#4 NC State salvaged game three at Florida State, winning 5-3 to secure their fortieth victory. The Pack also earned the third seed in the ACC Tournament, which starts 22 May.

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  • Derreck's Avatar
    23rd May 2018, 12:11
    Derreck replied to a thread 2019 Recruiting Class in Football
    RB Jamious Griffin has committed to the Pack https://insidepacksports.com/players/8454/jamious-griffin
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    23rd May 2018, 12:11
    Derreck replied to a thread 2019 Recruiting Class in Football
    LB Jaylon Scott committed to the Pack back on 5/16 https://insidepacksports.com/players/3415/jaylon-scott
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    19th May 2018, 22:41
    Ken Stallings replied to a thread 2018 ACC Tournament in Baseball
    Against the top four seeds in this tournament (other than ourselves of course) our record stands now at 6-4. We swept Clemson (2) in three, was 1-3 against UNC (1), and 2-1 against Duke (4). So, yes, by all measures, our team has as good a chance as any at taking the crown this season. We've been very close many times in the past. It would be very nice indeed to finally get the brass ring! Ken
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  • LSmith's Avatar
    19th May 2018, 22:15
    LSmith replied to a thread 2018 ACC Tournament in Baseball
    Would love to see Elliot get to hang a banner after 22 seasons with the Pack. 22 seasons and 16 NCAA tournament appearances with 1 College World Series trip. Come on team, give this man a deserving banner! I like our chances next weekend. I also like our chances to get to the CWS regardless of what happens next weekend. Just don't see the pitching it takes to win the big banner (and we got some good pitching, just not enough and especially with middle relievers). But anything can happen. Coastal Carolina did not have a huge depth of pitchers a couple of years ago but they had that dude who could throw it from 12 different releases (from an over the top breaker to a underhand slider) and who's little league coaches said he would throw his arm out by the time he was 14 but he threw complete games all though college and withe the KC Royals now. Go figure. Just saying anything can happen if we get there.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    19th May 2018, 17:55
    Alright, it starts on Tuesday, 22 May, and as has been the case most often, it is played at the Durham Bull Athletic Park, a central location that it seems all schools like. NC State is the top seed in Pool C, populated also by the sixth and tenth seeds in the conference. The official tournament schedule is released on Sunday, but the ACC has already released the pairings. http://www.theacc.com/news/2018/5/19/seeds-and-pools-announced-for-the-2018-acc-baseball-championship.aspx The Pack sees Florida State at the sixth seed plus Virginia as the tenth seed. Pool play has each team play each other in the pool once, with each team playing two games. Three-way ties at 1-1 are broken with the top seed advancing. Two way ties come down to head-to-head. This means the third seed in the pool advances only if it wins both of its pool games. The winner of Pools B and C play a semi-final game, where it faces the winner of the Pool A versus Pool D game.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    19th May 2018, 14:05
    Ken Stallings replied to a thread @ Florida State in Baseball
    Pack salvages game three, winning 5-3. That ends the regular season at 40-14 (19-11 ACC). Clemson won their first two games versus Pittsburgh to clinch the Atlantic Division. For NC State, since Duke dropped their first two games against Georgia Tech, it means the Pack is the three seed in the ACC Tournament. The best that Duke can do is win their game three and finished with the same 18-11 conference mark, but by winning two of three at Duke, the Pack earned the tie-break. Also, since Louisville can finish at 18-12 if they win game three and sweep Notre Dame, the game three win that NC State earned at Florida State is what secured them second place in the Atlantic Division, as well as the third best regular season mark in the conference. So, the Wolfpack had quite a bit to play for today, and earned that third seed. The ACC Tournament starts Tuesday, 22 May at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Pairings will become final later today once all the final regular season games conclude. Go Pack! Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    18th May 2018, 23:11
    Ken Stallings replied to a thread @ Florida State in Baseball
    Nearly the same negative outcome as game one, this time with NC State losing 6-3 in the tenth on a walk off three run homer. Amazingly, despite five Wolfpack errors, the Noles earned all of their six runs in the game. Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    18th May 2018, 11:43
