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NC State Men’s Golf Advances to NCAA Championship



The Raleigh Regional just wrapped up at Lonnie Poole Golf Course, and the host NC State finished 3rd, advancing to the NCAA Championship for the 16th time, and the first time since 2011.

The NC State Men’s Golf team’s three-round score of 831 is a program-record in an NCAA Regional.

Sophomore Benjamin Shipp finished 12-under par, shooting a 201, placing 3rd in the Raleigh Regional. Shipp’s three-round score marks the best in school history by an individual in an NCAA Regional. He shot a 64 on Day 2, which is the lowest round an individual at NC State has ever shot in an NCAA Regional.

Junior Stephen Franken, the ACC Player of the Year, finished tied for 5th, at 9-under par.

The NCAA Championship runs from May 25-30 and will be played at the at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma.



5 reasons you better be at ‘Primetime with the Pack’ tonight



Just a reminder, since most of you are focused on Saturday’s matchup with Clemson, you’ may have forgotten that the basketball season opens up tonight with ‘Primetime with the Pack’ at Reynolds Coliseum tonight at 8pm. (Doors open at 7).

Here are 5 good reasons you need to get out there and support the Pack at this event.

– All proceeds are going towards Hurricane Florence disaster relief.
This is your chance to donate some money to the massive disaster relief that’s going on near our coast. While I’m sure the victims appreciate your prayers and your facebook posts, I think donating $10 while also getting to see your favorite basketball team play is a win/win.

– Get back into Reynolds Coliseum
If you haven’t been back to Reynolds since the renovation then you’re missing out. The place looks amazing and has an awesome museum built right into it. If you’re a long time NC State fan who grew up watching the Pack play in the old barn, then do yourself a favor and take a trip down memory lane tonight.

– Get to know an (almost) entirely new team
Unless you are a truly hardcore NC State basketball fan, then you probably don’t know this entire roster of players. Aside from Markell Johnson, Braxton Beverly, and Torin Dorn, this is an entirely new roster filled with transfers, grad-transfers and freshmen. But don’t’ get it twisted folks, this team is going to be good.

– There is a dunk contest
Last season there wasn’t a dunk contest OR a scrimmage. This year there may not be a scrimmage, but there is a dunk contest. Who will be in it? Will Ian Steere break the backboard? Who is the best dunker on this team? We’ll find out tonight.

– Tickets are still available
That’s right. There are still some tickets to be had in almost every section, but don’t wait too long as soon as this gets posted I’m guessing most of the mid-court section seats will be long gone.

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NC State’s Band of Brothers on Joe Moore Award Midseason Honor Roll



NC State’s Offensive Line, the “Band of Brothers,” was named to the Joe Moore Award Midseason Honor Roll yesterday. The Joe Moore Award is annually awarded to the best offensive line unit in college football.

Past Winners
2015: Alabama
2016: Iowa
2017: Notre Dame

The Wolfpack was 1 of 14 offensive line units named to the Midseason Honor Roll:

#1 Alabama
Appalachian State
Army West Point
Boston College
#8 Georgia
#14 Kentucky
#22 Mississippi State
#16 NC State
#2 Ohio State
#9 Oklahoma
#12 Oregon
#7 Texas
#23 Wisconsin

North Carolina State (5-0)

  • Their two sacks allowed lead the ACC and are second in the nation.
  • Their OL has paved and protected their way to at least 24 first downs in all 5 games this season, which also stands alone as the most such games in the ACC this season.
  • Lead the country in third down conversion percentage (60.9%).
  • What the committee is saying: “This unit has improved each week. Consistency, teamwork, and finishing make them the best OL unit in the ACC. Bradbury is leading a unit that knows they must set the tone on the ground to balance a dangerous passing attack. 7 min in 2Q of BC game is perfect example of what they are doing best in stretch run game.”

Offensive line coach: Dwayne Ledford (Link)

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NC State in the NFL 2018 Week 6 Recap



Week 6 of the 2018 NFL season is in the bag, and 14 former NC State players were active. Here’s a breakdown of their performances.

