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Notre Dame shuts down NC State and Finley

Notre Dame shuts down NC State and Finley

The No. 9-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish manhandled a top-15 opponent for the second straight week and improved to 7-1 with their sixth consecutive victory.This time Notre Dame defeated the No. 14 North Carolina State Wolfpack 35-14 on Saturday in South...

Keys to watching NC State and Notre Dame

Keys to watching NC State and Notre Dame

Here are five keys to watch as No. 14 North Carolina State (6-1) travels to face the No. 9-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish (6-1) at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday in South Bend.Following through: Earlier in the week, Notre Dame football posted...

Wolfpack defensive line threatens Notre Dame

Wolfpack defensive line threatens Notre Dame

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish’s rout of USC last week changed more than the Irish’s national ranking with a climb into the top 10. The Irish are no longer underrated.Old Notre Dame historically has received the benefit of doubt if not overrated, but a 5-1 start...

Bradley Chubb tuned out those in his ear

Bradley Chubb tuned out those in his ear

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In this era of college athletes taking the money and running to early NFL draft entry, Bradley Chubb’s high school football injury seemed to draw a defined outline for him to leave North Carolina State early. He could paint dollar signs by...

ACC games one way to predict Notre Dame

ACC games one way to predict Notre Dame

Notre Dame begins its fourth season under the Atlantic Coast Conference deal that allows the football team to maintain its treasured conference independence. In exchange, the Irish schedule ACC schools and grant ACC membership for other sports.From the results of the...

Keatts right fit at right time for Wolfpack

Keatts right fit at right time for Wolfpack

College football coaching legend Bear Bryant long ago explained why he left behind success at Texas A&M and returned to Alabama once his alma mater had fallen on hard times. It’s a old quote that relates to North Carolina State naming Kevin Keatts on Friday as its new...

Levelle Moton worthy of NC State consideration

Levelle Moton worthy of NC State consideration

North Carolina State alumnus Archie Miller and Kevin Keatts at UNC-Wilmington are two leading candidates for the Wolfpack’s vacant job to replace fired basketball coach Mark Gottfried.Both men seem like ideal fits, but another coach with strong North Carolina ties shouldn’t be...

Sun will have to rise elsewhere for Gottfried

Sun will have to rise elsewhere for Gottfried

The dismal end for North Carolina State coach Mark Gottfried was a lethargic 75-61 loss to Clemson on Tuesday in the ACC Tournament’s first round. The fired coach walked off the court in Brooklyn with players guilty of lacking fire.How could it end this way for a coach with a...

Keatts ready to hit state recruiting trail

Keatts ready to hit state recruiting trail

UNC-Wilmington’s Chris Flemmings is a two-time All-Colonial Athletic Association pick that grew up in North Carolina State’s backyard, although he was lightly recruited at Green Hope High in Raleigh’s suburban Cary.Not bad for a fifth-year senior that has developed into a nice...

Wolfpack open spring drills with two views forward

Wolfpack open spring drills with two views forward

North Carolina State opened spring drills Tuesday, looking ahead to the 2017 season from differing 2016 vantage points split as wide as Death Valley – as in the popular moniker for Memorial Stadium at Clemson.An optimistic view is based on the Wolfpack nearly beating Clemson on...