NORTH CAROLINA STATE WOLFPACK NEWS

Alim McNeil to Announce Decision on January 6

NC State has been, and continues to be the leader for 4-Star DT Alim McNeil (6’2″/272) out of Sanderson High School (Raleigh, NC), and he announced this morning that he plans on announcing his college decison during halftime of the U.S. Army All-American game. McNeil initially planned on announcing his decision on September 9th, but decided to push back his decision to make sure...
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20 hours ago

‘ONE With Wolfpack Football’ episode 4 impressions

“Are you in love with football?” Yes, maybe a little too much. “ONE With Wolfpack Football” returns again with another installment. I am just realizing now each episode has a different subtitle. The first three have been “One Pack One Goal”, “Urgency”, “Focus”, respectively. This week we are apparently talking about “Competition”. This was a "your princess...
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22 hours ago

NC State Actively Tracking 4 Star DT Jordan Davis

This past Friday night NC State head coach Dave Doeren and Assistant Coach Eddie Faulkner were at the Mallard Creek football game, before they led the Wolfpack to a 49-16 victory over Furman the next day. A huge reason they took in the game was because they are actively tracking 2018 4-star Defensive Tackle Jordan Davis. After doing really well at NC State camp in June of last year...
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1 day ago

NC State Heads Into FSU With All Their Starters

For the first time this season, NC State will roll out all of their starters on both sides of the ball against Florida St. this Saturday. The Wolfpack has played most of the first three games of the 2017 season without two of their projected starters in the secondary heading into the season. NC State’s secondary was the biggest question mark on the team heading into the season...
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2 days ago

Jaylen Samuels continues climb up the NC State record books

After his effort against Furman on Saturday, Jaylen Samuels is third in school history in with 152 career receptions and tied for fourth with 36 career touchdowns. He should continue to move up in both categories as the season goes on. Jerricho Cotchery holds the record for career receptions at 200, and that mark is definitely within reach based on his involvement in the first...
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2 days ago

NC State Opens as 11.5 Underdog Against FSU

The Vegas Betting Lines opened yesterday, and NC State opened as an 11.5 point underdog in their first ACC road game this Saturday down at Florida St. North Carolina State is 10-2 against the spread in its last 12 games when playing Florida State North Carolina State is 6-2 against the spread in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Florida State North Carolina State...
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2 days ago

NC State Ranks 37th in Coaches Poll After Week 3

After defeating Furman 49-16 on Saturday, NC State moved up three spots in the Coaches Poll, landing at 37th place. The Wolfpack earned 9 points in the poll this week, which is the same total as last week. The ACC in the Week 3 Coaches Poll 2) Clemson 11) Florida St. 13) Virginia Tech 14) Miami (FL) 20) Louisville 37) NC State 39) Duke 43) Wake Forest NC State will pick up a lot...
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2 days ago

VIDEO: 4-star QB commit Devin Leary has big night in win, now 3-0

#QBU is becoming a thing. With former Wolfpack QBs Philip Rivers, Russell Wilson, Jacoby Brissett and Mike Glennon all getting NFL starts this weekend NC State becomes only the 4th school in history to do that. On top of that, current QB Ryan Finley recently moved into the top 10 all-time in career passing yards in only 1.25 years and there is already discussion that Finley could...
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3 days ago

NC State Players Move Up the Record Books: Furman

NC State beat Furman convincingly today and quite a few of the Wolfpack players moved their way up the school record books. Jaylen Samuels Senior Jaylen Samuels picked up 3 rushing touchdowns today, which gives him 19 in his career, tying Shadrach Thornton for 11th all-time (he passed Scott Smith and Toney Baker). He is 1 rushing touchdown behind Joe McIntosh in 10th place. Samuels...
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4 days ago

NC State strolls past Furman, 49-16

It may not have been done immediately, but NC State’s defense took care of business on Saturday afternoon and NC State cruised to a 49-16 victory. Furman nailed a trio of field goals, one of which they did not earn, to make the game appear closer than it was, and it was never close. NC State’s offense was good about realizing that it was blowing Furman off the line of scrimmage...
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4 days ago

NC State Crushes Furman 49-16

It isn’t shocking, but the NC State defense got off to a slow start, and allowed Furman to make this a two-possession game at the half, 28-13. They then proceeded to wake up and only allow 3 more points to go upon the scoreboard the rest of the contest, with the Wolfpack trouncing the Paladins 49-16. After Furman Quarterback P.J. Blazejowski connected with Wide Receiver Andy Schumpert...
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4 days ago

WATCH 4 Star C Manny Bates Announce His Decision

At 10am 4-star 2018 Center Manny Bates made his decision to run with the Wolfpack instead of the Georgetown Hoyas. Check out this video of Bates makings decision live in front of his schoolmates at Northwood Temple Academy. Immanuel Bates picks NC State from The Wolfpacker on Vimeo. The post WATCH 4 Star C Manny Bates Announce His Decision appeared first on Pack Insider.
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5 days ago

BTP Pregame Predictions: Furman

So how’s this thing gonna go? Again, hopefully better than last week... TheRealEssad “won” the guessing game last week with an almost spot-on prediction of the score in the win over Marshall. The BTP staff is back again to blindly throw darts at the wall in predicting the final score of what should be an easy Wolfpack win. Y’all probably know the deal by now, but here...
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5 days ago

