Page 1

TECHNICIAN          

wednesday march

23 2011

Raleigh, North Carolina

Personal Funds, donations finance SG Candidates Personal



300 200 100 0

Kyle O’Donnell - $241.06


Jackie Smith - $181.92

500 Ethan Harrelson - $260.00

They’re everywhere. In the Brickyard, Court of Carolinas, Wolf Plaza and virtually any other well-trafficked area on campus, students will find a plethora of campaign signs as student government elections approach. According to the Student Government Election Commission, all of the candidates must


Kyle O’Donnell - $401.47

Staff Writer

In addition, “donations may not total more than half of the allowable expenses in each election and do not count towards the spending limit.” Donations also comprise time, services and materials donated by someone who would normally charge for those resources. So far, only 11 out of the 68 students running for positions – about 16% – have spent over $100 for their campaigns. Here’s how these candidates stack up in terms of how much money they’ve raised/spent on their campaigns.

Patrick Devore - $434.46

Justin Rose

abide by expense restrictions while campaigning, though restrictions are different for each position. These expenses include donations as well as direct expenditures. According to the N.C. State Student Body Statutes, candidates must provide “a list of receipts for all expenses made by the campaign or on behalf of the campaign,” whether or not they are used. The statutes also outline the spending limits for the various positions: $625 for Student Body President; $525 for Student Senate President, Student Body Treasurer, and Student Chief Justice; $200 for senators; $420 for other elective offices and $140 for department-level elective offices.

Chandler Thompson - $568.11

While campaigning is an integral part of student government elections, there are limitations on funding.

The graph shows the top three fundraisers in both personal contributions and outside donations. All candidates are required to disclose all campaign expenditures. SOURCE: STUDENT GOVERNMENT CAMPAIGN RECEIPTS


As part of Agriculture Awareness Week, Alpha Zeta is sponsoring a “Kiss the Pig” contest on the Brickyard. Monetary donations will be taken until then to choose which well-known N.C. State figurehead will be locking lips with a pig. The “winner” will be announced Thursday.

Students give spare change to see University officials kiss swine JORDAN MOORE/TECHNICIAN

Eric Luibrand, a junior in mechanical engineering, texts a friend on a cramped engineering bus Tuesday evening, March 22, 2011. The engineering route on the Wolfline has historically been extremely crowded during class changes, requiring an extra “tripper” bus this year. “[the overcrowding] is bad, yeah,” said Luibrand. “Especially the 5:00 bus that leaves Centennial. I’ve missed it a number of times because there were too many people.”

Transportation: Engineering buses may be rerouted for efficiency The University’s Department of Transportation is considering making changes to a Wolfline bus route to save time and promote efficiency.

planning radar. “Last year we talked with the Engineering Council about the bus routes and have made contact with them again last week,” Klein said. “We’re going to be talking with them soon.” The Engineering Council has asked the Transportation department if it is Chelsey Francis possible to change the Wolfline Route Senior Staff Writer 3 – the engineering bus route. “They asked if we really need the In the fall of 2010, approximately 25 percent of all students enrolled at the buses to go down Stinson Drive and University were enrolled in the Col- around the way they currently do,” Klein said. “They also asked if it is lege of Engineering. The majority of College of Engineer- possible to shorten the current loop ing courses are taught on Centennial and possibly send the buses down campus, where students don’t typi- Dunn Avenue.” According to Klein, at this point, cally live. Therefore, most students taking engineering courses have to nothing has been changed or is in the take the bus from Central to Centen- process of being changed.  nial Campus. “I don’t know how the transit people The buses running from Central feel about this,” Klein said. Campus to Centennial Campus are So far, student opinions on the suboften overcrowdject are mixed. ed during peak Some eng ihours, leaving neering students, st udent s beli ke R honda hind simply beLemon, a sophocause there isn’t more in mechanenough space for ical engineering, them to safely said they believe Rhonda Lemon, a sophomore in ride the bus. the buses from mechanical engineering According to Central Campus Christine Klein, to Centennia l public communication specialist for Campus are a huge problem. the University Transportation De“There is hardly ever a time I get on partment, this overcrowding is one the bus and it’s not packed,” Lemon reason why Centennial Campus is said. “They do increase the number of on the Transportation Department’s buses on the route during the middle

“here is hardly ever a time I get on the bus and it’s not packed.”


