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...
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16 hours 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
3 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
3 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
5 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
6 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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22 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
23 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 Associated Press
27 days ago  |  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’s Lennard Freeman may redshirt after leg surgery

The North Carolina State Wolfpack front court may be losing some depth for the 2016-17 college basketball season, after reserve forward Lennard Freeman underwent another surgery on his leg. Brett Friedlander of the Wilmington Star News reports Freeman had a 16-inch steel rod removed from his right leg. The rod was replaced by a thicker rod and Freeman is hoping to take the time...
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May 21, 2016  |  Discuss

NC State's Anya opts out of draft, returns for senior season

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State says big man BeeJay Anya is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to school for his senior season. School officials announced Anya's decision Friday, one day after teammate Abdul-Malik Abu also said he pulled out of the draft to return to the Wolfpack. Anya set a school record with 73 blocked shots last season and was second to Abu...
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May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

NC State forward Abdul-Malik Abu pulls out of NBA Draft

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State forward Abdul-Malik Abu says he's withdrawing from the NBA draft pool and coming back for his junior season. Abu said Thursday that he ''will be returning to the place that I call home, N.C. State.'' Abu submitted his name for draft evaluation in March but did not hire an agent and had the option to return to school. He's the Wolfpack...
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May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Former N.C. State teammate unloads on Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson was invited back to Wisconsin this weekend as the school’s commencement speaker, and he delivered an interesting speech which may have stretched the truth about how his career at N.C. State played out. Wilson claims that former Wolfpack head coach Tom O’Brien was frustrated with Wilson splitting time between baseball and football and told him that he wouldn’t...
Via College Spun
May 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Legendary 1983 North Carolina State team finally gets White House visit

One of the greatest underdog teams in college basketball history are finally going to meet the President. The North Carolina State Wolfpack basketball team famously went on a seemingly-impossible title run in 1983. They matched up against the Clyde Drexler and Akeem Olajuwon-led Houston Cougars in the NCAA finals. Despite the Cougars being overwhelming favorites, coach Jimmy Valvano...
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April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jacoby Brissett ‘picking up steam’ with GMs

When it comes to getting selected in the NFL Draft, your performance on the football field during college doesn’t necessarily determine when or where you will get taken. It does help to have a great career at that level, but you can sometimes help rocket you draft stock by showing out in workouts leading up to the Draft. It looks like former NC State quarterback Jacoby Brissett...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Mizzou suffers first home loss to NC State 73-59

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- North Carolina State's leading scorer, Cat Barber, is no stranger to buzzer-beaters, including a 3-pointer as time expired in the Wolfpack's 76-73 win over High Point Wednesday.Though it wasn't a game-winner, Barber hit a 3-pointer to close the first half of what became a 73-59 victory over Missouri Saturday night.Barber scored 33 points, grabbed seven rebounds and...
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December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cat Barber drills game-winning 3-pointer at buzzer

North Carolina State junior point guard Anthony “Cat” Barber drilled a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer for the Wolfpack Wednesday night.  As time was expiring, Barber hit a three from the left wing to give N.C. State a 76-73 win against High Point.  Here’s the play.  Cat Barber's game-winning 3-Pointer versus High Point. Cat finished with 26.
Via College Spun
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

N.C. State starting RT Will Richardson suspended after DWI

N.C. State Wolfpack starting right tackle Will Richardson was arrested for DWI early this morning and has since been placed on indefinite suspension by the team.  Richardson’s arrest was reported by multiple sources, including Joe Giglio of The News & Observer. Will Richardson was charged with a DWI on Hillsborough Street on Nov. 1 — Joe Giglio (@jwgiglio) November 1,...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

NC State’s Starting RT Will Richardson Suspended Indefinitely After DWI

NC State has suspended its starting right tackle Will Richardson indefinitely for a violation of team rules, the program announced this afternoon. Various reports indicate the infraction involved Richardson being arrested for DWI this morning. JUST IN: NC State starting RT Will Richardson suspended indefinitely after being arrested for DWI this morning.
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November 01, 2015  |  Discuss

N.C. State dismisses RB Shadrach Thornton from team

The ACC has lost a number of its top players already this year, and now North Carolina State has joined that group. Shadrach Thornton, N.C. State’s leading rusher every season from 2012-2015, has been dismissed from the program, as first reported by ESPN’s Brett McMurphy.  The dismissal comes off of an arrest late Tuesday following an incident involving a motor scooter in...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: N.C. State Has Added Russell Wilson’s Jersey To The Lobby Of Its Football Facility

Russell Wilson’s time at N.C. State didn’t end like most Wolfpack fans hoped it would, as the quarterback transferred to Wisconsin for his final year of eligibility. But the 5-foot-11, 206-pound Super Bowl champion remains one of the greatest players in program history.  N.C. State is honoring Wilson in the lobby of their football facility.  A mannequin sporting a Wilson jersey...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

NC State Basketball: Pack picks up much needed commitment

After the somewhat unexpected departures of Trevor Lacey and Kyle Washington from the program, the Pack was Shaun Kirk looking at some serious depth issues heading into the 2015-16 season.  The Pack were previously set and feeling content with nine scholarship players who were all expected to contribute until the losses of Lacey and Washington knocked that number down to just...
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

NC State Basketball: Wolfpack lose two key players

Bad news and unfortunate happenings is nothing new to Wolfpack fans.  Coming off a season where they greatly exceeded preseason expectations and finished ranked inside of the top 25 in the final AP poll, the future looked bright for the Pack.  Barring early exits to the NBA draft and transfers, the Pack would return four starters and nine players who saw significant minutes throughout...
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

NC State Basketball: Previewing next season

The North Carolina State Wolfpack capped off an impressive finish to their season with a Sweet 16 finish after topping LSU and Villanova in the NCAA Tournament.  Though the end to the Wolfpack’s season left a bitter taste in the mouths of many fans and players after losing to a Louisville team they had already beaten on the road and were more than capable of beating again, there...
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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