Lowe Passes Compliance Test


Pack Pride is reporting that new NC State Head Basketball Coach Sidney Lowe has passed the NCAA’s recruiting compliance test. (Link)

Lowe, who officially took over as NC State head coach today, can now recruit off campus during periods designated by NCAA guidelines. Previously, he could only make phone calls and assist with on-campus recruiting prior to passing the NCAA Recruiting Test.

The next Evaluation Period begins July 6, 2006. During an Evaluation Period, it is permissible for authorized athletics department staff to be involved in off-campus activities to assess academic qualifications and playing abililties. No in-person, off-campus recruiting contacts with a prospect are permitted.

All those involved with NC State and Coach Lowe deserve a lot of credit for getting the Wolfpack Basketball program to the point where we are today. The whole program navigated a somewhat risky situation with confidence and coollness. After initially setting a start date of July 1, Lowe has officially taken over the program two weeks early with a degree in hand and with the NCAA test behind him.

It is time to look to the future.


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13 Responses to Lowe Passes Compliance Test

  1. vtpackfan 06/19/2006 at 6:12 PM #

    It should go as no surprise since Coach Lowe has been someone throughout his years to process an enormous amount of information and achieve great results. Those ney sayers who will never accept his chosen path in earning a degree, nor recognize his record as a pro head coach as non relevant to the situation he was put in charge off, will have to ignore or shrug off this as well. Congrats to Coach, his staff, and to NC State University for getting this started off on the right foot.

  2. primacyone 06/19/2006 at 7:25 PM #


  3. bTHEredterror 06/19/2006 at 8:23 PM #

    Let’s hope this sets a trend of Sid being ahead of plan?!?! Great news, but why am I not surprised? Roll Red Wolves!!!

  4. JT 06/19/2006 at 8:30 PM #

    No more obstacles or hold ups. Killer. I’m really psyched to see Coach Lowe get rolling.

  5. Buddygreen 06/19/2006 at 9:09 PM #

    Wow, very very impressed! From NBA playoffs, to college degree, to passed compliance test, and starting his job two weeks early. And he has already landed two recruits. Coach Lowe has been nothing short of fantastic so far. A high five for this guy!!! He has hired a great staff and is on his way. I like the way our program is looking!!!! You have my support Coach Lowe!!!

  6. redfred2 06/19/2006 at 10:58 PM #

    Houston, forget about the countdown, all systems are go.

  7. Jeremy Hyatt 06/19/2006 at 11:23 PM #

    that’s great, I would love to hear about the upcoming recruiting trail.

  8. class of 74 06/20/2006 at 6:46 AM #

    In time this man will be viewed in the same light as Case, Sloan and Valvano. Our return to basketball prominence should not be in question with Sidney and staff in charge.

  9. choppack1 06/20/2006 at 8:11 AM #

    Like someone else said, I like the idea he completed these tasks ahead of schedule.

  10. redfred2 06/20/2006 at 9:20 AM #


    That is the kind of thinking that’s been missing way too long.

  11. Dan 06/20/2006 at 10:19 AM #

    Lowe continues to amaze me. The guy must be a really good juggler.

    Time to amaze us all some more and go grab Wright and McMillan.

  12. graywolf 06/20/2006 at 10:36 AM #

    This is great news, to be ahead of schedule.
    Now go get those recruits Coach Lowe.
    Go Pack!

  13. Cardiff Giant 06/20/2006 at 12:45 PM #

    Congratulations, Coach Lowe!

    Expect a press release from Lee Fowler taking credit for this.

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