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Feb 21, 2011

All-Around Champions

Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford announced Friday that three NC State student-athletes, including senior gymnast Brittany Vontz, have been selected to receive the Weaver-James-Corrigan Award, given to student-athletes who have performed with distinction in competition, in the classroom and in the community. 

Feb 4, 2011

An Inspirational Win

Dana Bible (right), whose battle with leukemia is well-known by Wolfpack and ACC fans alike, is a finalist for the 2011 Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award. Bible - NC State's offensive coordinator, quarterbacks and wide receivers coach - was diagnosed in Nov. 2009 and underwent full treatment while maintaining his leadership role with the Wolfpack. 

Jan 18, 2011

Road Scholars

Senior criminology major Timur Ender will lead a group of students on a cross-country bike trip this summer, in order to lend a hand to affordable-housing projects sponsored by Habitat for Humanity and similar organizations. 

Dec 24, 2010

Excelling Under a Watchful Eye

Russell Wilson's late father always told him that there is a king in every crowd, looking to make sure he did things properly. Few people have had more attention on them - and handled it with more poise - than Wilson, the 2010 Champs Sports Bowl MVP, honor student and star baseball player. 

Dec 21, 2010

Wolfpack in the… Toy Department?

The competition was fierce at a local retail store, where members of the NC State football team took time out from bowl preparations to stuff shopping carts in a quest to become the team's top shopper for the Marines' Toys for Tots program. In just 45 minutes, players snagged more than $24,000 in toys to give to children in need. 

Dec 6, 2010

Sunshine State of Mind

NC State has accepted a bid to play No. 22 West Virginia in the 2010 Champs Sports Bowl at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando on Dec. 28. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., with a limited allocation of tickets currently available to Wolfpack Club members and NC State fans. 

Oct 20, 2010

SportSouth Presents Spotlight: NC State Athletics

Spotlight: NC State Athletics highlights the impact of Yow's presence on campus and features interviews regarding her arrival with three of the school's head coaches: football coach Tom O'Brien, men's basketball coach Sidney Lowe and women's basketball coach Kellie Harper. Together, the group is building an athletic program for the future. It premieres on SportSouth Friday, October 22 at 10:30 p.m. 

Aug 31, 2010

Building a Future

As the Wolfpack makes final preparations for its first game Saturday vs. Western Carolina, more than a dozen NC State football players can sit back, smile and think, "Well, this isn't the hardest thing I've done in the last three months." No matter what happens on the football field, it may not be as rewarding as the volunteer work they did this summer with Habitat for Humanity. 

Aug 26, 2010

Living Legacy

Members of the Wolfpack family gathered at the new Coaches' Corner on Tuesday afternoon to remember the late Kay Yow and dedicate a bronze sculpture in her honor. The idea to memorialize Yow - NC State's women's basketball coach for 34 years - grew out of a student suggestion during campus elections. 

Jul 14, 2010

Keepin’ it Green

As the summer sun bears down on the lush grasses blanketing some of our nation's top athletic facilities, it's NC State graduates like John Turnour ('01) who are getting the call in hopes of keeping what's green from turning brown - saving their bosses considerable green of their own in the process.