Considering I wasn’t in the room when the decision was made to hold Mustafa Greene out of practices recently, chalk this up to speculation. However, knowing Tom O’Brien and his disciplinary history, it’s not hard to connect the dots when you see the public record below. […]
Ahhh. It seems like only yesterday that Frumpzilla was busy writing its first ever UNC-Duke themed post. 2 1/2 years (and several unplanned, unannounced sabbaticals) later, do you think those Blue Devils over in Durham would pass up an opportunity to stick it to their powder blue nemeses? Of course not!
I’d heard about the Dukies starting the above chant during their win over Colgate, but — thanks to Fromthebarn.org — the above clip is the first chance I’ve had to actually see it. If only Friday’s loss to Minnesota had ended the Heels’ weekend woes.
Saturday saw things go from bad to worse in Chapel Hill as Carolina dropped a heartbreaker to bitter rival N.C. State. Fortunately, this particular game was played with that pesky oblong ball so many UNC faithful seem to find passion for at only the most opportune times. No big deal. After all, at least the 8th ranked basketball team was there to redeem an otherwise pitiful 72-hour stretch by beating Vanderbilt on Sunday, right?
Wrong. On the heels of all-world Freshman Harrison Barnes now going 4 of 24 from the floor in his last two games, the Commodores topped Carolina 72-65 Sunday night in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. The trip home from San Juan will surely be a long one for Roy’s boys, but hosting UNC-Asheville on Tuesday should help restore some semblance of hope on the Hill prior to the Heels’ next encounter with that oblong ball — Duke, in Durham, on Saturday.
Ironically, something tells me there won’t be much — if any — video evidence of a classic fan rivalry sourced from that encounter.
Don’t you get tired of talking heads, print journalists, and anyone that just happened to have learned some HTML over a holiday weekend a few years ago (ahem, Ciaran) ramming their college football analysis down your throats on a weekly basis? Sure, we all do.
Wouldn’t it be nice if someone just compiled some allegedly intriguing facts about an upcoming match-up, and then let YOU decide what to make of them? Well, here’s an opportunity to find out — or just gather some tidbits to throw out for discussion at your Saturday morning tailgate — after the jump…
Sources indicated to us at Frump earlier today that CJ Leslie committed to the Wolfpack 2 days ago with a press conference coming shortly. Well, it seems we no longer have to wait to give out that information as the internet is all abuzz with Leslie re-committing to Sidney Lowe and the NC State Wolfack!
Great Pickup for the Pack as the (pictured above) freshmen trio of Ryan Harrow, Lorenzo Brown, and CJ Leslie will ignite a Wolfpack fanbase that has been itching to get back to greatness for quite sometime.
CJ committed to NC State over Kentucky and Uconn. He is the #12 player overall according to Scout and the #11 overall according to ESPN. Recruiting may or may not be over now for the Wolfpack as Tashawn Mabry is still uncommitted.
Quote from Leslie: “The biggest factor was NC State is a school that has a chance to be great. If all of us come in and play with the other guys and we all do our jobs, we have a chance to be great. We can go far. I think we can win a lot of games.”
Tired of the Tourney yet? No, of course you’re not. Nevertheless, if you happened to just catch that fantastic finish between UNC and Mississippi State in the NIT Semis, you know there’s still some good basketball being played outside of the Big Dance. Best of all, there’s a good chance the other side of that game could leave us with an extremely tasty, classic Tobacco Road rivalry in the Quarter-Finals. That’s right, the only thing keeping us from a sweet North Carolina-North Carolina State match-up in the Little Dance is those god forsaken fire breathers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
To top it all off, assuming your brackets are performing a bit below par, here’s a great opportunity to help pad your potential losses (assuming you’re doing this legally, of course). Make the jump to see why we think there’s enough of a lean towards the Wolfpack in this one to make it our lock of the day…
As fate would have it, Frumpzilla has come across some rather interesting photos of Lee Fowler, NC State’s much maligned athletic director, in his off season activities…which, based on the success (or lack thereof) of his tenure, may or may not be year round.
Oh, and dear, dear Frumpsters, we have several more for you after the jump…
If the ship's going down, Lee Fowler is ready. If only State fans could get their hands around his neck...
Own it, Lee...f*cking own it with that power stance! Live it, live it!