Lee Fowler speaks again

I know this is a surprise but our intrepid AD held another interview.
There are some interesting quotes that tell alot about our athletic department.

Lee had this to say “Championships are important,” he said, “but I don’t think it’s a negative year if you don’t win the championship, if you’ve had a good year and gone to the NCAAs.” This explains the perception that NCSU does not strive to win titles. It all comes from the top.

But I think the most telling quote actually comes from Wendell Murphy, he says “He’s the strongest advocate for our athletic program of any athletic director I can remember.” This explains the haughty attitude that is Lee’s trademark. He knows the big dog is in his kennel.

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7 Responses to Lee Fowler speaks again

  1. Alpha Wolf 11/25/2005 at 1:20 PM #

    The thing is, you can also see things that Murphy apparently did *not* say. Murphy’s comment was as political as any I have ever seen from a NCSU booster.

    Bottom line is that it will be business as usual at NC State, and usual=mediocre.

  2. Cardiac95 11/25/2005 at 4:44 PM #

    Facilities are nice…….having an Athletics Department that ranks in the bottom 3rd of the NEW ACC is deplorable. Having an Athletics Deparment that ranks outside the Top 50 of Division 1A is deplorable.

    Especially when your AD stated almost 4 years ago that his #1 goal was “…to be a top three program in the conference in every sport.”


    So nearly 4 years have passed……many facility upgrades have been completed……yet how many times have we produced a Top 3 conference finish during Lee’s glorious reign?

  3. Cardiac95 11/25/2005 at 9:29 PM #

    To be fair…..Lee said his #1 goal at that time was facilities, but that his overall “charge” was to be Top 3 in the conference.

  4. SaccoV 11/26/2005 at 11:13 AM #

    Garbage. It’s completely Lee’s M.O. to say that he demands excellence; that he wants success; that he maintains high standards. All anyone has to do is look at the volleyball team, the football team, the basketball team to have any true idea how high the bar is set. Again, if it wasn’t for wrestling, track and cross-country, we wouldn’t have ANY conference winners over the last five years. Ridiculous. I’m hope Oblinger gets rid of Fowler and hires a trained circus monkey. At least we could criticize Amato then!!

  5. Jeff 11/26/2005 at 11:49 PM #

    Anyone can SAY anything.

  6. Jeff 11/27/2005 at 11:32 AM #

    From the N&O

    The Fowler years

    Since Lee Fowler became N.C. State’s athletics director in September 2000, there has been little turnover among the Wolfpack head coaches. Here’s a look:



    FootballChuck AmatoAmato was beginning first season when Fowler was hired

    Men’s basketballHerb SendekPack has reached NCAA Tournament past four years

    Women’s basketball Kay YowHall of Fame coach has won four ACC titles

    Baseball Elliott AventPack was 41-19 last season and in NCAA play

    Men’s soccer George TarantiniPack back in NCAA Tournament this season

    Women’s soccer Laura KerriganPack finished 6-12 overall and 1-8 in ACC

    Men’s golfRichard SykesVeteran in 34th year at NCSU

    Swimming/divingBrooks TealWomen’s team won six meets last season

    Cross countryRollie GeigerIn 25th year, teams have 29 ACC team titles

    TrackRollie GeigerTeams have won five ACC championships

    GymnasticsMark StevensonPack has averaged 21 wins over the past 13 years

    RifleKeith MillerSoutheast Air Rifle Conference champion in 2004



    WrestlingCarter JordanBob Guzzo retired in 2004 after 13 ACC titles

    Men’s tennisJon ChoboyEric Hayes was replaced after 2002 season

    Women’s tennisHans OlsenKay Louthian was replaced after 2001 season

    VolleyballMary ByrneKim Hall was replaced after 2000 season

    DivingMike FinneranJohn Candler resigned in December 2003



    SoftballLisa NavasProgram was started in 2004

    Women’s golfPage MarshProgram was restarted in 2000



  1. StateFans Nation » Blog Archive » Fowler Talks to 1090…no…really..he does - 11/29/2006

    […] To be fair…I thought that his comments were pretty good. The problem is like the little boy who cried wolf — he just talks and talks and talks and talks SO MUCH that nothing he says really has much value. There is nothing ’special’ to hearing from the NC State Athletics Director since we here from him infinitely more than other ADs.. […]

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