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Sometimes a coach inherits a bad team or steps into a program where the university simply does not invest in basketball. In some cases, through recruiting, Xs and Os and inspiration, that coach can turn a bad team into a good or even great one...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
NC State Wolfpack
With spring practice underway across college football, most of interest will focus on quarterback battles or incoming freshmen that enrolled early to get a jumpstart on making an impact for 2013. However, there’s always a handful of players –...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
NC State Wolfpack
Each year a unique set of prospects enters the professional ranks with a chance to make an immediate impact on the country's most powerful sport. The 2013 NFL Draft, held April 25-27, won’t be any different. Following the combine, experts now...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
NC State Wolfpack
With only two teams finishing in the final top 25 poll, 2012 was a down year for the ACC. Will 2013 be any different? On paper, the league should be stronger. Florida State will take a step back with the loss of a handful of key players, but...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
NC State Wolfpack
With the release of the 2013 ACC schedules, the countdown for the upcoming college football season has officially started. The ACC has expanded by two teams since last season, as Pittsburgh and Syracuse will join the conference from the Big East...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
NC State Wolfpack
These days, it takes a special effort to defeat Syracuse or Colorado State on their home courts. The Orange and the Rams have owned their arenas, with home winning streaks of 38 and 27 games, respectively. Both of those streaks ended Saturday...
David Fox
1 year ago
NC State Wolfpack
We have ranked every college football program in the country, based on the attractiveness of the position from a coaching perspective. We considered many factors — tradition, facilities, location, money  — but in the end, we simply asked...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
NC State Wolfpack
With college football’s spring practice and basketball’s postseason around the corner, Athlon Sports decided this would be a good time to evaluate each school’s coaching tandem. In this ranking, we aimed to reward balance. In short, which...
David Fox
1 year ago
NC State Wolfpack
Recruiting in college football is downright nasty. It is a cutthroat, cannibalistic big business that is microscopically analyzed by fans, administrators and media members alike. The ACC has been taking a beating on the field and in the media...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
NC State Wolfpack
Leave it to the state of Indiana to remind us how much fun regular season college basketball can be. The top two games of the year have been played in the Hoosier State with a wildly different cast of characters, different pressures and...
David Fox
1 year ago
NC State Wolfpack
With nearly 350 Division I teams, following college basketball can be overwhelming. Let Athlon Sports start your college hoops week each Monday with a look at some of the most intriguing, most important and most interesting stats from around the...
David Fox
1 year ago
NC State Wolfpack
Preseason prognosticators like Athlon Sports — the most accurate college football preview magazine on the stand — use many things to attempt to predict what the coming football season will look like. Returning starters, scheduling, historic...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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College football’s coaching carousel was in full effect this offseason. Thirty programs will have a new head coach in 2013, ranging from Arkansas, Auburn, Kentucky and Tennessee in the SEC to FBS newcomer Georgia State in the Sun Belt. As with...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
NC State Wolfpack
Thomas De Thaey played 22 career games for the NC State Wolfpack. He averaged 1.7 points per game before transferring out of Raleigh in November of 2012. He was obviously watching the Wolfpack get upset by a mediocre Wake Forest team on Tuesday...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
NC State Wolfpack
With 21 wins from 2011-12, Clemson is coming off the best two-year stretch in school history. The Tigers will have a chance to earn their third consecutive season of double-digit victories in 2013, as quarterback Tajh Boyd turned down a chance to...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
NC State Wolfpack
The major question the ACC keeps coming up: Will anyone challenge Duke this season? At least on Saturday, the discussion is back to where we started. NC State was the league’s preseason favorite (Athlon picked the Wolfpack second in the ACC),...
David Fox
1 year ago
NC State Wolfpack
The opening of three key SEC jobs this season -- Arkansas, Auburn and Tennessee -- sparked debate within the Athlon office, and, it seems, through rabid SEC fans. Which job is the most desirable? It’s a loaded question, for sure. Tradition...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Non-conference schedules are all but wrapped up, meaning we’re starting to have a good idea of the college basketball teams playing for prime slots in the NCAA Tournament, those looking to avoid the NIT and those grasping for, well, anything....
David Fox
1 year ago
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Vanderbilt enters postseason play riding a six-game winning streak — the longest at the school since 1955. The Commodores are also playing in a bowl game in consecutive seasons for the first time ever. It’s safe to say that James Franklin is...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
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The merits of recruiting rankings are debated in every sports bar and around every water cooler in the nation. Athlon continues its look at how each all-conference team ranked as high school recruits with the first-team All-ACC team. Related:...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
NC State Wolfpack
College football's bowl season begins on Saturday with the New Mexico Bowl and the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Here are predictions on the first 14 bowl games.  New Mexico Bowl – Arizona vs. Nevada Defensive stops will be at a premium in...
Mitch Light
1 year ago
NC State Wolfpack
For most college basketball teams, players are preparing for finals. For those of us watching the sport, we’re preparing for midterms, so to speak. As the non-conference seasons start to wrap up and league play to begin around the new year,...
David Fox
1 year ago
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Which bowls should you tune into? Athlon ranks and previews all of the matchups from the must-see to the ones you can avoid. Although Alabama and Notre Dame is clearly the biggest bowl game, with 34 other contests, there are plenty of other...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
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Even though Tom O'Brien went 24-14 in his last three seasons at NC State, the school decided to make a change after Saturday's win against Boston College. O'Brien was a steady coach but couldn't elevate the program to the next level. NC State...
Steven Lassan
1 year ago
NC State Wolfpack
It is never too early to begin looking ahead to next year's NFL Draft. Each year a unique set of prospects enters the professional ranks with a chance to make an immediate impact on the country's most powerful sport. The 2013 NFL Draft won’t be...
Braden Gall
1 year ago

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