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30 years since shocking NCAA title game finish

I was still in my mother's womb when N.C. State shocked Houston in the 1983 NCAA championship game. But I know all about it. I've seen Lorenzo Charles' putback dunk so many times I feel like I was there. That image of coach Jim Valvano running around looking for someone to hug matters to me on an intellectual level. I understand it was important in the same way I understand...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Web Run: Brown helped revitalize NC State

Lorenzo Brown's jersey No. 2 may never get hoisted alongside those of David Thompson, Tommy Burleson, Thurl Bailey and Dereck Whittenburg (among others) in the PNC Center rafters, but Brown has played an important role in N.C. State basketball.
Via northcarolinastate.scout.com
March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

30 for 30's "Survive & Advance" elevates ESPN's documentary series

What if I told you that ESPN's 30 for 30 is in the upper echelon of television series? It's true. ESPN's 30 for 30 series has been good since it started, but Sunday's "Survive and Advance" documentary on the 1983 North Carolina State NCAA Championship team elevated the documentaries to new heights. Directed by Jonathan Hock and produced by NC State player...
Via Awful Announcing
March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Is it finally NC State's turn?

RALEIGH, N.C. North Carolina State wants to wake up the echoes of its basketball program much like a certain Midwestern football power croons about on the gridiron. The Wolfpacks basketball history doesnt rival Notre Dames football tradition, but its pretty darn good. But its also been forgotten about outside of Tobacco Road for the most part. But could this be the season the ghosts...
Via Fox Sports South
October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Is it finally NC State's turn?

RALEIGH, N.C. North Carolina State wants to wake up the echoes of its basketball program much like a certain Midwestern football power croons about on the gridiron. The Wolfpacks basketball history doesnt rival Notre Dames football tradition, but its pretty darn good. But its also been forgotten about outside of Tobacco Road for the most part. But could this be the season the ghosts...
Via Fox Sports South
October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Is it finally NC State's turn?

RALEIGH, NC -- N.C. State wants to wake up the echoes of its basketball program much like a certain Midwestern football power croons about on the gridiron. The Wolfpack's basketball history doesn't rival Notre Dame's football tradition, but it's pretty darn good. But it's also been forgotten about outside of Tobacco Road for the most part. That may change this...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Celtics Finish Euro Tour with game in Milan

at Boston Celtics at EA7 Emporio Armani Milano Sunday, October 7, 2012 12:00 PM ET TV: NBA-TV, CSNNE Radio: WEEI Pregame on CSNNE at 11:30 Mediolanum Forum (Milan, Italy) The Celtics complete their 2012 World Tour with a stop in Milan to face EA7 Emporio Armani Milano. EA7s the most titled basketball team in Italy, having won 25 Italian Championships, 3 European Championships...
Via Celtics Life
October 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Celtics finish European tour with game in Milan

at Boston Celtics at EA7 Emporio Armani Milano Sunday, October 7, 2012 12:00 PM ET TV: NBA-TV, CSNNE Radio: WEEI Pregame on CSNNE at 11:30 Mediolanum Forum (Milan, Italy) The Celtics complete their 2012 World Tour with a stop in Milan to face EA7 Emporio Armani Milano. EA7s the most titled basketball team in Italy, having won 25 Italian Championships, 3 European Championships...
Via Celtics Life
October 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Preview: Celtics at EA7 Emporio Armani Milano 10/7

at Boston Celtics at EA7 Emporio Armani Milano Sunday, October 7, 2012 12:00 PM ET TV: NBA-TV, CSNNE Radio: WEEI Pregame on CSNNE at 11:30 Mediolanum Forum (Milan, Italy) The Celtics complete their 2012 World Tour with a stop in Milan to face EA7 Emporio Armani Milano. EA7s the most titled basketball team in Italy, having won 25 Italian Championships, 3 European Championships...
Via Celtics Green ...a boston celtics blog.
October 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Thurl Bailey and friends sing "My Favorite Things" (Video)

Just when you thought that you had seen it all, former Utah Jazz legend Thurl Bailey sung "My Favorite Things" with some very special friends.Below is the glorious video of the performance posted on YouTube and features most of Thurl singing the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic hit: (Courtesy of The Basketball Jones)
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
September 04, 2012  |  Discuss

the Baller's Almanac: September 1, 2012

Four years ago today, Thurl Bailey delivered the Invocation at the Republican National Convention. The former NC State star has dedicated his life to public service since his retirement from professional basketball. His awards are numerous including NBA's Kennedy Community Award, the Utah Association for Gifted Children's Community Service Award, Sigma Gamma Chi fraternity...
Via Bloguin Best
September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

N.C. State rekindling an old flame

Don't expect Mark Gottfried to fervently run around looking for someone to hug the next time something spectacular happens to the N.C. State basketball program. Been there and done that, sort of. The Wolfpack's virally-popular hugging session upon learning about its inclusion in this year's NCAA Tournament was enough for the 47-year-old coach. He hurt his lower back...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Best sixth men who never won Sixth Man Award include Dan Majerle, Thurl Bailey

COMPILED BY DARNELL MAYBERRYA look at five of the best sixth men in NBA history who never won the award.Michael Cooper: A key reserve in helping the L.A. Lakers win five championships from 1980-88, Cooper averaged 8.9 points, 3.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.2 steals while starting only 94 of 873 career games.Vinnie Johnson: Known as the “Microwave” for his ability to heat up...
Via NewsOK.com - OKC Thunder
January 15, 2012  |  Discuss
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