NORTH CAROLINA STATE RUMORS

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
7 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Documents: Ex-NC State player may have violated agents law

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) State authorities say they have found evidence that a former North Carolina State football player may have violated the state's sports agent law. A search warrant application from an investigator with the North Carolina Secretary of State's office was reviewed Thursday by The Associated Press. It states a document discovered during a separate investigation...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NC State adds 7-foot Turkish center Omer Yurtseven

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State has added center Omer Yurtseven to its basketball roster. Team spokesman Fred Demarest on Monday confirmed that the school had received his signed letter of intent. Yurtseven is a 7-foot center from Turkey who scored 91 points in a game for his Turkish under-18 team this weekend. His addition strengthens a Wolfpack team that this offseason...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson: Tom O’Brien said I’d never play in NFL

Russell Wilson didn’t take long to get comfortable in the NFL, quickly becoming a Pro Bowl quarterback and Super Bowl champion. However, when he was playing under center at North Carolina State and Wisconsin, no one would have imagined he would blossom into the star he is today. In fact, his former coach at N.C. State, Tom O’Brien, told the signal-caller he would not play in...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 days ago  |  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
29 days ago  |  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
29 days ago  |  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

The historic 1983 NC State basketball team finally earned a White House invite

The 1983 North Carolina State men's basketball team went down in history as one of the greatest Cinderella stories in history, as the Wolfpack went on an impressive run upsetting favorites in the tournament before topping the heavily-favored Houston Cougars for the NCAA title.These days, NC State would have made the rounds after that win with media appearances and what has become...
Via Fox Sports
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

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

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

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...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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