3 buses on the Engineering route 1 tripper added during peak times Tripper runs: noon until 4 p.m. Monday thru Thursday Tripper replicates route of the regular buses.


of the afternoon/day, but it’s still rough sometimes.” Lemon said she thinks additional buses or buses with a larger capacity should be considered by the Transportation Department. “I personally think they need to be using the bigger buses, but I know if they did that, they couldn’t stop at Harrelson or SAS anymore because they wouldn’t be able to get through the narrow roads,” Lemon said. “A stop at the library and the coliseum deck would compensate for that though.” However, Katie Basinger, a sophomore in industrial engineering, said she doesn’t generally see the buses as crowded.  “This semester the times I take the bus which is around 10 a.m. it’s never crowded. However, there

BUS continued page 3

Phone: 919.515.2131 Email: Web:

A fundraiser held by Alpha Zeta will have one University official smooching swine this Thursday.

Kelly Hook, and football coach Tom O’Brien. Students can vote for who they’d like to see pucker up to a pig by putting money in specific jars bearing the candidates’ names. Students can cast their vote who they want to Elise Heglar kiss the pigs by dropping money into Staff Writer the jars. Whichever candidate’s jar hold the Instead of simply asking for donations, the Alpha Zeta, an agricultural most money at noon Thursday, when the contest ends, fraternity, is purhas to kiss the suing an unconpigs. ventional method According of fundraising to Lauren Lanier, promote AgriculAgriculture tural Awareness Awareness Week Week. organizer and R at he r t h a n junior in agrihold i ng a c a r cultural business wa sh or ba ke Lauren Lanier, Agriculture Awareness management, sale, the fraterWeek organizer on Japan relief “ We d o a nity is collecting fundraiser for donations in return for forcing a university official this every year, usually a raffle,” Lanier said. “This year, we wanted to try to kiss pigs. Among the people who have offered something different and this seemed up their names, and lips, in support like a great idea.” of the cause are Chancellor Randy Woodson, Student Body President PIG continued page 3

“If this had happened to us, we would want someone to be willing to help us.”

insidetechnician Stunt group brings home first place in cheer competition Despite having only a few weeks to prepare, the Ladies of the Pack beat a threetme chamipion team. See page 5.

A look back at the Dixie Classic

The Dixie Classic was held in Reynolds Coliseum for 12 years before scandal forced it to end. See page 8.

viewpoint features classifieds sports

Wolf Xpress Print and Copy Services has relocated from the main bookstore to the new Atrium Food Court! We offer a full line of document services conveniently located next to the DH Hill Library.

4 5 7 8

Page 2

page 2 • wednesday, march 23, 2011

Weather Wise


Through tim’s lens

Campus CalendaR


“Spitting game: college hookup culture” Witherspoon: WashingtonSankofa (Room 126), 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

March 2011 Su


































Partly cloudy with a slight chance of a shower into the late afternoon







Today CHASS Walk Up for Academic Support Caldwell Lounge , 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

64 80

Gameplay & Student Outcomes Presentation at the FI Friday Institute, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Partly cloudy skies throughout most of the day


Farmers Market The Brickyard, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

64 45

N.C. State Blood Drive Talley Student Center, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Partly to mostly sunny skies

Women’s Center petition Brickyard, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. source: Forecasters: John Cornett, Trinean White, and Sherrie Shealy

The future of conservation in a changing America Biltmore Hall/Robertson Wing Room 2221, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

on the Web

The Tunnel of Oppression Carmichael Playzone (1st floor in new building), 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

See exclusive audio/photo slideshows. Answer the online poll. Read archived stories. There’s something new every day at Check it out!

Chancellor’s Liaison 3118 Talley Student Center, 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Get involved in technician Technician is always looking for people to write, design, copy edit and take photos. If you’re interested, come to our office on the third floor of Witherspoon (across from the elevators) Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to midnight and Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or e-mail Editor-inChief Amanda Wilkins at editor@

Fabulous Faculty- Dr. Katherine Mellen Charron Assembly Room, 2nd floor, East Wing, D.H. Hill Library, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Stretching it out


photo By tim o’brien

tatic stretching after running about 3 miles together, Christina Parrett, senior in political science, and Konner White, sophomore in aerospace engineering, enjoy the 83º spring day at Wolf Village, Tuesday, March 22, 2011. Both students ran cross country in high school, and Parrett still runs regularly. “I’m not in engineering, which is why I have time to run,” she said. “All my running partners are engineering majors,” she said, jokingly adding “unfortunately.”

