Duke Women's Basketball Coach Kara Lawson Claims Men's Basketball Was Used During the First Half

Duke Women's Basketball Coach Kara Lawson Claims Men's Basketball Was Used During the First Half


Kara Lawson, the head coach of Duke women’s basketball, has accused her team of using a men’s ball during the first half of their game against Florida State last week. That could have sunk the Blue Devils in their top-25 matchup against the Seminoles, who sit just a half-game behind them in the ACC standings.

Duke’s loss to Florida State

After Duke lost to Florida State 70-57 on Sunday, the team’s coach, Kara Lawson, made a strong accusation that men’s basketball was used during the first half. It’s the second time this season that a women’s game has been played with a men’s ball and Lawson isn’t happy about it.

She said during her postgame press conference following the Blue Devils’ 53-44 win over Pittsburgh that her players were “complaining about the ball” throughout the first half of the Florida State game. She explained that she dispatched her assistant coach, Winston Gandy, to check the scorer’s table at halftime and he found out that the game was being played with a men’s ball.

The circumference of a men’s ball is one inch larger than that of a women’s ball and typically weighs two ounces more. The ball is also usually sturdier and heavier than a women’s basketball.

Lawson told the media that her players “were complaining” about the ball and that they were not happy about it. She went on to say that the officials noticed the problem at the end of the first half and switched to a women’s ball for the second half.

According to ESPN reporter Kayla Wilson, the official ball used in women’s college basketball has a circumference of one inch smaller than that of a men’s ball and typically weighs two oz. lighter.

Wilson added that she had heard of a similar incident in 2017 when the College of Charleston practiced with men’s balls for most of the season before a mix-up was discovered. She said the ACC has instituted a procedure that requires the players to confirm the correct ball during the captains’ meeting before the tipoff.

After the game, Lawson and her staff sent an email to the ACC informing them of the allegation that was made during the game. The ACC then conducted an investigation into the matter, including discussion with all parties involved.

After an extensive review, the ACC denied Lawson’s appeal of the game and issued a statement saying that her allegations were not true. The ACC also said that the allegation was not supported by any physical evidence, a source said.

Lawson’s postgame press conference

A big loss at Florida State has led to a lot of speculation about the future of the Duke women’s program. But the head coach of the 16th-ranked Blue Devils, Kara Lawson, isn’t worried about her team losing their place in the top 20.

After Duke beat Pittsburgh 53-44 on Thursday night, Lawson held a postgame press conference where she spoke out about the first half of Sunday’s game against FSU. That game was important to both teams, as the 16th-ranked Blue Devils were tied atop the ACC standings with Notre Dame and Florida State one spot behind them.

During her press conference, Lawson said that she had heard complaints from her players about the ball used in the game. She said that the staff then went to the scorer’s table and discovered that a men’s basketball was used during the first half of the game.

Lawson says that she tried to appeal the decision to change the ball to a women’s ball, but the ACC refused. That led to an outcry from the college basketball community.

On Friday morning, the ACC released a statement disputing Lawson’s claim. The statement said that the ball used in the first half of the game was actually a men’s ball, and that it didn’t appear to have an impact on the game.

In a subsequent news release, the ACC said that it has reached out to both Duke and FSU to discuss the situation. It added that it will ask teams during pregame meetings to make sure that the correct basketball is being used in games.

The issue has caused some controversy in the ACC, and it could have an impact on the NCAA tournament seedings for both teams. In fact, the ACC is already considering adding a rule to the rules that will require coaches to request that the correct ball be used.

The Blue Devils have a balanced attack that includes guard Celeste Taylor (11.9) and forward Elizabeth Balogun (5.5). Sophomore Shayeann Day-Wilson is putting up 17 points per game since January, which is tied for the second-best average in the ACC. The Blue Devils also have a strong defensive unit that allows just 51.7 points per game and leads the conference by 2.09.

ACC’s response

During her postgame press conference Thursday, Duke women’s coach Kara Lawson said her team was using a men’s ball during the first half of their loss to Florida State. The ACC is disputing that claim.

In a statement Friday morning, the ACC says it hasn’t found evidence that the Blue Devils used a men’s ball during the game against Florida State. It says the allegations were brought up after the game and that it conducted a thorough review with officials, game administrators, and both schools.

The ACC claims it hasn’t found any physical proof that a men’s ball was used, but they’re not letting Lawson off the hook. They said they’ll make sure that team captains and officials are asked to verify the basketballs used are correct before each game.

Lawson, who was hired as the head coach at Duke in 2020, has made a name for herself for her inspirational speeches, and she’s taken that message with her to the college level. She believes her mentor, Pat Summitt, taught her to always hold people accountable and to challenge them.

That’s a lesson that she hopes her players will take with them in their lives. And while Lawson was frustrated with the ACC’s handling of the situation, she hasn’t lost sight of Summitt’s influence.

Her father, a former basketball player at Virginia, also instilled in Lawson a belief that hard work, competitiveness, and self-motivation are the keys to success. She’s taken that message to her coaching career, where she has led her team to an Olympic gold medal in the 3x3 competition and helped lead Duke to the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history.

