Why Wolfpack coach Dave Doeren isn’t ready to buy into ESPN’s NC State football hype

One ESPN analyst thinks the Wolfpack could be an “under-the-radar” team to crash the College Football playoff. Another ESPN analyst, working for the SEC Network, upped the ante by putting NC State — not Clemson or Florida State — in his preseason top four playoff projection. In a move that will endear him to a leery fanbase, NC State coach Dave Doeren went on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” on Tuesday morning and refused to add any fuel to the hype machine.

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Best ever shot of northern lights? See aurora from 250 miles above Earth

NASA astronaut Jack Fischer captures a view of the northern lights from 250 miles above the Earth in this time-lapse video. Here's what he tweeted: "People have asked me what a “burrito of awesomeness smothered in awesome sauce” is... Well folks, it looks like this…awesome sauce is green." Fischer was traveling aboard the International Space Station at 17,500 miles an hour when he took the photos.The bright dancing lights are produced by collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth's atmosphere. Northern lights are seen above the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres.
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Best ever shot of northern lights? See aurora from 250 miles above Earth 1:20

Best ever shot of northern lights? See aurora from 250 miles above Earth

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McCain: 'Stop listening to the bombastic loudmouths on radio and television and the internet. To hell with them.'

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Watch Trevon Duval, Grayson Allen connect in impressive #DriveByDunkChallenge video

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