Earn $80 this week Donate your plasma at Talecris Plasma Resources to help save the lives of patients worldwide and earn up to $80 this week as a new donor.


Thursday Engineering Sailplane Exhibit The Oval, Centennial Campus (map), 8am – 6pm DIALOGUE ON DIVERSITY Thu, Witherspoon: WashingtonSankofa (Rm 126), 3pm – 5pm the fighter Campus Cinema, 7 p.m. tron: legacy Campus Cinema, 9:30 p.m. Student Body President Debate Student Senate Chambers, 8pm – 9pm Friday the fighter Campus Cinema, 9:30 p.m. tron: legacy Campus Cinema, 7 & 11:59 p.m. Saturday Service Raleigh Meet at Harris Field, 8am – 1pm Civil War Symposium: The Public History Of The Civil War 232A Withers Hall, 8:30am – 6:00pm the fighter Campus Cinema, 7 p.m.

Agricultural Issues Forum Williams 2215, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

tron: legacy Campus Cinema, 9:30 p.m.

Reusable Runway Fashion Show Riddick Hall Hearth (lounge), 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Rubbage Ride 2011 Brickyard, Raleigh, N.C., 9am – 1pm

on-going incident. 8:56 A.M. – Breaking & Entering Student Health Lot Non-student reported storage containers had been broken into. Tools and construction materials were stolen.

March 21 11:12 A.M. – Fire Alarm Clark Dining Hall Fire Protection responded to alarm caused by contractors working in the area. 12:10 A.M. – Traffic Stop Faucette Drive Student was issued citation for No Operators License. 12:13 AM – Assault Sullivan Hall Student reported being assaulted by non-student the previous night. Student refused to pursue criminal charges at this time. Subject was located and trespassed from NCSU property. 6:51 A.M. – Fire Alarm Nelson Hall Units responded to alarm caused by faulty electronics.

8:27 A.M. – Vehicle Stop Centennial Middle School Student was issued a citation for speeding.

1:02 P.M. – Larceny Small Ruminant Education Unit Staff member reported theft of two sheep. 10:31 P.M. – Concerning Behavior Public Safety Center Officers investigating information regarding student. 3:08 P.M. – Assistance Coliseum Deck Officer responded to report by NCSU Department of Transportation in reference to student acting in disorderly manner. Student left prior to officer’s arrival. Student will be referred to the university. 3:26 P.M. – Larceny Metcalf Hall Student reported theft of bicycle over spring break. 3:45 P.M. – Follow Up Off Campus Student was referred for Contempt and Inflict/Threat of Bodily Harm stemming from an

Blood done Sign M y na Me Chapel Service with Tim Tyson Wednesday, March 23, 10 a.m. Jones Chapel

Blood Done Sign My Name Stage Production

Thursday, March 24, 7 p.m. Jones Auditorium Q&A to follow, featuring Tim Tyson Admission to both events is free.

3621 New Bern Ave.

Donations gratefully accepted to benefit The Methodist Federation for Social Action.

Raleigh, NC

Presented by The Thomas F. Staley Foundation Lecture Program.

Senate Meeting Senate Chambers , 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Music from the British Isles Stewart Theater, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

8:11 A.M. – Fire Alarm Vet School Fire Protection responded to alarm. No problems were found.

(919) 231-2744

Behind the Veil MSA Event Riddick 321, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

4:00 P.M. – Follow Up Public Safety Center Student was issued a Welfare Referral stemming from earlier event. 9:15 P.M. – Domestic Dispute DH Hill Library Report of argument between two students. Investigation revealed there were no threats or assault. No action taken. 9:43 P.M. – Suspicious Incident Avent Ferry Complex Report of feces being spread on door and air conditioning unit. No suspects were located and housing was notified of incident and to arrange clean up. 9:56 P.M. – Damage to Property NCSU Bookstore Report of subjects spray painting street signs. Officers checked the area but did not locate subjects. Several signs were found to have been painted. Facilities was notified for clean up. March 22 1:13 A.M. – Breaking & Entering-Vehicle Wolf Village Lot Report vehicle had been broken into. Owner was contacted and confirmed item had been taken. Investigation pending. 2:12 A.M. –Suspicious Person Fraternity Court Report of suspicious person walking between buildings. Officers located non-student who had been stopped in the past for similar activity. Subject was trespassed from NCSU property.




