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Chanticleers make name for Coastal Carolina

Chanticleers make name for Coastal Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. – What’s a Chanticleer? It’s a proper name given to roosters, especially in fairy tales.It’s also the mascot for one of the top baseball programs in the Carolinas you probably don’t know much about. The 20th-ranked Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (46-15) of...

Representing overlooked side of college sports

Representing overlooked side of college sports

RALEIGH, N.C. – Sometimes we need to be reminded college athletics is about more than the projected high draft-pick that draws all the attention as a soon-to-be multi-millionaire.They are the players fans want to hear about and the media happily feeds to them. Analysts such...

NCAA rewards NC State as tournament host

NCAA rewards NC State as tournament host

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina State’s baseball team is proving as resilient as Elliott “Mongoose” Avent, the Wolfpack head coach who killed a poisonous copperhead snake after it bit him and his is puppy on an evening walk a month ago.Avent and his players sweated out a...

NC State undaunted about postseason play

NC State undaunted about postseason play

North Carolina State’s baseball team doesn’t sound beaten and downtrodden despite the Wolfpack’s elimination from a return to a second straight ACC Tournament championship game with a 1-2 record in pool play.Fifth-seeded N.C. State, which has been battling injuries, finally got a...

NC State third baseman redefines Mendoza Line

NC State third baseman redefines Mendoza Line

RALEIGH — It’s time to significantly upgrade the “Mendoza Line.” Well, at least at North Carolina State, that is.The “Mendoza Line” has been ingrained as one of baseball’s mocking terms since the late 1970s. As Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Mario Mendoza struggled to maintain a...

NC State ranks among ACC baseball elite

NC State ranks among ACC baseball elite

RALEIGH, N.C. – On a sunny, 64-degree afternoon in late February, North Carolina State played college baseball on its Raleigh campus in conditions befitting warmer ACC campuses at Miami and Florida State.N.C. State may not be able to keep up with the number of sunny...