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Alvarez would have loved recruiting coup

Alvarez would have loved recruiting coup

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – N.C. State coach Dave Doeren is nine seasons removed from his Wisconsin assistant days, but the influence of two legendary Badgers coaches is more apparent each day Payton Wilson is closer to the playing field.Look at Doeren’s recruiting classes. He doesn’t just...

North Carolina talent grows with population

North Carolina talent grows with population

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – No need for Mack Brown to click on Internet college football recruiting sites or to study population growth figures. He only needed to drive from North Carolina’s Chapel Hill campus to Charlotte for ACC media days to understand the state of North Carolina's...

Edwards sighs over lost desert quarterbacks

Edwards sighs over lost desert quarterbacks

Herm Edwards recently appeared on a Michigan State-based sports talk radio show. Always engaging, insightful and entertaining, Arizona State's new football coach has been one of my favorites to deal with over the years. We all know him for his memorable lines, most notably this...

Dooley coaches on their sport and profession

Dooley coaches on their sport and profession

CARY, N.C. -- David Cutcliffe called for a show of hands.The Duke football coach was the veteran attending the 16th annual Pigskin Preview presented by the Bill Dooley Chapter of the National Football Foundation on Monday at the Embassy Suites Hotel. While seated at the dais...

Building a fence not as easy as it sounds

Building a fence not as easy as it sounds

Dave Doeren made building a fence a priority upon his North Carolina State arrival five years ago. That effort to fence-in his new state’s growing population and corresponding talent base is holding its ground.Click here for AllSportsDiscussion.com link Doeren this weekend...

Keys to watching NC State and Notre Dame

Keys to watching NC State and Notre Dame

Here are five keys to watch as No. 14 North Carolina State (6-1) travels to face the No. 9-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish (6-1) at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday in South Bend.Following through: Earlier in the week, Notre Dame football posted...

Bradley Chubb tuned out those in his ear

Bradley Chubb tuned out those in his ear

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In this era of college athletes taking the money and running to early NFL draft entry, Bradley Chubb’s high school football injury seemed to draw a defined outline for him to leave North Carolina State early. He could paint dollar signs by...

Swofford says ACC is ready when Irish ready

Swofford says ACC is ready when Irish ready

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Think of Notre Dame’s relationship with the Atlantic Coast Conference as a lengthy engagement rather than a marriage.The Irish are entering their fourth year of a unique arrangement that allows them to stubbornly remain a conference independent. Notre Dame plays...

Wolfpack open spring drills with two views forward

Wolfpack open spring drills with two views forward

North Carolina State opened spring drills Tuesday, looking ahead to the 2017 season from differing 2016 vantage points split as wide as Death Valley – as in the popular moniker for Memorial Stadium at Clemson.An optimistic view is based on the Wolfpack nearly beating Clemson on...

NC State program still trying to rise to major bowl

NC State program still trying to rise to major bowl

If you want to know why North Carolina State’s Independence Bowl berth this year fits in with past second-tier bowls such as PapaJohns, Meineke Car Care and MicronPC — without the Wolfpack ever playing in a major bowl — blame Everett Case.The late Wolfpack basketball coach was...