Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A Legacy

Coach Kay Yow 1942-2009

First head coach of the NC State Wolfpack Women's basketball program.
Pioneer for women's basketball.
Competitor. Cancer survivor. Inspiration. Always a teacher.

And respected by many a rival.

Many teams across the country and probably all of the conference teams wore pink uniforms or at least pink shoelaces this week. The ones they have for Feb and Hoops for Hope. My Tar Heels wore pink with blue numbers at Maryland.

Articles that say more than I ever knew:
The announcement from NSCU: Yow passes peacefully Saturday morning
Another story from NCSU: Yow's last gift to her team
From an ESPN analyst: Yow's considerable efforts will live on
and a Year by year career from ESPN

ESPN did a nice job with the video tributes over the weekend.

All three of the major tv network local affiliates carried the on campus tribute live tonight.


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