N.C. State will open a new hall of fame, holding their opening ceremony on October 5th at Reynolds Coliseum. NC State has a long rich history in athletics, and now the legends that put the school on the map in terms of collegiate athletics will get enshrined in the manner they deserve.
Headlining the first class of inductees, is of course legendary Wolfpack basketball coach Jim Valvano. Valvano, who will always be remembered for his distinct personality as well as his prowess as a coach, put NC State on the map by winning the 1983 national championship. In 1993, Valvano finally lost the battle to cancer and passed away. A fund was established in 2008 in his honor which has been very successful in raising awareness and money for the research of the horrible disease. Valvano’s legacy is certainly living on.
“He would have been incredibly honored” said Valvano’s older brother Nick on the induction of his brother, as told by the Charlotte Observer.
Other inductees include legendary women’s basketball coach Kay Yow, and football alumni Ted Brown, Roman Gabriel, and Jim Ritcher.
By establishing this hall of fame, NC State has found a way to permanently honor Valvano and the rest of the NC State legends, and has officially enshrined them in the rich history of Wolfpack athletics.
This years Wolfpack basketball team looks to continue to strong legacy of NC State basketball as they attempt to take over the ACC this season.
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