You have to hand it to UNC: those guys have unmitigated gall. Before their new chancellor has her first day on the job, and before lame-duck Chancellor Holden Thorp can announce whatever his “blue-ribbon” panel led by led by Hunter Rawlings, president of the Association of American Universities, has come up with, UNC athletic director [...]
SFN: We’d like to thank one of our loyal readers, ‘noah’, for submitting this great piece. If you would ever like to submit an entry for the front page of the blog please just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org So, now that the NCAA men’s basketball tournament is over, I suppose we can say goodbye to [...]
Evening Sessions Maryland’s win over California today was really big for the conference. Gary Williams has now won his first round game in nine consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. Wow! (And you were told how you should be happy with four first round NCAA Tournament wins in a decade.) How tough is playing basketball in the [...]
CBS color analyst Billy Packer’s streak of Final Fours is over after 34 years, The Miami Herald reported Monday. We have had a lot of entries regarding Packer in the past. You can click here for one of our more recent and more comprehensive. Link to N&O’s ACCNow entry: Nantz says fans owe thanks to [...]
It was the rarest of rarities (aside from Wolfpack championships) – a long profile in Sunday’s N&O that seemed tailor made for me. There are tons of great anecdotes (don’t miss the “shard grabbing” story) – read the whole thing. But the overriding theme reinforces what I like about Packer – his near slavish devotion [...]
Every fan of every school has a cache of moments that are particularly special to them for some reason or another. Because the years of 1980-1985 were so forgettable…1986 came along for me at a time where I was definitely ‘old enough to remember’ while also being somewhat ‘blank’ as it related to NC State [...]
Bill Cowher joins CBS as a studio analyst. (Link) Former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher is returning to the NFL — as an analyst on CBS’ Sunday “The NFL Today” studio show.