July 24, 2016

The National Federation of State High School Associations will never be able to protect athletes like Jim Leggett.

The former Rocky Mount High ace won three playoffs games in 2008, leading the Gryphons to the 3-A state championship. Yet, one month later he was on the table undergoing surgery…

Wolfpack offense undergoes transformation with Eli Drinkwitz

July 22, 2016

CHARLOTTE — Matt Dayes began his N.C. State career with a high-tempo offense — and it was a terrible experience.

It was understandable that the senior running back was skeptical when new offensive coordinator Eli Drinkwitz brought in his high-tempo system from Boise State.

After nearly…

Johnston fulfills ACC dream with commitment to N.C. State

July 22, 2016

Even before Reid Johnston thought about playing baseball in the ACC, N.C. State was a top school on his list.

The reason?

“I’ve always wanted to go to State because I’ve always wanted to go somewhere with an agriculture program,” Johnston said on the phone from a trip in…

Former Wesleyan football player killed in traffic wreck

July 22, 2016

Until his players return to campus in August, N.C. Wesleyan football coach Jeff Filkovski emails the Battling Bishops at least one time a week to touch base.

On Thursday, Filkovski had to send out a message of bad news. Kenneth Newsome, a 2015 graduate and the team’s leading tackler last…