Graduate of N.C. State University with an English degree. Lifelong fan of the Wolfpack and the ACC as a whole (even football). My favorite sports are baseball and football, but I have an appreciation for all sports and a thorough understanding of most.

I worked for the News & Observer in Raleigh, NC for two years and often covered ACC football, basketball and baseball along with the Hurricanes, Railhawks and minor league baseball.

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  • Nichele Dressler posted 16 days ago

    Nichele Dressler

    You're welcome, Cory! And sorry for the late response, by the way.

    I don't know where the conflict with the stats is either, but NASCAR.com releases a "stats advance" prior to each race, which is what I've been double-checking your numbers against. It's interesting that the numbers/ratings would match but that the order of drivers sometimes does not.

  • Hannah Alberstadt posted 20 days ago

    Hannah Alberstadt

    Always glad to help!

  • Ben Millikan posted 27 days ago

    Ben Millikan

    Sure thing, Cory. Glad I could help.

  • Zak Kulin posted 33 days ago

    Zak  Kulin

    No problem, Cory. Always enjoy some NHL rumors.

  • Ned Dana posted 44 days ago

    Ned Dana

    Anytime, man.

  • LeeAnn Lassiter posted 47 days ago

    LeeAnn Lassiter

    You're welcome! (Sorry for the late response.) You're doing a great job.

  • Ryan Desmarais posted 48 days ago

    Ryan Desmarais

    Not a problem, Cory. Your articles are always pretty clean, which makes my job easy. Keep up the good work!

  • Dave Burton posted 56 days ago

    Dave Burton

    Last friday, my friend Steve Brown was diagnosed with Leukemia and just started his treatment this week. Steve is a senior at James Caldwell High School and was set to play football for Lehigh University in the fall. Today, cancer survivor and Giants Linebacker, Mark Herzlich called Steve, to give him some words to help him get through this tough time. Being a cancer survivor himself, Herzlich's words impacted Steve in a tremendous way.

    Steve, who has been a longtime Giants fan tweeted this today after his call from Herzlich

    RT @steve_brown31: Sucha sick surprise to get a call from Mark Herzlich on my cell.. Someone who continues to thrive after beating cancer #cancerissoft

    Herzlich's and Steve's story deserves to be shared and it would also benefit my friend, Steve, if people heard about his story. I can be reached at my email dburt555@gmail.com if you have any questions regarding this story.

  • nick stathacopoulos posted 86 days ago

    nick stathacopoulos

    Good thing you wont be picking any of Bostons players for them in the upcoming NBA draft your projections were laughable at best . Just incase you forgot the Celtics allready have there point guard of the future , his name is Rajon Rondo and Danny Ainge has no intentions of trading him now or anytime soon. My advise to you is to stick to things you know about because its painfully obvious you know next to nothing about who the Celtics have and what they need moving forward.

  • Michael Ponce posted 97 days ago

    Michael Ponce

    I'm glad you felt that way. It's always a risk as an editor when you try and guess whether or not a stylistic edit will match an author's voice, so I appreciate the vote of confidence. Keep up the solid work, bro!