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The Details for the NC State Football Spring Game this Saturday

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RALEIGH, N.C. – The 2019 Kay Yow Spring Football Game, scheduled for April 6 at 1 p.m. at Carter-Finley Stadium, will once again provide fun for everyone in the family this season, as well as a great chance to see the football squad for the first time this year.

Admission is free and the Stadium East, Stadium Southeast, Stadium West and IPF lots will open at 8 a.m. Fans are encouraged to enter through Gate C, Gate B and Gate F (Westchase).  Stadium gates 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, and 9 will open at 11:30 a.m. NC State’s regular Clear Bag Policy will be enforced and due to a concert at PNC Arena following the event, the parking lots will need to be cleared by 4 p.m.

This year’s contest will feature the offense in RED and the defense in WHITE with live tackling. The game clock will operate like a normal game in the first and second quarter, while the third and fourth quarters will have a continuous clock. Whatever end zone the player scores in will receive the points, as the offense will rotate end zones they are driving each possession.

Afterwards, players and coaches will be available on the field for autographs for 20 minutes.

Fans unable to attend can watch all the action on ACC Network Extra and WatchESPN. Former Wolfpack QB Mike Glennon, currently of the Oakland Raiders, will be joined by Andrew Sanders and Will Brinson in the booth to call the action. To watch, click HERE.

Below is a list of the activities available surrounding the game:

WOLFPACK FAN ZONE
The Wolfpack Fan Zone will be open from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on the East Concourse near Gate 6, and will boast a variety of interactive activities, including face painters, balloon artists, inflatables, and a Curtains Up photo booth. Representatives from the NC State Ticket Office and Wolfpack Club will be on hand to answer questions about 2019 Wolfpack Football tickets.

SURVIVOR TUNNEL
In partnership with the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, NC State Athletics invites all those who are battling cancer, cancer survivors and their families to participate in an on-field survivor celebration tunnel during the team introductions. 

Although there will be no cash donations collected at the event this year, fans are encouraged to give online at https://support.kayyow.com/GoPack19

WOLFPUP DASH
After the game, kids 8th grade and under are invited to come down to Wayne Day Family Field to participate in the Wolfpup Dash. Kids will be able to line up at the 20-yard line and run into the endzone to score a touchdown like their favorite ‘Pack Football player.

Those interested in participating should report to the top of Section 219 with 10 minutes left in the 4 th quarter. When the game is over, they will be escorted down to the field by a marketing staff member. NC State Athletics requires that each participant turn in a completed waiver which can be found HERE. Please sign and bring with you to expedite participation on gameday.

STUDENT COMBINE
The top two teams from the semi-final round will compete to be crowned the NC State Student Combine Champions at halftime of the Kay Yow Spring Game.

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NC State’s Ryan Finley Posts the Best Wonderlic Score

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NC State Quarterback Ryan Finley will hear his name called in the NFL Draft this week, which begins on Thursday.

I think it’s been common knowledge that Finley is smart.

My man’s not simply smart.

He’s the smartest man in the draft according to the Wonderlic test.

Finley scored a 43, which wasn’t simply the highest score amongst quarterbacks, but overall as well as far as we can see.

Defensive Line
39 Chase Allen
36 Zach Allen
31 Khalen Saunders
31 Jerry Tillery
31 John Cominsky
23 Trysten Hill
23 Joey Bosa
20 Ed Oliver
20 Dre’Mont Jones
19 Christian Wilkins
18 Jaylon Ferguson
17 Dexter Lawrence
14 Jeffery Simmons
13 Olive Sagapolu
11 Quinnen Williams
11 Gerald Willis
9 Rashan Gary

Linebacker
33 Ryan Connelly
31 Chase Winovich
30 Justin Hollins
27 Jordan Brailford
22 Brian Burns
21 Rickey Neal
21 Andy Van Ginkel
21 Clelin Ferrell
20 T.J. Edwards
19 Montez Sweat (re-test; scored 14 the first time)
18 James Nachtigal
17 Jachai Polite
15 Josh Allen

Offensive Line
42 Nick Alligretti
39 Jonah Williams
38 Dru Samia
35 Garrett Bradbury
34 Chuma Edoga
31 Max Scharping
29 Chris Lindstrom
28 Beau Benzschawel
28 Nate Trewyn
27 Oli Udoh
26 Erik McCoy
26 Ross Pierschbacher
26 Sepesitiano Pupungatoa​​​​​​
25 Kaleb McGary
24 Michael Deiter
22 Bobby Evans
21 Nate Davis​​​​​​
20 Jawaan Taylor
20 Greg Little
19 Elgton Jenkins
19 Colin Conner
18 Micah Kapoi

