A couple of interesting things in the media for you:
Dessert before dinner: we don’t often talk about the cheerleading or dance squad teams here at SFN, but these folks work hard to represent NC State well, and in the case of the cheerleading team, are former national champions.Â In short, there’s a lot more than goes into being a cheerleader than merely being attractive, and their sport comes with as many hours of practice, aches and pains as most any other varsity sport.Â Just ask any current or former varsity cheeleader.
Anyway, NC State’s Lauren McKinney is Sports Illustrated’s Cheerleader of the week. She got some nice publicity for herself and for university for being chosen, and we here at SFN would like to recognize and congratulate her and her team for a job well done.
Next, ACCsports.com is an ever-improving web site that is becoming a must-stop for ACC sports fans looking for good in-depth coverage of the conference and of course, the individual teams in it.Â Currently, on the web site, they have an interesting article where Jim Young of the Greensboro News-Record, Matt Carter of the Wolfpacker,Â and Jacey Zembal formerly of Fox Sports and currently with The Wolfpacker discuss what’s going on with NC State sports and what fan moods and attitudes currently are.
The discussion ranges from upcoming spring game attendance to basketball recruiting, and of course the perception of Sidney Lowe by us, the card-carrying fan on the street.
The fans seem to be generally patient with coach Sidney Lowe. People want to like Lowe and see him succeed. Heâ€™s part of the fabric of NC State basketball. If he was a star player at say, Auburn, he never would have been hired at N.C. State, though only athletics director Lee Fowler would know that for sure.
Since Loweâ€™s arrival, the roster has been in flux. People arenâ€™t even sure what identity Lowe wants because heâ€™s building around what he has, instead of forcing players to do something they donâ€™t fit well at (see Michigan football this past season).
This is interesting reading, and you’re sure to see some stuff you agree with and maybe some other stuff you don’t.Â No matter what, it makes great food for discussion.