    There was nothing at all wrong with what you wrote, not now, not ever. I just think ultimately, Ernie's career was a bit overshadowed by the extreme elite talent level in the ACC at that time. In hindsight, though at the time we did not fully appreciate it, the talent on those ACC teams back then during the 1980's represented a high point in college basketball. A lot of that reality was rooted in the desire of these men to play for the same team their entire careers, and accept their roles for the good of the team. I mean at the time, there was actually a great deal of doubt as to whether Michael Jordan would return for his senior season! It was newsworthy that he turned pro AFTER his junior season! I don't think we're ever going to see an era like that again. Kids today are raised to believe in their individual supremacy and imbued with an almost limitless sense that any failure is someone else's fault and all glory belongs to them entirely! So, the transfer option is on full bore now, and so everyone is chasing minutes on the court. When Ernie got his starting opportunity, he played great. Ken
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  • D Wolf's Avatar
    18th May 2018, 11:12
    D Wolf replied to a thread Basketball Update in Men's Basketball
    Don't get me wrong, I love Ernie. He did indeed help shore up the team during the loss of Whit in the middle of the '83 season. As a freshman he did not shrink from stepping into those big shoes. Ernie was a crafty scorer, not one that would overwhelm you with athleticism. It amazed me that he could be such an effective scorer when he played so flat footed most of the time.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    18th May 2018, 10:49
    Can I get an AMEN from the congregation!! Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    18th May 2018, 10:47
    Ken Stallings replied to a thread @ Florida State in Baseball
    Pack dropped game one 4-3 in the eleventh inning on a solo homer. NC State was down 2-0 early but scored three in the top of the sixth to take a lead, which Florida State tied on an unearned run in their half of the frame. Ken
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    18th May 2018, 07:15
    Simon Harris will join the women's basketball program as an assistant coach. Harris previously was an assistant with Dayton with the Men's and Women's teams. He was part of the Men's elite eight run as well as the Women's elite eight run at Dayton. Yes, this is Simon Harris, Larry Harris' son.
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  • LSmith's Avatar
    17th May 2018, 22:26
    LSmith replied to a thread Basketball Update in Men's Basketball
    Man I would take a Ernie Myers type of player. When I coached little league football years ago I kid you not I would use Ernie Myers as an example of how to find your role on a team (my son who will graduate this December from NC State with an engineering degree would verify this) and especially when I was deciding on who would start. Ernie is best remembered for filling the role during the 1983 season when Whit went out with his injury. We needed to fill the scoring void and Ernie stepped up and led the team in scoring with averaging almost 18 points a game during the time Whit was out. Most people don't remember Ernie even playing in the championship game but a did, a little less than a minute and he made the box score grabbing a rebound. Back then V went with basically a 6 man rotation and Gannon was that 6th man during the championship run. The reason I said I would take a Ernie Meyers type of player is because there are way to few of them now. You said "no offense to Ernie" and I really believe you meant that but he had a lot of athleticism. He was a 5 star recruit who played in the 1983 McDonalds All American game. Jim Valvano brought a ton of elite talent to NC State and especially while Ernie was there. These days a 5 star MD All American who only started during the absence of the teams leading scorer and then relegated to very minimal minutes when the started came back would transfer as soon as the final whistle blew on the season if not before. Ernie stayed with the Pack and in 4 seasons made the National Championship game as a freshman and made 2 elite 8 appearances as a Jr and Sr. This coming season we will have 12 scholarship players competing for playing time. At least a few of them will not get a lot of playing time this upcoming season. Wouldn't it be nice to see the incoming freshman (Bates, Steere, Kellems) who may not see a lot of PT this season with all the transfers with experience, some who have been practicing with the team since last season, but will buy into their roles and contribute and see their playing time increase each year as their role increases. I believe that is the type program Keatts is trying to build. I believe Tony Bennett at UVA has that now. Villanova always has that under Jay Wright. He always has "old" players. They win Championships despite the way the landscape of college basketball has progressed with "one and done" players. I am kind of glad our "one and done" players so far under Keatts has been graduate transfers.
