CINCINNATI (AP) — John Ross III spent a couple of weeks catching passes from Andy Dalton on the scout team during Bengals practices, something neither of them imagined doing when the season...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton plopped down behind the microphone in the Paul Brown Stadium interview room, his white Bengals cap turned backward.
CINCINNATI (AP) — With the season slipping away, the Bengals are turning back to Andy Dalton to try to get that elusive first win.
Coach Zac Taylor announced Monday that Dalton was returning...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Even in the lost decades, no Bengals team has been as bad as this one.
A 16-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday dropped Cincinnati to 0-11, a mark unmatched in...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Devlin “Duck” Hodges took over for struggling Mason Rudolph and threw a 79-yard touchdown pass Sunday, sparking the depleted Pittsburgh Steelers to a 16-10 victory that kept the...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton could barely protect himself as the Steelers poured through the line, sacking him eight times at Heinz Field in September — one of the quarterback’s worst moments in...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — For a little while, at least, it seemed as if Cincinnati would finally join the rest of the NFL and win a game.
Joe Mixon ran strong for a second consecutive week, and...
CINCINNATI (AP) — So much for thinking a different quarterback could make a difference.
The Bengals gave rookie Ryan Finley his debut and finally got their running game going in front of...
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens' blitzing defense gave Tom Brady problems, picking him off once, sacking him twice and hitting him 10 times. Their next challenge will be as different as a...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Ryan Finley spent Sunday night watching Tom Brady get chased around by the Ravens' defense, the same one he'll face in his NFL debut with the Cincinnati Bengals.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals returned from their bye week with their overriding questions answered: How far would they fall? All the way to the bottom, it turns out.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton is getting pushed out the door. A rookie takes over at quarterback. The Bengals are already thinking about their first pick in next year's draft and how they'll shape...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton disagrees with his benching by the Cincinnati Bengals and the way they waited until shortly before the trade deadline to inform him, leaving no time to see if another...
CINCINNATI (AP) — With no wins at the season's midpoint, the Bengals figured it was time to end Andy Dalton's tenure and see if rookie Ryan Finley is their quarterback of the future.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Dwayne Haskins told himself before his second NFL preseason game that he wouldn't throw two interceptions like a week earlier.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State needs to find its next go-to receiving threat.
The Wolfpack lost top receivers Kelvin Harmon and Jakobi Meyers — both ranked among the Atlantic...
CINCINNATI BENGALS (6-10)
OPEN CAMP: July 26, Cincinnati (first practice in Dayton, Ohio on July 27)
LAST YEAR: Coach Marvin Lewis was fired after a 16th season without a playoff win,...
CINCINNATI (AP) — With the Bengals' first practice concluded, Ryan Finley walked past Andy Dalton's locker and headed to a side locker room where the rookies are relegated until the final roster...
CINCINNATI (AP) — With the exception of a fourth-round quarterback, the Bengals' first draft under coach Zac Taylor was more about upgrading their infrastructure.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals waited until the fourth round to get coach Zac Taylor a quarterback who reminds him of the one he just left.
Cincinnati traded up to get Ryan Finley from N.C....
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There's one quarterback at the NFL scouting combine that New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur has absolutely fallen in love with, and it's not Kyler Murray, Dwayne Haskins, Drew...
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Appalachian State has hired North Carolina State offensive coordinator Eliah Drinkwitz as its head coach.
Drinkwitz's five-year contract was approved Thursday by Chancellor Sheri Everts and the school's board of trustees. Financial terms of the deal were not released by the school. He will be introduced on campus Monday, two days after the Mountaineers play Middle Tennessee State in the New Orleans Bowl.
NEW YORK (AP) — Clemson star defensive tackle Christian Wilkins won the William V. Campbell Trophy on Tuesday night, an award honoring college football's top scholar-athlete.
Wilkins earned a degree in communications last year, becoming the first scholarship football player from Clemson to graduate in 2½ years. He is currently pursuing a graduate degree in athletic leadership.
Texas A&M (8-4, Southeastern Conference) vs. North Carolina State (9-3, Atlantic Coast Conference), Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. EST.
LOCATION: Jacksonville, Fla.
Texas A&M: RB Trayveon Williams, 1,524 yards, 15 TDs rushing; 27 catches, 278 yards.
North Carolina State: QB Ryan Finley, 3,789 yards, 24 TDs passing; RB Reggie Gallaspy, 1,012 yards, 18 TDs rushing.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — No. 2 Clemson placed five players on the Atlantic Coast Conference's all-league team.
Running back Travis Etienne received a league-best 174 points in results announced Monday and determined by a vote of 46 media members and the league's 14 head coaches.
Players received three points for a first-team vote, two for a second-team vote and one for a third-team selection.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State kept giving the ball to Reggie Gallaspy II, and he kept carrying it into the end zone. It added up to a historic day for the senior — and yet another victory over the Wolfpack's fiercest rival.
