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NC State job feels like McNeill returning home

NC State job feels like McNeill returning home

By TOM SHANAHAN Ruffin McNeill’s 36-year college coaching career includes stops at 10 programs – with return stints at two, Appalachian State and East Carolina – yet taking his first job at N.C. State somehow feels like a homecoming. McNeill, one of the most respected and liked...

Duke notebook on Robinson and ACC tourney

Duke notebook on Robinson and ACC tourney

UPDATE: NCAA president Mark Emmert announced late Thursday afternoon the men's and women's basketball tournaments have been canceled. The decision was announced a day after it had decided to play the games without fans.* * *Shortly before the first of the ACC Tournament's four...

NC State beats Duke with an old style ACC win

NC State beats Duke with an old style ACC win

RALEIGH – Ah, this must have been what it was like in the older, smaller ACC days when N.C. State played on an NCAA Tournament level with neighboring Duke and North Carolina for bragging rights in the Triangle. Unranked N.C. State looked like anything but a team still seeking an...

Duke notebook on football and basketball

Duke notebook on football and basketball

By Tom Shanahan Special to the Wilson TimesDaniel Jones proved he was a better quarterback than NFL fans judged him at Duke upon taking over the New York Giants’ starting role as the sixth pick of the NFL draft.Quentin Harris, a fifth-year senior who succeeded Jones, showed...

Lipscomb travels reverse Tobacco Road

Lipscomb travels reverse Tobacco Road

Tobacco is no longer North Carolina’s economic engine, Tobacco Road as an old label for college basketball in the state and Lipscomp University is located in Nashville, Tenn. But there is still a reverse Tobacco Road trip for the Bison to complete. Lipscomb, which won three NIT...

Mathews puts on ACC show to beat NC State

Mathews puts on ACC show to beat NC State

By Tom Shanahan, Special to the TennesseanRALEIGH, N.C. — Lipscomb not only earned a historic trip to New York for the NIT Final Four at Madison Square Garden, a basketball mecca, the Bison won with theatrics befitting the Big Apple.Garrison Mathews scored a Division I school...

Bryce landed at NC State with luck and skill

Bryce landed at NC State with luck and skill

CHARLOTTE -- N.C. State coach Kevin Keatts grinned a cunning smile when asked if C.J. Bryce, an All-Colonial Athletic Association first-team pick for him at UNC-Wilmington, was an overlooked ACC player coming out of high school or one that has blossomed.Keatts, seated at a table...

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...

Notre Dame shuts down NC State and Finley

Notre Dame shuts down NC State and Finley

The No. 9-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish manhandled a top-15 opponent for the second straight week and improved to 7-1 with their sixth consecutive victory.This time Notre Dame defeated the No. 14 North Carolina State Wolfpack 35-14 on Saturday in South...

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...