N.C. State Rumors & News

  • Dennis Smith Jr. is '110 percent' healthy, ready to lead NC State to a big season

    Fox Sports "To say Dennis Smith Sr. and his son Dennis Smith Jr. are ‘close’ would be an understatement. The two are nearly inseparable. Senior, a single parent in North Carolina, didn’t just raise Dennis Jr. to be one of the best incoming freshmen in college basketball next season (not to mention a..." August 03

  • N.C. State postpones trip to Italy amid terrorism concerns

    USA Today "In the wake of recent events in Europe, the N.C. State basketball program has decided to cancel its August tour to Italy and will look to reschedule in 2017. This decision will undoubtedly get significant attention in the world of college sports, as N.C. State is the first this summer to cancel..." July 05

  • NC State signs four-star power forward Ted Kapita

    Backing the Pack "This has been one of the stranger offseasons I can remember, even by Mark Gottfried-era standards. First everything was terrible, and now it’s nothin’ but sunshine and rainbows. The latest good news is the addition of four-star forward Ted Kapita, a former SMU and Arkansas commit. NC State..." June 26

  • Markell Johnson commits to NC State after 2016 reclassification

    ESPN "NC State made another late addition to next season's roster on Monday, getting a commitment from ESPN 100 guard Markell Johnson. Johnson made the announcement via Twitter. Johnson, a 6-foot-1 guard from East Tech High School (Ohio), was ranked No. 48 in the ESPN 100 for the class of 2017...." June 22

  • Nevada lands NC State transfers Caleb and Cody Martin

    The Score "Caleb and Cody Martin have found a new home. The pair, who announced they would be transferring from NC State in March, will be joining Nevada, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN. " May 25

  • Abdul-Malik Abu announces he is returning to NC State for the 2016-2017 season

    Backing the Pack "Well, glad to see this roller coster saga about will-he-or-won't-he come back is finally over and ending on a positive note. Today, Abdul-Malik Abu annoucned he his returning to NC State for the 2016-2017 season" May 19

  • Report: BeeJay Anya pulls out of draft, returns to NC State

    The Score "The 2016-17 season may be months away from starting, but NC State is doing some major winning in the player department Thursday. Just hours after Abdul-Malik Abu withdrew from the 2016 NBA Draft to return to school, the Wolfpack got another big returnee, as sources told ESPN's Jeff Goodman that..." May 19

  • NC State wins the Omer Yurtseven sweepstakes

    Backing the Pack "The biggest fish left in the recruiting pond has been hooked by NC State. Turkish five-star center Omer Yurtseven announced today his intention to run with the Pack. The 7-foot, 240-pounder went out with a bang, scoring 91 points and grabbing 28 rebounds in his final game of the Turkish U18..." May 16

  • Jim Valvano’s title-winning N.C. State team to finally get White House visit

    College Basketball Talk "The N.C. State men’s basketball team never got invited to the White House after they won the 1983 National Title. It wasn’t a tradition in those days. They spoke with President Ronald Reagan, but they did so from the confines of a television studio in Raleigh. It’s commonplace now to see title..." April 28

  • FGCU head coach considering joining NC State staff as an assistant

    CBS Sports "Florida Gulf Coast's Joe Dooley is considering resigning his position as head coach of the Eagles to join Mark Gottfried's staff at North Carolina State, sources told CBS Sports. A decision could come by the end of the week. It's obviously rare for a head coach to resign to be an assistant..." April 12