NC State football recruiting: DE Ibrahim Kante commits to Wolfpack

RED LIGHT ON NC State picked up another addition to its 2017 recruiting class this weekend when Trinity-Pawling (NY) School defensive end Ibrahim Kante verbally committed to the Wolfpack on an official visit. @Coachlanese13 @CoachAlexCoombs @Coach_Brooks75 @TPridefootball— Ibrahim Kante (@IbrahimKante14) January 22, 2017 Kante was limited...
Via Backing the Pack
January 22, 2017

No. 17 Blue Devils won't have Jeter for game vs. Wolfpack

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke sophomore forward Chase Jeter will miss the 17th-ranked Blue Devils' game Monday with North Carolina State after having a medical procedure on his back. The school announced Jeter's absence roughly an hour before tipoff, saying he had a ''lower-back procedure'' to treat a herniated disc earlier in the day. Jeter is averaging 2.6 points and 2.7 rebounds...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

It's time to accept that Duke just isn't a very good basketball team

The college basketball season is now nearly three months old, but in a season full of twists, turns and bizarre results we may have gotten the strangest one yet on Monday night.The Duke Blue Devils -- fresh off an impressive victory over Miami -- lost 84-82 to NC State at Cameron Indoor Stadium. After beginning the season ranked No. 1 in the country (and with a few even arguing...
Via FOX Sports
January 24, 2017

Mathurin, Wilson score 13, No. 18 NC State women defeat Pitt

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Jennifer Mathurin and Dominique Wilson scored 13 points apiece and No. 18 North Carolina State defeated Pittsburgh 55-42 on Wednesday night. Chelsea Nelson added 10 points for the Wolfpack (16-5, 6-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their third straight. Brenna Wise had 11 points for the Panthers (12-8, 3-4), who's shot matched the Wolfpack from the field...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Ex-NC State basketball star Charles Shackleford found dead

KINSTON, N.C. (AP) Police in North Carolina say former North Carolina State basketball star Charles Shackleford has been found dead in his home. He was 50. Kinston police spokesman Woody Spencer said Shackleford's body was found there Friday. The cause of death hasn't been determined and an investigation is underway. Spencer didn't say what circumstances led authorities to the...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Mitchell scores 28, leads No. 13 Louisville over NC State

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Donovan Mitchell scored the first 14 points for Louisville and finished with 28 as the No. 13 Cardinals routed North Carolina State 85-60 on Sunday. With Louisville down two guards because of injuries, Mitchell took charge right away. The sophomore hit four early 3-pointers, with two of them propelling a 15-0 run that made it 21-9. Mitchell led Louisville...
Via AP on Fox
January 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Lack of Energy Scary Sign For Young Wolfpack, Gottfried

We had no energy. Zero. It’s frustrating.  I tried everything I could in the last couple of days to get us off the mat a little bit and we came out seemingly lifeless. We had no zip. That’s Mark Gottfried talking about his team’s lack of energy in their loss to Louisville on Sunday. Now, it’s one thing to lose because you missed shots, or lose because you turned the ball...
Via Pack Insider
January 31, 2017

NC State's Doeren looking to bolster depth with latest class

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren is hoping the Wolfpack has built enough depth to redshirt incoming freshmen instead of pushing them into the lineup as in past years. ''We're in a place at most positions where we feel that way,'' Doeren said Wednesday as the Wolfpack unveiled a recruiting class of 20 scholarship players that includes mid-year enrollees...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Wolfpack Women beat Louisville at the buzzer in overtime, 72-70

NC State does not lack marquee wins this year. We see you, NC State women’s basketball, and thanks for this moment of distraction—it’s really well timed. NC State beat Louisville on the road in overtime on Thursday night, 72-70. This was the game-winner: Pretty fortunate roll there, but you know what, who cares. I’ll take this every time. NC State has beaten a lot of...
Via Backing the Pack
February 02, 2017

Spencer beats the buzzer to lead N.C State over Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Miah Spencer's floater at the buzzer lifted No. 19 North Carolina State to a 72-70 overtime victory over No. 9 Louisville on Thursday night. The 5-foot-8 senior finished with 22 points on 11 of 17 shooting to lead the Wolfpack. With the game tied at 70, Spencer took one dribble from the top of the key and her shot from the free throw line hit nearly every...
Via AP on Fox
February 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Ryan Held and NC State swimming provided the Wolfpack sports highlight of 2016

please submit your dumbass jokes here: Let’s rewind to last spring: Ryan Held, a rising junior, heads to the U.S. Olympic trials with no real shot at making the U.S. Olympic team, or so went that theory. He swam really well in Omaha and earned himself a spot on one of the U.S.’s sprint teams — if there is a tougher gig to earn in the Olympics, I dunno what...
Via Backing the Pack
February 03, 2017

Wolfpack vs Hurricanes Keys to the Game

NC State looks to revenge their first ACC loss as Miami travels to Raleigh this Saturday to face the Wolfpack. Game time is at 3 o’clock with coverage on The ACC Network. What must NC State do to beat the Hurricanes? The Wolfpack need to build upon their last game offensively. NC State had a solid game offensively as Dennis Smith posted a triple-double and Maverick Rowan scored...
Via Pack Insider
February 03, 2017

