In the most shocking development in NCAA history, the 2020 basketball tournaments (men and women) are cancelled. In addition, the ACC has suspended all sports operations, including practices, games, and even recruiting events.

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  • Derreck's Avatar
    4th June 2020, 06:42
    Derreck replied to a thread 2021 Recruiting Class in Football
    JuJu has reopened his commitment. Cannot say that I am surprised. JuJu committed without ever being on campus and his commitment came out of the blue. We are still under consideration but he got an offer from South Carolina (Des Kitchens) and here we are. He is an SEC guy from my understanding. That is OK though, we are in good shape with some really good RB's.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    3rd June 2020, 16:54
    This is shaping up to be a much better than average recruiting class! Ken
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    3rd June 2020, 06:03
    Derreck replied to a thread 2021 Recruiting Class in Football
    https://insidepacksports.com/players/10169/micah-crowell 4 Star WR Micah Crowell has committed to the Pack!
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    2nd June 2020, 15:47
    Will go down in history as one of the saddest chapters in history. Ken
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    2nd June 2020, 12:52
    Dear Wolfpack Nation, Since our world in college athletics came to pause in March, we have adapted, evolved and continued to work with our campus, league and health officials on what our ultimate path forward will be. It's been a collective effort from our student-athletes, coaches and staffs who have shown the best in the human spirit and what it means to represent NC State University. With that in mind, we have begun the process of bringing student-athletes back to our campus in four phases, the first of which is already underway. First and foremost, the overall safety and health of our student-athletes will always be our first consideration. In accordance with NCAA guidelines on voluntary workouts, we have begun to allow members of our football, men's and women's basketball programs who live locally to receive physical examinations from our sports medicine staff, as well as COVID-19 testing. If cleared, they will be given the opportunity to participate in voluntary workouts under specific guidelines. We will make training spaces available at the Murphy Center, our football practice fields inclusive of the Close-King Indoor Facility, Reynolds Coliseum and the Dail Basketball Complex. Each sport will have student-athletes broken into pods consisting of small groups to ensure physical distancing and safety. Step two of our process will begin no later than June 20 with the permissible return to student housing for our returning and incoming football players, with men's and women's basketball to follow shortly after. Once cleared by our medical staff, we will continue to follow all applicable strict guidelines and safety measures and allow voluntary workouts.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    1st June 2020, 17:02
    It's difficult for me to determine who is building the stronger program, Wes Moore and the women's basketball team, or Pat Popolizio and the wrestling team. Both are nationally elite programs right now and appear to be building for even additional success. Ken
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    1st June 2020, 10:16
    If you have not been paying attention, Wes and staff are killing it. The commits thus far 5 Star guard Aziaha James. ESPN ranks her as the #21 overall player and the #8 guard in the country 5 Star guard Jessica Timmons
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    30th May 2020, 16:40
    However, NC State did agree to the Independent Resolution Panel. And in previously agreed to language, all NCAA member schools agreed that the decisions rendered by the IRP would be final. Here is the language and the history of how this panel was formed: https://iarpcc.org/ In my view, this is a very weak legal foundation avenue by NC State and it appears more an act of desperation than a valid legal approach. As I wrote, NC State would have to remove itself from the NCAA in order to back out of this previously agreed to tort contract agreement. What the school is doing is trying to unilaterally rewrite the rules after agreeing to put itself subject to them. That is indicative of bad faith, and I am confident any judge would see it that way.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    28th May 2020, 12:07
    Derreck replied to a thread 2021 Recruiting Class in Football
    https://insidepacksports.com/players/11802/thornton-gentry OL Thorton Gentry has committed to the Pack!
