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Matt Dayes & Jaylen Samuels Are One of the Top Duos Ever

Some football players have a knack for getting into the end zone. It’s almost as if there is something magnetic between them and the goal line. NC State running back Matt Dayes and tight end Jaylen Samuels are two such players. Dayes (Senior) has 32 career touchdowns, which ties him with Ray Robinson for 5th place in NC State history. Samuels (Junior) has 24 career touchdowns...
Via Pack Insider
23 hours ago

NC State waiting on NCAA answer on Yurtseven's eligibility

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) For now, all North Carolina State freshman Omer Yurtseven can do is work on his game and be patient. With all the attention on possible one-and-done freshman Dennis Smith Jr., the Turkish 7-footer gives the Wolfpack a second five-star prospect on an overhauled and potential-filled roster. But he's still waiting for the NCAA to clear him as eligible to play as...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NC State First High Major to Offer 2018 PG Xavier Johnson

Blessed to say that I have received an offer from Coach Gottfried and North Carolina State University!! #GoWolfpack pic.twitter.com/oWBVEHd0Ti — XavierJohnson (@_x3j_) September 28, 2016 2018 PG prospect Xavier Johnson tweeted yesterday that he had just received on offer from Mark Gottfried and NC State. Now, do a little searching and you won’t find much about Johnson just...
Via Pack Insider
1 day ago

Backstage Look At Beyoncé at Carter-Finley

Back in May, Beyoncé brought her tour, “The Formation”, to the home of the Wolfpack, Carter-Finley Stadium. Beyoncé’s official YouTube channel just released a Behind The Scenes look at that night. Even though the stage and the stadium had to be cleared around 10pm due to lightning, she returned to the stage around 11:20pm, and wrapped up around midnight. She said it “was...
Via Pack Insider
2 days ago

N.C. State forward wipes out testing his insanely high vertical

BeeJay Anya's decision to opt out of the draft and the return of 6-foot-8 forward Abdul-Malik Abu has N.C. State fans hopeful that their team could creep into the Top 25 this season after a 16-17 year. The Wolfpack were in the gym Monday for fitness testing, and Abu easily reached the top of the backboard - but he didn't quite stick the landing.  
Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

STAT WATCH: Trubisky, Finley combine for 16 TDs with no INTs

Two of the nation's most efficient quarterbacks play in the same conference for schools less than an hour apart in the same state. North Carolina's Mitch Trubisky and North Carolina State's Ryan Finley have combined to throw 16 touchdown passes with no interceptions, and their completion rate is 75 percent (163 of 217). Trubisky has been especially sharp. He's the only quarterback...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NC State’s Ryan Finley rates among best quarterbacks in ACC

Not a bad start for the new guy. No, the schedule hasn’t been what one might call arduous, but Ryan Finley has made the most of his opportunity for the Wolfpack this season. Through three games he’s yet to throw an interception, and according to Pro Football Focus, he’s been one of the best quarterbacks in the ACC. Top graded ACC quarterbacks so far1. Lamar Jackson,...
Via Backing the Pack
8 days ago

NC State faces Old Dominion, moves on from ECU loss

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) A loss forced North Carolina State to re-evaluate itself. One of the Wolfpack's key conclusions: They can't afford another one this week. N.C. State looks to move on from its loss at East Carolina on Saturday night when Old Dominion visits. The Wolfpack (1-1) are coming off a mistake-filled 33-30 loss to the Pirates in which they allowed 445 total yards, let...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

NC State OL Culler halts playing career due to injuries

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Redshirt sophomore Coult Culler will no longer play football for North Carolina State due to unspecified injuries, coach Dave Doeren says. Doeren announced Culler's decision Tuesday. Culler is a native of Wilmington who redshirted as a linebacker in 2014 and played in four games on the defensive line last season. He was moved to offensive guard in the spring...
Via Associated Press
August 09, 2016  |  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
July 01, 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...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 21, 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...
Via The Comeback
April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Tiny NY school drops nickname over pressure from North Carolina State

To hear the lawyers down south tell it, there's no difference between the North Carolina State Wolfpack and the Keuka College Wolfpack when it comes to protecting a trademark.There is somewhat of a distinction in athletics, however: The tiny liberal arts college nestled along a lake in upstate New York is more competitive in its basketball conference than its "rival" is in the ACC...
Via FOX Sports
February 06, 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

NC State’s Belk Bowl uniforms feature actual wolves

North Carolina State will be playing in their fifth bowl game in six years on December 30, as they take on Mississippi State in the Belk Bowl. The game is being played at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, so it’s essentially the closest thing you could get to a home game, with NC State being in Charlotte. Naturally, when a team participate in a bowl game in this day in age...
Via The Comeback
December 22, 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

VIDEO: NC State’s Touchdown Gives Them Lead Over No. 3 Clemson

The NC State Wolfpack is turning heads with their performance against No. 3 Clemson Saturday afternoon. NC State is hosting Clemson in an ACC match up that most would bet on the Tigers for an easy win. Although the Tigers are leading 33-20 in the third quarter, NC State has been pretty much breathing down their necks and were even able to overtake the lead once. This amazing 40-yard...
Via Gamedayr
October 31, 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

N.C. State’s BeeJay Anya working hard to keep in shape

Like many college big men, N.C. State Wolfpack junior BeeJay Anya has struggled with his weight. During the offseason, the 6-foot-9 post player allegedly weighed 320 pounds. Per CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein, however, Anya has dropped a great deal of weight and is now at 284 pounds. NC State's BeeJay Anya is down to 284 pounds, @Mark_Gottfried told @CBSSports. Was at 320. Goal is...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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