NORTH CAROLINA STATE WOLFPACK NEWS

Chubb & Samuels are SI Preseason All-Americans

Sports Illustrated released their 2017 Preseason All-American Teams, and NC State’s Jaylen Samuels made the 1st Team and Bradley Chubb made the 2nd Team. Here’s what they had to say about Samuels: What are we supposed to call Samuels? A freakishly athletic tight end? A gadget wideout? A fullback? Whatever he is, he’s nearly impossible to gameplan for when the Wolfpack offense...
Via Pack Insider
19 hours ago

Dennis Smith Jr. Facing Tough Comeption From the Start

The Mavs released their 2017-18 schedule on Monday, and it’s clear that the schedule won’t take it easy on former NC State point guard, and potential NBA rookie of the year candidate Dennis Smith Jr. Beginning his NBA career against Atlanta’s Dennis Schroder at home on Oct. 18, Smith will then find himself matched up against No. 5 overall draft pick De’Aaron Fox, veteran...
Via Pack Insider
1 day ago

NC State Women’s Soccer Preseason Ranked #23

TDS (Top Drawers Soccer) has released their 2017 preseason poll, and the Wolfpack Women’s Soccer team is ranked 23rd. NC State is one of seven ACC schools in the Top-25 rankings: 4) FSU 5) Duke 9) UNC 14) Notre Dame 19) Virginia 21) Clemson 23) NC State NC State returns all 11 of their starters from last season, which includes their top 4 scorers. The Wolfpack also brought in a...
Via Pack Insider
1 day ago

Get to Know NC State’s 2017 Football Captains

All of the players on the NC State football team have cast their votes, and the results are in. The Wolfpack will have 4 captains representing the team during the 2017 season: Bradley Chubb, Airius Moore, Cole Cook and Tony Adams. Bradley Chubb (6’4″/275/Senior/Defensive End) is already one of the greatest defensive ends to play football at NC State, but by seasons end he could...
Via Pack Insider
2 days ago

NC State to Play Arizona in Battle for Atlantis

The matchups for the Battle for Atlantis Basketball Tournament down in the Bahamas have been released, and NC State head coach Kevin Keatts and his Wolfpack squad have been given a massive challenge against Arizona. The Wildcats are the preseason #1 team in numerous early publications. No big deal… The tournament will kickoff down in the Caribbean on November 22-24. Here is a look...
Via Pack Insider
3 days ago

’18 TE Messiah Swinson Puts Pack in Top 3

3-star 2018 Tight End Messiah Swinson (6’8″/241) revealed his Top 3 schools yesterday, and NC state made the cut, along with Missouri and Arizona State. NC State made a big impression on Swinson when he unofficially visited back on April 13th,  and the Wolfpack officially offered while he was in Raleigh. Swinson has something you can’t teach, and that is size. We will keep...
Via Pack Insider
3 days ago

Wolfpack Face Daunting ACC Task

Choosing N.C. State as a sleeper team that could surprise in 2017 would seem to make a lot of sense for a number of reasons, but there's an enormous hurdle: Being stuck in the ACC Atlantic with Florida State, Clemson and Louisville.
Via Sports On Earth
3 days ago

Camp Q’s: Is NC State’s Secondary A Problem?

Every team enters the season with some question marks, but this NC State team enters with less than usual. With that being said, one of the biggest unknowns of this Wolfpack team is whether or not the secondary will be a liability,or a strength. NC State returns one of their two starters at cornerback from last season in Mike Stephens. He brings a ton of experience to the Wolfpack...
Via Pack Insider
5 days ago

Money Mag Ranks NC State #1 School in NC

Every year Money Magazine ranks the best colleges for your money by each state, and in their 2017 report released this week, NC State was the best college for your money in the state of North Carolina. Wolfpack athletics was one of the factors that made NC State such an attractive school for them, amongst many other things. Here is what they had to say about our school: North Carolina...
Via Pack Insider
5 days ago

SI Lists NC State as 1 of 5 Sleepers That Could Contend

Sports Illustrated released their preseason Top 20, but followed it up with a list of 5 schools not listed that could be contenders. NC State was one of the five schools, and here is what they had to say about the Pack: The Wolfpack wouldn’t be flying this far under the national radar had they won one of two close games last season. The first was a 24–17 overtime loss at eventual...
Via Pack Insider
5 days ago

NC State rolls Stella Azzurra, 90-46, in final exhibition game of Italy trip

Safe to say the level of competition on this trip varied widely. As NC State’s trip to Italy winds down, Kevin Keatts and his staff will be taking stock of the last few weeks—10 practices, three exhibition games, and some wildly varying results. On Thursday in Rome, the Wolfpack easily handled Stella Azzurra by 44 points, and that was despite the fact that the game was halted...
Via Backing the Pack
6 days ago

5 star PG Ayo Dosunmu Lists NC State Top-11

Last night 5-star 2018 point guard Ayo Dosunmu (6’4″/185) revealed his Top-11 schools, and NC State was one the teams that made the cut. NC State was joined by Creighton, Illinois, Kansas, Memphis, New Mexico, Oklahoma St., UCONN, USC, Wake Forest and Xavier. The Wolfpack coaching staff officially offered Dosunmu on April 23rd. Rivals ranks Dosunmu as the #22 overall player in...
Via Pack Insider
7 days ago

