The Durham Bulls, the triple-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, stand at 36-26 midway through the minor league season. The Bulls are first place in their division, the International League South, right ahead of the other triple-A team in North Carolina, the Charlotte Knights. The Knights are the triple-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox.

Following a statement 3-1 win over the USL Championship Eastern Conference leaders, the Tampa Bay Rowdies, on Saturday night, NCFC finds itself sitting at fifth in the standings and only three points away from second place after 14 games.

NC State sent seven athletes to the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas, and almost half came back with All-America honors. Junior sprinter Cravont Charleston, senior distance runner Nell Crosby and redshirt freshman distance runner Ian Shanklin all made second-team All-American honors with top-15 finishes in their respective events.