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Was NC State’s PA Announcer Fired or Did He Retire?

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Dr. Edward Funkhouser has been the the voice of Carter-Finley Stadium for the past 18 years, but this season fans will hear a new voice coming out of the PA system. On September 9th, NC State will take on Marshall in their home opener, and Travis Quinn will be the new voice coming out of the speakers.

The understanding was that Dr. Funkhouser had retired, and after receiving over 90 applicants, the big shoes were filled by Quinn.

The news of the new hire was announced on August 9th. In this GoPack article, it also states that Dr. Funnkhouser would be honored on the field during the home opener, to honor him for all of his years of services.

With that being said, it seems like Funkhouser has no intentions of appearing on the field on the 9th, and has no memory of retiring, but does remember being fired.

“I see reports that and I hear about reports in the media across North Carolina that I have retired, or resigned, or stepped down, and that really wasn’t the case at all,” Funkhouser said. “I thought about the last thing I wanted to do is walk across the football field waving to people saying goodbye and I really didn’t want to say goodbye. I say thank you to the fans. I do say thank you to the fans. I’ve enjoyed doing what I’ve done in Carter-Finley Stadium very, very much.” (TWC)

NC State released the following statement in response:

“We greatly appreciate Dr. Funkhouser’s years of dedicated volunteer service as our football public address announcer. Each year, we consider all areas of our gameday presentation and atmosphere in Carter-Finley stadium and make changes based on a variety of factors.” (TWC)

Obviously there are two sides to every story, but it’s unfortunate to see this relationship end in this way.

Matthew is Publisher and Co-Owner of Pack Insider. He is also the Lead Pastor of The Point Church in Cary, NC.

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NC State’s Justin Joly Boasts the 2nd Highest PFF Grade of Returning ACC TE’s

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When NC State picked up a commitment from UCONN’s Justin Joly out of the Transfer Portal this offseason, they picked up a commitment from the highest ranked Tight End in the Portal.

According to PFF, Joly boasts the highest Grade of any returning Tight End’s in the ACC.

Joly will be a Junior next year, with 3 years available to play his final 2 years of eligibility. He had an incredible Sophomore campaign this past season, catching 56 passes for 578 yards and 2 touchdowns. Joly had 4 receptions for 38 yards in the season opener against the Wolfpack.

Also, according to PFF, Joly forced 20 missed tackles last season, and caught 12 contested balls, ranking first amongst Tight Ends nationally in both categories.

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How Much is NC State Making from EA Sports College Football 25?

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EA Sports College Football 25 will release on July 19th, and the players won’t be the only people making money from the video game. The schools will be making some of that dough as well.

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EA Sports is paying schools different amounts based on a tier system. 📊

The tiers were derived based on points, 1 point per finish in the AP Top 25 over the last decade.

‣ Tier 1: $99,875.16
‣ Tier 2: $59,925.09
‣ Tier 3: $39,950.06
‣ Tier 4: $9,987.52

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ACC Teams Payout

Tier 1 – Clemson

Tier 2 – FSU, Stanford, Louisville, NC State, Miami, Pitt, Virginia Tech, North Carolina

Tier 3 – Syracuse, WF, GT, SMU

Tier 4 – Duke, Cal, Virginia, BC

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The Early Odds for the 2024 NC State vs. UNC Football Game are Out

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ESPN Bet has already released the early odds for the NC State vs. UNC football game in Chapel Hill that will be played on November 30th. The Wolfpack are 3.5-point Favorites, and the Total is 55. If you’re looking to get you’re bet in early, and you like the line, click the image below.

The Wolfpack have won 7 of the last 11 against the Tar Heels Straight Up, but they are 4-7 Against the Spread over that time.

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NC State is 1 of 8 Power 5 Teams that Hasn’t Won 10+ Football Games in a Season in 20+ Years

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NC State is 1 of 8 Power 5 Football Programs that hasn’t won 10+ games in a single season in 20+ seasons.

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The other teams that join the Wolfpack in this woeful stat are Maryland, Illinois, Virginia, Purdue, Iowa St., Indiana and Vanderbilt. The final three in this list have never won 10+ games in a single season.

NC State has only won 10+ games in a single season one time, and that was back in 2002, when Philip Rivers led the Wolfpack to an 11-3 record, which culminated in a win against Notre Dame in the Gator Bowl.

The Virginia Cavaliers and the Wolfpack are the only two ACC programs that haven’t won 10+ games in a single season in 20+ seasons.

Over the past 20+ seasons, NC State has won 9 games on 5 occasions, with Dave Doeren leading the Wolfpack to 4 of those.

With all of the talent that is on NC State’s roster, especially on the offensive side of the ball, 2024 is cooking up to be the year that Dave Doeren gets the monkey off the programs back.

Honestly, less than 10 wins next season will be a disappointment for the Wolfpack.

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