Three-star running back Erin Collins commits to NC State

NC State’s been having a lot of success recruiting in Florida during this cycle, and that continued Friday. Erin Collins, a running back from Armwood High School in Seffner, FL, announced his commitment to the Wolfpack on Twitter. I have committed to North Carolina state university. I would like to thank god my parents and my coaches #wolfpack—...
Via Backing the Pack
1 day ago

NC State fall camp position battles to watch: Defense edition

The defense is in pretty good shape in terms of returning starters, and the defensive line should be a strength. There are several starting spots to be had on this side of the ball, though, and in places there is a worrisome lack of experience. Cornerback Between the two of them, Mike Stevens and Jack Tocho have appeared in 60 games at NC State, with 33 starts. They spent a...
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1 day ago

Scouting Omer Yurtseven: An evaluation from Draft Express

NC State signee Omer Yurtseven has been playing this summer for Turkey’s U20 team in a FIBA tournament, and while the Turks didn’t win the championship, they showed well, and Yurtseven played well. He averaged 23 points and 12 rebounds per 40 minutes. Draft Express’ Joshua Riddell has an extensive evaluation of Yurtseven following that event, including some thoughts on how...
Via Backing the Pack
2 days ago

NC State’s strength program paying off for B.J. Hill and the defensive line

In essence, football is basically organized pushin’. That guy’s pushing, that other guy there is pushing, that fellow on the other side of the field is pushing. Everybody’s constantly pushing each other around the field. So it follows that to be successful, you need to be the pusher more often than the pushee. B.J. Hill knows a little something about that, as he is coming...
Via Backing the Pack
3 days ago

ESPN Ranks Toughest Places to Play

ESPN recently released an article that ranks the ACC venues from least toughest place to win to the toughest. NC State was ranked 9th out of the 15 teams in the ACC. Here is what they had to say about NC State and the PNC… 9. NC State Wolfpack: PNC Arena, opened in 1999 Reynolds Coliseum, the old on-campus home of the Pack, was a much tougher place to play with the noise level...
Via Pack Insider
5 days ago

NC State fall camp position battles to watch: Offense edition

August is a week away, and so is the start of fall camp at NC State. There is a lot unsettled on the offensive side of the ball. Quarterback Whenever a program has to replace its starting quarterback, it’s usually going to be the headlining story of the offseason. Sometimes you’re lucky enough to have a clear successor, but more often you’re going to have two or three guys...
Via Backing the Pack
5 days ago

NC State football recruiting: Wolfpack gets verbals from WR Antoine Thompson, LB Nick Smith, LB Isaiah Moore

Friday night was a big one for NC State, which landed a trio of verbal commitments, all of them from outside of NC. Wide receiver Antoine Thompson of Plant City, FL, is the headliner of the three and immediately became the highest-rated player in the Pack’s 2017 class. Thompson, a high three-star, is listed at 6’1 and 176 pounds by 247Sports. He has an impressive offer sheet...
Via Backing the Pack
7 days ago

2016 ACC Kickoff: Dave Doeren addresses schedule, new offense, quarterback battle

Dave Doeren (and Matt Dayes and Jack Tocho) went through the ACC media car wash on Friday. Here are a few notes on what Doeren said. (The full remarks from Doeren’s presser are available here.) The schedule: It’s difficult Doeren already has used this line on multiple occasions this offseason, so if you ain’t heard it yet, good for you, and also, be prepared to hear it...
Via Backing the Pack
8 days ago

NC State WR Jumichael Ramos out for year following knee surgery

The North Carolina State Wolfpack suffered a major loss in the passing game, with news that wide receiver Jumichael Ramos is set to miss the entire 2016 college football season after undergoing surgery. Ramos will receive a medical redshirt in 2016 and will have one season of eligibility remaining. NC State head coach Dave Doeren announced the news this week. “If J-Mike had tried...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NC State wide receiver Jumichael Ramos out for season with knee injury

I suppose it wouldn't be an offseason without football injury news, would it? NC State announced Wednesday morning that veteran receiver Jumichael Ramos will redshirt this season after suffering a knee injury that required surgery. Ramos was expected to be one of the leaders on a receiving corps that doesn't have a lot of bonafides. From the release: "If J-Mike had tried to play...
Via Backing the Pack
10 days ago

A Look at The NC State Basspack and College Bass Fishing

College bass fishing is awesome, and NC State is awesome at it NC State has a fishing team. Actually, a huge and increasing number of schools do, but few have been as successful as the NC State Basspack. Now most Wolfpack fans are at least aware of the success of the bass fishing team, so here we’re going to take a deeper look at what the Basspack does and the rapidly growing sport...
Via Backing the Pack
12 days ago

NC State's Yow aims to reach national top-25 goal in 2016-17

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State athletic director Debbie Yow knows the work to build a national top-25 sports program is even tougher now with the Wolfpack hovering near the edge of that goal. In fact, Yow said in an interview with The Associated Press, completing the final steps of that climb could be more difficult than it was to reach the school's current position....
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: NC State football unveils 50th anniversary throwback unis