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  • D Wolf's Avatar
    17th May 2018, 14:08
    D Wolf replied to a thread Basketball Update in Men's Basketball
    Remember that Harris won't be available until after the first semester. I hope this doesn't come across as bashing a kid who decided to play elsewhere, but I was never really impressed with Bey's athleticism. At best he reminded me of an Ernie Myers type of player (no offense Ernie). With Devon Daniels and CJ Bryce plus the new guys I can understand his concern with seeing the court. I wish him the best.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    16th May 2018, 23:08
    Ken Stallings started a thread @ Florida State in Baseball
    The final three games of the regular season. For NC State, it is a chance to earn forty regular season wins, plus finish ahead of Clemson to earn the Atlantic Division title. The Pack comes into the final series with an overall record of 39-12 (18-9 ACC). Clemson currently stands at 19-8 in the ACC. NC State holds the tie-break by virtue of sweeping the Tigers at Clemson. Florida State enters the fray with a record of 37-16 (14-12 ACC). They are currently fourth in the Atlantic Division standings, trailing Louisville. The series starts Thursday and goes through Saturday to make room for the ACC Tournament. Clemson concludes their season at Pittsburgh.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    16th May 2018, 23:00
    A third place team finish in the Raleigh Regional has earned the NC State men's golf team an invitation to the 2018 NCAA Championships! http://gopack.com/news/2018/5/16/mens-golf-pack-advances-to-ncaa-championship.aspx Go Pack! Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    16th May 2018, 22:06
    Killeya-Jones is a huge pick up, just huge! He will have to sit out a year, but his talent is five-star level. When he played for Kentucky, he contributed big time. So, of all the developments this off season, this is a definite highlight! Ken
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  • LSmith's Avatar
    16th May 2018, 19:34
    LSmith replied to a thread Basketball Update in Men's Basketball
    Wow. SKJ is a huge pick up. So if I have this right after the 3 transfers out Yert, Batt's and Hicks, and the 3 recent transfers in Walker, Lockett, and SKJ the 2013 roster will be: Post: Bates, Steer, Walker, Funderburk, (Killeya-Jones red shirt for 18/19) Wings: Dorn, Daniels, Hellems, Lockett Guards: Johnson, Beverly, Bryce, Harris Only 3 players (Dorn, Johnson, Beverly) who saw action last season so I can see Keatt's reasoning for another one and done transfer in Lockett. Fortunately Daniels, Bryce, and Harris practiced with the team last season and should fit right in the system. Walker and Funderburk also come with a lot of college playing experience. It will be interesting to see who will start and what the rotation will be. Obviously 3 and maybe 4 scholarship players will see limited playing time by the time ACC play starts depending on how deep Keatts goes with his rotation each game. The biggest question mark to me will be the post. Although he is 6-9 Funderburk is not a true physical post. It takes young "bigs" longer to develop so Walker may be the key inside initially. Plenty of talent to have a good season but just have to wait to see how the parts fit.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    16th May 2018, 10:23
    OK, I have been really busy at work recently and there has been a lot of moving and shaking with basketball. I am going to try my best to sum up the last few days. We had one scholarship left and we were in heavy pursuit of Kentucky forward transfer Sacha Killeya-Jones. Then out of the blue we get a commit from FIU wing transfer Erik Lockett. No one knew about our pursuit of Lockett and it kind of turn things upside down scholarship wise if SKJ wanted to come and we are depth heavy at wing already and we need post players. So obviously something was up. Anyway, I found out earlier today and its starting to leak out that wing Saddiq Bey will not enroll at State. From what I gather Bey used the NCAA thing as an excuse but sources to the program stated that Bey was actually concerned about the depth we had at wing and did not want to compete for PT. And today SJK has committed to the Pack as well so we are back to having all 13 scholarships filled. Next years roster will be vastly different and you might want to purchase a program when you attend games. LOL. SJK will sit out next year and have 2 years left. Lockett is a grad transfer with one year left.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    14th May 2018, 12:54
    Derreck replied to a thread Wake Forest in Baseball
    We need a broom emoji!