But despite her successful coaching career, Lawson is aware that life outside of the court can be difficult. Whether it’s her job, her marriage or her daughter, she has to keep her priorities in check. And that’s not an easy task, especially when it comes to managing the responsibilities of being a head coach in one of the toughest sports conferences in the country.

Final score

A loss to Florida State is a big one for the 16th-ranked Duke women’s basketball team, especially since it is the first conference loss of the season. That was evident Thursday when coach Kara Lawson ended her postgame press conference by addressing her frustration with how the Blue Devils played Sunday’s game against the Seminoles.

In a game that had major implications for both the conference and the NCAA tournament, Duke lost to FSU by 13 points in Tallahassee. The Blue Devils were ranked 16th nationally before the game, while the Seminoles were ranked 24th.

The Blue Devils started the game strong, but didn’t have their best performance in the first half. They missed seven of their first 34 shots and didn’t score until the third quarter, when they went on an 8-0 run.

But the Blue Devils regrouped and came back in the second half, led by guard Alexa Balogun, who scored 20 points on a perfect 4-for-4 shooting night from the floor. Louisville (11-5, 2-1) made a late push to cut the lead, but Balogun calmly stepped up and sunk two free throws in the final minute.

Despite the loss, the Blue Devils are still a top-25 national team and ACC co-leader with Notre Dame. A win against North Carolina on Thursday could put the Blue Devils in the driver’s seat for a spot in the NCAA tournament.

However, the Tar Heels have had a rough week, losing their last three games by an average of 62 points. They also have the nation’s worst shooting percentage against ranked opponents this season, at 31.5 percent.

In their rivalry games, both Duke and N.C. State have struggled to shoot well from the field, with UNC shooting just 30 percent in its 61-56 loss to the Blue Devils and Duke shooting 32 percent against the Tar Heels. The teams have combined to shoot 31.5 percent in their past two conference games, which is a significant slump for both.

The Blue Devils will need to find a way to score more than their usual amount of points when they host the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns in the PK Legacy tournament on Sunday. If they do, they could be the team to challenge LSU for the title next week.

ACC mens basketball leaders as of Feb 5

ACC Men's Basketball Leaders As of Feb. 5

The ACC continues to march forward with its season, but it's getting late for some teams to make a move. Others will be just fine when the time comes to unveil the NCAA Tournament bracket.

There are several players who could sway the selection committee. Here are five of them:

Geoffrey Clark of Notre Dame

The ACC is home to some of the best basketball programs in the country, and each weekend brings new battles for the top spot. As we enter the final week of the season, several ACC teams are ranked in the top 15 in both the AP poll and USA Today Coaches Poll.

1. Geoffrey Clark of Notre Dame

In 17 seasons as the head coach of the Fighting Irish, Clark has led the program to a 216-93-55 (.669) record and earned United Soccer Coaches Division I coach of the year honors in 2013. He guided the Irish to two national titles and four top-three finishes in the NCAA Tournament during his time with the program.

His teams have won a combined 12 ACC regular-season titles, including a share of three crowns during his first five seasons at the helm. He has also led a total of 13 ACC Tournament crowns in his career.

3. Duke's Mike Krzyzewski

Coach K guided the Blue Devils to a program-record 13 ACC regular-season championships under his leadership. He also tallied six league tournament titles in his time with the Blue Devils, including a title in the 2013 Final Four.

He also won a pair of ACC Coaching Championships and an NCAA men's basketball championship in his illustrious career. He was named a Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year and is the all-time leader in ACC regular-season and tournament victories.

4. Miami's Mark Larranaga

During his first season as the head coach of the Hurricanes, Larranaga guided the team to a 29-1 overall and 15-1 ACC record. He also made history as the first coach in UM history to defeat three Top 20 opponents in the same season, earning the school its first-ever sellouts at home and breaking a ten-game losing streak to a pair of Top 15 ACC opponents.

Antoine Davis of Detroit Mercy

Detroit Mercy's Antoine Davis is the 22nd-ranked player in all of NCAA Division I men's basketball and has made a name for himself this season. He's averaging more points than any other player in the league this year, with a 27.0 scoring average that just edges his freshman campaign.

He also sits just behind the NCAA's all-time career point leader, "Pistol" Pete Maravich of LSU (who scored 3,667 points in 83 games) with 12 more regular season and Horizon League tournament games to play. The Birmingham, Alabama native has a chance to take over the record, but it won't be easy.

Davis grew up around the game of basketball and learned from his father Mike, who played four seasons in college and then was hired by Texas Southern as head coach. He developed a long list of contacts that helped him train along with NBA players and coaches, such as Houston Rockets assistant coach John Lucas, who groomed his shot.

The 24-year-old's shooting has come a long way. He now gets a lot of touches off the dribble and on the catch-and-shoot. He has the skill set to become a top-five scorer in college basketball history.

During his freshman season, Davis led the Titans in both scoring and 3-pointers. Now he's within reach to become the all-time leader in career 3-pointers, currently sitting at third behind Wofford's Fletcher Magee and just 26 behind Duke's JJ Redick.

The 6-foot-1 guard has taken on a "chase" mentality, embracing the opportunity to improve his game and earn a chance at rewriting history. He needs to score more than Freeman Williams, the Portland State legend who's currently second on the NCAA's all-time scoring list with 3,274 points, over the course of 12 more regular season and Horizon League tournament games. If he can do that, the college basketball world will forever be changed.

