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NC State’s Dennis Smith Jr.: I want to win Rookie of the Year

Dennis Smith Jr. admits he "definitely has a chip on my shoulder," which might be one of his strongest attributes entering this NBA Draft. The 6-foot-3 point guard out of NC State has been linked to the New York Knicks, who own the No. 8 pick in Thursday's draft, and to the Dallas Mavericks, who pick next at No. 9.

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NC State gives up too much “free stuff” in elimination game loss to Kentucky

There are portions of the NC State Wolfpack fan base convinced their athletic program — at least in football, basketball and baseball — is cursed or jinxed. They have their reasons, some even well-founded.Some fans are willing to add the difficult 10-5 season-ending loss to the Kentucky Wildcats in the Lexington baseball regional final — the third at the same stage in as many years — to the conspiracy fire.

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Kentucky’s big inning forces deciding game against NC State

The Wolfpack fell 8-6 to Kentucky on Sunday at Cliff Hagan Stadium after a four-run sixth inning for the Wildcats became the pivotal frame. Though less drama surrounds N.C. State this year than last year’s Elliott Avent ejection and the Fort Worth Regional two seasons ago, the trend still holds water until the Wolfpack can advance to the Super Regional.

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Watch Luke Kennard's surprise after Justin Jackson's ACC player of the year comments

Former Duke star Luke Kennard seemed surprised when asked to comment on who former UNC star Justin Jackson thinks should have been named ACC player of the year.
Langston Wertz Jr. lwertz@charlotteobserver.com
Watch Luke Kennard's surprise after Justin Jackson's ACC player of the year comments 1:26

Watch Luke Kennard's surprise after Justin Jackson's ACC player of the year comments

How an old-school Durham teacher handled discipline 2:09

How an old-school Durham teacher handled discipline

Durham County Sheriff’s Office is jettisoning brown-and-tan uniforms in favor of a new look 0:37

Durham County Sheriff’s Office is jettisoning brown-and-tan uniforms in favor of a new look

Endangered red wolf pups went missing from Durham's Museum of Life and Science 1:17

Endangered red wolf pups went missing from Durham's Museum of Life and Science