Sports

The University of North Carolina men's basketball team will play at least 14 games against schools that participated in last year's NCAA Tournament, including non-conference matchups against Iowa, Kentucky and Ohio State and either UCLA or Oklahoma. The Atlantic

Michigan broke open a 14-0 ballgame with three touchdowns in the final four minutes of the first half and went on to avenge its 2007 loss to Appalachian State University football with a 52-14

The Hickory Crawdads snapped a 1-1 tie with a three-run rally in the ninth inning Friday night. Hickory () utilized two hits, two walks, and an error to come away with a 4-1 win over the Delmarva Shorebirds at Arthur W. Purdue Stadium.

The Chicago Bears reduced their roster to the National Football League mandatory 53 players on Saturday by releasing 15 players. Chicago kept six wide receivers. Unfortunately, former Appalachian

The Ashe County High football team finally ended 12 years of frustration Friday night against Watauga. The Huskies (2-0), off to their best start since 2008, defeated WHS 16-13 at Jack Groce Stadium. Kendall Richardson's 37-yard field goal with 1:36 left to play proved to be the difference. The Huskies snapped a 12-game losing streak against the Pioneers (1-1), and they also won their first game in Boone since the series began in 1999.