Akeem Richmond of East Carolina

A key player for the Pirates, Richmond netted 10.9 points per game and was a top performer on the boards. He scored in double figures 106 times and made a career-high 98 threes.

After a slow start, the Pirates finished 17-4 at home and 10-7 in Conference USA. They were 27-9 against teams with winning records and 12-9 against opponents ranked in the top 25 of NCAA Division I.

Despite losing Richmond, ECU has the core of its lineup back – including two sophomores and a Florida State transfer. The Pirates have a talented frontcourt with a strong inside presence.

UNC, meanwhile, has a top-five recruiting class, but it won't have the same ACC talent as last season. Louisville moving to the conference, along with Connecticut, Cincinnati and Memphis all losing key players from last season, will hurt the ACC's chances of getting an at-large NCAA Tournament team.

In addition to the top three, there are plenty of other Tar Heels who could be among the top players in the nation this season. Whether or not they make the cut will depend on how much respect the committee gives them this year and their performance during the conference schedule.

One player who's a great fit for the ACC is Armando Bacot of East Carolina, who's the reigning ACC Rebounder of the Year and was selected by USA Today as a third-team All-American. He also led the Tar Heels in scoring (16.3), rebounding (13.1), field goal percentage (.569) and blocks (65).

Another star in the ACC is Caleb Love of North Carolina, who scored 20 or more points 42 times this season. He averaged 13.3 rebounds in league play and tied a school record with five double-doubles. He's a candidate for ACC Player of the Year, but it'll be tough for him to reach the top spot without a strong finish in the ACC Tournament.

Andrew Rowsey of Marquette

Andrew Rowsey is a tough, gritty point guard with good court vision and the ability to run a team. A solid shooter and excellent rebounder, Rowsey is a potential top-five selection in the 2020 NBA Draft.

As a junior, Rowsey was named to the All-Big East Sixth Man of the Year and ranked fourth nationally in free throw percentage. He tied Marquette's single-season three-point shooting record with 125 made shots and led the Golden Eagles in scoring. He also set the school's career assist mark, passing Markus Howard for fifth in program history.

He was a big part of Marquette's success in 2016-17, leading the Big East in assists and averaging a team-high 11.6 points per game. The 6-foot-3, 225-pounder has been a big part of the Golden Eagles' success under head coach Steve Wojciechowski.

It was in the final minutes of a tight game against Creighton on Senior Day that Rowsey really stood out, making three straight possessions that went from up one to up six and then securing a win for Marquette. That was just the latest in a long line of incredible plays from him this season.

The sophomore started all but two games in his first year at MU, and he has been the primary go-to guy for Marquette this season. He has logged a 24.4 percent usage rate according to KenPom and is expected to see his minutes increase this season.

This is just the type of player that Wojciechowski has built his team around over the years. He has assembled a roster that is loaded with talent and experience. He is known for his "Win Every Day" philosophy, which has resulted in a number of top-notch recruiting classes in the past decade. He is a proven winner and a great teacher of the game.

Keith Veney of Lamar

During the late 1980s and early 1990s, Lamar University Basketball had one of the longest home court win streaks in NCAA history. From February 18, 1978 through March 10, 1984, the Cardinals compiled 80 wins at McDonald Gym and the Beaumont Civic Center.

The Cardinals began that run against Arkansas State on February 18th and ended it against Louisiana Tech on March 10th. It is currently the seventh longest home court win streak in NCAA division I history.

That 12-game winning streak put the Cardinals at No. 18 in both the United Press International and NCAA major college polls. It was the first time Lamar had ever gotten to that point in its history.

Ertel opened the season with 23 points in a win against Little Rock in the Sun Belt opener. He also posted a game-high 21 points in a win over Millsaps College and became the 38th player in ULM history to join the 1,000-point club with a 22-point performance against Northwestern State.

A veteran of three Sun Belt Conference championship teams, Ertel is averaging 18.6 points and 6.5 rebounds per game this season. He is also shooting a career-high 51.5 percent from the field and 47.5 percent from 3-point range this season.

His 11 3-pointers against Little Rock on Feb. 11, 1993 tied the Sun Belt record for a league game set by Keith Veney in 1992-93. He finished the night with 6 assists without a turnover against USA.

He was named the Southland Conference Co-Player of the Year in 1993-1994 and is one of only three players to average at least 20 points, five rebounds, and four assists in a single season for the Cardinals.

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What's Wrong With North Carolina Men's Basketball?

North Carolina men's basketball is in a bit of a rut right now. The Tar Heels have lost four straight and fell out of the top 25 rankings faster than any preseason team has ever done.

There are a number of things wrong with this team that won’t go away, and the first step toward fixing them will be acknowledging them.

1. UNC isn’t a good three-point shooting team.

There are a lot of reasons why the North Carolina men’s basketball team is struggling this season. They are 1-4 in the new, expanded ACC so far, and a couple of the most troubling trends appear to be three-point shooting and defense.

In terms of three-point shooting, the Tar Heels have a serious issue: Their opponents are scoring more than 25.2 points per game from beyond the arc. That’s a significant amount of points for a team that ranks in the top 25 in defensive field-goal percentage, according to KenPom.

