NCSU at WRAL Sports Fan
NCSU at WRAL Sports Fan
Ralston Turner knew he'd get plenty of open perimeter looks against Tennessee's zone defense.
There was once a time Duke, North Carolina, North Carolina State and Wake Forest all cheered for each other. A time during the Big Four Tournament that, when all four won on the same day, the region celebrated as if it were a holiday.
When the schedule was announced months ago, there was no reason at all to think the most important chunk of N.C. State's non-conference basketball slate would begin on Dec. 14 with a game against Wofford in revered Reynolds Coliseum.
This December feels a little more normal for North Carolina State.
ACC official Karl Hess worked his first NC State game since kicking out Wolfpack legends from the crowd.
Justin Gordon's last-second shot counted for Wofford. Trevor Lacey's didn't for North Carolina State.
With both programs on two-game win streaks, the Wofford Terriers and NC State Wolfpack will clash head to head in a non-conference matchup at Reynolds Coliseum Sunday afternoon.
Caleb Martin never looked nervous in his first start for North Carolina State. The freshman simply turned in his best performance of the young season to make up for the surprise absence of the Wolfpack's top scorer.
North Carolina State coach Mark Gottfried would love for one of his young big men to quickly develop into a reliable inside scoring threat.
UCF and North Carolina State will meet in the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl on Dec. 26 in a matchup of American Athletic Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference foes.
Ralston Turner didn't have much of a first half for N.C. State on Saturday night, but he certainly made up for it in the second.
Wait, we're really doing this? How is it ACC basketball season already? And can we talk about how it's pretty clear what the ACC thinks about N.C. State and Wake Forest if it scheduled a basketball game between the two on the same night as the ACC championship game in football?
The final week of the college regular season and Week 13 in the NFL turned into a pass/fail test for the area head coaches. Across the board, it was either A's or F's for the sideline managers.
NC State quarterback Jacoby Brissett was named the ACC Offensive Back of the Week Monday following a 35-7 win over North Carolina Saturday.
When removed from the week-to-week extremes inherent to college football punditry, the Wolfpack had the kind of season everyone should have expected. NC State wisely scheduled a "preseason" against weaker out-of-conference opponents, beat ACC teams that were either on their level or below and lost to the teams that were better.
NC State (7-5, 3-5 ACC) out-gained UNC (6-6, 4-4 ACC) 443-207 Saturday and racked up 376 yards on the ground as they dominated the Tar Heels in the regular season finale for each team, 35-7.
RIVALRY. WEEK. Is there really anything more that needs to be said?
Week 12 saw highs and lows and everything in the middle for area coaches. After watching it all, the coaching grades are in.
On Saturday at Carter-Finley, NC State senior wide receiver Bryan Underwood helped create a story worth smiling about. And it just so happened to involve my 8-year-old brother.
A grade of "D" for a loss to Georgia Tech now becomes a "M" as in must-win for NCSU coach Dave Doeren for this week's visit from Wake Forest. He simply cannot lose this one.
Steve Logan proves to be a prophecy of football knowledge week after week and he did it again this week as he was spot-on with Duke's ability to win games in different ways.
NC State lost control of the game in a bizarre sequence of turnovers. Meanwhile, Duke keeps finding ways to win.
It seems improbable after looking at the 56-23 final score of a loss to Georgia Tech Saturday, but NC State actually led at one point - and no, it wasn't simply the first score of the game.
Although he didn't spend much time talking with his team about its ACC losing streak, N.C. State head coach Dave Doeren said Thursday that he has seen "great energy" in practice following the Wolfpack's 24-17 win over Syracuse.
After NC State beat Syracuse to snap a 12-game ACC losing streak, head coach Dave Doeren danced his cares away.
The coaching grades are in for Week 10 of the football season and after snapping a long ACC skid, NC State's Dave Doeren earns top marks.
N.C. State's football game at Syracuse on Saturday easily could be billed as a doubleheader. It will be the ninth game of the Wolfpack's 2014 season.
NC State head coach Mark Gottfried joined the media at ACC Operation Basketball Wednesday to discuss the upcoming season.
NC State's Ralston Turner and Kyle Washington met with the media at ACC Operation Basketball Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte.
Wolfpack fans get their first look at the 2014-15 version of their basketball team Friday, when the team welcomes fans to an open practice at Reynolds Coliseum.