Over the last year, we have found two different ways to almost insure that a topic gets covered by WRAL’s blog:
(1) First – create a thread on our message board. Often the topic of thread doesn’t even have to be NC State related; can just be something from Deadspin or somewhere else. If the topic is interesting, it usually doesn’t take long after a thread a hits our boards – or some other NC State message forums – before it magically appears at WRAL. (Tip: ‘Hat tips’ to sites that originate your awareness of a topic are such an easy thing to provide)
(2) Second – Have the topic be related to NC State fans, recruiting, and/or the internet. If Tracy Smith has dinner with his friend, CJ Leslie, it is news at WRAL. If someone who has ever driven down Wade Avenue says the words John or Wall or Leslie on their FaceBook page, it is news at WRAL.
With ^this said, we can’t wait for the investigative journalistic energy that will go into the recruiting violation committed by UConn students as highlighted here.
According to the UConn forum, a group of students made up white T-shirts that read, “CJ Leslie Please Commit To UConn.”
How many times have we been told that any kind of group co-ordination, communication, and/or pre-planned overture or solicitation by boosters or students towards a recruit is a no-no? Could you imagine the horror if these kids would have started a nebulous FaceBook page proclaiming their love of Leslie?
May our media-watchers have no worries!!! You will get as much coverage of this story from our local media as you did the stories about Wayne Ellington’s crib in Chapel Hill. What? Don’t remember WRAL and the N&O providing any insight into that? Well…you just wait until the next time a local basketball player goes to dinner at Bojangles! You won’t be able to get enough of it!