Despite the fact that UNC has a strong perimeter duo in Luke Maye and Kenny Williams, this year’s Tar Heels are not making their three-point shots. Love (31 percent from three) and Davis (26.5 percent) have both struggled to connect from long range, and the rest of the shooting crew is a mixed bag.

One reason for the poor shooting is a lack of good ball movement. The Tar Heels have struggled to share the ball, and their turnovers are high as a result.

They are averaging a dismal 11.7 assists per game, which is a far cry from the 16.6 they averaged last season. They aren’t distributing the ball with any urgency or consistency, which is a problem when they have two of the best offensive players in the conference in Love and Davis, who are both known for being hard-working on the glass.

While some of this is due to a lack of practice time, and some of it may be due to the chemistry of the team, it’s still a major issue. If the Tar Heels are going to compete with the elite teams in the conference, they’re going to have to figure out how to get better ball movement from their starters.

If they can do that, then they’ll likely see some more open looks at the rim from their guards, and that should help. It’s not a perfect solution, of course, but it could make a big difference in the Tar Heels’ ability to take advantage of their talented frontcourt.

2. UNC isn’t a good defensive team.

The Tar Heels have dropped three straight and are in danger of losing four in a row. They’ve been outscored by at least 20 points in each loss, and have a tough road trip this week.

If you’re going to win this year, your defense is going to have to be good — and right now it’s just not. In fact, KenPom ranks UNC 122nd in the country in defensive efficiency.

For the most part, this is because of a combination of factors. One is a lack of experience on the front line. A young group of 13 true freshmen, redshirt freshmen and sophomores has no proven track record for defending the ball, and many of them aren’t quite ready to handle pressure on an elite level.

Another problem is that North Carolina has been unable to stop spread pick-and-roll offenses this season. In particular, teams that have elite lead ball-handlers or downhill shooters in their lineups have been able to use those players as a weapon to create space for their 3s. The Heels haven’t been able to get up enough speed to stop those movements, and they’ve struggled against 5-out sets that often put a screen on their weak side.

That’s all the more reason why Hubert Davis is adamant that his team needs to match effort with execution. He’s constantly hammering home the importance of executing on both sides of the ball and making the little things count.

But that’s not exactly the case in Sunday’s loss to Duke, where North Carolina’s full-court press sucked the energy out of the game and led to a dwindling lead. The Tar Heels got a few steals in the final five minutes, but ultimately fell apart when the defense couldn’t get anything going down the stretch.

In the meantime, the Tar Heels need to make sure they keep improving their perimeter shooting game. They’ve been a decent 3-point shooting team this season, but they need to start getting more looks from deep. This has been helped by the shooting of RJ Davis, who has scored in double digits in each of his last two games.

3. UNC isn’t a good defensive team.

The Tar Heels are a good offense, and they’ve shown a lot of flashes this year. The problem is, they’re not a great team on defense.

The first and most obvious problem is that they don’t get any push at the line of scrimmage. They’re allowing 216.5 rushing yards per game, which is the eighth-worst in the country.

They’re also allowing 4.95 yards per carry, which is a big problem. That’s in contrast to the Notre Dame team that beat UNC last week, which averaged 5.6 yards per carry on the ground.

Another issue is that Carolina’s weak-side defenders aren’t doing a good job with their assignment. They’re allowing open 3-pointers when opponents put Love in pindown actions, and the guard often takes bad flight patterns to get back to his man.

These mistakes create opportunities for a cutter to take advantage of open shots, as he can dribble into space or duck behind a screen. This leaves the weak-side defenders in the worst position to defend them.

It’s hard to see how the Tar Heels can fix this if they don’t start playing better defense. But, they can at least start by addressing some of the defensive problems that have been holding them back so far this season.

One way to do this is to improve their ball movement in the paint. This has been a problem all season long, but it’s especially acute in close games. The Heels are averaging just 34.5 seconds in the paint in their four losses, which is well below the national average of 42.9 seconds per game.

If Carolina can get a little more time to run the ball, they can be much better at taking control of the game on both ends. That would allow them to get more stops and turnovers in the half court, which are two things that can be hard to come by on defense.

There are a few different ways that the Heels can fix this, but they’ll need to address the main areas where they’re currently failing. If they do, there’s a chance they can pick up some momentum and make their way to the top of the ACC this season.

4. UNC isn’t a good defensive team.

UNC men’s basketball isn’t playing the kind of defense it needs to win games this season. It’s a situation that’s a bit of a mystery, given the Heels had a 17-4 record to close out last year.

One of the reasons for that success was a defense that anchored a talented offense with experience patrolling the back end and a strong front four. This was a unit that leaned on defensive minded Jeremiah Gemmel and a group that included Cedric Gray, Power Echols, Gio Biggers, Chazz Surratt and Joe Grimes.

While that core is still in place, the Heels have a new head coach and a different scheme this year. Rather than a traditional 4-2-5, Chizik is running a 3-3 hybrid that includes a hybrid JACK position at the outside linebacker spot and a strong inside front seven led by junior Noah Taylor.

The Heels’ front seven has made some improvements since the App State game, but there are a few things that need to be fixed for this unit to work effectively. First, UNC needs to get more consistency from its run game.

