NCSU at WRAL Sports Fan

NCSU at WRAL Sports Fan

Tudor: Will Pack see Brewer or Motley - or both?

Mistake-prone UNC falls to Virginia Tech, 34-17Will NC State's opposing quarterback be Michael Brewer, Brenden Motley, or maybe even some of both Friday when they face Virginia Tech?

Talking Points: Pack fails test, Heels resilient

NC State loses 20-13 in ACC openerNC State's disappointing conference opener simply puts the Wolfpack back in the same place it was last season - looking like a decent team, but unable to execute the little things necessary to consistently beat other good football squads.

Signing Smith could be just the start for State

Boys Holiday Invitational: Trinity Christian vs RavenscroftThe Wolfpack faithful believe Dennis Smith Jr.'s decision could just be the start of one of the greatest recruiting classes in NC State basketball history.

NC State honors 1990 soccer champs

NCSU soccerNC State honored the 1990 men's soccer team on the 25th anniversary of their ACC Championship and College Cup run.

Mistakes, stifled run game cost NCSU win against Louisville

NC State loses 20-13 in ACC openerCritical mistakes and a surprising inability to run the football cost NC State a shot at victory in the Wolfpack's ACC opener against Louisville.

Wolfpack's offense hits thud in 20-13 loss to Cardinals

NC State loses 20-13 in ACC openerThings have changed for North Carolina State now that it reached Atlantic Coast Conference play.

Game Blog: Louisville beats NC State 20-13

NC State downs Troy 49-21 in season openerLouisville beat NC STate 20-13 Saturday in the Wolfpack's ACC opener.

NC State celebrates soccer legacy

Henry Gutierrez, NC State soccer 1990On the 25th anniversary of their ACC Championship and College Cup run, NC State will celebrate the 1990 men's soccer team and their ongoing contribution to the Triangle soccer community.

Gravley: Different players, different punishments

NC State vs. Duke (Nov. 9, 2013)When NC State dismissed leading rusher Shadrach Thornton, some State fans beefed about his treatment. Ultimately, it is a coach who makes the hard decision when to give up on a player.

NC State basketball hosts 2015 media day

NC State basketball media dayNC State basketball will look to reach the NCAA Tournament for the fifth consecutive season under head coach Mark Gottfried.

Doeren's biggest State game is Saturday

NC State downs Troy 49-21 in season openerDave Doeren's most important game at N.C. State has arrived. Such is the significance of the Wolfpack's date with Louisville on Saturday (12:30 p.m. WRAL-TV) in Carter-Finley Stadium.

NC State RB Shadrach Thornton kicked off team following arrest

Shadrach Shurmaine ThorntonNorth Carolina State University running back Shadrach Thornton was dismissed from the university's football team Wednesday afternoon about 18 hours after he was charged in a crash that left a pedestrian injured.

Wolfpack preparing for tough ACC opener

NC State downs Troy 49-21 in season openerWhen NC State hosts Louisville Saturday in its ACC opener, the Wolfpack knows it will face a battle-tested and talented Cardinal team in light of the visitors' record.

Samuels: I don't know if he's playing or not

Jaylen Samuels on ShadrachNC State fullback Jaylen Samuels explains what running back Shadrach Thornton's role in practice was the morning after Thornton was charged in a scooter crash that left a pedestrian injured.

Holiday: Triangle teams in early position to make ACC title run

Duke knocks off No. 20 Georgia Tech, 34-20No Triangle team has won an Atlantic Coast Conference football championship since 1989 when Duke forged a tie for the title with Virginia.

NC State carries 4-0 start into ACC opener vs. Louisville

NC State downs Troy 49-21 in season openerNorth Carolina State had no troubles romping through an opening stretch of overmatched opponents. Things are about to get tougher for the Wolfpack with the start of Atlantic Coast Conference play.

Dayes' 3 TDs power NC State past South Alabama, 63-13

NC State sloppy in 56-23 loss to Georgia TechMatthew Dayes ran for three touchdowns, including a 77-yard sprint, and North Carolina State put up 42 first-half points en route to a 63-13 victory over South Alabama.

Game Blog: NC State dominates South Alabama, 63-13

NC State downs Troy 49-21 in season openerNC State amassed nearly 600 yards of total offense and had four players score multiple touchdowns as they dominated South Alabama Saturday, 63-13. The win was the Wolfpack's fifth consecutive road win and their seventh consecutive win overall dating back to last year.

Special students, 'Pack players hoop it up at Broughton

Broughton/NC State basketballMarch Madness is months away, but there was a pretty special basketball game Friday at Broughton High School.

Jumichael Ramos proving worth for Pack

ECU downs NC State, 42-28Entering the season, the NC State football team lost three of its top-five wide receivers from last year, leaving plenty of questions at the seemingly depleted position. However, junior Jumichael Ramos has silenced those questions with stellar play early in the season.

Wolfpack ready for South Alabama road test

NC State downs Troy 49-21 in season openerNC State has the opportunity at South Alabama to become the first Wolfpack team to win five straight road games since 1973.

Game Blog: NC State steady, dominant in 38-14 win at Old Dominion

NC State dominates UNC, 35-7NC State went on a long, established drive early and dictated the tempo all night in a 38-14 win at Old Dominion Saturday.

Ovies: Gottfried's "Airwolf" trip might result in minor violation

NC State, PittsburghThe NCAA rule book strikes again! NC State head coach Mark Gottfried's recent helicopter recruiting trip may have violated NCAA bylaws.

Payne: Despite Week 2 blowouts, Triangle trio still have room to improve

UNC takes step toward bowl eligibility with 40-35 win over PittWithout discounting the strong performances that Duke, NC State and UNC gave this weekend, there is (as coaches love to say) a lot of football left to be played, and many improvements to be made. So without further ado, here's an as-they-tell-it break down of what each team needs (or wants) the most improvement on after Week 2.

Tudor: A's cheap, but tougher tests await coaches this week

NC State dominates Wake Forest, 42-13Against way too many hopelessly out-manned opponents, area football coaches had little trouble padding their grade-point averages over the weekend.

NC State is well-rounded in 35-0 shutout of EKU

NCSUNCSU's offense and defense showed out in the Pack's game against EKU.

Game Blog: Dayes' big day lifts NC State to 35-0 win over Eastern Kentucky

NC State downs Troy 49-21 in season openerMatt Dayes ran for 116 yards and three touchdowns Saturday and the Wolfpack defense held Eastern Kentucky to 112 total yards as NC State improved to 2-0 with a 35-0 win

Reports: Dennis Smith commits to NC State

Boys Holiday Invitational: Trinity Christian vs RavenscroftDennis Smith, Jr., a point guard at Trinity Christian School in Fayetteville, has verbally committed to North Carolina State University.

Wolfpack on AP Votes: 'Right where we want to be'

NC State downs Troy 49-21 in season openerNC State's Jaylen Samuels' smile says what the players won't say outright - it's a cheek-to-cheek grin in response to hearing the Wolfpack is the only team in North Carolina that received Top 25 votes after Week 1.

Brownlow's down low: Tough to learn much about Wolfpack from Troy win

NC State downs Troy 49-21 in season openerThere's a limit to what we can learn about N.C. State before its ACC opener against Louisville, but the Wolfpack is taking care of business in the meantime.