Game Day Entry – Hillsborough Street Opening Festivities

Good Morning and happy game day!

Today is perhaps the biggest game NC State football has played in four or five years. Please visit this entry to see AlphaWolf’s fantastic pregame analysis and the great discussion that follows.

For those of you who have made the trip down to Atlanta for the game, thanks for supporting our team and pull the Pack through. Our own Daily Update is there and might upload some stadium pictures if possible.

The game versus Georgia Tech is on ESPN at noon for anyone who might not already know.

More importantly, if you’re in the Raleigh area please consider heading out to Hillsborough Street for the grand opening celebration! Here is a link discussing the festivities running from noon until 6 pm. You can learn more on Facebook here.

The game will be shown on a huge screen, several bands will be performing, there will be kid-friendly entertainment, and something for the adults as well. Apparently open containers are only allowed in the Beer Garden, so be warned.

I, for one, will be watching the game at The Player’s Retreat. At the risk of ruining an awesome game watching experience by bragging about it on the internet, if you haven’t visited the PR since Gus took over you should do so soon. It’s the same old PR with all it’s historical charm, but with some modern amenities such as big screen televisions both inside and out. Visit the PR here.

Let’s not underestimate the meaning of this festival and potentially awesome game day atmosphere on our very own and newly renovated Hillsborough Street. This is the sort of thing that makes college cool and reconnects alumni and townspeople with the University. This is EXACTLY the sort of thing N.C. State needs to do to continue the momentum of what has become something of a renaissance of the school’s image.

Come out and cheer on the Pack!!!

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5 Responses to Game Day Entry – Hillsborough Street Opening Festivities

  1. Dogbreath 09/25/2010 at 9:06 AM #

    I worked my way through State at the PR and can agree, Gus has done a fantastic job preserving its charm while modernizing it.

    Will be watching the game from our new home in CT. Would love to hear from any Wolfpackers that are up this way.

  2. backnine 09/25/2010 at 9:25 AM #

    Won’t be able to make the Hillsborough event today but am very excited with all the changes and the energy around that project. Long overdue. In a way, it’s completion is appropriately timed. By that I mean we have finally shed less than stellar leadership across the university and replaced it with dynamic talents in Woodson and Yow. There’s a great deal of optimism around Football and Basketball which is further energizing our community. And now, we finally have a polished front porch in Hillsborough Street that more acurrately reflects the quality of education and research taking place on our campus. We have some momentum right now, which I hope will continue well into the future.

    However, I do hope Woodson can work with the city to secure another round of funding for a phase two on Hillsborough St. The project completed only covered the East end of the street. The western portion is still in need to truly complete the look.

  3. 89BSBA 09/25/2010 at 9:58 AM #

    And NC State was named one of 8 new regional climate science hubs:

    Lots going on there, which bodes well for the future!

  4. NCSUPackfan 09/25/2010 at 10:02 AM #

    Let’s Go Pack!! Let’s Go Pack!! Let’s Go Pack!! 1 hour 45 minutes till kick off. “put the women and children to bed, let’s go looking for dinner”

  5. highstick 09/25/2010 at 4:49 PM #

    I read the article about the climate deal last night. It sounds good, but could be a political football if the politicians start interfering…I want to hear more on it!!

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