BC-NC–North Carolina Sports Digest, NC


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FBC–T25-MIAMI-APPALACHIAN ST

BOONE, N.C. – It should be loud and crazy when Appalachian State hosts a power five conference school in No. 25-ranked Miami on Saturday. The Mountaineers nearly upset then No. 9-ranked Tennessee to start the season before losing in overtime. By Steve Reed. UPCOMING: from noon start, 700 words.

FBC–EAST CAROLINA-SOUTH CAROLINA

COLUMBIA, S.C. – East Carolina seeks to knock off its second straight Power Five opponent — and seventh in its past nine meetings — when it faces South Carolina of the Southeastern Conference on Saturday. By Jeffrey Collins. UPCOMING: from 4 p.m. start, 600 words.

FBC–OLD DOMINION-NC STATE

RALEIGH – North Carolina State looks to rebound from a tough loss to East Carolina when the Wolfpack play host to Old Dominion. By Joedy McCreary. UPCOMING: from 6 p.m. start, 600 words.

FBC–DELAWARE-WAKE FOREST

WINSTON-SALEM – Wake Forest aims for its first 3-0 start since 2008 when the Demon Deacons play host to Delaware of the FCS. UPCOMING: from 6:30 p.m. start, 600 words.

FBC–JAMES MADISON-NORTH CAROLINA

CHAPEL HILL – North Carolina plays its home opener Saturday when it hosts James Madison. By Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: from 3:30 p.m. start, 650 words.

FBC–DUKE-NORTHWESTERN

EVANSTON, Ill. – Duke and Northwestern meet in a matchup between ACC and Big Ten members looking to get back on a winning path. The Blue Devils lost to Wake Forest last week. The Wildcats are seeking their first win after dropping the first two games to Western Michigan and Illinois State. UPCOMING from 8 p.m. start, 600 words.

FBC–T25-AP TOP 25 TAKEAWAYS

Takeaways from week three of the college football season, which promised to set the tone for the College Football Playoff race and possibly rearrange the top of the AP poll. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 800 words by 9 p.m. Will be updated with late games.

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