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    14th May 2018, 12:36
    As I stated above, the coach is old school, this is how it was done so this is how he thinks it should be done. He just does not comprehend that pitching machines hurt batters and it has been proven over and over. He called my Friday afternoon and we had about a 2 hour conversation. He knows I was not happy and wanted to "smooth things over." He claims he honestly did not realize he raised his voice at her, and to his credit, apologized to her directly. He actually believes that pitching machines help with timing, not hurt it. I tried to explain why, even mentioned all you stated above. He just disagrees. Which is fine, but I again politely reiterated to him under no circumstance would Mckenzie ever go hit off of a pitching machine. We live within 20 minutes of ECU. I told him to ride over and take a tour of the facility, neither the baseball or softball facilities have a pitching machine. When we were in Florida for the World Series a few years ago we toured the Florida Gators softball facilities (the Gators are the National Power in softball) and they dont have a pitching machine either. He also claims that him not playing her had nothing to do with that, though could not really give me a great reason as to why she did not play. Anyway, he said that with his daughter being on varsity next year he would not be coaching the middle school team and that if I was interested that either myself or Donnie (was the assistant this year) would be the coach. I told him I would do it so I am now waiting on what the board decides to do.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    13th May 2018, 16:39
    Ken Stallings replied to a thread Wake Forest in Baseball
    Break out the brooms, as the Pack completes the sweep! They scored six in the sixth to overcome a 5-4 deficit and seal the deal! http://gopack.com/news/2018/5/13/fourth-ranked-nc-state-baseball-defeats-wake-forest-to-complete-sweep.aspx Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    12th May 2018, 22:30
    A link to a new column I wrote: http://www.kenstallings.com/Columns/The%20Truth%20About%20Gun%20Control.htm Again, same options. No discussion here, but you may email me with your thoughts. Cheers, and thanks!
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  • LSmith's Avatar
    12th May 2018, 21:59
    LSmith replied to a thread Wake Forest in Baseball
    The win tonight puts us at 8-1 in ACC series wins. If we can win 2 in Tallahassee that will put us at 9-1. To put it in perspective that is like going 9-1 in the conference in football. That is a great season!! To also put it in perspective that one loss SUCKS!!!!!!!! Yes a sweep by the holes in our park. Even though we won the series against Duke I believe that 11-2 defeat in game 3 against them did something to our mental game that set up the 3 losses to the holes and also a loss to Campbell who we beat 21-4 earlier in the season. Following that 5 game losing streak that started with that rout by the Dukies we are now riding a 7 game winning streak. Great time of the season to have a winning streak and hopefully it will continue into post season. By the way, I am saying that one ACC series loss SUCKS strictly as a Pack fan and in no way defines this incredible season that Coach Avent and these players have worked for. I will also say as a Pack fan I hope we get a chance to beat some tarhole asse^(&s in the ACC tournament. Regardless great season so far for Coach Avent and the Pack 9!!!!!
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    12th May 2018, 20:08
    Ken Stallings replied to a thread Wake Forest in Baseball
    #4 Pack takes game two 7-5 to clinch the series and have the chance for the sweep in Sunday's game three. With the win, NC State improves to 38-12 (17-9 ACC). There are four regular season games remaining, which means the Pack has a realistic chance at earning forty or more regular season victories, something that is very rare in college baseball. A team has to play nearly .750 ball to earn those forty wins. Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    11th May 2018, 19:44
    Ken Stallings started a thread Wake Forest in Baseball
    Final home series of the regular season. The Pack took game one 8-5 versus Wake Forest. Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    11th May 2018, 15:06
    I hope you get her far away from that coach. Hitting machines are rarely used and professional hitters do not use them at all. They use tees in order to practice precise swings at balls in given locations. Hitting is all about watching the motion of a pitcher and gauging that motion to pick up time cues, and zeroing in on the release point of the pitcher's arm and hand. Once that is figured out, the rest is pitch recognition. This recognition is about predicting the trajectory of the pitch, and its speed, so that the hitter then puts the barrel of the bat where he anticipates the ball will go, and keeping his eye on the ball all the way to bat contact so that the eye-hand coordination takes over to make subtle corrections as the pitch enters the hitting zone. Normally, that comes from recognition of ball rotation, using the seams as the guide, and that's why excellent eye sight is so often a requirement for excellent hitting. In some instances, a pitcher will expose the ball while still in his hand, and savvy hitters can recognize the