If any university has more of a “Charlie Brown kicking the football” complex than NC State, it’s South Carolina. The chickens went winless in bowls for longer than Moses’ sojourn in the desert, until an aged Lou Holtz led them to a few respectable victories. Gamecock basketball has been most notable for NIT Hall of Fame legend Dave Odom, who padded his resume with several meaningless March wins. A national champion? Forget about it.
That is, until last night – when NC State alumnus Ray Tanner brought home the school’s first College World Series title. SFN sends its heartiest congratulations to a fine alum, and thanks the Gamecock baseball team for giving the rest of us Charlie Browns a little ray of hope.