Monday, April 8 2013 6:08 AM EDT2013-04-08 10:08:19 GMT
Police plan stepped-up patrols in Ann Arbor as Michigan's basketball team plays in Atlanta and tries for its first national title since 1989. Police on campus and in Ann Arbor plan to have extra officersFull Story >
Police plan stepped-up patrols in Ann Arbor as Michigan's basketball team plays in Atlanta and tries for its first national title since 1989.Full Story >
Sunday, April 7 2013 7:24 AM EDT2013-04-07 11:24:29 GMT
(RNN) – It takes some people most of their lives to achieve something noteworthy, but college basketball players can do it during a 40-minute span by the time they reach 22. An entire month – or careerFull Story >
All championship games are special for one reason or another, but some stand out more than the rest.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:45:29 GMT
Police were called to a fatal shooting in Madisonville Friday evening. It happened at the Between Rounds Sports Bar, located in the 5800 block of Bramble Avenue, around 10:30 p.m. Officers say a 29-year-oldFull Story >
It happened at the Between Rounds Sports Bar, located in the 5800 block of Bramble Avenue, around 10:30 p.m. Officers say a 29-year-old man was killed in the shooting. His identity has not yet been released.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:44:59 GMT
CINCINNATI (AP) - Joey Votto extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a homer, and Ryan Hanigan and Brandon Phillips also homered on Friday night, powering the Cincinnati Reds to their fourth straightFull Story >
Bronson Arroyo pitched around a mistake to Cubs starter Scott Feldman and the Reds downed the Cubs 7-4.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:33 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:33:04 GMT
A Northern Kentucky fire department was recognized on Friday for their efforts in battling the historic Beverly Hills Supper Club fire. The Southgate Fire Department received the Medal of Valor, whichFull Story >
A Northern Kentucky fire department was recognized on Friday for their efforts in battling the historic Beverly Hills Supper Club fire. On May 28, 1977, nearly 2,000 people were saved but over 150 people died in the blaze.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:11 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:11:14 GMT
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m. TheFull Story >
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m.Full Story >
This is the second of a two-part preview of ACC basketball in-conference play. The conference does not split into divisions for basketball, but Part Two looks at teams making up the "Coastal" side in other sports.
See Part One, the "Atlantic" squads, for a preview of the other six teams.
(RNN) – The North Carolina Tar Heels: Under renovations, but still open for business.
UNC came into this season with less than its usual expectations. Last year's team, which fell one game short of the Final Four, lost four of its five starters to the NBA Draft.
No matter how prestigious the program, a talent loss of that size will take time to recover from.
James Michael McAdoo – the nephew of NBA Hall of Famer Bob McAdoo – could have left for the pros as well but decided to stay in Chapel Hill another season. He leads a team of athletic but untested Tar Heels into the minefield of Atlantic Coast Conference play.
Coach Roy Williams' team will undoubtedly have moments of excellence. The squad can outmatch nearly anyone in height, speed and overall raw ability.
But questions remain. What will they do when a team can match up with those abilities? Can McAdoo lead them in points and be an on-court leader? How will they adjust on defense when they can't outscore someone?
As shown in the loss to Virginia, the latter question could be a real sticking point. UNC went from soaring up and down the court for easy baskets to a severe offensive drought in the second half.
With several up-and-coming teams in the ACC, the Heels will have to dig in this season to keep their spot.
Duke Blue Devils (15-0, 2-0)
Coach Mike Krzyzewski
Last game: W 68-40 vs. Clemson. Next game: Noon ET Saturday at NC State.
After a shocking loss in the first round of the 2012 NCAA tournament, Coach K's bunch has looked nearly unstoppable this season.
Mason Plumlee leads five Blue Devils who are averaging 10 or more points per game. The 6'10" forward also leads the team in rebounding (11.4 per game) and is a strong defensive presence around the basket.
Fellow senior Seth Curry has shown the sharpshooting gene possessed by his brother, Stephen, and his father, Dell, didn't pass him by. He's making more than 41 percent of his 3-point attempts.
Virginia Cavaliers (11-3, 1-0)
Coach Tony Bennett
Last game: W 61-52 vs. North Carolina. Next game: 9 p.m. Wednesday at Wake Forest.
