Yes, I know where the space bar and shift key are on the keyboard. I just wanted to highlight a website that has escaped my notice until today: packathletics.exposure.co. Here are a few highlights of the articles that I found in just a few minutes of looking around:
Top 25 vision (April 9, 2015)
One of the primary goals of the NC State strategic plan released in 2012 was to become a Top 25 program in the Division I Learfield Director’s Cup standings. In the most recent rankings on April 9, NC State stands in 23rd position with plenty to still accomplish in 2014-15. With seven teams already finishing in the Top 25 in their respective sports – six in the Top 20 – NC State could be poised for one of its highest point totals ever in the Director’s Cup.
From the Director’s Desk (March 4, 2015)
The NC State swimming and diving program won its first ACC Championship since 1992 … in four years Braden Holloway has transformed the program into a national contender and a Top 20 program for both the men and women….
Recently NC State announced contract extensions for both football coach Dave Doeren, and softball coach Shawn Rychcik through 2019. Doeren guided a young Wolfpack squad to an 8-5 record in 2014, winning four of five down the stretch, including a victory in the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl… Rychcik has guided the Wolfpack to NCAA Tournament appearances in his first two years in Raleigh. In his first season with the program, he led the Pack to the 2013 ACC Tournament title…
NC State basketball continues to be in good hands with its coaching tandem of Mark Gottfried and Wes Moore.
Building Momentum (October 28,2014)
NC State student-athletes achieved an NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of 81 percent in the most recent rankings, as well as a Federal Graduation Rate of 71 percent. The GSR was the second-highest mark in Wolfpack history (just shy of 82 a year ago), while the Federal Graduation Rate was the highest in school history, an eight-percent improvement over a year ago and a 17 percent improvement over just five years ago.
Year – GSR – FGR
2014 – 81 – 71*
2013 – 82* – 63
2012 – 77 – 60
2011 – 74 – 56
2010 – 73 – 57
2009 – 69 – 54
*Highest mark in school history
The articles are short but filled with outstanding photographs of the various sports, coaches, players, and big plays (BJ’s shot against LSU is one great example). The inclusion of such high-quality photos makes this website completely different from anything on the internet centered around NC State sports. You can join their FaceBook page or sign-up on the website for an e-mail when a new article is added.
Well worth the time to go through. Highly Recommended.