NORTH CAROLINA STATE WOLFPACK NEWS

NC State RB Shadrach Thornton suspended for 1st 2 games

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State has suspended leading rusher Shadrach Thornton for two games for a violation of athletic department rules. Team spokeswoman Annabelle Myers said Thursday the unspecified violation occurred during the spring semester. The senior running back will miss the Sept. 5 opener against Troy and the Sept. 12 home game against Eastern Kentucky. Thornton...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

N.C. State RB Shadrach Thornton suspended for two games

For the second time in his N.C. State career running back Shadrach Thornton will be suspended. The senior will be forced to sit out the Wolfpack’s first two games of the year against Troy and Eastern Kentucky, respectively, for violating an athletic department policy six months ago. Thornton, a senior who rushed for a team-high 907 yards in 2014, was also suspended in 2013 after...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NC State RB Shadrach Thornton suspended two games

The NC State Wolf Pack just a huge piece of their offense for the first couple of games this season. The team will be without starting running back Shadrach Thornton for the first two games of the season. It was reported by David Hale of ESPN that Thornton violated team rules and he will now miss games against Troy and Eastern Kentucky to open the season. There is no confirmation...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: NC State Walk-On Mobbed By Teammates After Being Given Scholarship

There are few things in life as awesome as college football scholarship videos. Sunday night, NC State released a three-minute clip that’s sure to make college football fans tear up. Wolfpack cornerback coach George Barlow, after singing the praises of defensive back Nicholas Lacy, announces that the redshirt sophomore will no longer need to pay his own way through school. It...
Via College Spun
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Run, run, run: NC State aims to keep ground game churning

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren wants a team that runs the ball with toughness, both to wear down defenses and maintain the workman-style identity of his program. The formula provided one of the best rushing seasons in the program's recent history last year, as well as the starting point for this year's offense to continue the Wolfpack's upward climb. Doeren...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Shadrach Thornton could be a middle-round pick

North Carolina State running back Shadrach Thornton has been an up-and-down type guy his whole college career. He has seen his share of successes and failures, but his senior year is looking to be a promising one. NFL.com recently ranked the Top 150 senior draft prospects and Thornton made the cut. The website says that Thornton has a lot of potential to be great in the NFL, despite...
Via Campus Sports Net
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Salahuddin eyes healthy return at linebacker for Wolfpack

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) M.J. Salahuddin was perfectly positioned to earn a leading role on North Carolina State's defense when a knee injury knocked him out for the season. He's ready to try again. When training camp starts, the 6-foot-2 redshirt junior will be nearly a year removed from surgery to repair a torn ACL and damaged meniscus in his left knee. The challenge will be to beat...
Via AP on Fox
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Trickeration: NC State RB Shadrach Thornton threw a TD pass in Bitcoin Bowl

Bowl games are a time to empty your playbook and NC State did just that in the first half against UCF when RB Shadrach Thornton hit Jaylen Samuels with a TD pass. UCF actually had it played pretty well but the Wolfpack was still able to put points on the board with this half-back pass….
Via Bloguin Best
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Trickeration: NC State RB Shadrach Thornton threw a TD pass in Bitcoin Bowl

Bowl games are a time to empty your playbook and NC State did just that in the first half against UCF when RB Shadrach Thornton hit Jaylen Samuels with a TD pass. UCF actually had it played pretty well but the Wolfpack was still able to put points on the board with this half-back pass….
Via The Student Section
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Four Downs: NC State routs UCF in Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- NC State held off a comeback attempt from the UCF Knights on Friday to win the 2014 Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl, 34-27. The Wolfpack were up by 18 as they entered the fourth quarter, and lasted just long enough to win the game. Here are four observations from NC State's first bowl win since 2011: NC STATE QB JACOBY BRISSETT STOLE THE SHOW The guy that was...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Brissett, Dayes lead N.C. State to Bitcoin Bowl win over UCF

  Jacoby Brissett threw for 262 yards and one touchdown and Matt Dayes scored on runs of 24 and 15 yards to help North Carolina State beat Central Florida 34-27 on Friday night in the Bitcoin Bowl. Brissett threw a 37-yard TD pass to Johnathan Alston to put the Wolfpack (8-5) ahead for good in the second quarter. Running back Shadrach Thornton got N.C. State going early with an...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

NC State holds off UCF for Bitcoin Bowl victory

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Jacoby Brissett threw for 262 yards and one touchdown and Matt Dayes scored on runs of 24 and 15 yards to help North Carolina State beat Central Florida 34-27 on Friday night in the Bitcoin Bowl. Brissett threw a 37-yard TD pass to Johnathan Alston to put the Wolfpack (8-5) ahead for good in the second quarter. Running back Shadrach Thornton got N.C. State...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

NC State holds off UCF for Bitcoin Bowl victory

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Jacoby Brissett threw for 262 yards and one touchdown and Matt Dayes scored on runs of 24 and 15 yards to help North Carolina State beat Central Florida 34-27 on Friday night in the Bitcoin Bowl. Brissett threw a 37-yard TD pass to Johnathan Alston to put the Wolfpack (8-5) ahead for good in the second quarter. Running back Shadrach Thornton got N.C. State...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl breakdown: NC State vs. UCF

