NORTH CAROLINA STATE RUMORS

Joe Thuney looks like an immediate impact player for the Patriots

The former Wolfpack offensive lineman is probably going to be a starter for New England this season. I don’t think anyone who has closely followed NC State football over the last few years would be surprised to learn that Joe Thuney is adjusting well to life in the NFL. But he’s done much more than that—he’s gone quickly from promising prospect to a near-lock week one starter...
Via Backing the Pack
3 days ago

NC State kickers Bambard, Haskins vie in camp for start

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Kyle Bambard remembers all the missed kicks that sapped his confidence early in his freshman year at North Carolina State. Now he's working through the Wolfpack's training camp with competition from a graduate transfer. Bambard and Connor Haskins are competing for the starting job for a team desperately needing someone to provide reliable production at the end...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Interception rate is standing on NC State's ceiling, but all is not lost

Jacoby Brissett drew some warranted criticism during his time in Raleigh. He was conservative as a passer and at times could hold on to the ball too long, creating unnecessary problems for himself. There were fumbles that probably should have been avoided. But his disposition also decreased the probability of a crippling mistake in the passing game. Brissett threw a total of 11...
Via Backing the Pack
7 days ago

Doeren hopes new offense, QB help Wolfpack make a leap

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren is hoping a new look can give the Wolfpack a needed lift in the Atlantic Coast Conference. There's a new offensive coordinator. There's also a quarterback battle for a team seeking a third straight bowl bid. ''It wasn't a change because I didn't like our offense,'' Doeren said. ''I wanted to be different than we were,...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

NC State’s Simonas Bilis reaches final in 50m free

Ryan Held isn’t the only Wolfpack swimmer making some noise in Rio this week. Simonas Bilis, who has had a huge part in Wolfpack swimming’s rebuilding effort, will swim for a medal on Friday night. Bilis showcased his speed on the highest level Thursday, advancing through his preliminary and semifinal heats in the highly-competitive 50m freestyle event. During the prelims,...
Via Backing the Pack
11 days ago

QB Meyers back at full-go in camp battle for Wolfpack

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State quarterback Jakobi Meyers is healthy enough to make it a three-man competition for the starting job again. Coach Dave Doeren said Wednesday the redshirt freshman participated in drills fully for the first time in training camp after recovering from an ankle injury. Meyers had been limited from a sprained ankle suffered in the summer, an...
Via Associated Press
13 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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

NC State WR Jumichael Ramos out for year following knee surgery

The North Carolina State Wolfpack suffered a major loss in the passing game, with news that wide receiver Jumichael Ramos is set to miss the entire 2016 college football season after undergoing surgery. Ramos will receive a medical redshirt in 2016 and will have one season of eligibility remaining. NC State head coach Dave Doeren announced the news this week. “If J-Mike had tried...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 21, 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

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’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

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

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

North Carolina State Takes Down First National Side With 9th Inning Home Run Against TCU

After a couple days of NCAA baseball postseason action there was one thing that had yet to happen--a national side had not been defeated. That is to be expected in a way since those are supposed to be the best teams in the nation, but Saturday night that all changed. With one out left in the ninth inning, down by one, and a man on North Carolina State Chance Shephard launched a home...
Via FatManWriting
May 31, 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
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