“I would be surprised if our guys see North Carolina State as anything but a really good football team in the ACC — and you’d better go play if you’re going to win,” Grobe said yesterday. “I don’t think it’s going to be the trap game in the sense that we overlook them because we know how talented they are.
“The good thing about being at Wake Forest is guys are pretty smart. I don’t think we’ll go to Raleigh expecting anything but a battle and know we’ll be fortunate to come away from there with a win.”
-The NC State basketball team won another exhibition game last night in Reynolds. I have yet to see reports of attendance for these games as tickets were not included in the season ticket package for the 1st time I can remember. Additionally, the two regular season games in Reynolds weren’t included either despite keeping the cost of the season ticket packages the exact same. The athletic department also increased the price of tickets for the exhibition games from $10 to $15. I live walking distance from Reynolds and chose not to attend either of these games due to the cost.
Although Degand and Costner improved in the second exhibition, there are plenty of reasons for concern heading into the opener against an opponent that defeated N.C. State in Raleigh last season. With defensive stopper Courtney Fells moved to small forward, the Wolfpack couldn’t stop guard Rob Fields of Division II Catawba, the defending South Atlantic Conference champ.
“We didn’t have enough energy,” Costner said. “We needed to pick it up.”
-Men’s soccer coach George Tarantini led his program to a fairly solid regular season considering the program’s ineptitude over the years. A win over Wake Forest (ranked #1 in the nation) today would likely position the Pack right on the NCAA tournament bubble with a win in the semi-finals almost guaranteeing a bid which was Tarantini’s stated goal for this team. The game is at 5:30 at the soccer park in Cary. Tickets can be purchased at the gate.
After winning six of its past seven games, State will meet No. 1 seed Wake Forest in today’s quarterfinals at 5:30 p.m.
The Demon Deacons are also ranked No. 1 in the country.
“It’s a wonderful opportunity,” State coach George Tarantini said. “That’s the greatest thing that can happen to you. Tomorrow, we’re going to play against one of the best teams maybe in a long, long time.”
-Today is signing day for high school basketball seniors and NC State is expected to sign at least 3 players today. Lorenzo Brown, Richard Howell, and Scott Wood have already verbally committed to NC State. Something to watch today will be who Ruslan Pateev chooses between Arizona St, NC State and Florida St.
-Article on the new 3 point line in college basketball (Click here for entire article)
The 3-pointer has long been a lure for players and an explosive part of the college basketball game, one that has helped shape the approach of teams — and made giant-killers out of some.
Fans have watched over the past two decades as the number of 3-point shots in a game has more than doubled.
Now, it’s time for a change: The NCAA is making the 3-pointer harder for men’s teams this season, adding an extra foot and drawing the line at 20 feet, 9 inches from the basket.