The Rearview Mirror

Brian takes a second look at NC State and other news of interest in his weekly column "The Rearview Mirror". He also takes a look at what's ahead for the upcoming week. Go Wolfpack!

Finishing Strong

How many among us actually thought at the beginning of this season the Pack would be guaranteed no worse than a tie for 3rd in the ACC? My guess would be not too many. I thought at the beginning of the season we would at best be 7-9. Now we have an opportunity to finish 10-6 if we can win at the Joel this weekend. I know there are many of my Wolfpack brethren who want a new coach and, in some sick, twisted way, were hoping for another disappointing year. Guys, I know you were disappointed, but at the same time, you have to have a smile on your face to see our team back in the Top 3. Suck it up and admit that Coach Sendek has done a great job this year.

To the Coach

Coach Sendek, thank you for a fine season this year. You were under tremendous pressure to right the ship, and you had to do it with a group that was made up mostly of underclassmen. You put together one of the best State teams in many years, and did it under a scrutiny that few previous coaches have had to face. Keep up the good work! I know I'll be cheering for you come March Madness!!!!


I must say I feel for Josh Howard. Calling a timeout when none were left cost Wake a chance to beat one of the best-ever Maryland teams at Cole Fieldhouse. You are being made a scapegoat, but if you hadn't played the game you played, Wake would not have been given the chance to win anyway. Tough break, and the Pack fan in me says Thanks!


I must give mad props to The UNC-CH Tarheels for winning their eighth game of the season, and it's only February 28th! At least you guys held on to one streak! *snicker*

The Rock

I made the pilgrimage to Rockingham Speedway this past Sunday to see the Subway 400. It was shocking to see Matt Kenseth come away with the win, but I have to wonder why NASCAR can't show some consistency. I paid $80 to see a race that they let finish under caution when it should have been red flagged to later finish under green. For shame NASCAR! And, HAHA Marlin. You lost again!

Friday's Baseball Game

Saturday's game with George Mason has been moved to Friday to become a doubleheader. The first game starts at 2pm. Please make note of it.

WolfPack Kudos

Congratulations to the baseball team for moving to 8-3 on the season with a 15-6 romp over Appalachian State yesterday.

Congratulations also are in order to Pack Track and Field star Katie Sabino. She was one of 19 recipients of the 2002 Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Awards.

Kaayla Chones was named to the All ACC second team on Tuesday. She led the Pack in scoring and rebounds this season. Rachel Stockdale was named to the All-ACC Freshman team on Tuseday. Congratulations ladies!

The WolfPack wrestling team(8-5,3-1) sent Duke to their fourth straight loss as they romped to a 28-6 win in Durham. Dave Miller, Pierre Pryor, and Dustin Kawa led the way for the Pack.

Chucky Brown set an NBA record yesterday by signing a 10 day contract with the Sacramento Kings. Good luck Chucky!

Upcoming Events

Men's basketball at Wake Forest on Saturday, March 2nd. The game time is 2pm. TV is CBS.

Women's Basketball vs. Clemson in the first round of the ACC Women's Tournament on Saturday, March 2nd at 7pm in Greensboro. Good luck ladies!

Baseball Doubleheader on Friday, March 1st beginning at 2pm at Doak Field.

Women's Golf in Lakeland, FL at the Lady MOC Invitational beginning Friday, March 1st.

Women's Gymnastics host the WolfPack Invite on Friday, March 1st. The start time is 7pm.

Women's Tennis visits UNCW on Saturday, March 2nd at 2pm. The weather doesn't look too good for this one. Expect a postponement.

Men's tennis hosts Rice on Saturday, March 2nd at 2pm. This one looks like a washout as well.

The Rifle squad will be at the SEARC Championships on Sunday, March 3rd in Atlanta. The start time is 8am.

Good luck to our athletic teams this week!

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