North Carolina State Rumors & News

  • NC State hires Boise State's Eliah Drinkwitz as OC

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "NC State looked to the Mountain West for its new offensive coordinator. Wolfpack head coach Dave Doeren announced Monday that he has hired Boise State’s Eliah Drinkwitz as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Drinkwitz spent the past two seasons at Boise after making the move from..." January 11

  • NC State’s Will Richardson reinstated after one-game suspension

    Raleigh News & Observer "N.C. State freshman Will Richardson was reinstated by coach Dave Doeren on Monday after a one-game suspension. Richardson, 19, was arrested by the Raleigh Police Department on a driving while impaired charge on Nov. 1 near Hillsborough and Gardner Streets. Richardson has a court date in Wake..." November 12

  • NC State leading rusher Matt Dayes (foot surgery) out for the year

    CBS Sports "NC State running back Matt Dayes will miss the rest of the 2015 season because of a foot injury suffered against Clemson last Saturday. According to a release from the school, Dayes will undergo surgery on Friday, ending what has been a fantastic campaign for the junior from Weston, Fla. "I'm..." November 05

  • NC State’s Richardson suspended after DWI arrest

    Raleigh News & Observer "N.C. State suspended right tackle Will Richardson on Sunday after he was arrested for driving while impaired on early Sunday morning in Raleigh. Richardson, a redshirt freshman, started the first eight games for the Wolfpack. The school announced his indefinite suspension on Sunday..." November 02

  • N.C. State dismisses RB Shadrach Thornton from team

    Greensboro "N.C. State starting running back Shadrach Thornton has been dismissed from the program, the school announced Wednesday. Thornton's dismissal came after he was arrested Tuesday night, according to police reports. “It’s an unfortunate set of circumstances, but we’ve made the decision to..." October 01

  • NC State’s Shadrach Thornton arrested after moped accident

    Raleigh News & Observer "N.C. State running back Shadrach Thornton was arrested after a moped accident near campus on Tuesday night. Thornton was charged with failure to stop and render aid and failure to provide information, both misdemeanors, after his moped hit a pedestrian near the intersection of Avent Ferry Road..." September 30

  • NC State leading rusher Shadrach Thornton suspended first 2 games

    ESPN "NC State will be without leading rusher Shadrach Thornton for the first two games of the season after coach Dave Doeren suspended the senior for a violation of department rules. The school confirmed the violation occurred during the spring. A source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy that Thornton was..." August 27

  • USF lands transfer Marquez Valdes-Scantling

    The Score "The South Florida family is growing. The Bulls announced on Thursday that they have added a Florida native to their roster: wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling from NC State." July 03

  • T.J. McCoy transfers to UF to be closer to ailing father

    Orlando Sentinel "T.J. McCoy had always wanted to be a Florida Gator; to follow in the footsteps of his father was always a dream. This just isn't the way it was supposed to happen. Fresh off his first semester of college at NC State, McCoy knew what had to be done once he returned home to Groveland last month...." June 23

  • Defensive end Ty Linton leaving NC State football to pursue career as a pilot

    Backing the Pack "It's become an all-too-common story in college athletics: athlete commits to one school to play football, then opts to play baseball professionally instead, then comes back to football but decides to play for school's rival, then leaves said rival without ever playing a down for a career in..." April 22

  • NC State, OC Matt Canada agree to three-year extension

    SI - College Football "NC State and offensive coordinator Matt Canada have agreed to a three-year extension, reports SI's Pete Thamel. According to Thamel, interest in Canada from a "major power" prompted the deal. ESPN's Brett McMurphy reports that Canada was one of three finalists for the offensive coordinator job..." January 30

  • N.C. State coach Dave Doeren apologizes to FSU coach Jimbo Fisher

    Yahoo! Sports "After accusing Florida State players of faking injuries over the weekend, N.C. State head coach Dave Doeren apologized to FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher Tuesday morning. Related Stories NC State coach apologizes for fake injury remarks The Associated Press Doeren issues apology to Fisher for..." September 30

  • Transfer QB Jacoby Brissett ready to star for N.C. State

    Fox Sports Carolinas "After playing in nine games over a total of two years at Florida, Jacoby Brissett thought it was his time. The Florida coaching staff apparently had other ideas. Brissett was forced into starting duty as a true freshman in 2011 when Gators starter John Brantley went out, but he never really..." August 12

