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Experience, depth have Wolfpack confident heading into opener

NC State dominates Wake Forest, 42-13NC State's expectations ahead of its season opener against Troy are clear. Long-gone are the games where a young Wolfpack team saw its squad as young Wolf-pups, or as the underdogs. The team's vision for the 2015 season is a self-assured one.

NC State RB Shadrach Thornton suspended for first 2 games

NC State dominates UNC, 35-7North Carolina State University running back Shadrach Thornton has been suspended for the first two games of the 2015 season for violating team rules, university officials confirmed Thursday morning.

Former NCSU shortstop called up by Washington Nationals

NCAA Baseball 2013:  North Carolina State vs North Carolina June 16Former North Carolina State University shortstop Trea Turner was called up from Triple-A Syracuse by the Washington Nationals Friday afternoon.

NC State aims for another leap forward after 5-win jump

NC State dominates UNC, 35-7Dave Doeren measures his North Carolina State team's progress over two seasons in small steps he describes as closing gaps.

Doeren looking for even-keel performances in NCSU scrimmage

Dave Doeren Pic-Post ScrimmageDave Doeren said he was happy with the overall effort evident in his team's first scrimmage of the 2015 summer camp.

Doeren awards scholarships to former Triangle-area standouts

Orange vs. Cardinal Gibbons (Oct. 19, 2012)Two former standouts from Triangle-area high schools were the stars of North Carolina State University's practice Wednesday afternoon after head coach Dave Doeren awarded them scholarships.

NC State quarterback learning patience in the pocket

Jacoby BrissettJacoby Brissett is learning that not all mistakes can be avoided, and he's a better quarterback for it.

Freshman RBs fitting in, standing out for State

Johnny FrazierPrinceton's Johnny Frazier and Garner grad Nyheim Hines, the No. 2-ranked all-purpose back in the country, form the nucleus of one of NC State's top in-state recruiting classes.

NC State recruit Dylan Parham excited for college, focused on senior year

Football: Southeast Raleigh vs. Garner (Oct. 30, 2014)Southeast Raleigh High School quarterback Dylan Parham has one season left of high school football, but he already knows where his next stop will be.

Running back depth a strength for NCSU football

Matt Dayes​North Carolina State University, like any college football program in the country, has question marks headed into preseason practice. Depth at running back, however, is not one of them.

NC State twins tops in Golf Channel reality test

Generic golf graphicTwin brothers from North Carolina claimed the championship Monday night on the Golf Channel's "Altered Course."

4-Star guard Maverick Rowan reclassifies, commits to NC State

NC State upsets previously undefeated No. 2 Duke, 87-75Maverick Rowan, a 4-star recruit out of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., has reclassified to the class of 2015 and committed to play at North Carolina State.

Players eager for 'food money' as cost of attendance set to take effect

The Changing GameIn January, the power five conferences, which includes the ACC, voted to allow the universities to provide full cost of attendance to student athletes. ACC Commissioner John Swofford says it's the right thing to do. The players are happy to have a little more meal money.

Tudor: Media misjudgments could be Pack's schedule, Hokies' offense

NC State sloppy in 56-23 loss to Georgia TechAfter last week in Pinehurst, there have been 44 ACC preseason kickoff events. And if past patterns hold, there will be at least two major issues that got overlooked or badly misjudged by the media.

NC State heading into 2015 with confidence

NC State dominates UNC, 35-7Coming off a strong finish last season - capped off by a bowl win - there is reason for optimism in West Raleigh, and the players are buying into what the coaching staff is selling.

Five from Triangle make preseason All-ACC team

UNC defeats Duke, 45-20Five football players from the Triangle were named to the All-ACC preseason football team, which was announced by the league Thursday.

Area talents making impact in NBA summer leagues

Okafor, freshmen shine in Duke's Countdown to CrazinessThe various NBA Summer Leagues in Orlando, Utah, and Las Vegas have been raging for a couple of weeks. The programs allow teams to test their new rookies, and kick the tires on players trying to make NBA rosters.

Former NC State tight end making transition to pit road

Asa WatsonFormer NC State tight end Asa Watson is making the transition to pit road.

Gottfried optimistic about new-look Pack

NC State upsets previously undefeated No. 2 Duke, 87-75NC State head basketball coach Mark Gottfried said Tuesday the team isn't going to dwell on the past and instead focus on the season ahead.

NC State's Dunand to participate in college home run derby

Florida State defeats NC State 6-2 in ACC championshipNorth Carolina State freshman third baseman Joe Dunand will be one of four players from the ACC participating in Thursday night's TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby.

Duke's Clark, NCSU's DeJuneas added to Team USA roster

NC State, MiamiTeam USA added two local college pitchers to their USA Collegiate National Team roster Tuesday ahead of a five-game series against the Cuban National Team.

Green Hope's Dixon chooses NC State

Football: Fuquay-Varina vs. Green Hope (Oct. 10, 2014)The Falcon receiver rescinded his commitment to Old Dominion and committed to NC State on Friday.

Seahawks QB Wilson focusing on the positives

Russell WilsonFormer NC State and current Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson lets the negatives roll off his back, choosing instead to accentuate the positives.

NC State's new indoor practice facility

Close-King Indoor Practice FacilityA look at NC State's new indoor practice facility, the Close-King Indoor Practice Facility, complete with a football field and track.

Former NC State baseball player coaching CPL's Salamanders

Andrew CiencinJust three years removed from his playing days at NC State, Ciencin is now a manager coaching the first-year Holly Springs Salamanders of the Coastal Plain League at the age of 25.

NC State's Holt, UNC's Fuller on 2016 College Football Hall of Fame ballot

North Carolina State's Torry HoltFormer North Carolina State wide receiver Torry Holt and former North Carolina defensive tackle William Fuller are among the 76 FBS players listed on the 2016 College Football Hall of Fame ballot released Tuesday.

NC State's season should be judged on success, not demise

NC State, MiamiI don't want to hammer casual college baseball fans. If you aren't an avid follower of college baseball, I understand, it's not for everyone. But last night's late-inning debacle by NC State as they were on the verge of a regional championship has a particular context that should be disclosed.

NC State eliminated after blowing 7-run lead

NC State, MiamiWith the help of six errors and countless other miscues, North Carolina State blew a seven run lead Monday night and was eliminated from the NCAA baseball tournament in a 9-8 loss to No. 7 Texas Christian in 10 innings.

TCU beats NC State, 8-2, forcing winner-take-all Monday in NCAA regionals

Florida State defeats NC State 6-2 in ACC championshipOne night after North Carolina State topped Texas Christian in dramatic fashion, the nationally-seeded Horned Frogs exacted revenge on the Wolfpack Sunday, 8-2, to force a deciding game Monday in the regionals of the NCAA baseball tournament.

ACC Baseball Podcast: Pack in, Heels out as NCAA tournament gets underway

Florida State defeats NC State 6-2 in ACC championshipFor the first time since 2001, UNC is left out of the NCAA baseball tournament field. Meanwhile, NC State is in and has a favorable draw in their regional.