Gallaspy ran 1 yard in overtime for a touchdown, his school-record-tying fifth TD, and North Carolina State beat North Carolina 34-28 on Saturday in a rivalry game marred by a fight in the end zone after it ended.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Both North Carolina State and Louisville entered Saturday needing an emotional pick-me-up. Louisville came out fast, while the Wolfpack came out on top.
Ryan Finley threw for 316 yards and a career-high four touchdowns as N.C. State cruised to a 52-10 victory over the Cardinals.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Dave Doeren doesn't necessarily need to remind his North Carolina State players of the way they fumbled away last year's loss at Wake Forest.
"Probably not," Doeren quipped, "but I will."
The 22nd-ranked Wolfpack play host to the Demon Deacons on Thursday night with fresh memories of that miscue-marked loss in the last meeting of their instate rivalry.
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Clemson defensive tackle Christian Wilkins and Notre Dame linebacker Drue Tranquill are among the 13 finalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy, given to college football's top scholar-athlete.
No. 22 North Carolina State (5-1, 2-1 ACC) at Syracuse (5-2, 2-2), 7 p.m. ET (ESPN2).
Line: Syracuse by 2½.
Series record: North Carolina State leads 10-1.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
North Carolina State will try to rebound after suffering its first loss of the season at No. 2 Clemson as the Tigers turned back their biggest challenge in the ACC's Atlantic Division. Syracuse, which is unbeaten at home, can tie the Wolfpack in the division with a win. The winner becomes eligible for a bowl game.
ATLANTA (AP) — This has not been a run-of-the-mill first half of the season for the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Sure, No. 3 Clemson looks as strong as ever, but who saw a change coming at quarterback while the Tigers were undefeated? That's only one of the ACC's surprises that set the pace for some unlikely highlights and low points midway through the season.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State went from dominating Boston College on both sides of the ball to frittering just about everything away — first momentum, then nearly all of a big second-half lead — in a suddenly close finish.
And yet, the 23rd-ranked Wolfpack stayed unbeaten.
Reggie Gallaspy ran for a career-best 104 yards and two touchdowns to help N.C. State beat Boston College 28-23, securing its best start in 16 years.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State's offense is still finding playmakers ready for bigger roles.
Freshman Ricky Person, Jr. ran for a season-high 108 yards while sophomore receiver Emeka Emezie had his own big day to help North Carolina State beat Virginia 35-21 on Saturday, claiming its Atlantic Coast Conference opener along with a 4-0 start.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — North Carolina State remains unbeaten after its first road trip and after being handed a week off by Hurricane Florence.
Ryan Finley threw for 377 yards and a touchdown to lead North Carolina State to a 37-20 victory over Marshall on Saturday night.
Kelvin Harmon caught six passes for 150 yards, all in the first half, and Reggie Gallaspy had two short TD runs for the Wolfpack (3-0), who never trailed in their final tuneup to next weekend's start of the ACC schedule.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Southern California transfer Cary Angeline is cleared to play for North Carolina State.
The depth chart N.C. State released Monday had Angeline as the starting tight end for this week's game at Marshall.
N.C. State spokeswoman Annabelle Myers says the NCAA required Angeline to sit out a full calendar year from his last game at Southern Cal. He left the Trojans after their victory over Texas on Sept. 16, 2017.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jakobi Meyers has offered North Carolina State quarterback Ryan Finley a simple suggestion when it comes to throwing his way.
"He says just put it in his area code," Finley said.
He spent nearly all of Saturday's season opener backing it up, too. The wideout had career highs of 14 catches for 161 yards, including two big third-down grabs on the clinching late drive that helped the Wolfpack hold off James Madison 24-13.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — From the day Dave Doeren took over at North Carolina State, he knew he needed to find and develop bigger receivers.
Now entering Doeren's sixth season, the Wolfpack's top receivers are all big-bodied targets with the ability to make contested catches. And with an NFL prospect in quarterback Ryan Finley, it's easy to see why there's so much optimism in Raleigh about the team's potential to move the ball through the air.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State redshirt senior quarterback Jalan McClendon will play elsewhere next season as a graduate transfer.
The school announced McClendon's decision Monday. He is scheduled to graduate in May and has a year of eligibility remaining.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State quarterback Ryan Finley says he'll return for his final season of eligibility instead of entering the NFL draft.
The school released Finley's statement Saturday, with Finley saying he believes N.C. State could win an Atlantic Coast Conference title with several key starters returning on offense.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Nyheim Hines recovered from a concussion just in time to give rival North Carolina a headache.
Hines rushed for a career-best 196 yards and two long touchdowns, and North Carolina State beat the Tar Heels 33-21 on Saturday night.
No. 25 North Carolina State (7-3, 5-1 ACC, CFP No. 19) at Wake Forest (6-4, 3-3), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPNU)
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Clemson trailed much of the day. It faced a veteran ranked team with a strong defensive line. And it was playing in front of a hostile crowd in a game the sixth-ranked Tigers had to win to stay in the race for another College Football Playoff appearance.
In the end, Dabo Swinney's bunch responded with the same big-game composure — even with a younger team that lost so many stars from last year's national championship squad.