Duke, NC State projected to host tourney games despite HB2

NEW YORK (AP) Duke and North Carolina State were among the top 16 projected seeds the NCAA revealed Monday for the women's basketball tournament in March, making them potential hosts in a state that's lost several sports events because of a divisive law. The NCAA pulled seven championships from North Carolina in September, including the first two rounds of the 2017 men's basketball...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Duke, NC State might host women's tourney despite LGBT law

NEW YORK (AP) Duke and North Carolina State were among the top 16 projected seeds the NCAA revealed Monday for the women's basketball tournament in March, making them potential hosts in a state that's lost several sports events because of a divisive law. The NCAA pulled seven championships from North Carolina in September, including the first two rounds of the 2017 men's basketball...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Wolfpack Women would be No. 4 seed in NCAAs if season ended today

NC State has built a strong resume with several big wins in league play. Takinga cue from the College Football Playoff, the NCAA women’s basketball tournament selection committee is releasing its top 16 teams each week leading up to Selection Sunday Monday. The Wolfpack Women check in at No. 15 this week, which puts them on the four-seed line. They have defeated four other schools...
Via Backing the Pack
February 07, 2017

WATCH: Noles Prepare for Wolfpack at Home

Courtesy No. 15 Florida State looks forward to hosting NC State at home on Wednesday, another ACC test they know could go either way.
Via Florida State Seminoles Athletics
February 07, 2017  |  Discuss

NC State's Anya doesn't travel for game at No. 14 FSU

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State senior big man BeeJay Anya didn't travel for Wednesday night's game at No. 14 Florida State. The school announced Anya wouldn't play in a brief statement released a few hours before tipoff. The release didn't provide any details why Anya didn't make the trip, saying only it was a ''coach's decision.'' The 6-foot-9, 320-pound Anya is averaging...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Spencer, Wilson led No. 17 NC State women to 85-71 win

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Miah Spencer scored 23 points, Dominique Wilson had 19 and No. 17 North Carolina State used a dominate second quarter to defeat Virginia Tech 85-71 on Sunday. Spencer was 11 of 16 from the field and had nine rebounds and six assists, and Wilson had seven assists, five rebounds and four steals as the Wolfpack (19-6, 9-3 ACC) won its third straight. Spencer's...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2017  |  Discuss

NC State hires Kevin Patrick to coach defensive line

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State has hired Kevin Patrick as its defensive line coach. Coach Dave Doeren on Monday announced the hiring of Patrick, who spent last season coaching Texas Tech's defensive linemen. Patrick helped Miami win national championships as a player in 1989 and 1991. He spent nine seasons on South Florida's staff and also coached at North Texas from...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2017  |  Discuss

NC State: Gottfried won't return as men's basketball coach

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State says men's basketball coach Mark Gottfried won't return for a seventh season but will coach the remainder of this season. The school announced the decision Thursday, less than a day after the Wolfpack fell by 24 points to 10th-ranked rival North Carolina in the team's sixth straight loss as a once-promising season continues to unravel. N...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2017  |  Discuss

North Carolina State: men's basketball coach Mark Gottfried won't return next season, will coach rest of this season.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State: men's basketball coach Mark Gottfried won't return next season, will coach rest of this season.
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2017  |  Discuss

NC State fires Mark Gottfried, but he will still coach the rest of the season

NC State has fired coach Mark Gottfried in the midst of an extremely disappointing season—a move that was undoubtedly going to happen sooner or later.Gottfried was in the midst of his sixth season as the Wolfpack’s head coach, and while he made the NCAA Tournament in his first four seasons, his team finished under .500 last year and is unlikely to make the Big Dance again this...
Via The Comeback
February 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Wilson's 23 helps No. 15 NC State reach 20 wins

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (AP) Dominque Wilson scored 23 points and No. 15 North Carolina State overcame a slow start to defeat Boston College 70-58 on Thursday night, giving the Wolfpack their second-straight 20-win season. Jennifer Mathurin added 14 points and Miah Spencer 12 for N.C. State (20-6, 10-3), which has won four straight and seven of eight. Boston College (9-18, 2-12...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Fan reads Volvo owners manual rather than watch NC State basketball game

Times are tough for the NC State men’s basketball team. The Wolfpack are 14-14, and that is about the best you can say for the team right now. NC State is a dismal 3-12 in ACC play — only Boston College is worse at 2-12 — AD Debbie Yow effectively fired coach Mark Gottfried, although he will finish out the season, and they just dropped their seventh straight game Saturday...
Via The Comeback
February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Former NC State OL Merci Falaise joins Wolfpack coaching staff

Falaise had been a graduate assistant at Tennessee. Dave Doeren made an addition to his staff on the administrative side last week, hiring NC State alum Merci Falaise away from Tennessee. At NCSU, Falaise will serve as assistant director of player personnel and recruit communications. Falaise had been a graduate assistant/quality control coach at Tennessee since 2014. It was his...
Via Backing the Pack
February 24, 2017
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