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N.C. State was missing Julius Hodge. West Virginia was missing nothing. Now State will be missing something else -- a place in the top 25. Somehow, what looked like a manageable stretch through the final games before State (10-3) begins ACC play turned into a funhouse sliding board. <p><small><b>Other featured stories for 1/3:</b></small> <li><a href="http://newsobserver.com/sports/story/1981321p-8360813c.html" target=blank><b>Rivers gets feet wet</b></a>

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School Conference Overall
Duke 1-0 9-0
North Carolina 1-0 13-1
Wake Forest 1-0 12-1
Maryland 1-0 8-2
Miami 0-0 10-2
Georgia Tech 0-0 9-2
NC State 0-0 10-3
Virginia 0-1 8-2
Clemson 0-1 9-4
Florida State 0-1 9-6
Virginia Tech 0-1 6-5


Quote of the Day:"For some reason it seems real boring and dull right now. That isn't our style. We don't have boring or dull players on our team." - Cam Bennerman



Ailing Pack will be just fine
Ned Barnett * News & Observer
N.C. State was missing Julius Hodge. West Virginia was missing nothing. Now State will be missing something else -- a place in the top 25. Somehow, what looked like a manageable stretch through the final games before State (10-3) begins ACC play turned into a funhouse sliding board. In New York, the Wolfpack had a surprisingly hard time with Columbia, scored 10 points in the first half in losing to St. John's and on Sunday suffered the rarest of defeats, a loss at home to an early-season non-conference opponent. Read More

Rivers gets feet wet
The Associated Press
Doug Flutie got to scramble around as he does so well and a nervous Philip Rivers threw his first NFL touchdown pass. Now they get to give Drew Brees his job back. Flutie and Rivers each threw a touchdown pass and the San Diego Chargers warmed up for their first playoff game in nine seasons by beating the Kansas City Chiefs 24-17 on Sunday in what was little more than an exhibition. Read More


Defense Fails Hodge-Less Wolfpack
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Box Score: NC State-West Virginia
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Locker Room Audio: Herb Sendek
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Locker Room Audio: West Virginia
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Without Hodge, Pack falls
Chip ALexander * News & Observer

Undefeated W. Virginia routs Hodge-less Wolfpack 82-69
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Flu, loss of Hodge doom Wolfpack
Al Featherston * The Herald-Sun

From chillin' to illin': Wolfpack loses second straight
Bill Hass * News & Record

N.C. State superbox
Bill Hass * News & Record

N.C. State falls to West Virginia for second straight loss
David Droschak * Winston-Salem Journal

West Virginia ignores N.C. State defense
Ken Tysiac * Charlotte Observer

State drops 2nd straight
Andrew Jones * Star-News

Sickness, Hodge absence hurt State
Travis Sawchik * Rocky Mount Telegram

Hobbled Wolfpack falls to unbeaten West Virginia
Tim Peeler * GoPack.com

Minus Hodge, Wolfpack falls to West Virginia, 82-69
Tony Haynes * GoPack.com

West Virginia News Watch...
WVU makes its strongest case
Dave Hickman * The Charleston Gazette


Wolfpack to Host Wake Forest in ACC Opener
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Basketball...
Roundball Classic: Day One
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Football...
One Team in Front
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ACC Football News...
Auburn, Va. Tech feature running backs
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Special teams are big deal for Hokies
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ACC Basketball News...
Hite, Diaz lead Canes to victory
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Wafer torches Gators
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Duke rallies past Clemson
Lucianna Chavez * News & Observer

Heels squash Tribe
A.J. Carr * News & Observer

Wake upstages Virginia
Lorenzo Perez * News & Observer

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