Brett Friedlander (starnewsonline.com) has a nice piece about the improvements Debbie Yow has made at NC State but more importantly her vision and plan for making those improvements. There’s also a nice dig at the Twerps who are in a financial mess. While Maryland cuts sports, N.C. State looks forward with optimism under Yow
It’s a nice cherry on top to the sundae Daily Update posted about Setting a New Status Quo
The timing is completely coincidental, but nonetheless ironic.
On the same day Debbie Yow’s old school, Maryland, formally announced that it is dropping seven varsity sports in response to a severe athletic financial crisis, Yow’s current school N.C. State issued a five-year strategic plan for advancing the Wolfpack into the top echelon of ACC schools.
The five-year plan announced Monday is the latest step forward in that effort. The 29-page document spells out seven strategic goals and objectives while providing a timetable for when they should be accomplished.
In addition to the obvious competitive improvement on both the playing field and in the classroom, which has already begun with a jump of 30 places in this year’s Directors’ Cup standings, the document spells out a specific plan to also bring about gains in the areas of fund-raising, allocation of money, staff retention and brand recognition.
Check out the article for a list of highlights from the document.
That’s quite a contrast to what’s going on at Maryland right now.
Yow’s replacement, Kevin Anderson, announced Monday that the school has eliminated its varsity programs in men’s and women’s swimming, men’s tennis, women’s water polo, cross-country, indoor track & field and cheer to help offset an athletic department deficit that is projected to reach more than $4 million this year.
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