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4 NC State Wrestlers Advance to NCAA Quarterfinals

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CLEVELAND, OHIO – In Session II of the 2018 NCAA Championships Thursday night in Cleveland, the NC State wrestling team advanced four wrestlers into tomorrow’s quarterfinal round. All nine of the Wolfpack wrestlers advanced to Day 2 action overall.

After the first two sessions, NC State sits fifth in the team race.

NC State Friday Matchups – Session 3:

QUARTERFINALS
133: Match #346 – Tariq Wilson vs. #4 seed Kaid Brock (Oklahoma St.)
157: Match #357 – #1 seed Hayden Hidlay vs. #8 seed Tyler Berger (Nebraska)
184: Match #370 – #4 seed Pete Renda vs. #5 seed Domenic Abounader (Michigan)
197: Match #374 – #4 seed Michael Macchiavello vs. #5 seed Shakur Rasheed (Penn St.)

CONSOLATION ROUND 2
125: Match #386 – #5 seed Sean Fausz vs. Travis Piotrowski (Illinois)
141: Match #402 – #5 seed Kevin Jack vs. Henry Pohlmeyer (South Dakota St.)
149: Match #408 – #14 seed Beau Donahue vs. #13 seed Colton McCrystal (Nebraska)
174: Match #433 – Daniel Bullard vs. #13 seed Jacobe Smith (Oklahoma St.)
285: Match #456 – #14 Michael Boykin vs. #13 William Miller (Edinboro)

The Pack started the night session with eight of its nine NCAA participants in the second round after wins in the afternoon session. The first two Pack wrestlers to advance to the quarterfinals were a pair of redshirt-freshmen followed by a pair of redshirt- seniors.

After an opening round win over #5 seeded Erneste of Missouri, Wilson picked up where he left off and scored a 7-0 decision to advance into the quarterfinals over Montoya of Northern Colorado. Wilson stuck quick with a takedown just seven seconds in and rode Montoya the rest of the first. Wilson added another takedown in both the second and third periods, and accumulated 5:40 of ride time.

Fellow rookie, #1 seeded Hayden Hidlay, also advanced into the quarterfinals, as he scored a 4-2 win over Pittsburgh’s Rahmani. Hidlay started the bout with a takedown in the first period, then tacked on an escape point and forced a pair of stall calls for the final margin.

R-Sr. Pete Renda, the #4 seed at 184 pounds, advanced into the quarterfinals with a 9-0 bonus point win. Renda started with a first period takedown, an escape to start the second and another takedown in the second to build a 5-0 lead. A two-point near fall at the end of the third, along with the ride time point scored Renda the 9-0 major decision.

Classmate and #4 seed Michael Macchiavello picked up his second bonus point win of the day to advance to the quarterfinals, 16-5 over #13 seed Kasunic of American. Macchiavello started his bout with a big six-point move in the first period, a takedown and a four-point near fall. He went on to add two more takedowns and a two-pint near fall for the major decision.

All four of the Pack’s losses in the second round came in overtime.

#5 seeded R-Jr. Sean Fausz fell in his second bout. Fausz was up 3-0 with ride time clinched, but #12 seed Hayes of Virginia scored a takedown and two-point near fall in the final 10 seconds to send the bout into OT. Hayes then got a takedown and four-point neat fall in extra time for the 10-4 win.

#5 seed Sr. Kevin Jack also fell in overtime in his second bout, to #12 seed Tyler Smith of Bucknell, 6-4. A Jack first period takedown and escape in the second put him up 3-1 entering the third. Smith scored an escape then his own takedown, and a Jack escape evened it 4-4 at the end of regulation. Smith scored the winning takedown in extra time.

#14 seed R-Sr. Beau Donahue also fell in extra time. Tied 1-1 going into OT with #3 seed Leeth of Missouri, Donahue took a shot, but Leeth scrambled for the winning takedown for the 3-1 win.

Fellow #14 seed Sr. Michael Boykin scored a takedown in extra time, but #3 seed Nevills of Penn State scored the escape point and a ride out for the 5-4 win.