4-Star Manny Bates (2018, PF) Commits to the Wolfpack

Kevin Keatts needs to solidify his frontcourt for next season and that starts with the addition of Manny Bates. The 6’9 PF from Fayetteville, NC chose the Pack over Patrick Ewing’s Georgetown this morning. The commitment is technically the second of 2018, but the first (PG Jamie Lewis) decommitted earlier this month. So what will Bates bring to the table? Well, for one, he...
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5 days ago

NC State lands verbal commitment from four-star forward Immanuel Bates

Welcome aboard, tall person! NC State is in need of several big men after this season and added one on Friday when Immanuel Bates verbally committed to the Wolfpack. Bates picked NC State over Georgetown and a host of others. He is a consensus top-100 player. Bates is the new first commitment to Kevin Keatts’ 2018 recruiting class following former commit Jamie Lewis’ decommitment...
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5 days ago

NC State Rocking the ‘Tuffy’ Helmets against Furman

This Saturday NC State will run out onto the field at Carter-Finley Stadium for the second time ever in their alternate ‘Tuffy’ helmets. The only time that NC State has worn this particular ‘Tuffy’ helmet was back on October 11, 2014, when Boston College waltzed into Carter-Finley, defeating the Wolfpack 30-14. This isn’t the only time in 2017 that the Wolfpack will boast...
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5 days ago

New WR Efficiency Rating has Wolfpack’s Harmon at #21 in the nation

Everyone is pretty well versed on QB efficiency stats at this point, but why can’t we have something like that for other skill positions? Well, thanks to The Athletic’s NCAA wing called The All-American (a great new site btw) now we can…at least for WRs. The All-American’s Wide Receiver Efficiency rankings are based on five statistical inputs: Yards receiving, touchdowns...
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6 days ago

BTP Roundtable - Week 3 Suggestion Box and Worry Symposium

Yay We Won Edition? Before the game we were talking about a lack of Marshall’s explosiveness, and then this happened: So, that’s not great, Bob. We gave up 248 yards to one guy on 11 receptions, but also outscored the other team by 17. But still, a solid effort with a lot to be satisfied with. On a side note, the whole Dave Doeren Dunkin Donuts story this week has been endlessly...
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6 days ago

NC State’s Tziarra King Named ACC Player of the Week

NC State Sophomore Tziarra King has been named the ACC Player of the Week. King totaled nine points on four goals and one assist leading NC State to a 3-0 week. The Sicklerville, North Carolina, native netted a goal and an assist in a 5-0 win at Elon, scored both of the Wolfpack’s goals in a 2-1 win over East Carolina and finished the week with a goal early in a 4-0 victory against...
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7 days ago

NC State’s Manny Perez is NCAA Soccer Player of the Week

NC State Freshman Manny Perez has been named the NCAA Soccer Player of the Week after scoring the game-winning goal in the Wolfpack’s stunning upset of #3 Clemson. Perez has three goals in his first four collegiate soccer matches. Perez currently ranks seventh nationally in match-winning goals (2) and 43rd in goals per match (0.75). The post NC State’s Manny Perez is NCAA Soccer...
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7 days ago

NC State Offers 5 Star 2019 PF Keion Books Jr.

Yesterday 5-star 2019 Power Forward Keion Brooks Jr. (6’8″/200) took to Twitter to tell the world that NC State offered him a scholarship. Brooks is a 5 star prospect, and the #21 overall player in the 2019 class according to ESPN. He lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and former Wolfpack point guard Archie Miller is in pursuit of Brooks services. Brooks has unofficially visited Indiana...
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7 days ago

Jaylen Samuels WILL Break All-Time Receptions Record

By seasons end, H-Back Jaylen Samuels will have caught more passes than any other player in NC State history. That’s my prediction of what WILL happen. Former Wolfpack Wide Receiver Jerricho Cothcery has had a firm grip on this record since 2003, when he finished his career with 200 receptions. He passed the legendary Torry Holt, whose 191 career receptions held the top spot for...
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7 days ago

NC State Women’s Soccer Back in Top 25

The NC State Women’s Soccer team fell out of the Top 25 after their loss to Princeton (who is ranked 17th and currently undefeated), but the Wolfpack went 3-0 last week, defeating Elon (5-0), ECU (2-1) and Davidson 4-0. Sophomore Tziarra King has helped lead the Wolfpack to a 6-1 record thus far, and is one of the best players in the ACC currently. She is averaging 2.29 points...
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9 days ago

NC State vs. FSU Set for Noon on ABC or ESPN2

On September 23rd, the Wolfpack will play their first genuine Road game of the season (the opening game against South Carolina was a neutral site game) against Florida State down in Tallahassee. Is the Noon kickoff time a good thing or a bad thing for NC State? In the Dave Doreen era, the Wolfpack are 9-12 in games played at Noon or 12:30. With that being said, NC State went 5-5...
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9 days ago

NC State vs. Furman Depth Chart and Analysis

NC State released their Depth Chart for their game against Furman this weekend. Will Richardson, who was suspended for the first two games of the season, will return to his starting role at Right Tackle, and Terronne Prescod will slip back over to Left Guard. This will mark the first time that the Wolfpack will roll out the experienced Offensive Line they wanted to boast all year...
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9 days ago
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