NORTH CAROLINA STATE RUMORS

Fan reads Volvo owners manual rather than watch NC State basketball game

Times are tough for the NC State men’s basketball team. The Wolfpack are 14-14, and that is about the best you can say for the team right now. NC State is a dismal 3-12 in ACC play — only Boston College is worse at 2-12 — AD Debbie Yow effectively fired coach Mark Gottfried, although he will finish out the season, and they just dropped their seventh straight game Saturday...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Roy Williams Turned Down NC State Job Twice While At Kansas

With the NC State basketball program in turmoil, North Carolina coach Roy Williams has rubbed some salt in the wounds of the Wolfpack faithful. Williams revealed on Friday that while he was coaching at Kansas from 1988-2003 that he was offered the head coaching job by the Wolfpack on two occasions. Of course, he turned it down. The NC State job is once again available, with the...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago

Wilson's 23 helps No. 15 NC State reach 20 wins

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (AP) Dominque Wilson scored 23 points and No. 15 North Carolina State overcame a slow start to defeat Boston College 70-58 on Thursday night, giving the Wolfpack their second-straight 20-win season. Jennifer Mathurin added 14 points and Miah Spencer 12 for N.C. State (20-6, 10-3), which has won four straight and seven of eight. Boston College (9-18, 2-12...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NC State fires Mark Gottfried, but he will still coach the rest of the season

NC State has fired coach Mark Gottfried in the midst of an extremely disappointing season—a move that was undoubtedly going to happen sooner or later.Gottfried was in the midst of his sixth season as the Wolfpack’s head coach, and while he made the NCAA Tournament in his first four seasons, his team finished under .500 last year and is unlikely to make the Big Dance again this...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NC State: Gottfried won't return as men's basketball coach

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State says men's basketball coach Mark Gottfried won't return for a seventh season but will coach the remainder of this season. The school announced the decision Thursday, less than a day after the Wolfpack fell by 24 points to 10th-ranked rival North Carolina in the team's sixth straight loss as a once-promising season continues to unravel. N...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina State: men's basketball coach Mark Gottfried won't return next season, will coach rest of this season.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State: men's basketball coach Mark Gottfried won't return next season, will coach rest of this season.
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Berry Says NC State Players Didn’t Care Vs. UNC

On Wednesday night, NC State once again suffered a loss by more than 20 points. The Wolfpack were run out of the gym by North Carolina, and after the game Tar Heels guard Joel Berry had an interesting take on why NC State has been struggling. According to Berry, the Wolfpack simply didn’t care and had zero team chemistry. “Guys didn’t know where to be, guys were doing their...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago

Venting about Mark Gottfried and Wolfpack basketball

I've kept it in for too long. I am not sure exactly when NC State basketball quit during this season, but on the following note, I am supremely confident - State has quit repeatedly to the point in which giving up will be the dominant theme that defines this miserable 2016-17 campaign. When a talented roster has utterly surrendered and plays a brand of basketball that features...
Via Backing the Pack
5 days ago

NC State vs North Carolina Keys to the Game

NC State has had a rough season, to say the least. They have lost five in a row looking lost most of the time. The Pack must find a way to get over themselves as they host UNC this Wednesday night. What are the keys to the game for the Wolfpack to atone for their earlier encounter with the Tarheels? The Pack must be physical with Carolina. The Tarheels are among the best in the country...
Via Pack Insider
5 days ago

ABC 11 says Gottfried out after the season. Is it true?

Mark Armstrong of ABC 11 dropped a missile on Wolfpack nation tonight with this segment. Armstrong is saying that multiple sources are telling him that over the weekend the decision was made that Gottfried would not return after the season. However NC State quickly came out with an official statement making it clear that Gottfried was still the coach and nothing had been decided...
Via Pack Insider
6 days ago

Spencer, Wilson led No. 17 NC State women to 85-71 win

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Miah Spencer scored 23 points, Dominique Wilson had 19 and No. 17 North Carolina State used a dominate second quarter to defeat Virginia Tech 85-71 on Sunday. Spencer was 11 of 16 from the field and had nine rebounds and six assists, and Wilson had seven assists, five rebounds and four steals as the Wolfpack (19-6, 9-3 ACC) won its third straight. Spencer's...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NC State's Anya doesn't travel for game at No. 14 FSU

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State senior big man BeeJay Anya didn't travel for Wednesday night's game at No. 14 Florida State. The school announced Anya wouldn't play in a brief statement released a few hours before tipoff. The release didn't provide any details why Anya didn't make the trip, saying only it was a ''coach's decision.'' The 6-foot-9, 320-pound Anya is averaging...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolfpack Women would be No. 4 seed in NCAAs if season ended today

NC State has built a strong resume with several big wins in league play. Takinga cue from the College Football Playoff, the NCAA women’s basketball tournament selection committee is releasing its top 16 teams each week leading up to Selection Sunday Monday. The Wolfpack Women check in at No. 15 this week, which puts them on the four-seed line. They have defeated four other schools...
Via Backing the Pack
12 days ago

