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Phil Rowe Named William Peace University Director of Athletics

Rowe brings a bevy of knowledge to Raleigh, owning nearly 50 years of experience as both a coach and athletics administrator. Rowe, who replaces 12-year Athletic Director and Head Women’s Basketball Coach Kelly Johnson, will begin his tenure as AD on Tuesday, July 5...more

Hoops and Hops FanFest Scheduled Prior to NCAA Sessions

Representatives from Raleigh’s 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Local Organizing Committee today announced the return of the “Hoops and Hops FanFest,” scheduled to take place at PNC Arena on Thursday, March 17 and Saturday, March 19.....more

2016 USA Ultimate College Championships Headed to Raleigh, N.C.

Colorado Springs, Colo. (May 7, 2015) – USA Ultimate, the national governing body for the sport of ultimate in the United States, announced today the dates and locations for both its 2016 College Championship events. The 2016 Division I College Championships will be held in Raleigh, N.C., May 27-30...more

Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Wins SportsTravel Award

Raleigh, NC – November 13, 2014 – SportsTravel magazine today presented its ‘Best New Sporting Event’ Award for 2014 to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon & ½ Marathon presented by WRAL benefiting The V Foundation.....more

Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Sets New Marathon Course for 2015

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series today unveiled a new course for the second annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon & ½ Marathon presented by WRAL benefiting The V Foundation set to take place the weekend of April 10-12, 2015.....more

DeCock: For women’s soccer, a Cary ‘home’ victory

CARY — Heather O’Reilly moved back to Chapel Hill last year, where she starred for North Carolina and her husband played lacrosse. That made Wednesday’s appearance for the United States against Switzerland at WakeMed Soccer Park officially a home game for the star midfielder.....more

PNC Arena getting lighting upgrade

RALEIGH, N.C. — Fans attending Carolina Hurricanes hockey games and NC State basketball games this year will get a chance to see the sports in a whole new light.....more

Marathon Provides Big Boost for Raleigh Economy

Raleigh, NC - July 8, 2014 - The inaugural Rock ‘n' Roll Raleigh Marathon & ½ Marathon, presented by WRAL benefiting the V Foundation for Cancer Research, generated an economic impact of over $8 million for the local economy....more

Organizing For the NCAA

Raleigh, NC -- (from Raleigh started planning for their week of basketball almost a year ago.....more

Bands Wanted for April’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon

Raleigh, N.C. -- With a newly approved course in hand, race organizers are moving forward with the next steps of planning a world-class running event, with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon & ½ Marathon Presented by WRAL Benefiting The V Foundation set to take place Sunday, April 13...more

Sixteen teams announced for 2014 NHSI

From -- USA Baseball announced today the 16 teams that will compete in the third annual USA Baseball National High School Invitational, March 26-29 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C......more

USAB and Notre Dame Announce 2014 Irish Classic Field

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- USA Baseball and the University of Notre Dame announced the return of the USA Baseball - Irish Classic for a second year on Wednesday. The second edition will feature an elite a field as anything seen during the sport’s regular season.....more

NC State student plays on world stage - at home

Raleigh, N.C. (July 5, 2013) – The 28-year-old Ph.D. student in biomathematics at N.C. State plays for the U.S. team, which played Team Colombia in an exhibition game at WRAL Soccer Complex on Friday night..more

Junior Beach Tour Reaches Raleigh NC

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 21, 2013) The Carolina Grand Slam was accompanied by a few rain showers and a flood of thrilling competition on the second weekend of the 2013 USA Volleyball Junior Beach Tour on May 18-19 hosted in Raleigh, N.C...more

ACC Championships To Cover Broad Horizon in 2013-14

GREENSBORO, N.C. ( – Atlantic Coast Conference Championship events will be held at 19 sites throughout the conference’s 15-team footprint during the 2013-14 academic year, ACC Commissioner John Swofford announced on Wednesday...more

Deep South Classic Makes Raleigh Convention Center Debut

April 16, 2013 (Raleigh, NC) – For the first time, basketball takes center court this weekend (April 19-21) at the Raleigh Convention Center during the 16th annual Deep South Classic which brings together many of the nation's top girls teams and individual stars...more

Visitation Numbers Released For Wake County

Two nationally respected travel and travel research organizations have released 2011 numbers in terms of total visitation and visitor spending in Wake County. D.K. Shifflet and Associates calculated a record 11.63 million travelers visited Wake County in 2011 while the United States Travel Association (USTA) shows those visitors contributed more than $1.7 billion into the local economy...more

Raleigh NC Named Host of 2013-2014 US Lacrosse Southeast Championships

BALTIMORE, June 12, 2012 — US Lacrosse today named the WRAL Soccer Center in Raleigh, N.C., site of the 2013 and 2014 US Lacrosse Southeast Championships, Powered by Lacrosse Unlimited, a three‐day youth lacrosse tournament for boys’ and girls’ teams in the U11, U13 and U15 age divisions. Event dates will be June 7‐9, 2013, and either June 6‐8 or June 20‐22, 2014...more

MAPL 2009 RCC Setup

from THE MEDIA BLENDER (Watch a time-lapse video of the new Raleigh Convention Center being set-up for a major volleyball tournament)..more

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