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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...

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...

ACC overtakes SEC in college football

ACC overtakes SEC in college football

In football’s quest to become a year-round sport, it’s never too early to look ahead to the 2017 season.The national title Clemson claimed Monday night was the ACC’s second in four years, and the league has been represented in the College Football Playoff all three years. The...

East Carolina and NC State transfer QBs meet

East Carolina and NC State transfer QBs meet

College football now exists in an era of free agency, especially for quarterbacks. QBs sign on with new schools — not for money, but in search of playing time.One theory so many head coaches waited until the last minute to name a starting quarterback for their openers – Alabama’s...

Ryan Finley takes control at quarterback

Ryan Finley takes control at quarterback

North Carolina State head coach Dave Doeren hinted a week ago that offensive coordinator Eli Drinkwitz had a good feel for which player to select as the Wolfpack’s starting quarterback.What Doeren didn’t suggest was how long ago Drinkwitz kept it to himself to give Ryan Finley...

Wolfpack starting year alternating QBS

Wolfpack starting year alternating QBS

The old football adage “if you have two quarterbacks you don’t have one” reared its ugly head this week for North Carolina State’s season opener.Wolfpack head coach Dave Doeren announced plans to open the season Thursday night against William & Mary at Carter Finley Stadium,...