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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...

Lawrence arrived at Clemson ready to play

Lawrence arrived at Clemson ready to play

A big guy like Dexter Lawrence usually arrives on a college campus for his initial practices as a true freshman suffering an eye-opening experience.No longer can such specimen dominate high school opponents purely on superior physical ability. An 18-year-old loses much of that...

Miller not only good fit for Wolfpack

Miller not only good fit for Wolfpack

A few years ago the basketball job opened at Oklahoma State, the alma mater of Kansas coach Bill Self. He was immediately a prime candidate. Just as quickly he said he was not interested in leaving Allen Fieldhouse.Only the heartstrings of an alma mater could suggest the prospect...

NC State unable to change culture of program

NC State unable to change culture of program

If Phil Jackson were around Raleigh these days, he’d have posted a Twitter message that read, “you don’t change the spot on a leopard.”North Carolina State’s 88-58 humiliation at Wake Forest on Saturday has confirmed this is all but a lost season. The Wolfpack dropped to 14-12...

NC State ponders wrongly to foul or not to foul

NC State ponders wrongly to foul or not to foul

North Carolina State basketball coach Mark Gottfried apparently missed the Arizona-Stanford game on ESPN with Bill Walton aired on Jan. 29, 2014. That’s understandable since his own team made the NCAA Tournament that year.Had Gottfried been watching, he would have learned a...