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Vonwolf: Shoutout to NC State WBB and No, IDGAF About UCONN Football

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I’ve been on a sabbatical these last couple months (nicer way of saying life has been insane and I couldn’t find the time to sit down at a computer and type away disgruntled thoughts about all things NC State). That doesn’t mean I haven’t been stewing in my own tears.

If anybody EVER questions State Sh*t, good riddance to them. The wear and tear on my emotions are starting to really take affect of my overall health and wellness.

You know what makes it all hurt more? Stupid people.

 

WPN onto the next thing and I’m pissed…

Less than an hour after the game, folks are already onto the next thing. I saw multiple, MULTIPLE tweets about “Well just a reminder, State plays UCONN in football.”

Who gives a f*ck.

There is zero correlation besides the same schools meeting in an athletic event. Furthermore, comparing two of the best teams going at it for a Final Four birth and whatever the hell UCONN’s football program is, is laughable. If I wanted to get back at the steakhouse server for being rude to me, I wouldn’t go to McDonald’s and devour a cheeseburger.

I hope we whoop up on them, but only because we SHOULD whoop up on that sad program.

Then 12-hours later, we’ve already moved onto the Men’s team. Yes, the ones that set a program low for wins. The one’s that we repeatedly invested energy into before falling short. There is no doubt, PI and others are about to drop some hardcore rumors about how this program is going to be a bare cupboard soon. But can’t that wait?

Did Bates and Seabron have a bet on the women’s game that if they lost, they’d transfer? Can this be a story on Friday so I can lump my “F Men’s Basketball , I hate it here” weekend into one?

WPN was gifted one of the best runs in State history (clumping together this last 2-3 years), and we already have moved on. All we complain about is when are we going to win…we do…and we just move right on to the next thing.

 

Can’t we just say thank you to this State Women’s Basketball Team?

Again, my sabbatical of sorts came at an inopportune time. Wanted to spend more time digging into this WBB team for PI. In all honesty, hand to God, I watched just about every game.

Because this team was fun as hell team to watch.

If it wasn’t Cunane inside, it was Johnson showing unreal talent from the perimeter. When it wasn’t Perez and Crutchfield playing defense at top notch, it was Brown-Turner and Boyd getting their buckets. Up and down the lineup and through the entire coaching staff, they gave their heart and soul to a program that so badly wanted to breakthrough.

And just like everything State related, they got screwed.

Hearing 9k+ UCONN fans compared to our small subset behind the State bench was infuriating. Couldn’t have been more at a disadvantage unless the game was on UCONN’s campus. The NCAA continues to find ways to ruin events for fans but, much more importantly, the players that they are apparently suppose to protect and guide.

Yet, State still almost pulled it off.

Always fighting (because they had to with a Husky player on their back). Always giving everything they had. It was a proud moment, even though the ending result hurt like hell.

Three-straight ACC Championships, add in another regular season title. Continual runs deep into the NCAAT. They needed to get the Sweet Sixteen monkey off their back and they did. Huge, HUGE piece of the national championship path has finally been cleared.

Now I know we are going to be losing some program changing players, folks that we just simply can’t straight-up replace. But you don’t think Wes Moore is up to the task to reload again? They have the structure in place, watch out for three transfers to fill back up this roster nicely.

 

In the end…

The NCAA sucks. I’m tired of seeing the better State team lose, be kicked out, or simply not even play. Who cares about UCONN football and just let the MBB be for a hot sec.

Thank you ladies for everything. #GoPack

Passionate State fan that just wants to win...something...like anything...

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: NC State Moves Up to #15 After Win Over Notre Dame

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The NC State Women’s Basketball (16-5) team moved up 5 spots in the Week 13 AP Poll, after defeating Notre Dame 69-65 yesterday, who was ranked 7th then, and ranked 9th now.

(ESPN)

ACC Teams in the Week 13 AP Poll

9. Notre Dame

11. UNC

13. Virginia Tech

15. NC State

16. Duke

23. FSU

The Wolfpack’s next game will be on Thursday night on the road at Georgia Tech at 8pm on ACC Network.

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NC State Signee Zoe Brooks is a McDonald’s All-American

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NC State Women’s Basketball 2023 signee Zoe Brooks was named a McDonald’s All-American yesterday.