R-Fr. Daniel Bullard stayed alive in the consolation bracket with a second period technical fall to cap the Pack’s day. Bullard got an early takedown, then added four-point near falls all in the first period to go up 14-0 after two minutes. Starting on bottom, Bullard scored a reversal for the 16-0 win.

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NC State vs. Ball State will be a BLACK OUT

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NC State will be wearing ALL BLACK on Saturday night in their Week 3 game against Ball State at 7pm.

Last year, NC State lost 27-23 in ALL BLACK to Wake Forest on Thursday night, which was their first loss in ALL BLACK, winning the previous three games through the years.

In 2017, the Wolfpack wore their “BLACK Howl” uniforms against #17 Louisville on Thursday night, and took down the Cardinals 39-25.

The Wolfpack also wore ALL BLACK in a 35-0 victory over Eastern Kentucky in 2015.

In 2014, NC State beat Old Dominion 46-34 in ALL BLACK.

The Wolfpack wore BLACK jersey’s in tandem with RED pants and RED helmets against Louisville in 2015, slipping 13-20 in the rain.

In 2011, NC State wore BLACK jerseys and pants, with RED helmets in a 38-24 victory over Central Michigan.

As far as I can tell, NC State is 3-0 when wearing ALL BLACK heading into Thursday nights matchup against the Demon Deacons.

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NC State’s Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams Rank in Top-15 in Preseason Polls

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For the 1st time since 2007, NC State’s Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams are ranked in the Top-15 in the Preseason Poll.

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The Women’s team won their third straight ACC Championship last year, and the Men finished 3rd. The ladies finished 13th at the NCAA Championships last year, and the fellas finished 11th.

The Women’s Cross-Country team are in the Preseason Top-15 for the 4th year in a row, and the Men find their way in the Top-15 at the start of the year for the first time since 2014.

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Money Magazine Ranks NC State as the 40th Best College for the Money

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Recently Money Magazine ranked the best colleges in America for the money heading into the 2019-20 school year, public and private, and NC State is ranked 40th. Behind Duke, they are the ranked as the 2nd best school in North Carolina, and the #1 Public School.

Going to college shouldn’t mean a lifetime of debt. To find the schools that successfully combine quality and affordability, MONEY weighed more than 19,000 data points, including tuition fees, family borrowing, and career earnings. Explore our list, then build your own. (Money)

Here’s what they had to say about North Carolina State University:

North Carolina State University is a school with deep-rooted tradition and local pride. In fact, many current students have parents and grandparents who are NC State alumni. Probably best known for its agricultural science program, as well as its science research majors, NC State offers its 34,000 students some 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Take your pick from animal science, extension education, forest management, meteorology, poultry science, textile engineering, and more. With its location in Raleigh, there’s always plenty to do, both on campus and off. Hundreds of student clubs are constantly recruiting on the Brickyard, State’s central quad, and Greek parties run late into the night. But nothing brings the community together as much as cheering for NC State’s Division I sports teams, embroiled in a century-old rivalry with nearby UNC. Students and professors go all out, dressing in red, roasting pigs at tailgating sessions, and pitching tents in parking lots before games. When it’s time to study, the Learning Commons offers a quiet escape. Undergrads say that professors are attentive and almost always available. The university has a solid 79% graduation rate, which is slightly higher than would be expected based on the academic preparation and economic background of NC State Raleigh’s students, according to MONEY’s calculations. In their first three years after graduating, alumni tend to earn an average salary of $55,800, according to PayScale. (Money)

 

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CNBC Ranks NC State #22 Public University that Pays off the Most

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CNBC released a report this week exploring the Top-50 U.S. Colleges (Private & Public) that pay off the most. To understand all of the details that went into their calculations, click here, but in a nutshell, they calculated the net cost to attend each college, and divided it by a graduates expected annual earnings.

NC State ranked 22nd out of all the Public Universities nationally.

NC State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a public university that enrolls roughly 35,479 students. The public university is known for its veterinary medicine program.

Average net cost (income $48,001-$75,000): $13,244
Median salary for alumni with 0-5 years of experience: $55,800
Median salary for alumni with 10+ years of experience: $104,700
Salary average, early and mid career: $80,250

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Other ACC schools represented on the list:

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5. Georgia Tech

17. Virginia

22. NC State

Private

10. Duke

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