pitch coming merely by recognizing how the pitcher is holding the ball. Pitching machines hide all of those human nuances, and that makes it very difficult to register what kind of pitch is being thrown. It also can make it nearly impossible to gauge the timeframe of the release, and even if artificial nuances like bells and mechanical arm swings are eventually used, those signals become meaningless in a game against a human pitcher. So, it is what is referred to as negative reinforcement, training to excel against something you never face in the actual game. The coach had a choice here, to either agree to what you wanted your daughter to do, or to tell you (not her) that if she did not follow his instructions that he would have to kick her off the team, and then allow you to make the final decision. Without those cues, the approach at the plate is altered to something that doesn't fit well with the ability of a human to throw a pitch. The coach has either never had this explained to him, or he's simply too stubborn to accept the logic of it. For him to raise his voice at her was wrong, given he knew the underlying reasons. He was trying to force your daughter to choose between his direction and your's. In that regard, no man of moral foundation would ever try to assert his judgment ahead of a father's, insofar as a true child is concerned. Moreover, the coach elevated his technique above the needs of his team, likely causing two of their three losses to root itself in benching one of the better players on the team.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    11th May 2018, 13:33
    Well we stumbled across the finish going 1-2 over the last 3 games giving us a final record of 12-3. Ironically Mckenzie did not play in the last 3 games. Dont know why, did not get an explanation. My guess it was over a disagreement over batting practice I had with the coach. When we have bad weather we go over to the batting cages. I despise pitching machines, especially softball pitching machines. So Mckenzie knows she is not supposed to go into the batting cage with the pitching machine. So she goes to the T cage and the front toss cage multiple times to make sure she is getting the work in and not have the appearance she is not working like the other girls. She actually ends up getting in more swings than the other girls. Anyway, batting practice was winding up and Mckenzie was getting her stuff together (most girls had already left), the head coach called her and said to hit off of the pitching machine. She, politely I might add, said she is not supposed to. He proceeded to raise his voice at her and told her to get in the cage, that he was the HC and she would do as he said. Well, that sent me into orbit, I was already on my way over to see him to discuss why I dont want her hitting off of a pitching machine. So I come around the corner and told him under no circumstance would Mckenzie be getting in that cage to hit off of the machine. Lets just say he did not like that one bit. Frankly, I did not care if he did or did not. I have spent years working on her swing getting it where it is at and I am not going to mess it up now. And yes I believe hitting off of a machine messes up a hitter (if anyone is curious, I can explain why). And honestly, she had not hit off of the machine all year so why all of a sudden was it such a big deal? Anyway, the season is over. Now on to travel softball.
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  • LSmith's Avatar
    10th May 2018, 06:44
    LSmith started a thread James Madison in Baseball
    Pack completed 2 game sweep of JM with a 15-2 route yesterday. Good time for the bats to come back to life with the final 2 series of the ACC the next 2 weekends. If the ACC tournament were this weekend the Pack would be a 4 seed but has 6 games remaining to improve that.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    9th May 2018, 22:47
    Bobby Jones the great golfer kept getting asked by reporters why he would not turn pro. Finally, I guess in exasperation more than anything, he took one scribe to task a bit by saying to him words to the effect of, "the word amateur derives from the Latin word "amare" means "to love." His point continued that he plays golf because he loves the sport, and that money would be the ruin of golf. The movie, "Stroke of Genuis" related this encounter, which the Atlanta Journal editor O.B. Keeler put in his authorized but postmortem Jones' biography. This is what we have lost, and we are all the poorer for it. There are things in life far more valuable than money, and we have allowed crass people who don't comprehend this to dominate the discussion, and having abandoned the stage to them, they are destroying college basketball in particular and risking the destruction of college sports in general. There is never going to be the special relationship between college athletes and the school they played for within the professional ranks. The joy of youth to storm the court and the players interacting with it -- that's the special spark of college sports folks! And we have people who lawyered up wanting to ban that practice, and even criticized one student wheeling out someone in a wheelchair onto the NC State court years back, when the kids, including the one in the wheelchair were having the time of their young lives! I mean what the hell has happened to us! When did we collectively lose the meaning of life here!
