College basketball writers Andrew Carter and J.P. Giglio chatted online at noon today to discuss tonight's UNC-N.C. State matchup.
Sanderson High football defensive end Desmond Owino has switched his college choice from the University of North Carolina to N.C. State.
RALEIGH -- N.C. State’s basketball team has been able to deal with its lack of depth most of this first season under Mark Gottfried, but that trend changed in a big, bad way Wednesday.
Against a Georgia Tech outfit that looked to be hopelessly thin when Brian Gregory opened his first Yellow Jacket camp in October, the Wolfpack got roundly outnumbered and outmanned in the RBC Center.
RALEIGH — With eight losses in its first 15 games, including the nonsensical variety to Mercer and Fordham, Georgia Tech isn't the kind of team a resurgent N.C. State was expected to lose to in ACC play.
Shouldas and couldas don't count in the standings, though, only the results. With 22 points from Glen Rice, the Yellow Jackets handed the Wolfpack a humbling 82-71 defeat on Wednesday night at the RBC Center, in one of the first setbacks of an otherwise relatively smooth first season for coach Mark Gottfried.
CHARLOTTE -- Shortly after Terrell Manning put a black "Belk Bowl Champions" hat on his head to commemorate N.C. State's 31-24 bowl win over Louisville on Tuesday night, the junior linebacker started talking about next season.
Seven starters on each side of the ball, including defensive stars in Manning and cornerback David Amerson, and quarterback Mike Glennon, are scheduled to return for a Wolfpack team that won six of its final eight games to finish 8-5 in 2011.
“We’ve got a lot of good guys coming back, and we’ve got a big opening game with Tennessee, so we’ve got a lot to look forward to,” said Manning, who had an interception and five tackles against the Cardinals.
Updated 12:17 a.m.
CHARLOTTE — There was no such thing as the easy way for N.C. State's football team in the 2011 season.
So when it took a 21-point lead in the third quarter, you got the feeling Louisville would make the Belk Bowl interesting.
The Wolfpack held on for a 31-24 win over the Cardinals in front of 58,427 fans at Bank of America Stadium on Tuesday night.
RALEIGH — N.C. State needed a drama-free game on Thursday night and Northeastern willingly played its role in a 88-59 win for the Wolfpack.
Playing for the third time in six days, and 48 hours after a dramatic last-second win over St. Bonaventure, the Wolfpack dominated the Huskies early and got a chance to stretch its legs in the second half.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — N.C. State coach Mark Gottfried said before the Wolfpack's trip to Upstate New York on Tuesday, that he was "crazy" to schedule St. Bonaventure on the road.
Crazy? Maybe but also relieved, and happy, after the Wolfpack escaped with a 67-65 win over a tough Atlantic 10 team. Scott Wood scored 20 points and had a career-high six assists in giving the Wolfpack its first road win of the season.
The Pack improved to 7-4 on the season but not without a fight from the Bonnies (5-5) and major drama.