The Wolfpacker

May 2017 Issue

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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18 ■ THE WOLFPACKER TRACKING THE PACK 3 Ranking for NC State's senior-dominated defensive line in the ACC by, trailing just Clemson and Florida State. NCSU ranked second in the ACC in rush de- fense and had 36 sacks last year. 6 Projected ranking for NC State out of 14 ACC football teams next fall by SportsIl- The Wolfpack was predicted to finish fourth in the Atlantic Division. 7 Games NC State senior point guard commit Lavar Batts Jr. of Concord (N.C.) Robin- son High scored at least 30 points this past season. He had a season-high 41 points against Mt. Ulla (N.C.) West Rowan in a 79-78 loss Jan. 4. 10 All-time place for NC State's 1974 national champion team in a ranking of the 79 NCAA men's basketball champions by NCSU's 1983 title team was rated No. 67. 21 All-time ranking for the NC State men's basketball program by the Associated Press based on appearances in its poll. The Wolfpack first appeared in the AP poll on Jan. 25, 1949. 38 National ranking for NC State redshirt junior quarterback Ryan Finley out of 130 projected starting quarterbacks by Athlon. Finley ranks fourth among ACC signal-callers. 120 Pounds that NC State redshirt freshman guard Harrison Gee improved by on his squat since arriving to school. Gee, who gained 15 pounds to reach 293, can squat 500 pounds and bench press 405. ■ By The Numbers Sponsored by: The Sizemore Group 1000 Wins is the milestone NC State baseball coach E L L I OT T AV E N T is closing in on after the Wolfpack beat UNC Greensboro, 10-1, at home April 11. He was two victories away from join- ing the exclusive club and will be one of 16 active college coaches to have reached the landmark. PHOTO BY LARRY BLANKENSHIP

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