BITCOIN ST. PETERSBURG BOWL: NC STATE (7-5) VS. UCF (9-3) FRIDAY, DEC. 26, 8 P.M., ESPN KEY MATCHUP One of the best battles on the field during the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl will happen when NC State is on offense and UCF is working to slow the Wolfpack down. NC State running back Shadrach Thornton finished seventh in the ACC in rushing, but really came on of late. He posted his...
Via Fox Sports South
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

NC State appreciates Bitcoin Bowl after missing out in '13

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) This December feels a little more normal for North Carolina State. The Wolfpack say they have a deeper appreciation for their invitation to the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl after their miserable 2013 - the only year since 2009 that they failed to make the postseason. ''It didn't really hit me until last year,'' senior defensive end Art Norman said Tuesday. ''I...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

NC State football: Pack earns a bid to the Bitcoin Bowl

NC State players and coaches found out Sunday afternoon that they would be heading to St. Petersburg on December 26th for the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl. Coming off of a 3-9 season, a birth in any bowl is welcome news for the program. Just a day before, it had appeared that the Pack was destined for the tier one Belk Bowl. They thought that they would be headed to Charlotte to play...
Via isportsweb.com
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

NC State football: Pack routs UNC in season finale

I’d like to shake the hand of the person who saw this coming. Even the most optimistic of NC State fans could not have dreamed of the 35-7 blowout that was witnessed today in Chapel Hill. The defense, which has been porous in conference play this season, held UNC to 207 yards of total offense, the smallest offensive output for the Tar Heels in the Larry Fedora era. The offense...
Via isportsweb.com
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

NC State rolls past rival North Carolina 35-7

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Jacoby Brissett and Shadrach Thornton each ran for touchdowns in huge rushing performances while North Carolina State's defense overwhelmed rival North Carolina in a 35-7 win Saturday. Brissett ran for a career-best 167 yards while Thornton ran for 161 more for the Wolfpack (7-5, 3-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), part of a 388-yard ground game that set a physical...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

North Carolina State Football: Wolfpack look to finish season strong

NC State became bowl eligible this Saturday after getting their sixth win of the season against ACC bottom dweller Wake Forest. The Pack racked up 362 yards and five scores on the ground in a dominating effort over the Demon Deacons. Jacoby Brissett only had 83 yards passing and one touchdown but he didn’t have any turnovers and looked much more comfortable than he had in the past...
Via isportsweb.com
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

NC State stops ACC skid, looks ahead to bowl chase

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State's long losing streak in Atlantic Coast Conference play is over. So too is a tough five-game midseason stretch that threatened to push the Wolfpack into a repeat of last year's struggles. Now, heading into Saturday's home game against Georgia Tech, N.C. State is a win away from bowl eligibility after a road victory that relieved the pressure...
Via AP on Fox
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

NC State defeats Syracuse 24-17

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Pharoah McKever returned an interception 82 yards for the go-ahead touchdown to spark North Carolina State a 24-17 victory over Syracuse, the Wolfpack's first ACC win in nearly two years and first road win since 2010. The Orange (3-6, 1-4) had a 14-9 lead and was deep in Wolfpack territory late in the third quarter when McKever intercepted quarterback A.J. Long...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

More Details On NC State BB Gun Incident

Photo: ABC11 The North Carolina State Wolfpack will be without seven players on Saturday when they take on the Louisville Cardinals. News broke on Monday afternoon that seven players had been suspended for an incident with a BB gum on campus. It’s unfortunate because you don’t wish that on anyone, Bobby Petrino said on Monday. “You always want to play their best players. My...
Via The Cardinal Connect
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Suspended NC State players did $880 damage in BB gun incident

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Documents say the BB gun incident that led to a one-game suspension for seven North Carolina State football players caused $880 worth of damage to two cars. The Associated Press on Wednesday received incident reports filed by campus and city police. According to the documents, the incident took place Oct. 6 --  six days before the Wolfpack's 30-14 loss to Boston...
Via AP on Fox
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

7 N.C. State Players Suspended For Game vs. Louisville After Large-Scale B.B. Gun Incident

N.C. State, which still needs two wins to clinch bowl eligibility in head coach Dave Doeren’s second year, now faces a significant hurdle for this week’s game against a very strong Louisville side. Following an incident involving BB guns at an off-campus residence, Doeren has suspended seven players for this weekend’s game against the Cardinals, including a number of important...
Via College Spun
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

NC State suspends 7 players for Louisville game over BB gun incident

RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina State suspended seven players - including its leading tackler and a second defensive starter - for this week's game against Louisville for their involvement in a BB gun incident, coach Dave Doeren said Monday. Doeren said the players were playing a game with the BB guns at an off-campus residence last week and ''made a mistake in not recognizing that...
Via AP on Fox
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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