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  • LSmith's Avatar
    9th May 2018, 15:32
    I agree with everything you said Ken and appreciate your comments were not directed at Batts. Of course at this level being the ACC most rosters are made up of kids who were great and highly ranked in high school and only desire to attend college is to prepare to be drafted in the NBA and I agree with your assessment of how to fix the problem. I do believe there are kids who just want to play college ball and that has been their dream and all that they have worked for since they were kids. They believe education is important and being able to participate in the sport you love and have that education paid for is a huge bonus. With that said they do want to play. I believe Batts saw the writing on the wall with him sitting the bench and watching Johnson and Beverly most of the season. Now add Blake Harris, another very talented and extremely athletic point guard that Batts had to practice with this past semester and I am sure he saw his potential playing time for next season even worse than this past. The kid just wants to play ball and by all indications is a good student. He can get his degree and play a lot more basketball else where. This transfer does not bother me much. What transfer does bother me?????? A 5 star big man who transfers because he wants to be developed by someone who can develop big men. He chose a school with a head coach who has been a coach for only one season who finished that season at barely .500 and has no tract record of developing any player let alone developing a post player. Yes the coach was a very successful "big man" in college and in the NBA but there is no proof that this coach could teach a squirrel to eat a nut but he left anyway. That bothers me!!!!!!
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    7th May 2018, 22:14
    My comments are not directed to Lavar Batts so much as to the general negative trends in college athletics, particularly men's basketball. Transfers are already at epic levels and there are people in the NCAA who truly want to see the scholarship mean nothing long term, and instead turn college athletics into a one-year, year-by-year, convention. As Condi Rice well said, we have to get the college back into college basketball. One's first and foremost consideration in signing an LOI needs to be the school and the degree of intended study. Just because this notion gets openly laughed at now doesn't diminish one bit it's core truth. The vast majority of the now unacceptable trends that now openly threaten the college athletics landscape are rooted in the wholesale abandonment of this core truth -- the academics come first and the athletics come second! If academics are returned to preeminent value, then the idea of a full ride scholarship is restored as a treasured opportunity, which it really is. The idea that an athletically gifted young person can earn a meaningful college degree with hardly any expenses paid by his family, remains to most folks a princely prize. Only those truly rare exceptions who actually go on to play professional sports long term, plus sadly the vastly higher number of deluded dreamers, have become jaded to the value of the academic scholarship. But, their voices seem to be the only ones the mass media care to consider! In my lifetime, and really only in the last thirty years, the full ride scholarship has gone from treasured opportunity, to some ludicrous notion of indentured servitude. Just read the pathetic and delusional remarks of a recently turned-pro Duke basketball player's mom! My solution to this mess is simple, and would work. Anyone who doesn't value academics over athletics, thanks but no thanks -- we don't want you! Go turn semi-pro, and see how far you can go in life on a high school education!
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  • LSmith's Avatar
    7th May 2018, 21:24
    Batts has decided to transfer. Not surprising as he has been mentioned as a possible transfer since before the season ended. Just a little surprised he waited this late to announce it.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    6th May 2018, 16:10
    Ken Stallings replied to a thread William & Mary in Baseball
    Pack got cure for what ailed them, sweeping William & Mary. http://gopack.com/boxscore.aspx?id=15633&path=baseball Now that they found their footing again, the Pack needs to carry it forward to the remaining ACC play. Ken
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    5th May 2018, 19:20
    Ken Stallings replied to a thread William & Mary in Baseball
    Pack takes game two 8-4. The Tribe jumped out to a 4-0 lead and the Wolfpack did not dent the plate until the seventh, when they tallied two. The eighth was a Wolfpack mauling as the Pack erupted for six to record the final tally. Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    4th May 2018, 22:35
    Ken Stallings started a thread William & Mary in Baseball
    Three game home non-conference match up. Pack takes game one 5-0. Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    2nd May 2018, 22:26
    Ken Stallings replied to a thread Campbell 3 in Baseball
    Well, for whatever reason, the team is in a snide, and the offense is dormant. Elliot knew the team was riding a wave high, but now he has to refocus the squad and get them back to playing the caliber of baseball they have proven they can play. Ken
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    2nd May 2018, 19:59
    LSmith started a thread Campbell 3 in Baseball
    Pack extends losing streak to 5 straight as they lose midweek home game to Campbell. I guess technically still won the series 2-1 against the Camels but those 2 wins back in March seems like a season ago the way we have been playing the past week or so.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    1st May 2018, 09:47
    The Penn Relays is the most prestigious track and field collegiate event of the year. The best of the best go there. Gabriele Cunningham won the 100m hurdles event! http://gopack.com/news/2018/4/28/track-cunningham-wins-100m-hurdles-to-finish-penn-relays.aspx Go Pack! Ken
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  • D Wolf's Avatar
    30th April 2018, 12:52
    D Wolf replied to a thread Holes Series in Baseball
    I hate losing to the smurfs. What has otherwise been a great season so far doesn't take the stink off of this crap show by Pack9. It really pissed me off. Not only did we loose 3 straight on our own field to the cheaters, we relinquished first place in the division (now 2 games behind Clemson) left the holes with the best record in the conference. This better burn in their guts the rest of the way so that they will be prepared to exact revenge in the ACC tournament.
