Campbell has been picked in a tie for fourth with Radford in the Big South Conference preseason baseball poll. … The Highlanders completed a Big South men’s basketball sweep in Buies Creek with a 67-61 win on Wednesday. … Hobbton’s soccer scrimmage at home today against Clinton has been canceled. … Harnett Central’s varsity basketball teams are on hold due to a positive test for COVID. … John Stone of Pinehurst broke a state record with a 23-pound, 5-ounce channel catfish he caught in a Moore County pond in September. … Quarterback Philip Rivers (N.C. State), who played the current season with Indianapolis, announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday after 17 seasons. … UNC topped visiting Wake Forest, 80-73, on Wednesday night. … Georgia Tech dealt No. 20 Clemson an 83-65 loss in Atlanta. … No. 24 UCLA visits California (ESPNU) and No. 4 Iowa hosts Indiana (Fox Sports 1) in a pair of 9 p.m. starts tonight.