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Carolina Hurricanes 2011 Schedule for Sync and Download

image Canes hockey fans who like electronic calendars rejoice! I’ve uploaded the 2010-2011 Carolina Hurricanes schedule in .CSV, .ICS, and Google Calendar formats. This way you can easily port the schedule over to your Android phone, iPhone, Blackberry, Google Calendar, Outlook, and more!

Without a doubt, the gogoraleigh Hurricanes Calendar is the best on the web. Not only is the complete calendar available, but also a home-only version is available. For each event, the teams playing in the event are listed in 3-digit codes, so the entire event is easy to see on devices that can’t display wide paragraphs. Additionally, the game locations are included, so devices that can automatically associate the location field with a map will offer these locations as hyperlinks. This is perfect if you are going to the game in an away city!

Finally, with the synced versions of the calendar, gametime changes and television information are automatically updated as the information becomes available.

Android/Google Calendar Users

If you already subscribe to last year’s Carolina Hurricanes schedule feeds, you don’t need to make any changes. The new events now appear in the feed. For those just getting started with this highly efficient method of scheduling, consult the calendars at the gogoraleigh Calendars’ page:

iPhone /Blackberry/Outlook/Palm Users

  • Create a new folder in your in Outlook calendar (Canes11, for example). Use the File | Import and Export… to import from “another program or file”, then “Comma Separated File (Windows)”. This will set up the schedule in your new sub-calendar where you can make whatever changes you want.
  • iPhone Users – You are done. Now you can view the Canes’ schedule as its own sub-calender or as a part of all calendars.
  • When you are happy with the way the subcalendar looks, change the calendar view to “Events” (instead of 7-day or 31-Day or whatever view you’re using). “Select All” from the list, and drag them over to your main “Calendar” (The Treo and other Palm Handhelds only sync to the main calendar – time for Palm to get with the program on that one!). If you want to keep your sub-calendar intact, use Ctrl-drag instead of plain drag. That will create a copy of each event to the main Calendar and keep the Canes08 calendar in place. Sync your handheld to copy the events to the handheld.
  • CSV Files. (right click on the link and “Save As…”)

CanesCal11a CanesCal11b

iCal Users

There are two options:

  • Use iCalTextImport to import the .CSV version (linked above) of the schedule.
  • Download the .ics files and import them into iCal.
    • Hurricanes Schedule (Complete) – .ics file (version: 6/22/10)


Calendars are apt to change, so check back occasionally for updates. To determine the version of your schedule, open the note associated with any event, and look for the version number. If your calendar is older than those listed above, simply delete the events in Outlook in your old one and import the events of the newer file. Google Calendar is dynamically up-to-date. Use at your own risk. I do not accept responsibility for any consequences resulting from errors in the schedule.


Catapano Retires from Sanderson

catapano After 36 years in the Wake County Public Schools, one of the county’s legends in youth sports retired at the end of the school year. Bob Catapano began his career here as a math teacher at Martin Middle School, but soon moved to Sanderson where he was a math teacher, Men’s Soccer Coach, and for 27 years, was Athletic Director.

His overall record was an impressive 363-44-21 (.873), including 195 shutouts, 17 conference championships, and a national record-setting 103 consecutive games without a loss. Under Catapano, Sanderson brought home nine NCHSAA State Championships and two co-state championships.

More from the county’s website…


1998 Canes Roster

98Canes Ladies and Gentlemen…your 1998 Carolinaaaaaaaa Huricaaaanes. Remember the days of Jeff Brown, Adam Burt, Chris Murray, Kent Manderville, Nelson Emerson, and Curtis Leschyshyn? Take a look at this roster and it will bring back some big-time memories. Also interesting is Page 4 displaying the ticket prices. In 12 years they seem to have risen only around 20%. Not bad.

1997-1998 Hurricanes Roster (.pdf)


Durham Bulls Playing at Historic DAP Tonight

bulls[1] Tonight the Durham Bulls will play host to Toledo at the historic Durham Athletic Park. The park, featured in the movie “Bull Durham”, hasn’t hosted a Bulls game since September of 1994. Click here for parking and ticket information.


Clark Wins Major!

clark Congratulations to former N.C. State golfer Tim Clark who won his first major victory on the PGA Tour today. Clark bested the field at the famed TPC Sawgrass course winning by one stroke by finishing 16 under par for the weekend. Clark entered the clubhouse with several golfers on the field, but luckily shots like the 1/4” putting miss by Robert Allenby at 17 didn’t fall. Clark was ranked 36th in the world going into the weekend.


Canes To Host All-Star Game

nhl_puck_thumb[1] Just for the sake of completeness, as reported earlier , the NHL did announce that Raleigh will host the 2011 All-Star Game. Read more about the story at the Hurricanes’ site. In the meantime, here is the link to add the event you your calendar.


NHL Set to Announce All-Star Game in Raleigh

nhl_puck At 12:30pm tomorrow the NHL is set to announce their selection for the 2011 All-Star Game, and all reports show that Raleigh will be the big winner. Stay tuned!


Congrats to Duke

duke Congratulations to the Duke Blue Devils for winning the 2010 national championship. The win keeps that trophy in the Triangle for yet another year. In the last 10 years, 4 of the national champions are from here, and of the last 29 national champions, 9 (31%) are from the Triangle. No doubt about it, the Triangle is the epicenter of basketball.


