Web Run: 75-game losing streak snapped

The streak is over. The volleyball team defeated two opponents Friday. One was Boston College, which fell to a 3-1 score. The other was the monkey on their back that fell after four long years.

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75-game losing streak snapped, volleyball wins in the ACC
J. Mike Blake and Clark Leonard * Technician
The streak is over. The volleyball team defeated two opponents Friday. One was Boston College, which fell to a 3-1 score. The other was the monkey on their back that fell after four long years. After 75 consecutive conference losses -- including ACC Tournaments -- N.C. State defeated the Eagles in Chestnut Hill, Mass., by a score of 30-27, 26-30, 30-27 and 30-25. Read More

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When Ilian Evtimov entered NC State as a freshman five years ago, the Wolfpack was coming off the only losing record of Herb Sendek's tenure at the school. There was unrest and uncertainty. But also some hope, thanks to a five-player recruiting class that included Julius Hodge, Josh Powell, Levi Watkins, Jordan Collins and Evtimov. Granted, Evtimov was ranked by one publication as the worst of the league's 34 newcomers that year. But as he heads into his fifth year with the Wolfpack, things are much different. First of all, Sendek has guided the Wolfpack to four consecutive NCAA Tournaments, one away from the school record set by Jim Valvano from 1985-89. That includes a trip to the Sweet Sixteen last year. Read More



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