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Wolfpack RB Shadrach Thornton reinstated from suspension

    Fay Observer "North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren has reinstated junior running back Shadrach Thornton following an indefinite suspension. The suspension came in December after authorities cited Thornton for misdemeanor simple possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Police had visited an apartment..." August 07

  • Georgia adds transfer receiver from NC State who has waited for this opportunity

    College Football Talk "While Georgia head coach Mark Richt is working through some headaches with his roster this offseason, he is also adding an option in the receiving game. Wide receiver Charlie Hegedus has completed his transfer from NC State and will join Georgia in time to begin summer workouts in Athens. 247..." June 06

  • Four-star QB Torrance Gibson announces his top 15

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Four-star quarterback Torrance Gibson of Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage may be one of Ohio State's top quarterback targets in the 2015 recruiting class. But the Buckeyes aren't Gibson's top school. At least not yet. Gibson released his top 15 in order Monday night, and Ohio State..." May 06

  • NC State QB Pete Thomas transfers to Louisiana-Monroe

    CBS Sports "Will the third school be the charm for Pete Thomas? Louisiana-Monroe announced Tuesday that the quarterback will join its football program this summer after transferring from North Carolina State. Thomas graduates in May and will be immediately eligible for the Warhawks in..." April 30

  • NC State picks up commitment from OL Philip Walton

    101 Great Goals "The Wolfpack added another potential piece to its offensive of the future on Tuesday when offensive lineman Philip Walton verbaled to NC State. Walton is the second member of the Pack's 2015 recruiting class, and the second in-state player to join the group. As SBN's Wescott Eberts outlined..." April 02

  • NC State to honor Russell Wilson, Mario Williams

    Charlotte Observer "Since leading the Seattle Seahawks to a Super Bowl title, Russell Wilson has dabbled with baseball and Hollywood. Wilson’s next stop: N.C. State’s spring football game. The former Wolfpack quarterback will have his jersey honored by the school at the Kay Yow Spring Game at Carter-Finley..." March 25

  • Jarvis Byrd granted sixth year of eligibility

    Go Pack "NC State head football coach Dave Doeren has announced that safety Jarvis Byrd has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA. Byrd, who missed all of the 2010 and 2011 seasons with separate ACL tears, suffered a third torn ACL in the fifth game of the 2013 campaign and had to sit out..." March 14

  • N.C. State's Asa Watson hopes to follow in brother Ben's steps

    USA Today "I wouldn't say it was competitive between me and Ben growing up, because he's 10 years older than me. He was the big brother, and I looked up to him a lot. I just tried to copy him as much as I could. I was playing football in the street, then watching him on Friday nights, seeing the great impact..." March 01

  • ACC football championship game to stay in Charlotte through 2019

    Charlotte Observer "The ACC’s football championship game will stay at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium at least through 2019, the league announced Monday. The six-year extension means Charlotte will host the game for 10 consecutive years. The ACC has played its title game in Charlotte the past four years,..." February 26

  • Impressive signing class for Pack, but will it pay off

    Gaston Gazette "Dave Doeren might not have made an immediate splash on the football field in his first season as N.C. State’s coach. But despite that unsightly 3-9 record and 0 for the ACC disaster – or perhaps, because of it – he sure seems to have made a positive impression on a large group of up-and-coming..." February 11

  • Emphasis on social media pays off with impressive NC State class

    Fox Sports Carolinas "When Dave Doeren got to Raleigh in December 2012, he knew he had a bit of a rebuilding job on his hands. And when he and his staff began working towards their first big recruiting class, they decided it needed branding. Thus, the Twitter hashtag #Pack14 was born. A little over a year later,..." February 06

  • N.C. State football fills ‘lot of needs’ among recruiting class

    Charlotte Observer "After winning three games in his first season, N.C. State football coach Dave Doeren understood the importance of Signing Day on Wednesday. “#Pack14” was more than a Twitter hashtag to Doeren and his assistant coaches, it was the first step in the plan to rebuild the program. Doeren calls it..." February 06

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