Both the NC State offense and defense came out and dominated first half action, as the Pack cruised past USF for a 49-17 road win at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The Pack raced to a 35-7 halftime lead, and finished with 589 yards of total offense including 315 on the ground (most since 1994).
North Carolina State’s defense is preparing for an entirely different challenge this week. The Wolfpack’s pass defense figures to get a test Saturday night from an Old Dominion team that is capable of throwing the ball all over the field.
Jacoby Brissett threw for 291 yards and three second-half touchdowns to help N.C. State beat Georgia Southern 24-23 on Saturday in the season opener for both teams.
Inconsistency, injuries and inexperience made a mess of Dave Doeren’s first year at North Carolina State. He’ll soon find out how much the Wolfpack learned from the program’s worst season in a half-century.
Jarvis Byrd figured he was done with football after suffering the third serious knee injury of his college career last season. Yet here he is, back in preseason camp for N.C. State and aiming to bolster the Wolfpack’s secondary. How much he plays could depend largely on how well his body has recovered from its latest bad break.
A look at N.C. State, Louisville, Syracuse, Notre Dame, Florida State, Wake Forest and Clemson. Also, a look at Notre Dame, which will play four ACC teams.
ESPN has finalized the time and network designations for the 16th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge early-season men’s basketball showdowns.
CarolinaGridiron.com has ranked the top 15 high school football programs in North Carolina in each of four attendances classifications. Locally, Hillside is ranked No. 15 in 4-A, defending state 3-AA champion Southern is ranked fourth and Orange is ranked 10th in 3-A. ... Duke's Boutier falls in round of 32 at U.S. Women's Am ... Duke leads all ACC schools on academic honor roll ... Landon Donovan to retire ... Kevin Love to join Cavaliers, NBA sources say. ... Ex-UNC star Felton suspended by NBA.
The NCAA Board of Directors overwhelmingly approved a package of historic reforms Thursday that will give the nation’s five biggest conferences the ability to unilaterally change some of the basic rules governing college sports. If the 16-2 decision stands, there will be striking differences between the 65 largest schools and the more than 280 others in Division I beginning as early as Oct. 1.
The NCAA board of directors will vote Thursday, Aug. 7, on a proposal that would give the five wealthiest college football conferences the ability to make rules and pass legislation without the approval of the rest of Division I schools. The autonomy proposal is expected to pass. Here’s what you need to know about it:
The Atlantic Coast Conference owns a few prized possessions that once were property of the Southeastern Conference. Among them: A national championship trophy, a Heisman Trophy, and a measure of respect.
Blue Devils, Wolfpack say they're amenable to meeting for head-to-head games in years they don't meet in ACC action. But such scheduling will have to wait for at least six years because of prior commitments.
Ever since North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said there would be an open quarterback competition entering the 2014 season, the battle between junior incumbent Marquise Williams and redshirt freshman Mitch Trubisky has dominated discussions about the Tar Heels.
The word in the pre-preseason is that Jacoby Brissett can make all the necessary throws, owns a firm understanding of the North Carolina State football team’s offense and has the ideal personality, mentality and competitive spirit for an alpha dog quarterback.
In early August, the NCAA’s five highest-revenue conferences — the so-called “Power 5” — may be given the power to offer more benefits for their athletes.