NC State women’s team shown little respect by NCAA tournament committee, given No. 6 seed

Well at least they got in this time, I guess. NC State is the No. 6 seed in the Lexington Region and will face No. 11 Auburn on Friday. Here’s the good news: not only did the Wolfpack Women avoid UConn’s region, they avoided UConn’s side of the bracket. Avoiding UConn for as long as possible is always preferred. Now for the bad: State has to travel to Austin, Texas, where...
Via Backing the Pack
14 days ago

Wolfpack Women learn their NCAA tournament destination Monday night

It’s selection time for the ladies. On a more positive basketball note, the NC State women’s team is going to be playing in the NCAAs this year, the only question is where the Wolfpack gets seeded. Each school that earns a top-4 seed gets to host the first weekend of games, and while State has been right on that line, the Pack most likely will have to hit the road. ESPN bracketologist...
Via Backing the Pack
14 days ago

WATCH: Syracuse softball’s Sydney O’Hara ties NCAA record with four home runs in a game

Syracuse softball’s Sydney O’Hara tied an NCAA single-game record by hitting four home runs in a victory against North Carolina State this weekend. Syracuse won the game 11-5 in the second game of an ACC-opening doubleheader. O’Hara was at bat four times and hit the ball beyond the wall all four times. The feat marks the first time in Syracuse softball history that an Orange...
Via Excelle Sports
15 days ago

Louisville advances to semis with 59-58 win over NC State

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) Asia Durr scored 28 points to help No. 14 Louisville beat 17th-ranked North Carolina State 59-58 on Friday in the ACC tournament quarterfinals. The fifth-seeded Cardinals (27-6) advance to the semifinals for the third consecutive season where they will play the winner of Notre Dame and Virginia. Trailing 58-57 with 19.4 seconds left Myisha Hines-Allen hit two...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

NC State’s Wes Moore is the ACC women’s basketball Coach of the Year

And that’s well deserved. NC State finished the 2016 season on the wrong side of the bubble, but led by a strong group of seniors, the Wolfpack left no doubt in 2017 that they belong in the NCAAs. After a 12-4 finish to league play, head coach Wes Moore was honored as the ACC Coach of the Year. With the win in this category comes a celebration cake! Mmm, celebration cake. NC...
Via Backing the Pack
25 days ago

Syracuse's Peterson, NC State's Moore win ACC awards

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Syracuse guard Alexis Peterson is the women's basketball player of the year in the Atlantic Coast Conference, while North Carolina State's Wes Moore is the coach of the year. The ACC on Wednesday announced its individual award winners. A panel of school representatives and media members also selected Georgia Tech's Francesca Pan as freshman of the year. ...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

NC State releases spring depth chart for the Wolfpack offense

No big surprises here, but a few tweaks. Spring practice is underway for NC State, with the spring game a month away. Yay brief football interlude! The school released State’s spring depth chart for the offense on Wednesday morning, and you can see it here, but in case you don’t want to spend a half hour scrolling down that page, I’ve listed the full depth chart below. Some...
Via Backing the Pack
26 days ago

Highlights! Wolfpack Women exact revenge, crush UNC in Reynolds

NC State’s women’s team went out with style on senior night. NC State’s women’s basketball team finished the regular season with a 12-4 ACC record after beating Virginia on Sunday afternoon. Prior to that, they beat UNC by a lot of points, avenging a fluke defeat in Chapel Hill. Funny thing about this basketball season for the Pack—they’ve beaten all of the teams...
Via Backing the Pack
28 days ago

Wilson, No. 18 NC State women defeat Virginia 59-48

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Dominique Wilson scored 17 points and No. 18 North Carolina State turned back Virginia 59-48 despite missing 11 free throws in the fourth quarter on Sunday. Ashley Williams added 12 points for the Wolfpack (22-7, 12-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who matched the 1998 Final Four team in conference wins. They enter the league tournament as the fourth seed...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

NC State Wolfpack vs UVA Cavaliers Keys to the Game

The Wolfpack looks to prolong UVA’s four-game losing streak as well as give Head Coach Mark Gottfried one last win at PNC. The Pack has some momentum following their road win over Georgia Tech this past Tuesday night. What are the keys to the game for NC State to beat Virginia? Do not help Virginia’s struggling offense. UVA has been bad as of late when it comes to scoring points...
Via Pack Insider
February 25, 2017

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

Michigan Softball’s Kelly Christner hits three home runs against North Carolina State

Michigan softball’s Kelly Christner hit three home runs for the Wolverines against the North Carolina State this weekend. In the Wolverines’ 11-0 win over the Wolfpack on Saturday, Christner, a senior, hit three home runs to spark Michigan’s big win. Christner, who has been honored more for her defensive play as a Wolverine, posted 13 multi-hit and seven multi-RBI games last...
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February 20, 2017

NC State's Gottfried hopes for final flurry before his exit

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State coach Mark Gottfried knows he's out of a job at the end of the season. He's just hoping to help his Wolfpack put together a final flurry. The Wolfpack took the court Saturday for the first time since athletic director Debbie Yow announced Gottfried wouldn't return for a seventh season, falling 81-72 to No. 25 Notre Dame. And Gottfried said...
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February 19, 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...
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February 18, 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

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...
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February 16, 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...
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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 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

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'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

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

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

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

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
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