Rookie Linebacker Bradley Chubb (Starter) had his best game of his young career on Sunday, recording 3 sacks in the Broncos’ 20-23 loss to the Rams. He had a total of 5 tackles, which is also a new high for Chubb. The three sacks tied a Broncos’ rookie single-game record. Chubb played 72% of the Broncos defensive snaps.

Quarterback Russell Wilson (Starter) was extremely sharp on Sunday, completing 17 of his 23 passes for 222 yards and 3 touchdowns (1 interception) in the Seahawks 27-3 blowout against the Raiders. His QB Rating was 125.4.

Quarterback Philip Rivers (Starter) was 11 of 20 for 207 yards with 2 touchdowns (1 interception) in the Chargers 38-14 victory over the Browns. His QB Rating was 103.5 on the day.

Check out Rivers laying the block on this end around for Keenan Allen.

Place Kicker Stephen Haushcka (Starter) connected on both of his field goal attempts (26 and 52) and his one extra point attempt in the Bills 13-20 loss to the Texans.

Rookie (technically) David Grinnage was called up from the practice squad last week, and he had 1 reception for 7 yards in his first career NFL game this past Sunday in the Jaguars 7-40 loss to the Cowboys. He played 9 offensive snaps.

Marlon Mack returned to the Colts lineup, so Rookie Running Back Nyheim Hines returned to a reserve role in Indianaoplis’ 34-42 loss to the Colts. He had 3 carries for 14 yards and 2 receptions (3 targets) for 21 yards.

Rookie Defensive Tackle BJ Hill had 2 tackles in the Giants 13-34 loss to the Eagles on Thursday night football. Hill played 32 snaps on defense (45%).

Left Guard Joe Thuney (Starter) played every offensive snap in the Patriots 43-40 victory over the Chiefs.

Left Guard JR Sweezy (Starter) played every offensive snap in the Seahawks 27-3 victory over the Raiders.

Left Guard Ted Larsen (Starter) started and played every offensive snap in the Dolphins 31-28 victory over the Bears.

Rookie Defensive Tackle Justin Jones played 21 snaps (28%) in the Chargers 38-14 victory over the Browns, but didn’t record any stats.

Cornerback Juston Burris played strictly on special teams once again for the Jets (5 snaps) in their 42-34 victory over the Colts.

Running Back Jaylen Samuels played strictly on special teams in the Steelers 28-21 victory over the Bengals.

Safety Josh Jones played in a reserve role for the Packers last night in their 33-30 victory over the 49ers, but didn’t record any stats.

Did Not Play
Indianapolis Colts Quarterback Jacoby Brissett
Arizona Cardinals Quarterback Mike Glennon
Buffalo Bills Cornerback Dontae Johnson
Jacksonville Jaguars Offensive Lineman Will Richardson

Injured Reserve
San Franscisco 49er Defensive End Kentavius Street

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NC State basketball to host ECU on 10/21 for ‘Secret Scrimmage’



NC State kicks off basketball season on Oct. 19th at 8pm with their annual ‘Primetime with the Pack‘ pep rally (tickets still on sale).

While that event doesn’t include a scrimmage anymore, the players won’t have to wait long to get in some game action. That’s because of a ‘secret scrimmage’ scheduled on 10/21 against ECU, according to college basketball analyst Jeff Goodman.

It used to be that teams just hosted semi-pro or foreign national teams for their early season game prep, but over the past few years, that has changed. Suddenly, almost every school is scheduling scrimmages with other D1 schools. (If you remember, last year they hosted Campbell.)

“They want to go up against like teams.” Said Goodman. “They get to really see where they’re at, at this point and they can control it. It’s a controlled environment. That’s the biggest thing. (STADIUM)”

The NCAA allows teams to have two exhibition games. These can be public events that fans can attend and they can sell tickets for, or they can be private scrimmages like this. As you can see, because of this ‘secret scrimmage’ NC State will only play one public exhibition game on Monday, Oct. 29th vs. Chowan.

So why would a team opt to forgo ticket money and play a private scrimmage instead?

“It’s a way for them to control. They can stop it halfway through and say ‘Hey, coaches want to get them together and work on their zone offense.’ And that’s what they can do for a 20 minute period if they want.” said Goodman. (STADIUM)

There has been no official word, but this event will very likely be closed to the public and the media (as all others have been).



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