I will be honest here – I am so inured to the culture of corruption, and Monty Python’s Black Knight caliber of willful and idiotic denial…I didn’t think anything UNC scandal related could shock me anymore. Then I read this, and you should as well: Prepare to be disgusted. Horrific doesn’t even begin to describe [...]
In addition to the excellent 30 For 30 “Survive And Advance” about the 83 championship team, ESPN has also recently released a 13 minute short about the 1972 Olympic basketball team called “Silver Reunion”. NC State’s own Tommy Burleson was a member of that team that lost the gold medal game to the Soviet Union [...]
We will downloading and de-briefing all sides of the NC State basketball program in the coming days. To start, we’d love your thoughts on any of this that you would like to tackle. From @joeovies Twitter account this morning. (Link) In a less flippant approach, Ovies penned these talking points about the season’s end. 1. [...]
NC STATE BASKETBALL Joe Giglio (N&O) NC State’s C.J. Leslie rolls with criticism Go ahead and take your best shot at C.J. Leslie. Find a message board thread to vent about the N.C. State forward’s inconsistencies or cut out the middle man and hammer him on Twitter. After three years, Leslie is not only used [...]
NC STATE BASKETBALL Joe Giglio (N&O) Unsung hero Richard Howell leads Pack into NCAA tournament There’s a certain snarl that comes with every one-handed Richard Howell rebound. It fits with the N.C. State senior forward’s gruff, “get out of my way” on-court persona. There have been ups and downs for the Wolfpack this season, but [...]
NC STATE BASKETBALL Joe Giglio (N&O) This season’s Wolfpack cooler, calmer, still hungry Just like last year, the tournament starts in the state of Ohio. Not that Gottfried was particularly interested in a trip down memory lane on Tuesday. “This isn’t last year,” said Gottfried, who has a 7-8 record in eight NCAA tournament trips. [...]
This made me laugh. It hits the nail on the head for many of them. Miami and UNC are incredibly accurate as are Duke and Wake Forest.
NC STATE BASKETBALL R. Cory Smith (N&O) No. 8 seed NC State hopes experience helps against Temple in Dayton But despite the woes throughout the season, State finished with a 24-win season and returned to the NCAA tournament. With Gottfried reaching the tournament this season, he becomes just the third ACC coach to do so [...]
You gotta see this if you haven’t yet.
NC STATE BASKETBALL Bret Strelow (FayObserver.com) One-handed, behind-the-back assist nothing special to Tyler Lewis “I’ve been doing it all my life,” he said. “It’s nothing really hard for me. It just comes natural.” Joe Giglio (N&O) NC State beats Virginia 75-56 in ACC tourney, faces Miami next Scott Wood’s third 3-pointer, in a 84-second span [...]