NC State cornerback Jack Tocho went to the Minnesota Vikings in the seventh round of the NFL draft, No. 245 overall, and then seven picks later, finally, running back Matt Dayes on Saturday, April 29, 2017.
Kevin Keatts didn’t know where his career would take him, but he knew he was willing to work every step of the way. From a Division III point guard to Dowagiac, Mich., to Wilmington, Keatts has created his own path to become the NC State Wolfpack’s 20th basketball coach.
NC State Wolfpack picked up a 13-0 win over NC Central Eagles on Tuesday which was the 1,000th of Wolfpack coach Elliott Avent’s career. Avent becomes the fifth active ACC coach, and 15th Division I coach, with quadruple-digit wins.
NC State got a boost from Stephen Louis last year. Coach Dave Doeren is hoping for a similar return from three players who missed the 2016 season with injuries. The Wolfpack had three veteran redshirts last year — linebacker Germaine Pratt, cornerback Johnathan Alston and receiver JuMichael Ramos.
The NC State Wolfpack ended up with four underclassmen on the NBA draft early entrant list. Freshman forward Ted Kapita’s name was on the official list released by the NBA on Tuesday, joining freshman guard Dennis Smith, sophomore wing Maverick Rowan and freshman forward Omer Yurtseven.
Louisville officials met with the NCAA Committee on Infractions on Thursday in Cincinnati, the latest step in an ongoing investigation into a scandal involving the basketball program and an escort. New N.C. State coach Kevin Keatts worked as an assistant at Louisville from 2011 through ’14 but was not named by the NCAA in any of the violations.