The Carolina Hurricanes host the Buffalo Sabres tomorrow at 2 in their first game of the Eastern Conference Finals. The team\’s extended playoff run has stunned the experts, many of whom claimed the Hurricanes would be lucky to make the playoffs. The players, however, say those dismissive pre-season reports only motivated them to further success. Lorne Matalon reports from the RBC Center in Raleigh.
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Underlying concerns of race and class continue to unfold as the investigation continues in the alleged rape of a black woman by members of the Duke men\’s lacrosse team. And the allegations may have inflamed simmering racial tension in Durham. The chancellor of North Carolina Central University, the president of Duke University, and the mayor of Durham are all calling for calm as the investigation continues. Leoneda Inge reports.
Two teams from North Carolina hope to make their mark on Boston this weekend. Boston is home to this year\’s final four of the womens NCAA basketball tournament. Carolina and Duke face Maryland and LSU on Sunday for the chance to play for a National Championship. David Brower reports.
The Carolina Hurricanes are retiring former captain Ron Francis\’ sweater. His number 10 will hang from the rafters at the RBC Center in Raleigh. Lorne Matalon reports.
The New Orleans Saints will be in Charlotte this Sunday to play the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers are expected to win, but the team from New Orleans will surely be the sentimental favorites on Sunday. Mick Mixon is the play-by-play announcer for the Carolina Panthers radio network. He told David Brower he doesn\’t know if the Panthers players fully realize what they\’ll be up against.