Lou Holtz

Pack Past: Bowling edition

A look back at the first time the Wolfpack went bowling. (Link) On Dec. 6, 1946, NC State accepted an invitation to play in the second Gator Bowl, in Jacksonville, Florida, according to a history of NC State maintained by NCSU Libraries. The Wolfpack faced Oklahoma in a New Year’s Day game in front of […]

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Cowdog: Where Were You When You First Shunned The Baby Blue?

Originally published early morning of November 19, 2010 Here’s a great recollection of what it’s like to be a player in the State-Carolina game by long-time Statefans Nation reader and raconteur, Cowdog.  His tale takes us back to the 1972 State-Carolina game, one that older Wolfpack fans will probably never forget.  Enjoy! — Alpha Everybody […]

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Benchmark Tom O’Brien: The Race to Perceived Success

First, something for the liberal-arts lovers: “All our knowledge has its roots in our perception.”  -Leonardo da Vinci. I wonder if da Vinci ever tried quantifying perception?  Every college program has coaching dynasties that we view, or perceive, as “good programs”.  To back this up, we have all of the records, stats, and bowl trophies to […]

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