The NC State football program will be taking the field at least once this season with some very special throwback uniforms. On Tuesday, the Wolfpack unveiled 50th anniversary throwback uniforms that will be worn on Oc.t 8, when North Carolina State celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first game in Carter-Finley Stadium. “It’s a special year as we honor Carter-Finley’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
25 days ago  |  Discuss

NC State: Italy trip postponed to 2017 amid terrorism alert

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State is postponing an August trip to Italy for its men's basketball program until 2017 amid a terrorism warning from the U.S. State Department. The school issued a statement Friday afternoon saying the decision was made in ''an abundance of caution.'' The statement cited a State Department travel alert for Europe that extends through the end...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolfpack's Samuels aims to repeat do-everything all-ACC run

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Ask Jaylen Samuels what position he plays for North Carolina State's offense, and he will struggle to give a definitive answer. That's because the returning all-Atlantic Coast Conference performer has proven he can do just about anything for the Wolfpack. And like the defenses he faces, even he is unsure exactly what he'll be asked to do each week. ''Last year...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

NC State adds forward Ted Kapita to recruiting class

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State has added another player to its men's basketball roster. The Wolfpack on Friday announced the signing of 6-foot-10 forward Ted Kapita. Coach Mark Gottfried calls Kapita ''a versatile and athletic addition who plays with a high motor.'' Kapita, who is originally from Congo, who has played at Huntington Prep in West Virginia and at DME Academy...
Via AP on Fox
June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

NC State signs Johnson as late addition to recruiting class

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State has made another late addition to its 2016-17 recruiting class. Athletics spokesman Fred Demarest said Monday that the school has signed four-star guard Markell Johnson from Cleveland. In a statement, coach Mark Gottfried says Johnson can play multiple positions. N.C. State had a bumpy offseason after missing the NCAA Tournament for the...
Via AP on Fox
June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

North Carolina State freshman QB Jakobi Meyers making push for starting job

Entering the 2016 college football season, it was believed that redshirt sophomore quarterback Jalan McClendon was on his way to replacing Jacoby Brisset as the starting signal-caller at North Carolina State. However, head coach Dave Doeren has said McClendon has yet to win the job and new reports indicate a fresh face could be poised to lead N.C. State. According to ESPN’s Matt...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 11, 2016  |  Discuss

NC State Baseball Coach Shows Off Beautiful Spin Move In Tremendous Meltdown

It’s not often you see manager meltdowns in college baseball, but Elliot Avent flipped the script Monday. The NC State baseball head coach made an early exit in the Wolfpack’s do-or-die regional game against Coastal Carolina after arguing balls and strikes in the third inning. Avent, however, didn’t go quietly. He stormed on to the field to argue with home plate umpire Scott...
June 07, 2016  |  Discuss

NC State baseball manager Elliott Avent has great meltdown

One of the greatest baseball managerial meltdowns we have seen came from an unlikely source. During Monday’s NCAA Tournament regional game between NC State and Coastal Carolina, Wolfpack manager Elliott Avent got royally ticked over a pitch not being called his team’s way. He came out of the dugout to let the umpires have it, and at one point he busted out a fantastic swim move...
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June 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Even Braxton Miller Respects This Spin Move A College Baseball Coach Pulled While Arguing With An Umpire

If Braxton Miller is the King of the Spin Move, perhaps N.C. State baseball coach Elliott Avent can be the Archduke of the Juke.  Avent, 60, was ejected from the Wolfpack’s NCAA Tournament game against Coastal Carolina this afternoon.  Before he left the field, he pulled off an incredible spin move.  NC State coach Elliott Avent put on some great moves to continue arguing with...
Via College Spun
June 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Reynolds Coliseum Nearing Completion

Aaron Beard of ESPN recently published a good piece that provided an update on the renovations taking place inside Reynolds Coliseum. North Carolina State has spent more than a year giving a new look to tradition-rich Reynolds Coliseum, yanking out thousands of seats and moving the court to make room for new team offices and a sports walk of fame. That $35 million project to add...
Via Pack Insider
June 05, 2016

NC State removes seats, adds amenities in Reynolds overhaul

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State has spent more than a year giving a new look to tradition-rich Reynolds Coliseum, yanking out thousands of seats and moving the court to make room for new team offices and a sports walk of fame. That $35 million project to add modern touches to a nearly 70-year-old campus arena is closing in on a long-awaited completion. ''It's bringing it...
Via AP on Fox
June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Malik Newman to visit Kansas, North Carolina State

After withdrawing his name from consideration for the 2016 NBA Draft, Malik Newman announced his intentions to transfer from Mississippi State. It hasn’t taken long to identify his potential new home. According to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports, Newman will be making visits to Kansas and North Carolina State. Mississippi State transfer Malik Newman will visit Kansas this week, source...
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June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Craig Sager to receive Jimmy V Perseverance Award at ESPYS

TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager will receive the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPYS on July 13. Sager has continued to work as he receives treatment for leukemia. The award is named for the late North Carolina State coach and broadcaster Jim Valvano, who gave his famous ''Don't ever give up'' speech at the 1993 ESPYS while battling cancer. Sager and Valvano became close...
Via AP on Fox
May 24, 2016  |  Discuss
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