Former NC State Wrestler Gwiazdowski Heading to World Championships

RALEIGH, N.C. – Right before the preseason gets underway for the 2017-18 NC State wrestling team, the Wolfpack’s coaching staff has one very important international tournament on their minds. Two-time NCAA champion and former Wolfpack All-American Nick Gwiazdowski will be in action at the 2017 World Championships in Paris in two weeks. Since he graduated from NC State in 2016...
Via Pack Insider
7 days ago

SI Ranks Bradley Chubb as #14 Player in 2017

Sports Illustrated has released their list of the Top-100 players in college football heading into the 2017 football season, and NC State defensive end Bradley Chubb is listed at #14. Here’s what they had to say about Chubb: On talent and depth, NC State’s defensive line falls short of ACC Atlantic competitor Clemson’s. Yet the Tigers may not have any single player in their...
Via Pack Insider
7 days ago

NC State finishes at No. 10 in men’s basketball attendance

Fan support is not one of the program’s problems, that’s for sure The NCAA released its men’s basketball attendance report on Tuesday, and as usual, NC State was near the top of D-I in average attendance. The Wolfpack averaged almost 16,000 fans per home game, putting State in the company of a bunch of schools that were a whole lot better at the whole basketball thing last...
Via Backing the Pack
8 days ago

N&O: NC State sources confident PG Beverly will play this season

Some more news on the Braxton Beverly front. As you likely know, 4 star PG Braxton Beverly, who was once committed to Ohio State, has switched over to the Wolfpack. The problem is, Beverly (an incoming freshman) decided to take summer classes as OSU before deciding to leave. Under NCAA rules, Beverly is now required to sit out a year and will be treated as a transfer student, even...
Via Pack Insider
8 days ago

NC State MBB Ranks 10th in NCAA in Attendance

The results are in, and attendance at NC State Men’s Basketball games ranked 10th in the NCAA last season, averaging 15,906 people per game. The Wolfpack’s 15-17 record makes the Top-10 finish much more impressive. This is NC State’s 2nd straight finish in the Top-10, and 18th consecutive season in the Top-25. Four out of the Top-10 teams came out of the ACC: 2. Syracuse ...
Via Pack Insider
8 days ago

Will Bradley Chubb Break The NC State Record Book

NC State Defensive End Bradley Chubb could be playing in the NFL season this year, but he opted to return for his final season at NC State. Chubb is almost a lock to be a first round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, and he’s also a lock to break open the NC State record book before this years over. Chubb enters this season with 16.5 career sacks, which ranks 10th all-time in NC State...
Via Pack Insider
9 days ago

Italy Update: Pack Falls to Da Ground 103-98 (Video & Boxscore)

NC State took a close loss in their  second game in Italy this week, falling to Da Ground 103-98. Da Ground is a team made up of Italian professionals hailing from the Pisa area and while the Wolfpack didn’t come up with the ‘W’, Keatts thought it was a great learning experience. Below is the stat sheet in Italian, which took us a while to figure out, but I think we figured...
Via Pack Insider
9 days ago

NC State falls short in OT, 103-98, in 2nd game of Italy trip

Tougher competition meant a different outcome for the Wolfpack NC State played the second of three games on its Italy trip Monday in Pisa against a team called Da Ground or something thereabouts. The contest was close throughout, with State rallying from a seven-point halftime deficit to force overtime. Alas, the Pack didn’t have quite enough firepower to overcome their opponents...
Via Backing the Pack
9 days ago

4 Star SF Elias King Talks NC State Visit

4-star 2018 Small Forward Elias King has been on a tour of colleges this summer, and NC State was one of his stops. King, who is the number #31 player in the 2018 class, and the #1 player in the state of Georgia, had this to say about the Wolfpack and some of the other schools he had a chance to visit this summer: Auburn: “Bruce Pearl, he’s a great coach. He lets you go and...
Via Pack Insider
9 days ago

Carson Wise is looking like NC State’s starting place kicker

Not the most shocking news out of camp. Dave Doeren held a press conference ahead of Sunday’s Meet the Pack Day event and offered updates at a bunch of different positions, none more important than the battle at place kicker. The Wolfpack tapped the graduate transfer wire again this offseason, bringing in Carson Wise from Carson-Newman, and Wise has been playing with the first...
Via Backing the Pack
9 days ago

The 5 most important players to the 2017 Wolfpack

CFP or bust As we march closer to the season (get out of the way, August), I wanted to highlight five players who will make the difference between Dave Doeren having another seven win season, and taking this team to the next level. As Steven has mentioned, this team is good, there’s no doubt about that. The difference between winning 7 games and winning 10 games is not a big margin...
Via Backing the Pack
10 days ago

The Situation at Running Back

The Post-Dayes Era Begins In 2015 Dave Doeren put together a recruiting class that featured three running backs with a four star rating. It’s now two years later and there have been position changes, injuries, and even a departure, but their time has finally come. Matt Dayes is officially a part of Wolfpack football history and it’s now time for Reggie Gallaspy and Nyheim Hines...
Via Backing the Pack
12 days ago

Numbers game: Analytics spreading through college football

The game still nags at Tulane coach Willie Fritz. The big upset that got away. Fritz was head coach at Georgia Southern when the Eagles took a 20-10 lead in the fourth quarter of their 2014 opener against North Carolina State. The Wolfpack rallied to win 24-23 after Fritz made a fourth-down decision — a gut call he is still kicking himself about. Fritz is no longer interested in...
Via MyNorthwest.com
12 days ago
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