Second, the Tar Heels need to win more possessions inside. That’s especially true against Notre Dame, which has just two runs longer than 15 yards this season.

Third, UNC needs to improve its shot selection. The Tar Heels are shooting less than 40 percent from the field and are shooting just under 30 percent on threes. It’s a huge problem considering the team has more talent and depth than most teams in the country.

Finally, the Tar Heels need to improve their ability to defend the rim. The team is ranked 22nd in the country in defensive rebounding, but they’ve been outrebounded by 11 teams this season.

This may be a temporary issue, however, as UNC has a lot of depth in the frontcourt. In fact, UNC is the only team in the nation that has more players on its roster over 6 feet tall than Duke.

If the Tar Heels can fix their weaknesses on both ends of the floor, they could get a lot of wins this season. But there is a lot of work to be done before that happens.

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Duke at Miami - How to Watch Men's College Basketball Live Online

Duke and Miami are both in the hunt for an ACC title and a bid to reach next spring's NCAA Tournament. They'll face off Monday night in Coral Gables.

The Blue Devils have won their last three games and will be looking to build on that momentum. The Hurricanes, meanwhile, are a half-game behind Duke in the conference standings and will be seeking to avenge their loss to Duke earlier this year.


If you’re looking for a way to watch your favorite college basketball team play, you have many options. ESPN has live broadcasts of most games, and you can watch them on a variety of devices including PCs, tablets and smartphones. If you don’t have a cable subscription, you can also stream live content through services such as YouTube TV, Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV, DirecTV Stream and FuboTV.

The Duke Blue Devils are coming off a win over North Carolina on Saturday, which was their third in a row. They also have a big Monday game coming up as they travel to Miami to play the Hurricanes at Watsco Center in an ACC matchup on March 7.

Fans of the Blue Devils can watch this game live on ESPN on a wide range of platforms. Specifically, it’s available on a number of popular streaming devices like Roku, Android TV, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

While you can stream ESPN through a cable login, you can also stream ESPN online for free by signing up for the service through Google Play or the Apple App Store. There are some limitations to this, however, and you can only access ESPN online via your provider’s login credentials.

ESPN+ is a subscription service that includes a wide array of sports content from a number of different live and on-demand channels. It also offers exclusive stories and programming. Besides live sporting events, it also has a library of on-demand clips from previous games.

ESPN+ is the best place to watch live sports online if you don’t have cable. It’s available for a relatively low price and offers extensive coverage of many sports, including NFL games. Plus, it also has a growing list of original programs and shows.

Sling TV

Duke is a nationally-recognized university, home to several athletic programs that are national championship contenders. Among those are its men's basketball team, which is currently at the top of the ACC standings.

Sling TV is a live streaming service that offers a range of channels for a low price. It also offers 120K+ movies and shows On Demand, 50 hours of DVR storage and customizable channel packages.

When it comes to NCAA basketball, Sling TV has a solid lineup of major cable networks and college sports channels. However, it lacks many local sports networks that broadcast most games, which may limit the variety of games you can watch.

Another strong option for March Madness is YouTube TV, which is a live TV streaming service that includes all of the major cable networks and also truTV and TBS. However, its bundle of live TV channels is not as good as those offered by Sling TV or DIRECTV Stream.

Sling TV's customizability makes it a great choice for fans who want to sign up for a service that offers a number of channels they like but does not include a large selection of networks they will never watch. Whether you are looking to watch Duke at Miami or other live events, Sling TV will make it easy for you to watch your favorite teams in high-quality HD.

In addition to its extensive array of sports channels, Sling also has many news, entertainment and popular shows. Its package is also very affordable and provides plenty of flexibility, allowing you to pause your service or customize your plan at any time. Plus, there are no hidden fees and no long-term contracts.

Hulu + Live TV

If you're looking for a way to watch NCAA college basketball games without cable, Hulu + Live TV is a great option. It offers a vast selection of channels, including sports, news, and kids' programming, in addition to the popular Hulu original series and movies.

The service is available in many US and Canadian markets, and offers a free trial for its basic plan. It also offers add-ons like HBO, SHOWTIME, and STARZ for an additional monthly fee.

Another great option for watching college basketball is YouTube TV, which carries all of the major networks that air games in the US and Canada. It offers a five-day free trial and has a large library of shows to choose from.

You can even watch March Madness on a streaming service if you're abroad, though it's important to use a VPN to make sure you can access the content. Streaming services in countries such as Australia, the UK, and Canada may have geo-blocked content.

Aside from ESPN, which broadcasts the most tournament games each year, fans can find plenty of coverage on other networks as well. ABC, CBS, and FOX all feature a decent number of big-time college hoops games.

But if you're looking for more regional coverage, you'll want to turn to ACC Network, Big Ten Network, and SEC Network. These channels offer a range of local basketball games, including smaller ones that don't always attract national attention.

Fortunately, Hulu + Live TV carries most of these local and regional sports channels with its default plan. It's missing a few key networks that broadcast these smaller games, but you can get them through standalone subscriptions.

DirecTV Stream

If you’re looking to watch Duke at Miami on Saturday, there are a few ways to do so. One option is to use a streaming service that supports your favorite device. This can be as simple as downloading the app on your device or a more sophisticated approach that involves logging in with your credentials.

