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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. 

Jun 25, 2010

Coming Home

N.C. native Debbie Yow has been named director of athletics at NC State. Yow - sister of the late Kay Yow, who coached the university's women's basketball program for 34 years, and former Wolfpack All-American Susan Yow - joins NC State after 16 years as director of athletics at the University of Maryland, where the athletic program garnered 20 national championships under her leadership. 

Jun 25, 2010

What They’re Saying

Members of the athletic community share their thoughts on NC State's hire of Debbie Yow as the university's athletic director. 

Apr 29, 2010

Becoming Mr. Wuf

Zach Jones always wanted to be a hapless cartoon animal with a dangerous lifestyle and endless vitality. He was living the dream this weekend, on a quest to become the legendary Mr. Wuf. Is Zach mascot material? Follow along as the NC State freshman went under the mask, and see how his journey turned out. 

Apr 23, 2010

A Perfect Game

Lindsay Campana, one of the ACC's top pitchers and the ace of the Wolfpack, will spend Monday afternoon helping 20 local children with disabilities experience the joys of playing softball. But unlike other matchups to be played across the conference that day, everyone on NC State's Dail Stadium diamond will truly leave the game a winner. 

Feb 12, 2010 | Campus Life

Honoring a Legend

The NC State Student Government is about halfway towards its goal of raising $85,000 to create a memorial for late women's basketball coach Kay Yow. The garden, called the Coaches' Corner, will eventually honor several coaches who have built championship teams at NC State. But Yow was the students' choice to be the first honoree. 

Nov 16, 2009

Nothing But Net

Pay attention, Shaq: Two NC State engineers have figured out the best way to shoot a free throw - a frequently underappreciated skill that gets more important as the game clock winds down. For the rest of us, it's an opportunity to learn how to leave the bricks on the Brickyard and delve into the physics of a successful free throw. 

Nov 10, 2009

Voice of the Pack

Ed Funkhouser is regarded by his colleagues as one of the Department of Communication's top faculty members - a veteran educator with decades of experience he shares with his students. But when it's time for Wolfpack football and women's basketball games, Funkhouser moves out of the classroom and behind the microphone to communicate with fans on a whole other level. 

Oct 13, 2009

Keeter Time

Friday’s Red Rally event signifies more than the beginning of another season of NC State basketball – it’s a time for the NC State community to rally together and support one of its own. Former walk-on and four-year letterman Brian Keeter (’99-’02), who endeared himself to Wolfpack fans through hard work and a knack for piling up the points late in NC State victories, plans to return to campus for the first time since a December 2008, single-car accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down. 

Sep 30, 2009

Setting the Stage

U2’s much-anticipated appearance on campus Oct. 3 will not only mark the end of Carter-Finley Stadium’s 11-year hiatus from holding special events, it will also highlight NC State and U2 lead singer Bono’s shared passion for environmental issues while helping to bring more than 1,500 temporary jobs to workers in our community.