NORTH CAROLINA STATE RUMORS

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 Associated Press
14 hours ago  |  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...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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 Associated Press
23 days ago  |  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...
Via Campus Sports Net
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...
Via Associated Press
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...
Via Associated Press
May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

NC State signs Turkish center Omer Yurtseven

The North Carolina State Wolfpack could be in for one of the most exciting 2016-17 basketball seasons thanks to an impressive recruiting classes this year. Lucky for the Wolfpack, that class just got stronger with the addition of Turkish center Omer Yurtseven, a very intriguing prospect. Yurtseven has dominated the European circuit the last few years, with his most impressive outing...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 16, 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

Patriots Draft Pick Joe Thuney ‘Played All Five’ Offensive Line Positions In College

FOXBORO, Mass. — Joe Thuney played all five positions at points in his career for North Carolina State, giving the New England Patriots plenty of options after drafting him 78th overall (third round) in the 2016 NFL Draft. There’s one area where Thuney sees himself playing the majority of his pro career, though. “I think I see myself as more of an interior guy, more as a...
Via NESN.com
April 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Joe Thuney Provides Patriots With Depth At All Offensive Line Positions

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: The New England Patriots’ latest draft pick has versatility. North Carolina State offensive lineman Joe Thuney was selected 78th overall by the Patriots in the 2016 NFL Draft on Friday. Thuney played left tackle, right tackle, left guard and center during his career with the Wolfpack. The 6-foot-5, 304-pound offensive lineman could play...
Via NESN.com
April 29, 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...
Via The Comeback
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

Belk Bowl: North Carolina State leaves 2015 with nothing

The Mississippi State Bulldogs finished a perfectly respectable season on Wednesday afternoon in Charlotte, winning the Belk Bowl and capturing nine victories in a rebuilding year. The Bulldogs lost their best running back and receiver from 2014, leaving star quarterback Dak Prescott with comparatively few resources this season. Even though MSU’s nine wins did not include a victory...
Via The Student Section
December 30, 2015  |  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...
Via Associated Press
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. pic.twitter.com/eelX627Rta...
Via College Spun
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Jacoby Brissett accepts invitation to East/West Shrine Game

NC State quarterback Jacoby Brissett has had an outstanding career with the Wolfpack since transferring from Florida two years ago. Last year, he threw for 2,606 yards and 23 touchdowns against just five interceptions. The senior has had another decent season this year, throwing for 2,448 yards and 19 touchdowns with just four interceptions. Those statistics have been good enough...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 02, 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. pic.twitter.com/FR3KfC8iXq...
Via College Spun
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...
Via College Spun
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...
Via College Spun
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

NC State Basketball: NC State defeats Villanova to reach Sweet 16

The North Carolina State Wolfpack advanced to their second sweet 16 in four years as they took down number one seed Villanova in their round of 32 matchup on Saturday night.  In a closely contested game, the Wolfpack’s relentless defense and domination in the paint ultimately proved to be too much for Villanova as they came out on top with a 71-68 victory.  This loss to NC State...
Via isportsweb.com
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

NC State players heard ripping Obama after win over 'Nova

By Larry Brown Teams in March Madness are motivated by a perceived lack of respect and desire to prove people wrong. And there is no one players and coaches enjoy calling out more than the president when they pull an upset. After NC State knocked off top seed Villanova Saturday, cameras caught the Wolfpack celebrating in the locker room. They could even be heard saying, “What...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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