Streaming services like Sling TV and YouTube TV are also popular choices for watching Duke football games. They support a wide variety of devices and offer an impressive array of channels.

For example, YouTube TV offers more than 300 channels including ESPN and ACC Network as well as the NFL. It supports devices such as Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Android TV, iPhone/iPad and PlayStation.

It’s also possible to stream on your computer or laptop using an internet connection. It’s worth noting, though, that many live streams are capped at 30 minutes so you might want to set a timer before you begin your viewing session.

Another option is to try a streaming service like fuboTV. This service has a 7-day free trial that includes ESPN. Once you’ve enrolled in the service, you’ll have access to the entire list of channels and a cloud DVR that will allow you to keep your favorite programming around for future viewing.

In addition to ESPN, most vMVPD services carry ABC, CBS and FOX local affiliate channels that will cover your area’s NCAA games. They vary from provider to provider, however. So if you’re looking to get complete coverage, it’s best to check your specific service provider’s help page.


If you’re a sports fan and want to watch NCAA basketball games, there are several ways to stream them. You can get them on cable, or you can cut the cord and watch live streams from services like Sling TV Orange, YouTube TV, and Hulu + Live TV.

The best way to watch a game on a streaming service is through a VPN. These services change your IP address and encrypt your internet traffic to make it more anonymous, which means you won’t be blocked by ISPs. You can also use a VPN to bypass censorship and geo-restrictions.

In order to get the most out of your VPN, you should choose a provider that offers different IP addresses across countries. This will ensure that your streaming service can be accessed from anywhere in the world.

You can also choose a provider that offers 24/7 support and a 30-day money back guarantee. ExpressVPN has 2000+ servers in 94 countries and comes with a free trial to test out the service before making a commitment.

Besides, the company also values your privacy and doesn’t keep activity logs on their users. This makes them one of the best options for streaming a wide range of sports.

If you’re looking for a reliable service, ExpressVPN is the best choice. Its fast servers and encryption technology allow you to watch all your favorite sports without worry. It also provides a great 30-day money back guarantee and a friendly customer support team.

Fresh Ideation Food Group Recalls More Than 400 Food Products Over Possible Listeria Contamination

Fresh Ideation Food Group of Baltimore, Maryland is recalling more than 400 food products over possible listeria c contamination. The company said it is contacting customers who purchased the items.

This bacteria can cause serious illness and can even be fatal. It is most common in people who have weakened immune systems, such as those with HIV/AIDS or who are pregnant. It can also cause miscarriage or stillbirth, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Breakfast Sandwiches

The listeria c bacterium can cause serious infections in people with weak immune systems, and pregnant women, children and the elderly are particularly at risk. The CDC says listeria infection can lead to fever, muscle pain, diarrhea and stomach cramps, among other symptoms. It can also lead to miscarriage, stillbirth and death in infants.

Ready-to-eat food like deli meats and cheeses are particularly vulnerable to listeria. They can get contaminated by improper storage and handling, or by not being cooked to the right temperature when they leave the factory or are shipped from one location to another.

When shopping for ready-to-eat deli meats, check to make sure the packaging includes a statement that the meat was produced in a facility that is certified to produce food that meets the government's standards. This statement should include a statement that the meat was not previously frozen, and that it has been properly handled and stored.

If you choose to eat sandwiches at a grocery store, ask for deli meat that has been toasted in a high-temperature machine to kill any listeria bacteria. This will make it safer for you to eat if you are pregnant.

However, you should avoid sandwiches that contain soft deli meats, such as brie or camembert. These types of cheeses are more likely to become contaminated by the listeria c bacterium than hard, pasteurized cheeses such as cheddar or gouda.

You can also eat sandwiches that are filled with mayo. Commercially-made mayo should be made with pasteurized ingredients, and you can usually find a variety of varieties to suit your tastes at a grocery store or deli.


Baltimore-based Fresh Ideation Food Group has recalled more than 400 food products over possible listeria contamination, according to the FDA. The recall includes breakfast sandwiches, fruit cups, salads, wraps and yogurts distributed in nine states and the District of Columbia.

The recalled items were produced between January 24 and 30 and distributed in Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia. They also may have been sold at travel locations, including airports and Amtrak trains, the FDA said Friday.

Listeria is a bacterial infection that can be deadly to pregnant women, newborns and people with weakened immune systems. It's caused by consuming improperly processed deli meats or unpasteurized milk products.

If you have one of the recalled products, it should be thrown away or returned for a full refund. The recalled items include ready-to-eat breakfast sandwiches, fruit cups, noodle bowls and combination sandwich lunch boxes.

Symptoms of listeria infection can include fever, headache, diarrhea and vomiting. It is also more likely to affect people who are pregnant or who have weakened immune systems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The recalled items included bacon, egg and cheddar muffins; breakfast croissants; tuna and chicken sandwiches; and fruit cups. They were produced by Fresh Ideation and were distributed in stores, trucking centers and vending machines.

The recalled foods were produced by the Fresh Ideation company and had a "Fresh Creative Cuisine" label or an identifier with the name on the bottom of the product, the FDA said. They were sold in stores and trucking centers in Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachussetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Virginia and Washington D.C.


