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Sports Now is a News & Observer Sports podcast that goes deeper into the stories N&O sports journalists report each week.








Va. Tech's 'waterproof' tweets, and what's next for UNC after its loss to ECU

Reporters Jonathan M. Alexander, Jonas Pope IV and Brett Haensel discuss Virginia Tech's insensitive tweets about ECU not traveling during Hurricane, as well as what is next for UNC after its tough loss to East Carolina last week.


Larry Fedora's memory and Week 2 of college football

Does Larry Fedora really have selective memory? The North Carolina coach says he doesn’t remember much from the Pirates’ 70-41 win over the Tar Heels in 2014. Is that true? We discuss this, UNC’s matchup against ECU on Saturday, and N.C. State’s game against James Madison on the first episode of Season Two of Sports Now: And Nando Sports Podcast. For background reading


The most glaring and local things from the Rice Commission's report ft. Andrew Carter and Dan Kane

Amid the announcement of an FBI investigation into corruption in college basketball, the NCAA established a group called the Commission on College Basketball in October 2017. Led by former secretary of state and Stanford provost, Condoleezza Rice, the commission was to address ongoing issues in the sport. Some say the report, which was finally released two weeks ago, did little to address the true issues that have caused corruption in college basketball. Also among the recommendations in the...


A former NC State coach and player are in the FBI's latest documents. What that means.

On April 10, the FBI released new documents that show how a former N.C. State coach and a former N.C. State player were involved in its ongoing investigation into corruption in college basketball. Reporters Jonathan M. Alexander and Jonas Pope IV talk to N.C. State beat reporter Joe Giglio about what these documents mean and the possible penalties to N.C. State, if any. Also, late Wednesday morning, N.C. State chancellor released a statement and gave a timeline of the school's response to...


With his stock rising in baseball, will Jordyn Adams skip UNC and play in the MLB?

Reporter Jonathan M. Alexander talks with reporter Jonas Pope IV about his story on Green Hope High School's Jordyn Adams, and whether the UNC football signee and baseball commit will enter the Major League Baseball draft at the end of the season. Adams is considered one of the best wide receiver prospects in the country. But his stock in the MLB draft has increased significantly in recent weeks after scouts came to watch him play in a high school baseball tournament.


Was it right for NCCU's women's basketball team to not renew the scholarships of 10 players?

UPDATE: N.C. Central put out a statement late Tuesday afternoon. "North Carolina Central University (NCCU) remains committed to the academic success of all our students including student-athletes who were part of the women’s basketball team during the 2017-2018 season but who will not be returning next year. The university has reallocated resources for the seven students who are not graduating in May to continue and complete their education at North Carolina Central University. NCCU will...