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Chuck Amato's sixth season as head coach at N.C. State will start Sunday night with the much-hyped, long-awaited opener against Virginia Tech.

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"Our prayers and thoughts are with all the folks who are going through this tragedy. Many of our student-athletes, coaches and staff have asked if they could do something to help, and I'm proud that they are willing to donate their time to this worthy effort." - Athletics Director Lee Fowler - The NC State athletics department has answered the call for help from the areas of our nation devastated by Hurricane Katrina. At Sunday night's football game against Virginia Tech, student-athletes from almost every one of NC State's varsity squads will be volunteering their time to collect funds for Hurricane victims.



Pivotal Season
John Delong * Winston-Salem Journal
Chuck Amato's sixth season as head coach at N.C. State will start Sunday night with the much-hyped, long-awaited opener against Virginia Tech. There are those who believe that Amato is squarely on the hot seat this year, that a second straight losing season could send the howling wolves and the big spenders who continue to pour money into Carter-Finley Stadium over the edge. Read More

Hodge: BMOC, again
Luciana Chavez * News & Observer
Denver Nuggets rookie Julius Hodge is stuck. Just plain stuck. The former N.C. State basketball star, the 20th overall pick of the NBA Draft, is playing for ... gasp ... a North Carolina Tar Heel. Hodge said Denver coach George Karl, who played for former UNC coach Dean Smith, is having a great time digging deep into his bag of Wolfpack jokes at Hodge's expense. Read More



Week 1: Virginia Tech Hokies
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Pack left Hokies with bad memories
Jim Young * News-Record

Pivotal Season
John Delong * Winston-Salem Journal

Pack has a chance to earn some national respect early
Mike Potter * The Herald-Sun

Special-teams duel
Chip Alexander * News & Observer

Interest is high for game between the Pack, Hokies
Michael N. Graff * Rocky Mount Telegram

Old 'Uncle Hern' is new right guard
Jim Young * News-Record


Virginia Tech News Watch
Running game won't slow down the Hokies
Adam Abramson * The Collegiate Times


Hodge Jersey to Be Honored
NC State Athletics

Herb Sendek Coca-Cola Wolfpack Tailgate
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Basketball...
Wolfpack Hosting Three Recruits
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Football...
Standout WR Favors Terps, Pack is Lurking
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USA Today/ESPN: Preseason
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AP Top 25: Preseason
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ACC football season opens with a bang
Sammy Batten * Fayetteville (NC) Observer

Heels hoping to get their hands on more turnovers
Nolan Hayes * The Herald-Sun


Panthers' Smart now 'He Love Me'
The Associated Press



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