Quarterback
43 Ryan Finley (re-test; scored 28 the first time)
42 Gardner Minshew
37 Daniel Jones
32 Easton Stick
32 Clayton Thorson
31 Trace McSorley
30 Will Grier
28 Brett Rypien
27 Jarrett Stidham
26 Drew Lock
25 Tyree Jackson
25 Dwayne Haskins
22 Sean McGuire
20 Kyler Murray

Running Back
34 Alec Ingold (re-test; scored 32 the first time)
30 Justice Hill
25 Damien Harris
22 Bryce Love
21 Qadree Ollison
20 Josh Jacobs
18 Sam Seonbuchner​​​​​​
14 Chris James
12 Darrell Henderson

Safety
25 Mitchell Brees
13 D’Cota Dixon

Specialist
31 Spenser Thompson-Meyers
26 Emmit Carpenter
24 Casey Bednarski

Tight End
39 Zander Neuville
38 Dawson Knox
33 Drew Sample
25 Noah Fant
22 T.J. Hockenson
21 Irv Smith
16 Trevon Wesco
15 Kahale Warring

Wide Receiver
29 JJ. .Arcega-Whiteside
27 Hakeem Butler
26 Miles Boykin
24 N’Keal Harry
21 Marquise Brown
18 A.J. Brown
17 D.K. Metcalf
11 Preston Williams
9 Riley Ridley

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Here’s Wikipedia’s working definition of the Wonderlic:

The Wonderlic Personnel Test is a popular group intelligence test used to assess the aptitude of prospective employees for learning and problem-solving in a range of occupations. The Wonderlic is available in 12 different languages and is often used in college, entry level jobs, and team-making efforts. It consists of 50 multiple choice questions to be answered in 12 minutes.

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New Belgium Releasing “Old Tuffy” Beer in Partnership with NC State

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New Belgium Brewing is going to be releasing a “Old Tuffy” beer in partnership with NC State.

New Belgium Adding Old Tuffy 19.2oz Cans For NC State

The beer will be 4.7% ABV, and will be sold in 19.2oz cans, 12oz cans, and kegs.

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Dave Doeren & TJ Warren Sound the Siren…Hurricanes Tie Series, Topping Caps 2-1

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I’m starting to think there is a pattern here.

On Monday night the Carolina Hurricanes were in desperate need for some luck. They were down 2 games in the 1st round of the NHL Playoffs to the Washington Capitals.

Who do you call when you need a win?

A winner.

NC State Men’s Basketball Coach Kevin Keatts sounded the siren on Monday night in PNC Arena for the Hurricanes.

Result: Hurricanes 5 Capitals 0

Last night, the Hurricanes experimented to see if the NC State–>Hurricanes connection would work once again.

This time they doubled down, calling upon Wolfpack head football coach Dave Doeren and former NC State ACC Player of the Year TJ Warren to sound the siren.

Dave Doeren (cameo: Assistant Football Coach Aaron Henry)

Side Note: How can you not love Aaron Henry?

TJ Warren

Result: Hurricanes 2 Capitals 1

The series is now dead even at two games apiece.

The data has been collected, and the results are in.

NC State is functioning as the Hurricane’s rally cap.

Game 5 is Saturday in Washington, and then Game 6 will be back in Raleigh in PNC Arena on Monday night.

There is really only one thing to be done at this point.

A double bill of NC State Athletic Director Debbie Yow and Wolfpack legend David Thompson.

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NC House Passes Bill to Let UNC System Schools Sell Alcohol at Athletic Events

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House Bill 389 was approved by the North Carolina House of Representatives yesterday, which would allow beer and wine to be sold athletic events at UNC System Schools.

That means we are one step closer to alcohol being sold in Carter-Finley Stadium, PNC Arena and Doak Field.

The bill has now been passed on to the North Carolina Senate for consideration.

The bill proposed by NC House Majority Leader John Bell (R-Wayne) and NC Senate Majority Whip Rick Gunn (R-Alamance) has the support of 14 of the 15 UNC System Schools, including NC State.

Duke and Wake Forest, which are private universities, already sell alcohol at sporting events. Duke only sells it in restricted areas, whereas Wake Forest has moved to also selling it in the open area. In the ACC, Louisville, Miami and Syracuse sell it in the open area as well.

Statistics show when schools allow the sale of alcohol the number of alcohol related incidents dramatically drop. After allowing alcohol sales in 2011, West Virginia University saw a 35% decrease in such incidents. The Ohio State University saw a similar decrease in 2016 – while also generating $1.2 million in sales that year.

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