McDonald’s All American Game East Roster
Player High School Position Height Committed to
Zoe Brooks Saint John Vianney (NJ) G 5-10 NC State
Essence Cody Valdosta (GA) F 6-3 Alabama
Aalyah Del Rosario The Webb School (CA) F 6-5 LSU
Jadyn Donovan Sidwell Friends School (DC) G 6-0 Duke
Milaysia Fulwiley W.J. Keenan (SC) G 5-6 South Carolina
Hannah Hildalgo Paul VI (NJ) G 5-6 Notre Dame
Riley Nelson Bullis School (MD) W 6-0 Maryland
Courtney Ogden Westminster School (GA) W 5-11 Stanford
Laila Reynolds Shabach Christian (FL) F 6-2 Florida
Emma Risch Palm Bay Magnet (FL) G 6-1 Notre Dame
Taliah Scott Saint John’s Country Day (FL) G 5-9 Arkansas
Ashlynn Shade La Lumiere (IN) G 5-9 UConn
McDonald’s All American Game West Roster
Player High School Position Height Committed to
Kamorea Arnold Germantown (WI) G 5-9 UConn
Sofia Bell Jesuit (OR) W 6-1 Oregon
Madison Booker Germantown (MS) W 6-1 Texas
Addyson Brown Derby Senior (KS) W 6-2 Iowa State
Breya Cunningham La Jolla Country Day (CA) F 6-4 Arizona
Kymora Johnson Saint Annes-Belfield (VA) G 5-7 Virginia
Tessa Johnson Saint Michael Albertville (MN) G 5-10 South Carolina
Amanda Muse Heritage (CA) F 6-4 UCLA
Judea Watkins Sierra Canyon (CA) G 6-0 USC
Mikaylah Williams Parkway (LA) G 6-0 LSU
Jada Williams La Jolla Country Day G 5-6 Arizona
Sahara Williams West (IA) W 5-10 Oklahoma

(SN)

Here is what ESPN had to say about Brooks being named a McDonald’s All-American.

Zoe Brooks, G

Signed with: NC State | 2023 ESPNW 100 ranking: 9
St. John Vianney HS (New Jersey)

Brooks is a gifted scorer who can flat out put the ball in the basket. Over the past 18 months, she has really gone to work on her conditioning and it brought her game to another level. She is a true three-level scorer. Defenses must be there on the close out, but containing Brooks is no easy feat as she attacks angles, changes speeds, and has the footwork and handle to counter. Her strength allows her to finish with contact at the rim and her touch provides an array of floaters and usage of the glass for buckets. Brooks sees the floor well and zips passes to teammates for open looks. Defensively, she has fantastic instincts and is good in passing lanes and in the press. Brooks is averaging 24 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game this season. (ESPN)

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Women’s Basketball: #20 NC State 71 Miami 61: Box Score & Highlights

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#20 NC State picked up a much needed win last night against Miami, defeating the Hurricanes 71-61 in PNC Arena, avoiding a 3-game skid.

Sophomore Guard Saniya Rivers led the pack with 14 points, 6 steals, 3 rebounds and 3 assists.

Seniors Camille Hobby and Mimi Collins both had 11 points.

Sophomore Guard Aziaha James had 10 points, and led the Pack with 6 rebounds.

The Wolfpack was without Jada Boyd and Jessica Timmons last night, and River Baldwin went down with an injury, and will have an MRI tomorrow.

NC State is now 14-5 overall, and 4-4 in ACC play, and will play at Louisville on Sunday at 1pm on ABC.

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Women’s Basketball: NC State Falls to #20 After Falling Twice Last Week

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The NC State Women’s Basketball team fell to #20 in the AP Poll after falling twice last week on the road, losing to FSU 72-91, and UNC 47-56. The Wolfpack have lost 3 of the last 4, and 4 of the last 6.

ACC Teams in the AP Poll

7. Notre Dame

12. Virginia Tech

13. Duke

17. UNC

20. NC State

30. Miami

30. Florida State

34. Louisville

The Wolfpack will host Miami on Thursday night at 6pm on ACC Network.

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