Wolfpack vs Hurricanes Keys to the Game

NC State looks to revenge their first ACC loss as Miami travels to Raleigh this Saturday to face the Wolfpack. Game time is at 3 o’clock with coverage on The ACC Network. What must NC State do to beat the Hurricanes? The Wolfpack need to build upon their last game offensively. NC State had a solid game offensively as Dennis Smith posted a triple-double and Maverick Rowan scored...
Via Pack Insider
16 days ago

Ryan Held and NC State swimming provided the Wolfpack sports highlight of 2016

please submit your dumbass jokes here: abyss@noonecares.org Let’s rewind to last spring: Ryan Held, a rising junior, heads to the U.S. Olympic trials with no real shot at making the U.S. Olympic team, or so went that theory. He swam really well in Omaha and earned himself a spot on one of the U.S.’s sprint teams — if there is a tougher gig to earn in the Olympics, I dunno what...
Via Backing the Pack
17 days ago

Wolfpack Women beat Louisville at the buzzer in overtime, 72-70

NC State does not lack marquee wins this year. We see you, NC State women’s basketball, and thanks for this moment of distraction—it’s really well timed. NC State beat Louisville on the road in overtime on Thursday night, 72-70. This was the game-winner: Pretty fortunate roll there, but you know what, who cares. I’ll take this every time. NC State has beaten a lot of...
Via Backing the Pack
17 days ago

It's time to accept that Duke just isn't a very good basketball team

The college basketball season is now nearly three months old, but in a season full of twists, turns and bizarre results we may have gotten the strangest one yet on Monday night.The Duke Blue Devils -- fresh off an impressive victory over Miami -- lost 84-82 to NC State at Cameron Indoor Stadium. After beginning the season ranked No. 1 in the country (and with a few even arguing...
Via FOX Sports
27 days ago

Five reasons to watch the Independence Bowl

Okay, listen, we get it. Most likely, you think bowl season starts on New Year's Eve. Maybe slightly earlier depending on when your team is playing. But regardless of whether or not you're aware of them, the bowls have already started, and there's plenty of college football action to get you through to the main event around New Year's. Food and football — they're a match made...
Via Yardbarker
December 26, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: UNC player ejected during brawl against NC State

North Carolina defensive lineman Jalen Dalton was ejected in the first half of his team’s rivalry game against NC State on Friday after he threw a punch during a bench-clearing brawl. The fight broke out after the Tar Heels recovered a fumble on what was eventually ruled an incomplete pass upon further review. Players from the sidelines sprinted onto the field to get involved...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 25, 2016  |  Discuss

North Carolina State-North Carolina on ESPN has dreaded glitch, has to fill with Mark May in studio

Live television always has some pitfalls and one of them is the dreaded technical difficulties. During the North Carolina State-North Carolina football game on ESPN, the network’s satellite truck had a glitch forcing it off the air. This necessitated an impromptu studio show with host Stan Verrett and everyone’s favorite analyst Mark May to fill until the game came back: The...
Via Awful Announcing
November 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Waffles on the line for UNC-NC State football game

On Friday November 25th, the University of North Carolina Tar Heels will face off against the North Carolina State Wolfpack. Not only will bowl positioning be on the line, but also lots and lots of waffles will be up for grabs. The 2016 Waffle Wager, as it’s called, will pit Basic American Foods, C.H. Guenther & Son, Inc., and Royal Cup Coffee & Tea, three Waffle House...
Via The Comeback
November 15, 2016  |  Discuss

NC State kicker misses three FGs, including potential game-winner

Kicking isn’t easy, especially at the college level where stellar kickers are a rare breed. The amount of scorn poor kickers can receive when they are off makes them often times into a man on an island. Kyle Bambard knows this pressures all too well, as he had a chance to put the game away for North Carolina State against Clemson. Though the kick that will get a lot of play...
Via The Comeback
October 15, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: NC State kicker shanks game-winning field goal

The NC State Wolfpack did everything right. They fought hard throughout the entire game and had 33-yard field goal to win the game with two seconds left on the clock. Then kicker Kyle Bambard shanked the easy attempt wide right, giving No. 3 Clemson a chance to win in overtime. Absolutely nobody wants to win this Clemson-NCST game https://t.co/9iHP4x7ZHq — Barstool Sports ...
Via Sportsnaut
October 15, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Deshaun Watson throws pick-six to Mike Stevens

Up by just one touchdown after halftime, Clemson’s Deshaun Watson committed one of the ultimate sins of quarterbacking. He threw a pick-six to NC State’s Mike Stevens on the first offensive play of the third quarter, allowing the Wolfpack to tie the game at 10-10. Here is the play that Watson wishes never happened. It was the first pick-six of Watson’s career. He had a...
Via Sportsnaut
October 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Hurricane Matthew forces voluntary evacuation during NC State game

Hurricane Matthew had a major impact on college football games scheduled on Saturday that were in its path. Some were postponed. While the game between Notre Dame and NC State wasn’t among them, the effects of the storm were definitely felt. Rain poured down on Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, leaving the field drenched. New nickname for Carter-Finley right now: "The Pool...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 08, 2016  |  Discuss
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