North Carolina State will be taking part in the Jimmy V Classic next Tuesday against UConn, and as most of you should know, Jim Valvano was the head coach of the Wolfpack back in the 1980’s. He was at the helm when NC State won the 1983 national title.
In honor of Jimmy V, Adidas has made special uniforms for the event, and they are pretty awesome.
The jersey is pretty similar to what NC State’s normal uniform looks like, with two exceptions: there is a net laying around the jersey’s shoulders, and on the back of the jersey, instead of a name, there is the most memorable quote from Jimmy V’s legendary ESPY speech:
(Image via @PackPride)
LAS VEGAS (AP) UNLV junior guard Daquan Cook has been dismissed from the team.
Interim coach Todd Simon made the announcement on Friday, though no reason was given.
Cook was suspended for 13 games by previous coach Dave Rice in November after being arrested and charged with DUI.
Cook appeared in two games this season after being reinstated, scoring three points in four minutes. He missed the 2014-15 season after tearing his right ACL and played 28 games as a sophomore.
If you grew up during the 1980’s, get ready to feel old.
Seton Hall, which has won it’s last three games, hosts Georgetown Saturday on what is also “80’s Night.” Of course we’re at the point where athletes playing in these games were born after that decade passed, which makes quizzing them on the 80’s that much more entertaining.
Friday John Fanta of the Pirate Sports Network quizzed Isaiah Whitehead, Derrick Gordon, Khadeen Carrington and Ish Sanogo on their knowledge of 80’s hip hop, and outside of a couple correct guesses it did not go too well. Best part of the video: Whitehead asking “is this Run DMC?” after each song.
It’s just a matter of time until we’re old enough to watch college basketball players struggle to identify some of the songs of the 1990’s.