A list of memorable moments from this year at NC State
In case you managed to forget
The 2017-2018 school year was an interesting one, that goes without saying.
NC State was involved in an FBI investigation regarding Adidas and paying off student athletes. Kevin Keatts brought the fanbase together and started a trend, #KevinKeattsIsAWinner. Our name was spoken across the nation as Bradley Chubb and others entered the NFL Draft. It was an eventful year for both sports and academics. Here's a few of our favorite moments.
Kentavius Street goes viral squatting 700 pounds
— Dantonio Burnette (@CoachThunder45) July 21, 2017
Protests ended with Confederate statues being torn down
Here are your before & after pictures of the confederate statue in Durham that was just torn down
— Red T Raccoon (@RedTRaccoon) August 15, 2017
In response to the Charlottesville rallies, protesters took to the streets and tore down statues of Confederate soldiers all across America. In Durham, multiple people were arrested.
Football players were cut from the team because of sexual assault accusations following a party at WolfRidge
Wide Receiver, Antoine Thompson, and Defensive End, Kevince Brown, were dismissed from the football team amid sexual assault allegations. Both players came in as three-star recruits. Three other players, Isaiah Moore, Erin Collins and Xavier Lyas were suspended.
Limebikes took over
The newest and greenest trend on college campuses this year was the Limebike. Just download the app, scan the barcode and use the bike for a cheap price. Of course college students turned this into a game and tried to leave bikes in random, tricky places for the crew to retrieve.
We were ranked 33 best public university in America
According to US News, we're pretty great. On their list of best colleges in America, we were placed 33. US News base their rankings on graduate outcomes (year-by-year completion and graduation rates), the number of students receiving Pell Grants, faculty resources, student satisfaction, financial resources, expert opinion, student excellence and alumni giving. So basically, give back to your alma mater, people!
StateView Hotel opened on Centennial
It might not matter much to current students, but many alumni are happy about this addition. This fancy hotel of 164 guest "dens" also contains conference rooms and a delicious restaurant, Flask and Beaker. It's right across from Lonnie Poole Golf Course, which is a plus for visitors.
We lost to Clemson
— Delaney Sexton (@delaneyblairs) November 6, 2017
To be brief, they suck, the refs suck, the ACC sucks. So we threw trash at them. Not our best idea.
Norovirus hit during winter exams
Wash your hands. Don't let this happen again.
Kevin Keatts saved the basketball program
Honestly, hiring that man was the best decision Debbie Yow has made in her entire life.
— Not A Fan Of Blue (@NotAFanOfBlue) February 21, 2018
Suddenly, North Carolina was consuming a lot of ice cream.
We still hate UNC
Nothing new here. But we're not their rivals, apparently.
State broke records in the draft
Seven NC State players were selected in the NFL Draft, with multiple others signing with teams. This was truly amazing to witness. DD is doing big things.
We have our share of other award-winning sports
National Champ State University pic.twitter.com/9ONRVVO9mN
— Coleman Stewart (@cstew180) April 13, 2018
— NC State Wrestling 🤼♂️ (@PackWrestle) April 19, 2018
Debbie Yow made her Twitter presence known
At the end of the day, this woman loves her university.
With all due respect, I will not be saying "no" to football, basketball or other sports and their needs, as a result of adding two new sports. Nothing to see here. Move along please. (Go Pack)
— #1 state fan (@gopacknow) April 27, 2018
There may have been a few rough patches, but we had a great year as a university. People know our name and respect our work, what more could you ask for?
Bring it on, 2018-2019.