Big News From Today's Practice

<B>Raleigh, NC --</b> While Wolfpack Head Coach Chuck Amato fielded questions today from the media, the biggest news may have been who was being carted off the field. <P> <B>Lucas No Longer With the Team</b>

Wolfpack junior tailback T.A. McLendon was carted off the field following practice today while Amato met with the media. McLendon looked to be in excruciating pain as he had his leg extended and a towel hanging over his head.

NC State officials declined comment, only mentioning that the injury report will be issued on Friday as done every week.

Lucas No Longer With the Team

Pack Pride learned today following practice that red-shirt freshman Shane Lucas is no longer with the team. Lucas, who was working at offensive guard after moving over from defensive tackle this spring, enrolled at NC State in 2003 after spending a prep season at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia.

NC State Sports Information Director Annabelle Vaughan confirmed that Lucas is no longer with the team. Lucas has also been removed from the official roster on

His future plans are unknown at this point, but Lucas will likely be given the opportunity to transfer to any program of his choice.

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