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Abort!! Abort!!!

LOL. After state’s plagiarism of ECU’s midfield logo blew up in their faces in classic ncstatelol fashion, they have decided the day before their game against ECU to abandon the idea and destroy the evidence.


After Carolina players got a good laugh on the logo following their November 2nd victory at Carter-Finley, lord only knows what the actual victims of state’s plagiarism would have done in a victory celebration. Clearly, that was a situation that state wanted desperately to avoid.

Yow Responds to “Our State” Marketing Disaster

NC State’s hilarious “This is Our State” marketing campaign, an idea plagiarized from Mississippi State, has become even more comical in a year where their athletic teams have lost to nearly every other program in the state, including an 82-72 home defeat to NC Central on Wednesday.

ABC11’s Mark Armstrong reached out to Debbie for her thoughts on the marketing department’s latest colossal backfire:

Here is the text of the following tweets:
“The history is it was meant as a tribute to our fans, who span the mountains to the seashores of NC. Others saw it as a statement of dominance in competition and still others saw it as simply a play on our name, State.” As for whether a run of disappointing results would maybe result in a change of tack? “The marketing staff discusses themes each Spring, so we just are not there yet. I do not know what they will recommend.”

State’s “Union Activities Board” Pays $300 for Butt Plugs, Fake Vaginas


“Nothing says education quite like butt plugs, vibrators, dildos, edible underwear, and artificial female genitalia. At least that’s what they think over at the North Carolina State University, where the Union Activities Board shelled out approximately $300 for such enlightening items for their “Dirty Bingo” event.

What’s the point of the event? Says Lauryn Collier, president of the college’s UAB, “The certified educators plan to use some of the items (those that are appropriate) to demonstrate healthy sex practices.” Which ones are appropriate? No answer from Collier. The university refused to tell Campus Reform whether there would be age restrictions for the event.”

Yow Acknowleges That They Shouldn’t Have Kicked to Gio

In what is becoming a trademark move of Debbie Yow’s style of directing the athletic department, she sent out yet another email to some of the more dedicated Wolfpackers who had sent her messages about Tom O’Brien’s decision to punt the ball to Gio Bernard at the end of the UNC game on Saturday.

I am writing a group email this morning to those who have expressed their concerns about the loss to UNC-CH. There were a couple of issues expressed by several of you that I will respond to as best I can below:

(1.) IN GAME DECISIONS: ADs do express opinions and ask questions in private to their Head Coach about game decisions/strategies that do not work well, but it would be highly unusual for an AD to publicly criticize any strategy employed during a game. I agree with that philosophy of communication…no matter which sport it might be.

(2.) SPECIAL YEAR: I am aware that this was anticipated to be a special year for us, with the possibility of playing in Charlotte the first weekend in December for the ACC Championship. That appears to be out of reach now with the loss to UNC-CH. As unsatisfactory as it might seem to you today, the only comment I have at this time is that I continue to remain focused on doing whatever I can to support the efforts of this team and staff. Our young men played a gritty and determined game against UNC-CH in an extremely hostile environment and I want them to know that their fighting spirit as our student athletes is truly appreciated.

acknowlege and regret the considerable disappointment you feel. The majority of you communicate your issues with respect and class. Thank you for that, as well. I hope to see you in Carter Finley for our Homecoming game against Virginia.

In the spirit of the Pack,

Debbie Y.

Return of the Debbiemail

Debbie is at it again. After their loss to UNC in the ACC tournament, she emailed “a group of special Wolfpackers who are passionate about the ‘Pack” to let them know what she was doing about the perceived officiating bias against NC State.

When asked by the Greensboro News & Record, she would neither confirm nor deny that she had sent the message, saying she “cannot answer”.

“I am writing this response today to a group of special Wolfpackers who are passionate about the ‘Pack and who have contacted me.

Many of you have voiced a feeling of distrust for the fairness and impartiality of officiating as related to State basketball.

I wanted to share with you a few updates of our communications with the ACC office, since that is the single most often voiced question.

1. The Commissioner and I most recently met at the ACC Tournament in Atlanta. Before the Tournament, we talked by phone.

2. Regarding the ejection of two former players at the RBC and the initials of that official being on the shoes of officials throughout the opening game of the ACC Tournament, the Commissioner has heard clearly my concerns regarding these matters. As you know, the official was reprimanded and the Commissioner indicated that neither he nor the ACC director of officials was aware that having the initials on the shoes was going to happen.

3. We have begun addressing the widely held view of officiating inconsistencies in the unc game and will work with Coach Gottfried on that, once we get to a place where we have the ability to focus on it. Right now, we are preparing the film of missed calls/no calls to send to the Director of Officiating at the ACC for his review and feedback.

4. Coach Gottfried has no recollection of being cursed at by an official during the heat of the tournament game. I understand that two media sources tweeted that this occurred and I know the quote they attributed to the official. We will follow up with each media person to seek further details and then share all of that information with the ACC.

5. I have also addressed other issues with the conference such as the bb gun statement made by an opposing coach and the quote regarding how ACC officials “study team tendencies”, something that was disconcerting to a number of fans and to us.

I know you care deeply about your Wolfpack and want you to know that we are expressing our concerns. That is why I wanted to take time to share more detail with you today.

I am so pleased that through adversity we have played our way back into the NCAA Tournament where we belong. I am also proud of our dedicated fan base that is made up of terrific Wolfpackers like you.


Gary Williams “Sabotaged the Search”!

Also State hired a basketball coach.

On the heels of Debbie Yow whiffing on multiple coaching targets, today she lambasted Gary Williams, accusing him of sabotaging the search. Unfortunately this rant awkwardly occurred during the introductory press conference for newly named head coach Mark Gottfried.  Gee, he must feel special.

yow and gottfried

Debbie Yow complains about Gary Williams sabotaging her search while her “first choice” coach awkwardly looks on.

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Debbie Yow Sends Email to Wolfpack Club

In the midst of a rather embarrassing coaching search, in which state has been repeatedly turned down by prominent coaches including Sean Miller, Shaka Smart, and Gregg Marshall, nc state athletic director Debbie Yow sent a tragically hilarious email to the Wolfpack Club in what was presumably an effort to reassure the fanbase:

Dear Wolfpack Family,

I am writing to share with you the status of the search for our new head coach for men’s basketball. There have been telephone conversations with successful coaches that did not develop into meetings — sometimes because we did not wish to pursue those coaches further and sometimes because the coach involved is happy where he is.

The conversations have been candid. We have not tried to sugarcoat the challenge of rebuilding our basketball program. Our absence for 5 consecutive years from the NCAA Tournament was noted by each coach as evidence that the program is in poor shape and will require a special effort to rebuild.

Finding a coach with the fight and fire to do this job has been a challenge. That said, we will find an excellent college coach who shares the vision of what State Basketball can become and is up for the challenge.

I realize there are multiple rumors surfacing about the nature of the search on websites and in newspapers. Once our new coach is hired, I will be in a position to bring perspective to a number of those rumors. But, right now, we need to remain focused on finding a talented collegiate coach who is a fighter, full of confidence and appreciation for the opportunity to lead our basketball program back to national prominence.

That will happen in spite of those who believe this cannot occur.

Wolfpack Basketball is destined for a revival. We will accept no less. Please keep the faith while we continue the search. Your emails and text messages of support have meant everything to me. I am blessed to be your AD.

In the Spirit of the Pack,


Bless their hearts… and lol@state