the world"!!

Oldest First
  • PGA: The Open Championship

    Today at 7:00 am on WRAL-TV

  • Cycling: Tour de France

    Today at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Soccer: Swansea City AFC @ North Carolina FC

    Tonight at 7:30 on WRAL-2

  • PGA: The Open Championship

    Tomorrow at 7:00 am on WRAL-TV

  • Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series #2: Indy

    Tomorrow at 2:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Golf: Senior Open Championship

    Saturday, Jul. 29 at 12:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NASCAR Xfinity Series #1: Iowa

    Saturday, Jul. 29 at 3:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Topics & Takes

    Today at 9:00 am on 99.9 The Fan

  • NCFC vs Swansea FC

    Tonight at 7:30 on 99.9 The Fan

  • NASCAR Brickyard 400

    Tomorrow at 1:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Minor League Baseball
International League
Toledo 3:05 PT4:05 MT5:05 CT6:05 ET11:05 GMT
Norfolk 3:05 PT4:05 MT5:05 CT6:05 ET11:05 GMT
Indianapolis 3:05 PT4:05 MT5:05 CT6:05 ET11:05 GMT
Charlotte 3:35 PT4:35 MT5:35 CT6:35 ET11:35 GMT
Lehigh Valley 3:35 PT4:35 MT5:35 CT6:35 ET11:35 GMT
Buffalo 3:35 PT4:35 MT5:35 CT6:35 ET11:35 GMT
Syracuse 4:15 PT5:15 MT6:15 CT7:15 ET12:15 GMT
ATP Scoreboard
Friday, Jul. 21
Hall of Fame Open (ATP)
(1) J. Isner6 6    
D. Novikov4 4    
(4) P. Herbert2 7 4   
B. Fratangelo6 5 6   
Croatia Open Umag (ATP)
(1) D. Goffin5 3    
I. Dodig7 6    
A. Giannessi63 6 7   
R. Dutra Silv77 2 5   
(3) F. Fognini77 2 62   
A. Rublev65 6 77   
(4) P. Lorenzi1 7 6   
(8) J. Vesely6 5 3   
Swedish Open (ATP)
(7) D. Schwartzma3 3    
A. Kuznetsov6 6    
(5) K. Khachanov65 6 62   
A. Dolgopolov77 3 77   
(2) A. Ramos-Vino3 2    
(6) F. Verdasco6 6    
(8) D. Ferrer7 3 77   
H. Laaksonen5 6 63   
WTA Scoreboard
Friday, Jul. 21
Bucharest Open (WTA)
(2) C. Suarez Nav6 6    
(8) T. Maria0 3    
(7) I. Begu7 6    
P. Parmentier5 0    
(1) A. Sevastova1 3    
A. Bogdan6 6    
(3) J. Goerges7 7    
A. Dulgheru5 5    
Ladies Champ Gstaad (WTA)
S. Sorribes T6 6    
T. Korpatsch2 3    
(2) K. Bertens6 6    
(5) J. Larsson4 4    
T. Martincova3 6 7   
A. Lottner6 1 5   
(3) A. Kontaveit6 6    
(6) C. Witthoeft2 4