Back to the Final Four

NCAA-Final-Four-2010-logo On Sunday night the Duke Blue Devils Earned another trip to the Final Four. The win gives the school its 11th Final Four Trip. The Final Four is a national event, however it is so frequent that a team from the Triangle makes it, the event has become one of the Triangle’s most beloved cultural events. In the "Modern Era", the Triangle has had a team in 22 of the last 30 Final Fours. Going back further, the Triangle has placed a team in 32 of the last 48 Final Fours.

The Triangle area is not short on national championships, either. In the last 28 years, 8 have come from the Triangle. Remarkable runs have occurred during that time, too. From 1986 to 1992, Duke only missed the Final Four 1 time (including 5 straight appearances). UNC went 6 times in a 10 year period from 1991 to 2000. No other state, much less metropolitan, can boast such experience at such a high level in any sport.

Year Team Year Team
1963 Duke 1990 Duke
1964 Duke 1991 Duke & UNC
1966 Duke 1992 Duke
1967 UNC 1993 UNC
1968 UNC 1994 Duke
1969 UNC 1995 UNC
1972 UNC 1997 UNC
1974 NCSU 1998 UNC
1977 UNC 1999 Duke
1978 Duke 2000 UNC
1981 UNC 2001 Duke
1982 UNC 2004 Duke
1983 NCSU 2005 UNC
1986 Duke 2008 UNC
1988 Duke 2009 UNC
1989 Duke 2010 Duke

Bold indicates National Champion


Wanna Watch the Final Four in 3D? Better Have Wheels

This year the Final Four is being brought to cinemas across America in 3D. Before you cry “gimmick!”, let me just tell you that the Panasonic 3D demo showing off their active shutter technology included some 3D basketball, and it was phenomenal. It wasn’t about balls coming out of the stands at you. It was about appreciating the depth of what was on the court. Yes, I would pay to see this.

Unfortunately the only theaters in North Carolina (so far) signed up to show this great event are:

Hopefully some more theaters close by will be added. It is promising that no theaters are included in Charlotte, the Triad, or the Triangle; the metro areas that comprise roughly half of the USA’s 10th largest state’s population. We’ll see…


Time For The Madness


It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

For some reason that Andy Williams classic got mislabeled as a “Christmas song”, however no time of the year is it more applicable than March. With new growth appearing on plants and lawns, warmer temperatures, and the playing of the 2nd greatest event in sports, who would possibly call that a “Christmas song”?

The games begin at Noon, and WRAL is the source for all of the TV coverage. Their signals 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, and 5.4 will be carrying every game of the tournament once again. Time Warner Cable customers will be able to tune these channels in SD on channels 1061, 1062, 1063, and 1064 while they will carry the games in HD on 1051, 1052, 1053, and 1054. Also CBS College Sports channel on 1065(SD) and 1055(HD) will carry interviews, coaches’ shows, and other tournament coverage.

It should be noted that because these are channels that are not normally active, customers tuning in any of these channels with anything other than a TWC box will need to rescan their channels in order to pick them up. That means that CableCARD customers and clear QAM customers (those who tune their TV literally to 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, and 5.4) will need to go into their tuner or TV’s setup, and do another complete scan of the channels. This process is one that can take anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes depending on the device, so my recommendation is to do this before 11:00am today. The channels have a signal now and will be picked up on a scan now.

Also just one more reminder that the complete NCAA tournament schedule is available for free subscription on Google Calendar. In order to subscribe, simply visit the calendars page and follow the Google Calendar link beside “NCAA Tournament”.


St. Timothy’s Spring Sprint Honors Ham

Raleigh recently lost a gem. Lisa Permar Ham, a 1988 Broughton graduate, died of cancer. She was widely loved, as more than 1,500 people crammed into every corner of the 1st Presbyterian Church complex a couple of Sunday’s ago to pay their respects.

Lisa was instrumental in starting the St. Timothy’s School Spring Sprint, and rightfully, the school is dedicating the Sprint in honor of her. The event will take place April 17. Here is the press release about the event:

The St. Timothy’s Spring Sprint is an annual 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run and NEW this year, a 50 Yard Dash. Adults and children from the school and the community participate in this event.  The race course winds through the North Hills neighborhood (NEW FLATTER COURSE this year), beginning and ending at the school.

Registration information:

**Complete registration by April 1, 2010 to guarantee a Spring Sprint t-shirt.

**T-shirts are available in the St. Timothy’s School front office to try on for sizes.

  • Log onto www.sportoften.com to register online and pay by credit card, or
  • Complete an entry form and return it with payment to St. Timothy’s School

Click here for a full Brochure or Click here for an Entry Form only

Register early to enter for two drawings:

  • 1st Drawing will be on Wednesday, March 17: All St. Timothy’s students, faculty and staff who register before 9am on Wednesday, March 17 will be entered into a drawing. Click here for the list of prizes
  • 2nd Drawing will be on Tuesday, March 23: All St. Timothy’s students, faculty and staff who register before 9am on Tuesday, March 23 will be entered into a drawing. Click here for the list of prizes

Follow The NCAA Tourney

images[1] Once again gogoraleigh is your home for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Schedule. It is a Google Calendar which contains all 33 First Round games. Keep following it, though, as the next round games will be added as soon as they are determined. Subscribe in Google Calendar, on your iPhone , or other capable device!

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