Many of us turn to the prepared foods section of a grocery store when we’re short on time or don’t want to make a meal from scratch. These meals are convenient, delicious and usually nutritious, but they come with a warning: Prepared foods can be contaminated with dangerous bacteria.

Listeria monocytogenes is a type of bacteria that can cause a serious infection in pregnant women, people with weak immune systems and other people who are immunocompromised. It can cause a severe illness that can be fatal in some cases.

Symptoms include fever, diarrhea and vomiting, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Infections can also affect the brain and heart.

The CDC says pregnant women, people with weakened immune systems and others are at the highest risk of listeriosis. If diagnosed early, antibiotics can help prevent severe symptoms like blood infections and meningitis.

Ready-to-eat foods such as deli meat, cheese and charcuterie can be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. This bacterium can multiply to dangerous levels, especially when food isn’t stored at the right temperature or doesn’t undergo proper sanitation procedures during distribution and storage.

This is why it’s important to respect the shelf life and storage temperatures written on ready-to-eat food labels, and to cook your food before eating it. This will kill any bacteria that are present, but it won’t eliminate them completely.

Fresh Ideation Food Group LLC, of Baltimore, Maryland, issued a recall Friday for more than 400 food products over possible listeria contamination. These items are sold under a variety of brand names and were distributed in stores, on trains and in vending machines.

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Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that causes foodborne listeriosis, a disease that affects people with weak immune systems. It is most commonly transmitted to humans via contaminated foodstuffs, particularly dairy products and meat and poultry.

A person who contracts listeriosis can become severely ill with symptoms such as fever, vomiting and diarrhea. It can lead to hospitalization and death in immunocompromised people, such as pregnant women and those with cancer or other chronic diseases.

There are several risk factors that increase the chance of a person getting sick with listeria, including consuming milk or cheese made from unpasteurized cow’s milk. Older adults, organ transplant recipients, people with HIV/AIDS and those with diabetes are also at high risk of contracting the illness, according to the FDA.

This disease can cause severe illness and even death in children, and it can also be transmitted to adults. It usually takes a long incubation period to develop symptoms, so it’s important to get tested if you think you may have the illness, especially if you are immunocompromised.

The bacteria in listeria can survive in low temperatures, which is why they are so prevalent in contaminated foodstuffs. It is also possible to acquire the bacterium from a variety of sources, including soil and water.

Fortunately, there are steps that can be taken to avoid acquiring the bacteria and reduce the chance of becoming infected with the disease. These include not buying food from stores that don’t have proper food safety procedures in place and storing food at the correct temperature.

The CDC said to throw away factory-sealed unopened packages of hot dogs, lunch and deli meats after two weeks in the fridge. The agency also advises against consuming cold smoked fish, because the bacteria in it are more likely to be present than in canned or shelf-stable food.


Fresh Ideation Food Group of Baltimore, Maryland, is recalling more than 400 food products over possible listeria contamination. The company is a manufacturer that provides ready-to-eat entrees and snacks across multiple states along the Eastern Seaboard.

The recalled foods include breakfast sandwiches, salads, wraps, fruit cups and desserts made by the company. They were sold in nine states and the District of Columbia from January 24 to 30.

These foods are contaminated with listeria monocytogenes, which can cause serious infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. In healthy people, short-term symptoms can include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

In pregnant women, it can lead to miscarriages and stillbirths. Symptoms can last anywhere from a day to four weeks.

This bacterium is most common in raw vegetables and meats, but it can also be found in dairy products, especially unpasteurized milk. It can be spread by soil, manure or other environmental contaminants.

According to the CDC, about 1,600 people are sickened with listeria each year, and 260 die from the infection. In pregnant women, it can lead to miscarriages, stillbirths and premature delivery.

Fortunately, the CDC says, the majority of people who get listeriosis will only have short-term symptoms such as high fever, diarrhea and muscle aches. However, listeria can cause more serious illnesses such as invasive listeriosis that may require hospitalization.

The FDA warns that anyone who has a recalled product should throw it away or return it to the store for a full refund. It is also recommended that consumers keep track of the expiration date on the product packaging to ensure it remains safe.

More Than 400 Food Items in Nine States Recalled Over Potential Listeria Contamination

More than 400 food items in nine states have been recalled over potential listeria contamination. They included breakfast sandwiches, fruit cups and salads from Baltimore-based Fresh Ideation Food Group LLC.

Listeriosis is a serious infection that can be fatal in some people. It is most commonly caused by contaminated dairy products, like ice cream and deli meats. It can also be spread by contaminated water and other sources.

Fresh Ideation Food Group LLC

More than 400 food items in nine states were recalled over potential listeria contamination. These include ready-to-eat sandwiches, salads, yogurts, wraps and other products from Baltimore-based Fresh Ideation Food Group LLC.

The company said environmental samples tested positive for the bacterium, which can cause severe illness and even death in pregnant women, adults 65 or older and people with weakened immune systems. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 1,600 people get listeriosis each year.

Symptoms of the disease usually start within two weeks of eating contaminated foods, the CDC says. Those at higher risk for getting sick from listeria include pregnant women, those with weakened immune systems and anyone who consumes food from a lot of different types of sources.

However, it's important to note that many people recover from the disease without antibiotic treatment. Some healthy individuals, especially those who have weakened immune systems, may experience short-term symptoms of listeria infection such as fever, headache, stiffness, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

In addition, the bacterium can also cause serious infections in infants and young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. It can also lead to miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women, as well as birth defects in their babies.

