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Sports Minute: Here is the latest North Carolina sports news from The Associated Press

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The Carolina Hurricanes have entered perhaps their most uncertain offseason since they moved to North Carolina. There are lingering questions nearly everywhere they look: in the front office, behind the bench and on the ice. Finding those answers will be critical as they try to snap the Eastern Conference's longest active playoff drought.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - A Virginia State football player has pleaded guilty to assaulting Winston-Salem State's starting quarterback during a luncheon last November. Chief Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Martin said Lamont Britt pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of simple assault.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says senior Cole Stoudt is the team's starting quarterback coming out of spring, and injured freshman Deshaun Watson will have the chance to compete for the job this fall. Swinney said in a text message to The Associated Press on Tuesday that Stoudt was the leading quarterback in what had been a three-way battle to take over for record-setting starter Tajh Boyd, the starter for the past three years.

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Clemson freshman golfer Ashlan Ramsey is turning pro after the school year. Coach J.T. Horton announced Ramsey's plans Tuesday. Ramsey is No. 7 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking for women.

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