Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs

January 30, 2014 

North Carolina Central’s Adrian Wilkins finished 2013 as the lone FCS Division I player with five touchdowns on returns – three on kickoffs and two on punts.


More honors for N.C. Central’s Adrian Wilkins

American Urban Radio Networks and its partner, the Black College Football Hall of Fame, announced North Carolina Central University sophomore Adrian Wilkins as a member of the 2013 SBN Sports Black College All-American Team.

Wilkins and his fellow All-Americans will be honored at the 40th Annual SBN Black College All-American Awards Reception on Feb. 28 in Atlanta, and again during the Black College Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony on March 1 in Atlanta.

Wilkins finished the 2013 season as the only student-athlete in the NCAA Division I-FCS with five special-teams return touchdowns – with scores on three kickoff returns (100, 96, 91 yards) and two punt returns (89, 73 yards).

He topped the MEAC in punt returns (13.4 yards per return) and ranked second in kickoff returns (30.3 yards per return). As a receiver, Wilkins led the Eagles with 37 catches for 427 yards and two touchdowns.

He topped the conference in all-purpose yards (123.5 yards per game), and he became the only Eagle in the NCCU record books with a kickoff return touchdown, a punt return touchdown and a receiving touchdown in the same season.

Liston sets record for Duke women’s basketball

Duke senior Tricia Liston set the Duke women’s basketball career record for three-point field goals made as the third-ranked Blue Devils cruised past Pittsburgh, 111-67, on Sunday afternoon in Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Liston now owns 224 treys to move past Abby Waner and finished the day with a game-high 23 points on 8-of-10 field goals.

Duke’s women (20-1 overall, 7-0 ACC) will play Thursday at Miami and return home to host Notre Dame at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Duke tennis earns a spot in ITA Indoor Championships

The 17th-ranked Duke men’s tennis team secured a trip to the 2014 ITA National Team Indoor Championships in thrilling fashion Sunday, dispatching No. 42 North Carolina, 4-2, in the ITA Kick-Off Weekend championship match in Durham.

The Blue Devils (3-2) rallied after dropping the doubles point to claim four singles wins in the early-season meeting with their Tobacco Road Rivals.

The two ITA Kick-Off Weekend wins give the Blue Devils their fourth consecutive trip to the ITA National Team Indoors tournament, which is slated for Feb. 14-17 in Houston, Texas. Duke will also be back in Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center on Friday, hosting Illinois at 6 p.m.

Durham Bulls will host a job fair for 2014 season

The International League Champion Durham Bulls are teaming up with the Durham Career Center to host a Job Fair on Saturday, Feb. 8 to fill part-time game day positions for the 2014 baseball season. The Job Fair will take place from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Diamond View I building located at 512 S. Mangum Street.

Interviews will be held on the spot for seasonal, part time positions available in game entertainment, sports turf, retail operations, seating bowl hosting, stadium operations, picnic hosting and ticket operations. In addition, the DBAP’s concessionaire Centerplate will be interviewing for food service and hospitality positions.

The Bulls advise that applicants should be fun, energetic and dependable, all while contributing to the fan-friendly environment and experience provided at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

Attendees are encouraged to fill out an application in advance at The site also has a full listing of available seasonal positions with the Bulls.

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