The products in question were sold by the Fresh Ideation Food Group LLC from January 24 through January 30 “in retail locations, vending machines and during travel with transportation providers,” the company said in a recall announcement on Friday. All recalled products have a label or identifier with the Fresh Creative Cuisine name and a fresh through or sell through date ranging from Jan 31, 2023 through Feb 6.

Fresh Creative Cuisine

More than 400 food items in nine states are being recalled over potential listeria co., a type of bacteria that can be dangerous for children and adults with weakened immune systems. The recalled items include ready-to-eat sandwiches, salads, yogurts and wraps.

The Baltimore company, Fresh Ideation Food Group LLC, issued the recall Friday after environmental samples tested positive for the bacteria. The company recalled products under dozens of brand names, including Bistro to Go, Quick & Fresh and Dietz & Watson.

Among the impacted products are breakfast sandwiches, fruit cups and salads. They were sold in vending machines, retail locations and on transportation providers, such as Amtrak trains.

According to the CDC, contaminated food can cause listeriosis, an infection that can be serious or fatal. It is most common in infants, pregnant women and adults with a weakened immune system. Symptoms can range from a fever to muscle aches, headaches, stiff neck and confusion.

It’s also possible for the infection to spread to the nervous system, leading to a stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions. The symptoms usually appear a day to four weeks after ingestion, the CDC says.

The CDC says anyone who has experienced mild symptoms of listeria poisoning should seek medical care and tell their doctor about what they ate. Many recover without antibiotic treatment, but others may need to take medication.

Bistro to Go

More than 400 food items in nine states have been recalled over potential listeria contamination. The products include sandwiches, salads, yogurt, fruit, wraps and other ready-to-eat foods from a variety of brands including Bistro to Go and Fresh Creative Cuisine.

According to the FDA, the recall was initiated after environmental samples tested positive for listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria that can cause serious infections in pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems. It causes a serious illness called listeriosis that can result in miscarriage, stillbirth and even death.

The CDC says a person may get sick within days to weeks after consuming contaminated food, with symptoms ranging from fever and muscle aches to headaches, stiff necks and confusion. Infected individuals may also experience abdominal pain, diarrhea or vomiting.

Pregnant women, older adults and those with weakened immune systems are especially susceptible to a severe infection caused by the bacteria. The CDC reports that about 1,600 people are diagnosed with listeriosis each year and 260 people die from the disease.

Symptoms can vary from mild to severe, but they usually include fever, diarrhea or abdominal pain, nausea and a loss of appetite. Infected people may also develop a stiff neck, confusion or loss of balance, and convulsions.

In addition to being a health concern for pregnant women, young children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems, listeria is also a potential hazard for dogs. The bacterium can enter the animal's bloodstream and cause serious, life-threatening infections and sometimes death.

The recall affects a variety of ready-to-eat foods from dozens of brands including Bistro to Go, Quick & Fresh, Fresh Creative Cuisine White, Westin Label and Orchard Bistro. The recalled products were sold in retail stores, vending machines and during travel with transportation providers, the FDA said.

Quick & Fresh

A Baltimore-based food company is recalling more than 400 food items in nine states over potential listeria contamination. The products include sandwiches, salads, snacks, yogurt, wraps and more. They are sold at various stores in the Carolinas, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Listeriosis is a serious illness that can lead to fever, stiff neck, confusion and loss of balance. It affects people with weakened immune systems, including older adults, children and pregnant women. It can also be fatal in some cases, particularly for infants and newborns.

Symptoms of the infection usually develop within one day to four weeks after a person eats the contaminated food. They may include high fever, vomiting and diarrhea. Some patients develop a stiff neck, confusion and convulsions.

It can also lead to miscarriages or stillbirths among pregnant women and birth defects in their babies. It can be life-threatening in some cases, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

If a consumer is sick after consuming the recalled product, it is important to call their health care provider and tell them about the illness. They should be monitored closely for a few days to make sure they don’t have a more severe infection, and to get treatment if necessary.

If you’re worried about what you might have eaten that’s been recalled, talk with your doctor or a registered dietitian. They can help you find the best treatment for your symptoms. They can also give you tips on how to prevent illness in the future. They can also help you avoid contamination by making sure that all surfaces in your kitchen are cleaned properly.

Westin Label

Hundreds of ready-to-eat sandwiches, salads and snacks are being recalled over potential listeria contamination. The food products were sold in dozens of East Coast states, including Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia, according to the FDA.

The company behind the recall, Baltimore-based Fresh Ideation Food Group LLC, said it initiated the recall after environmental samples tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium that can cause serious infections in pregnant women and young children as well as those with weakened immune systems. Healthy people who eat foods with the bacteria will experience short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

The recall involves a variety of products, including breakfast sandwiches, salads, fruit cups and snacks. It also includes a selection of catering meals and meal bowls. All the items impacted have a “Fresh Creative Cuisine” label or identifier on the bottom of the package and a sell-by date ranging from January 31 to February 6. The company is offering customers a refund or a credit on the cost of the affected product. Customers should contact Fresh Ideation Food Group directly for further information.

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