The myth of State Fan only caring about beating UNC came back to life today in the News and Observer’s ACC Today blog, this time coming straight from an NC State fan’s mouth: Inside Carolina editor Ben Sherman said that since September, UNC fans’ attention on his independent Tar Heels-devoted site has turned to their […]
Wolfpackers speak loud and clear
Don’t let anyone tell you that NC State fans can’t get along! Heading into today’s college football action Wolfpacknation is united firmly behind one team — the Clemson Tigers. All through this week SFN has run the following poll on the right side panel of our blog: Clemson & Boston College are battling for the […]
The Relevancy of Irrelevancy – Is Lack Of Athletic Success Limiting The University?
Some of the comments on the recent Monday Morning entry got me to thinking about the possible effects of our lack of athletic success on the university as a whole. I have to believe that athletics is a big component of the marketing and identity of a university (and you can make a fair case […]
No Wolfpack to pull for…no Tarheels to pull against…a perfect day for wagering!! We are going to keep these comments open, but encourage you to use our message boards to interact today. We’ve got quite a few topics from which to choose, including game conversations. Also, don’t ignore our Twitter Feed. We thought you would […]
Alabama players driving Escalades?
— Defensive coordinator Vic Koenning (Clemson) raised some eyebrows when asked a general question about Alabama receiver Julio Jones. Koenning has a lot of ties in south Alabama, and that’s where Jones is from. Koenning’s response: “I actually ran into Julio in the spring recruiting. I said hello to him. I said, ‘Well, I guess […]
Although I am not a fan of her politics, one can’t helped but be impressed with the involvement that University of Miami President, Donna Shalala has with her University’s Athletics Program. Shalala recently made a change in the Athletics Directorship at Miami when long time AD, Paul Dee, was forced aside in the midst of […]
How Coaches Are Paid
“Money” is going to be discussed ad nauseum during the NC State coaching search. Unfortunately, like so many other topics, many people who don’t have a damn clue how the world really works are not going to be short on proclamations regarding the financial position of the NC State Athletics Department. Our goal today is […]
A Tale of Three Coaches: How Coaching Contracts Are Structured
Ever wonder how coach contracts are structured? SFN tries to put the pieces of the puzzle together. Sendek Contract With Capitol Broadcasting Sendek Contract With ADIDAS Sendek Contract with the University Herb Sendek’s NC State Contract $125,000 University pay $575,000 Capitol/Wolfpack Sports Marketing $80,000 ADIDAS $0 Wolfpack Club $780,000 per year Roy Williams’ UNC Contract […]