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The Panthers didn't have their star quarterback Cam Newton available for Sunday's season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium.

The No. 22 Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Soccer Team (0-1-1) and Florida Southern (1-0-1) battled to a 1-1 tie Sunday afternoon at Barnett Field. The match was stopped with just over eight minutes left due to lightning.

The Appalachian State University men’s soccer team dropped a 3-1 decision to nationally-ranked Uunversity of Maryland-Baltimore County on Sunday afternoon.

The Lees-McRae women's soccer team dropped a 4-1 decision to North Georgia in its season opener Sunday afternoon in Dahlonega, Ga. The Nighthawks (2-0) saw five players took at least two shots while the Bobcats' (0-1) goalie Kaitlyn Briggs (Oviedo, Fla.) registered eight saves.

Make it two rallies in two weeks for No. 21 North Carolina, which erased a two-touchdown deficit in the second half and then held on to beat San Diego State 31-27 on Saturday night after Tim Scott's interception in the end zone with 14 seconds left.