July 19, 2018

CHARLOTTE — The hot topic for N.C. State lately has been its success in the realm of in-state recruiting.

Southern Nash’s Zonovan Knight, the second-ranked running back in North Carolina, is an obvious local example. He turned down an initial commitment to Duke in favor of the Wolfpack.…

UNC hopes to find starter at QB before season opener

July 19, 2018

CHARLOTTE — When new Florida State football coach Willie Taggart took the stage on Thursday as part of ACC media days in Charlotte, the coach fielded 12 questions regarding the state of the team he’s taking over.

It wasn’t until the 13th and final question that Taggart was asked…

On FCS-FBS upsets, N.C. State's Doeren is familiar

July 19, 2018

CHARLOTTE — N.C. State head coach Dave Doeren may be the only person in North Carolina keeping a keen eye on the football battles fought in Bozeman and Missoula, Mont.

He may be the first in the state to know each Saturday how the college football team that plays in Des Moines, Ia., has…

Some pain, lots of Gaines: Nash Central grad expected to start on Virginia Tech defensive line

July 19, 2018

CHARLOTTE — When Houshun Gaines dragged Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph to the turf during the Camping World bowl game last season, the Virginia Tech defensive end popped up and lifted both of his hands to the roaring crowd.

He held up two fingers on one hand, and all five on the…