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NC State’s Men’s Tennis Team is Heading to the NCAA Tournament for the 2nd Year in a Row

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INDIANAPOLIS – The NC State men’s tennis team has earned a bid to compete in the NCAA Men’s Tennis Championships for the second season in a row. The Wolfpack (18-10) will head to the Knoxville Regional to take on Middle Tennessee (18-11) in the first round on Friday, May 3 at 11 a.m.

A win over the Blue Raiders in the first round would advance the Pack to the second round, where it would face the winner of the match between No. 14 seed Tennessee and Radford on Saturday,  May 4 at 2 p.m. All matches in the Knoxville Regional are set to be played at the Goodfriend Tennis Center.

The selection marks NC State’s 10th overall berth to the NCAA Championships and its second selection in as many seasons under the leadership of head coach Kyle Spencer. In 2018, Spencer became the first head coach in NC State men’s tennis history to lead his team to an NCAA Championships berth in his first season.

The Pack saw continued success in 2019 as it put together a historic regular season in dual match play. NC State, which is currently ranked 20th in the Oracle/ITA team rankings, has been ranked in the top 25 for five weeks in a row and seven weeks in total on the year. The team has taken down seven nationally-ranked opponents leading up to this point in its 2019 campaign.

NC State’s 18 wins heading into the NCAA Championships are the most in a single season since 2016 when it also won 18 matches. The Pack finished the regular season with an 8-4 ACC record, marking the most league wins in a single season in program history. The team went on to kick off postseason competition by making history as the first squad in program history to advance to the ACC Championship semifinals.

Following this weekend’s first two rounds of regional action, 16 teams will advance to compete in the Super Regionals on campus sites on May 11. From there, eight squads will move on to the final NCAA Championships site as the last three rounds of action will be played May 16-19 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla. 

The singles and doubles championships will also be played in Orlando from May 20-25 following the conclusion of team competition. The qualifiers for the NCAA Individual Championships are set to be released Tuesday evening.

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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

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10. Duke

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