Out of 347 Division I basketball teams, only one has given up fewer points per game than the Wahoos.
Bennett's team has bought into his defensive game plan, and they used it to near-perfection against the Tar Heels on Saturday. Still, Virginia has shown it is prone to letdowns, suffering an inexplicable loss to two-win Old Dominion in pre-conference action.
Jontel Evans resumed his duties at point guard right in time for the first ACC game, and his passing should help Joe Harris (15.3 ppg) find even better scoring opportunities.
Miami Hurricanes (10-3, 1-0)
Coach Jim Larranaga
Last game: W 62-49 at Georgia Tech. Next game: 7 p.m. Thursday at North Carolina.
The ‘Canes may have suffered the biggest loss of any team in the conference when center Reggie Johnson went down with a broken thumb.
The 6'10" Johnson averaged more than 12 points and 10 rebounds per game. Still, Miami has four others getting them double-digit points per contest, led by Durand Scott (14.7).
With six seniors – a rarity in the modern hoops era – the team has enough talent and experience to overcome Johnson's injury and stay near the top of the conference.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (10-3, 0-1)
Coach Brian Gregory
Last game: L 49-62 vs. Miami. Next game: 7 p.m. Wednesday at NC State.
A new arena and an infusion of young talent could combine for some entertaining basketball in Atlanta.
Gregory, in his second year with the Ramblin' Wreck, added two top-70 recruits in Marcus Georges-Hunt and Robert Carter. And the duo made an instant impact, becoming the top two scorers on the team.
The young Jackets knocked off a good St. Mary's team and hung tough with No. 12-ranked Illinois so far. They will have to improve upon the performance against Miami to secure a winning record in the ACC.
North Carolina Tar Heels (10-4, 0-1)
Coach Roy Williams
Last game: L 52-61 at Virginia. Next game: 7 p.m. Thursday vs. Miami.
Freshman Marcus Paige was the jewel of Williams' 2012 recruiting class. The 6'1" point guard drives fearlessly around bigger defenders to the basket and has a sharp, quick release when shooting from 3-point range.
He and senior Dexter Strickland have split time at point this season, with mixed results. While Paige has the higher ceiling, he has yet to prove he can balance his scoring with getting his teammates involved.
As the season progresses and his comfort in the UNC system grows, expect him to get more time on the court.
Virginia Tech Hokies (9-5, 0-1)
Coach James Johnson
Last game: L 71-94 at Maryland. Next game: 7 p.m. Wednesday vs. Boston College.
While Virginia Tech is not expected to make much noise in the ACC this year, Blacksburg is the home of one of the best scorers in the country: Erick Green.
The senior guard has averaged nearly 25 points per game. At only 6'3, Green uses his long arms to release the ball high on his jump shot, and can make midair adjustments around defenders when leaping to the basket.
In addition, he adds more than four rebounds, four assists and nearly two steals a contest for his team, making him one of the more complete players in the conference.
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Friday, May 24 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:37:58 GMT
Police in Salisbury are investigating after they say a man confessed to fatally stabbing his girlfriend and using her blood to draw a heart on a building. According to police, the unidentified man toldFull Story >
Police in Salisbury are investigating after they say a man confessed to fatally stabbing his girlfriend and using her blood to draw a heart on a building.Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:43 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:43:18 GMT
A 19-year-old Clifton resident was arrested on Wednesday for aggravated burglary and numerous counts of drug possession. According to the Cincinnati Police Department, Kyle "Lucky" McNamara was armedFull Story >
A 19-year-old Clifton resident was arrested on Wednesday for aggravated burglary and numerous counts of drug possession.Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 1:23 PM EDT2013-05-22 17:23:38 GMT
A Charlotte mother is teaching her young son a lesson, by having him arrested, after he stole her Pop-Tarts, according to a police report. According to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police report, officersFull Story >
A Charlotte mother is teaching her young son a lesson, by having him arrested, after he stole her Pop-Tarts, according to a police report.Full Story >
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."Full Story >
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 9:13 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:13:57 GMT
A man was found shot to death in Over-the-Rhine overnight. It was just before 3A-M when Cincinnati dispatch received a call about a man bleeding from the head near the intersection of Goose Alley andFull Story >
Cincinnati police have released the name of a man who was shot and killed early Friday morning in OTR. Full Story >
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