Web Run: Music City Bowl Gameday

Web Run: Music City Bowl Gameday

Music City Bowl: Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. North Carolina State (7-5)

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Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

NC State vs. Vanderbilt
Monday, December 31, 2012
12:00 noon (EST), ESPN
LP Field (68,798), Nashville, Tenn
Bowl Information
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Vegas Odds (NC State +7)

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#23 NC State (10-2) vs. UNC-Greensboro (2-8)
Monday, December 31, 2012
5:00 pm (EST), ESPNU
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PNC Arena
Raleigh, NC
NC State View: Wolfpack Entertains UNCG on New Year's Eve
UNC-Greensboro View: Broncos Close Non-Conference at #23/25 N.C. State
Vegas Line (State -25)

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Music City Bowl Preview: Vanderbilt vs. North Carolina State -- Analysis, TV info
Daniel Lewis * CBSSports.com

Music City Bowl: Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. North Carolina State (7-5)

Kickoff: Dec. 31, noon ET (ESPN) at LP Field in Nashville, Tenn. (grass)

Spread: Vanderbilt by 7

Watchability: The Commodores were one of the surprise teams in the SEC this season. They finished the season on a hot streak and are capable of putting up big offensive numbers. NC State features several big names capable of big plays. The Wolfpack will be coached by interim coach Dana Bible after the dismissal of former coach Tom O'Brien. Vanderbilt is favored, but the Commodores have only won one bowl game since 1955, so nothing is a given.
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N.C. State preparing for more than UNC Greensboro
R. Cory Smith * News & Observer
Last season, N.C. State won two out of three games in three days in the ACC Tournament and was able to pull off two wins in a three-day span in the NCAA Tournament to advance to the Sweet 16 in its first appearance in six seasons.

While many believe this year's team will make it into the big dance, the players said the scenario presented when the Wolfpack plays UNC-Greensboro on Monday – their second game in three days – is useful as preparation for March.

"This definitely prepares us for the ACC Tournament and the NCAA Tournament," junior forward C.J. Leslie said. "It's a chance for us to get back to that fast-paced schedule. We're kind of used to it, but it's one of those things that will help out in the long run."
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Men's Basketball

(As Of December 30)
School Conf. Pct. Overall Pct.
Duke 0-0 .000 12-0 1.000
Maryland 0-0 .000 11-1 .917
NC State 0-0 .000 10-2 .833
Georgia Tech 0-0 .000 9-2 .818
North Carolina 0-0 .000 10-3 .769
Virginia 0-0 .000 10-3 .769
Miami 0-0 .000 8-3 .727
Virginia Tech 0-0 .000 9-4 .692
Florida State 0-0 .000 8-4 .667
Clemson 0-0 .000 7-4 .636
Boston College 0-0 .000 7-5 .583
Wake Forest 0-0 .000 6-5 .545

NC State bringing different motivations into bowl game

Glennon: It would be nice to win for many reasons

Weekly Mark Gottfried TV Show

"I think there are different motivations. It isn't win one for the whoever. It hasn't been that way. There are those story lines, I am sure. But it's been, 'we've worked hard together. We've stayed together through this season. We've had our share of successes and we want that one more time to play together.'"

- Dana Bible

Wolfpack's Warren quickly finds role as freshman
Conor O'Neill * Times-News

NOTES: Leslie Joins The 1,000-Point Club
James Henderson * Pack Pride

THE DAY AFTER: Western Michigan
James Henderson * Pack Pride

Coach's Corner: Steve Hawkins
James Henderson * Pack Pride

Wolfpack Entertains UNCG on New Year's Eve

Pack's "Trust" Puts Team in National Lead

N.C. State preparing for more than UNC-Greensboro
Cory Smith * News & Observer

UNC-Greensboro-NC State Preview
Associated Press

Boston College Watch
Men's Basketball Beats Holy Cross, 70-60

Boston College Site

Boston College Roster

Boston College Schedule

Boston College Cumulative Statistics

Bowling With the Pack: Football Notebook

Bible brings human element to bowl game
Mandy Mitchell * WRAL

Music City coaches downplay field conditions
Aaron Schoonmaker * WRAL

Vanderbilt could pose challenge for Wolfpack in Music City Bowl
News & Observer

Data Central - NCSU football
News & Observer

Gallery: Battle of the Bands
News & Observer

N.C. State football coach Bible looks to ‘finish this thing off well'
Joe Giglio * News & Observer

Wait another day for Pack's big bowl
Luke DeCock * News & Observer

Despite changes, State to rely on a familiar game plan for Music City Bowl
Brett Friedlander * Wilmington Star News

State's Bible making the most of his head coaching opportunity
Brett Friedlander * Wilmington Star News

Five questions to ponder before kickoff: Music City Bowl edition
Brett Friedlander * Wilmington Star News

Hoke County alum Earl Wolff will finish N.C. State career in today's Music City Bowl
Sammy Batten * Fayetteville Observer

Music City Bowl Preview: Vanderbilt vs. North Carolina State -- Analysis, TV info
Daniel Lewis * CBSSports.com

Music City Bowl Preview Capsule
Associated Press

Music City Bowl Preview and Prediction: Vanderbilt vs. NC State
Athlon Sports

NC State Plays for Pack Pride in Music City Bowl
The Water Cooler

Vanderbilt Watch
Vandy wants more than bowl game appearances
Jeff Lockridge * Gannett Tennessee

James Franklin's job has just begun at Vanderbilt
David Climer * The Tennessean

Vandy trying to finish off best college football season since 1915
Associated Press

Burke Leads Pack to Victory at St. Bonaventure

Wolfpack: 2012 Year in Review
StateFans Nation

NCSU recruit Barber leads Hampton to 70-59 win over Broughton
Josh Goodson * WRAL


Gallery Boys: Hampton (Va.) 70, Broughton 59

Steve Williams * Pack Pride

Up in the Air
Yancy Porter * Scout.com

2012 ACC Football Bowl Game Release

Bowl City Date Time TV Match-Up
Orange Bowl Miami Jan. 1 8:30 pm ESPN FSU vs. Northern Illinois
Chick-fil-A Bowl Atlanta Dec. 31 7:30 pm ESPN Clemson vs. LSU
Russell Athletic Bowl Orlando Dec. 28 5:30 pm ESPN Virginia Tech 13 Rutgers 10
Hyundai Sun Bowl El Paso Dec. 31 2:00 pm CBS Georgia Tech vs. USC
Belk Bowl Charlotte Dec. 27 6:30 pm ESPN Cincinnati 48 Duke 34
Music City Bowl Nashville Dec. 31 12:00 pm ESPN NC State vs. Vanderbilt

Chick-fil-A: LSU at Clemson
CBS Sports

Sun: Southern California at Georgia Tech
CBS Sports

Looking forward to ACC conference play

Virginia 74, Wofford 39
Associated Press

Previewing Monday's bowl games
Associated Press

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