The only team in the country this year to defeat Duke and North Carolina is facing another giant: Connecticut. The NCAA tournament game between the fourth-seeded Wolfpack and the No. 1 seed UConn tips off tonight at 9 p.m.
NC State coach Kay Yow continues her inspirational battle against stage-4 breast cancer. The News & Observer reports today the precautions she’s taking (you’ll just have to ignore the newspaper’s all-too-predictable decision to pump up John Edwards’ presidential campaign even here):
Angela Vaughan, a registered nurse, travels with the Wolfpack team, including to Fresno.
Yow’s oncologist Mark Graham sits on the sidelines with Vaughan during games. Here in Fresno, Graham also has made arrangements with a cancer facility just in case something goes awry with Yow’s health.
Graham made arrangements with Dinah Ibrahim, a fellow oncologist, and the California Cancer Clinic in Fresno, where Ibrahim works, to be on call should Yow need anything.
Don’t miss an opportunity to watch this NC State team and coach. Both draw inspiration from each other. Yow’s leadership amid the struggle for her life is … words fail. It’s indescribable.