NC State expects CB Stevens to make season debut vs Syracuse
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State says cornerback Mike Stevens is expected to make his long-awaited season debut this week against Syracuse.
Stevens was listed as probable on the injury report Thursday and coach Dave Doeren said after practice that "Mike's playing."
Stevens is an instate senior from Charlotte who has 22 career starts for the Wolfpack (3-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). He has not played this season due to a knee injury suffered in training camp.
Stevens’ return boosts NC State secondary for FSU matchup
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State's secondary is getting healthier for Atlantic Coast Conference play.
Coach Dave Doeren said Thursday he expects starting cornerback Mike Stevens to make his season debut in Saturday's league opener against No. 12 Florida State after missing the first three games with a knee injury. It's a welcome boost to a secondary that was a question mark compared to the Wolfpack's veteran front filled with seniors and returning starters.
NC State OL Richardson to play, DB Stevens also might return
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State will have its starting offensive line intact this week — and might have another defensive back in the lineup, too.
The depth chart released Monday showed Will Richardson as the starter at left tackle while cornerback Mike Stevens appeared on the two-deep for the first time this season. Stevens is listed as the co-starter with Johnathan Alston for this week's game against FCS Furman.
NC State injured CB Stevens out for opener vs South Carolina
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State won't have starting cornerback Mike Stevens for Saturday's opener against South Carolina in Charlotte due to a lower-leg injury.
Coach Dave Doeren said Monday that Stevens was hurt while defending receiver Stephen Louis during a goal-line drill during preseason camp. Doeren said the original prognosis was Stevens could miss up to four weeks, but it's unclear when he'll return. The injury doesn't require surgery.