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    27th May 2020, 08:06
    Exactly, we have to agree to it and in our written response we did not consent to waive our right to appeal. So it will be interesting to see the outcome.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    26th May 2020, 14:00
    It's a tort contract between two private entities, with the only complication being that NC State is a state-owned university. A judge can decertify a tort contract. But, that's normally been a very high burden, and most often happens when one party was found guilty of some means of fraud entering into the contract agreement. In this case, I don't see how NC State can claim they were unaware of the terms of the contract. I am sure there is a signed contract somewhere between NC State and the NCAA. Might have to be dusted off, but I'm sure it's there somewhere. Cheers! Ken
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    26th May 2020, 13:19
    I dont think it would be that difficult. Just because NCAA makes a rule dosent make it legal in the laws eyes. And I guess that is what our legal team might be banking on. We are the first school to use this new process so we will see how it shakes out.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    26th May 2020, 12:44
    That would be extremely difficult, as the NCAA set up the independent board with the agreement by the member schools that the decisions rendered by the panel would be accepted without appeal. In effect, NC State is trying to back out of a tort agreement that the school previously agreed to. In my view of the law, it would be easier for NC State to instead withdraw from the NCAA. While that option might seem appealing for a great number of reasons, especially since I consider the NCAA an arcane and often capricious operation now, for it to have any likelihood of happening, NC State would have to be part of a mass exodus from the NCAA spearheaded by all or at least nearly all of the Power 5 conference schools. Frankly, I have long believed the current NCAA tournaments should be abolished and the Power 5 conferences form their own oversight organization, and thereby form their own national competitions and tournaments. The schools that use to be in divisions classified below Division I, and therefore ineligible for the Dance, would suddenly revert back to their pre-money enticed selves. Most of these so-called mid-major programs went into Division I in basketball just because they saw basketball as a relatively low cost platform to leverage the big money of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. A Power 5 only tournament would be quick, as there would be fewer initial schools in the bracket, and there wouldn't be any cupcake round one matchups.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    26th May 2020, 11:42
    NC State in its response to the NCAA with the acceptance of moving to the independent panel stated it does not waive its right to appeal or other legal recourse. So if it does not go the way we think is fair, dont be surprised to see us sue.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    26th May 2020, 11:35
    Derreck replied to a thread 2021 Recruiting Class in Football
    https://insidepacksports.com/players/11939/jaleel-davis OL Jaleel Davis commits to the Pack!
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    23rd May 2020, 14:59
    The NCAA case regarding recruiting violations by NC State and Dennis Smith, will be handled by an independent panel. https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/29190814/independent-panel-rule-nc-state-recruitment-case NC State has agreed to have this case handled by this panel, which was set up last year by the NCAA as a new means to handle what are referred to as "complex cases." The Independent Resolution Panel has no affiliation with the NCAA nor to NC State, and its conclusion will be final -- no appeal is possible. For its part, NC State's prime defense appears to be that the NCAA's investigation showed no evidence of actual transfer of money to Smith. The NCAA however has shown considerable evidence of an actual withdrawal of funds immediately preceding a trip taken by Adidas executive T.J. Gassnola to Raleigh. In addition, the NCAA appears to have strong evidence, including statements from former NC State associate head coach Bobby Lutz, indicating that Gassnola flew to Raleigh and met with NC State assistant head coach Orlando Early. The NCAA alleges that Gassnola gave the money to Early who then gave it to Smith's family.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    19th May 2020, 09:51
    Bio on Summey Mike Summey joined head coach Michael Huger and the Bowling Green men's basketball coaching staff in April of 2015, after serving as the Associate Head Coach at Saint Francis (Pa.) for two seasons. Summey enters his fifth season with the program in 2019-20. At BGSU, Coach Summey works day-to-day in the development of the players. He also plays a big role in opponent scouting and off-campus recruiting, among other duties. Summey has helped develop several All-Conference players in his time at Bowling Green. Summey worked extensively with forward Demajeo Wiggins over his career at BGSU. Wiggins gives Summey a huge share of the credit for the big man's immensely improved free throw stroke. Under Summey's guidance, Wiggins' free throw numbers skyrocketed. After shooting 37.9 percent as a freshman, Wiggins finished his career with a 63.2 percentage. Wiggins was named Second Team All-MAC as a junior and senior, and finished his career as only the third player in school history joining legends Nate Thurmond and Cornelius Cash with over 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    19th May 2020, 09:50
    Summey, an NC State grad will join Keatts as an assistant Coach. Summey comes to us from Bowling green. Summey was a student manager at State under Les Robinson and then Herb Sendek.
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    15th May 2020, 17:02
    This seems like an outstanding recruit. Ken
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  • packinjax's Avatar
    15th May 2020, 06:25
    packinjax replied to a thread 2021 Recruiting Class in Football
    That's awesome. The one position that really needs to be solidified.
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  • Derreck's Avatar
    14th May 2020, 10:32
    Derreck replied to a thread 2021 Recruiting Class in Football
    https://insidepacksports.com/players/9263/aaron-mclaughlin 4-Star QB Aaron McLaughlin has committed to the Pack!
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    8th May 2020, 12:54
    Mike Glennon signed a one-year contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He is expected to be the backup quarterback to Gardner Minshew, but there is currently a logjam of several quarterbacks who will potentially vie for that slot. https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/29150852/jacksonville-jaguars-sign-mike-glennon-back-quarterback-gardner-minshew Ken
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  • Ken Stallings's Avatar
    8th May 2020, 12:49
    He's got a body that's just waiting to muscle up and become a monster in the paint! Ken
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  • packinjax's Avatar
    8th May 2020, 05:52
    https://247sports.com/college/north-carolina-state/Article/Jaylon-Gibson-NC-State-Wolfpack-Basketball-Recruiting-Commits-146912450/?fbclid=IwAR3say2jIjpt3ooqRJgAohc6oOfFXU6woUgU_RIPkJUozC8F-SBPY8eBZAE Nice little pick-up. 6-11, can't teach height.
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