Elite juniors to play locally
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    Ritcher fondly recalls K-Gun

    As a rookie with the Buffalo Bills in 1980, Jim Ritcher had serious doubts that his NFL career would be a long one. <p><small><b>Other featured stories for 5/9:</b></small><li><a href="http://newsobserver.com/sports/story/3574955p-3177350c.html" target=blank><b>Elite juniors to play locally</b></a> <li><a href="http://newsobserver.com/sports/story/3574974p-3177217c.html" target=blank><b>Long to-do list awaits ACC</b></a>

    Quote of the Day:""This is the most unexpected honor ever. When are you going up on the Wall?' and I'd always say, ‘Thank you for even thinking I belong up there.' - Bill's Wall of Fame honoree and former NC State player Jim Ritcher

    Ritcher fondly recalls K-Gun
    Leo Roth * Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
    At North Carolina State, he was the Outland Trophy winner, an award given to the nation's best college lineman. He was Buffalo's No. 1 draft pick. But he also was undersized, had a spate of early nagging injuries, and, by his own admission, was a tad lazy. "Coming out of college I felt I was good, but the things I was able to do in college didn't translate well to playing in the pros," Ritcher recalled. Read More

    Elite juniors to play locally
    Tim Stevens * News & Observer
    The tournament has been expanded to 128 teams, including 64 in the featured 17-and-under bracket and 32 teams each in the 16-and-under and 15-under brackets. The tournament will be held at multiple venues across the Triangle -- North Carolina's Smith Center, Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium, N.C. State's Reynolds Coliseum and 17 other area gyms. Read More

    Long to-do list awaits ACC
    Robbie Pickeral * News & Observer
    A year ago this month, leaders of the nine ACC schools voted to pursue expansion. This week, ACC officials are in Amelia Island, Fla. -- along with new additions Miami, Virginia Tech and Boston College -- to continue to forge how the league will operate with 11, and then 12, schools. Read More

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