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  • D Wolf's Avatar
    30th April 2018, 12:31
    Happy to see that Street got drafted despite the knee injury suffered a few weeks back.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    30th April 2018, 05:57
    POSITION PLAYER ROUND PICK TEAM Defensive End Bradley Chubb 1st 5 Denver Defensive Tackle B.J. Hill 3rd 69 NY Giants Defensive Tackle Justin Jones 3rd 84 LA Chargers Running Back Nyheim Hines 4th 104 NY Giants Defensive End Kentavius Street 4th 128 San Francisco Offensive Tackle Will Richardson 4th 129 Jacksonville Running Back Jaylen Samuels 5th 165 Pittsburgh Offensive Guard Tony Adams Undrafted UFA Jacksonville Safety Shawn Boone Undrafted UFA Houston
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    29th April 2018, 17:57
    On a more personal level, I was amazed at the email exchange where the agent is complaining about the financial burdens of meeting these payments, as well as expressing frustrations with not seeing the hoped for payoff of athletes signing professional representation contracts. Cry me an f’ing river!!! There’s a 100% foolproof option to avoid all those concerns! Stop paying teenagers under the table, often illegally! Adults who exploit children for money are among the worst scum in society. Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    29th April 2018, 17:17
    An AAU director, Thomas Gassnola, has pled guilty to wire fraud and agreed to cooperate with the FBI’s ongoing investigation into illegal payments by agents to teenagers. The funnel of payments, with funds sourced from agents and apparel companies, is likely to alter the youth basketball landscape. The money from apparel companies is not of itself illegal, though many states — including North Carolina — do have statutes barring agents paying college and high school students under the table. http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/23338765/thomas-tj-gassnola-aau-basketball-director-cooperate-federal-investigation Ken
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  • LSmith's Avatar
    29th April 2018, 16:59
    7 players drafted overall. 1rst round 5th pick: Bradley Chubbs by Denver 3rd round: BJ Hill by NY Giants, Justin Jones by LA Chragers, Will Richardson by Jacksonville 4th round: Nyheim Hines by Indy, Kentavious Street by San Francisco 5th round: Jaylen Samuels by Pittsburgh
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  • LSmith's Avatar
    29th April 2018, 16:45
    LSmith replied to a thread Recruiting update: in Men's Basketball
    We now have an experienced big man as the Pack signs 6-9 Wyatt Walker a grad transfer from Samford. He will have 2 years of eligibility as he only played two games last season due to an injury. As a sophomore in 2016-17 he led the Southern Conference in rebounding. In high school he was team mates with Grayson Allen.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    29th April 2018, 16:38
    Ken Stallings replied to a thread Holes Series in Baseball
    And glaringly missing in the game three writeup is the truth of all the unearned runs! http://gopack.com/news/2018/4/29/baseball-second-ranked-nc-state-drops-series-finale-against-no-6-unc-chapel-hill.aspx Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    29th April 2018, 16:36
    Ken Stallings replied to a thread Holes Series in Baseball
    A bitter disappointment, not so much that NC State was swept, but that the Pack gift wrapped four unearned runs with two errors to put UNC in position to win game three 5-4. Game two saw multiple unearned Heel runs by virtue of two errors and multiple wild pitches and passed balls. Baseball is an inherently simple game. Defense comes first followed by pitching, and if you cover well these two items, even below average offense can win the game. NC State lost this series because they threw the ball away, a lot! In short, they failed to give themselves a chance to win! Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    28th April 2018, 19:44
    Ken Stallings replied to a thread Holes Series in Baseball
    UNC won game two 8-6. The Pack did not help things by committing two errors in the game. Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    27th April 2018, 22:42
    It was nice to see all the Broncos fans cheer when he was selected. That doesn't always happen after a draft pick is announced! Ken
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