continued from page 1

were times I had to watch a bus pass by me a couple of times because it was full,” Basinger said. Basinger said she has found different places on campus where the Engineering bus typically isn’t crowded. “I have found that if you pick it up at the right places such as Harrelson or by SAS you have the best chance of getting on. It gets annoying when you have to pick up by the gym because it usually fills up fast,” Basinger said.  “Another bus at lunch time would be great though because I am pretty sure that would help with the overcrowding.” In the mean time, Klein said


she feels as though students don’t always use the options they have, since Route 8, the southeast loop; and 8A, mid day textiles, both serve students who are moving from Central Campus to Centennial Campus. “It’s a little bit farther to walk, because it Route 8 and 8A don’t go down through the oval on Oval Drive like Route 3 does,” Klein said.


By 2016, the Nonprofit sector will need over 80,000 new leaders per year. Are you ready to step up to the plate?

Minor In NONPROFIT STUDIES Learn more at

Ag-Awareness Week is a five day event showcasing various farm animals and equipment in the Brickyard. The above tins are opportunities for students to compete/raise money, the name on the highest “bidding” tin getting the opportunity to kiss a pig on Thursday.


continued from page 1

Lanier said the proceeds from fundraisers during Ag ricu lture Awareness Week typically go to fund the event. In light of the natural disasters in Japan and the heavy need for aid, Alpha Zeta decided they wanted to do something to help since they did not have a dire need for the money. “If this had happened to us, we would want someone to be willing to help us,” Lanier said. “This disaster has affected their agriculture industry in a lot of ways as well as their everyday life, so it’s good that we have an opportunity to help.” According to Lanier, while Alpha Zeta is looking to increase awareness about agricultural issues, they also are

hoping to increase awareness of their event. “We just want to make people aware of this event,” Lanier said. “The more we can get word out, the more likely we are to have people come and donate.” The fundraiser brought in about $60 on Monday, and Lanier said Alpha Zeta is hoping to raise as much money as possible for relief efforts in Japan. Lauren Weeks, a junior in poultry science and head of the fundraising committee for Ag Week, said part of the allure of this event is the involvement of the N.C. State faculty. “This fundraiser is a great way for faculty and staff at N.C. State to get involved,” Weeks said. “Students like to see that people in charge are actually involved and interested in campus life and this is a good way to do that.” Weeks said during her time researching unique fundraising

opportunities, the idea of having officials kiss pigs not only fit that criteria, it also would use some of N.C. State’s agricultural resources. “I saw that idea and thought, we have pigs. This could be a really fun idea,” Weeks said. But it seems some of the candidates aren’t standing idly by waiting for students to decide their fate. According to Weeks, Chancellor Woodson stopped by the table taking donations on Monday afternoon to put money in Kelly Hook’s jar. As of Tuesday morning, Tim O’Brien was winning the race with Kelly Hook coming in at a close second. But all in all, Weeks said this light-hearted event is meant to be a fun way to raise money and awareness for a serious cause. “This is a great way for us to raise awareness about agriculture and have some fun. I hope it does well,” Weeks said.

Summer Sessions

at NC State University

Register through MyPack Portal at the same time you register for fall

Students who take summer courses: Enjoy smaller class sizes Are more likely to graduate on time Advance their academic progress Enjoy scheduling flexibility Can take new innovative courses

On campus, internet-based, and distance education courses are all offered! For more information, visit: With questions or concerns, email:





Student events weigh down the week T


N.C. State and its student organizations offer a plethora of campus activities for students to learn about a variety of topics while having fun in the process. This week alone contains four various theme weeks around campus.


While these events are enlightening and enjoyable opportunities for students, the overabundance of them all in the same short time frame is not only an inconvenience for students, but compromises these events’ purposes to inform, entertain and raise awareness.

his week Alpha Zeta is hosting their annual Agricultural Awareness week in the Brickyard to spread the importance of agriculture not only to the University, but to students’ lives. Alongside the barnyard in the Brickyard, candidates for next year’s student leadership positions are campaigning for students’ votes. These events are accompanied by Howl for Diversity Week across campus with various events throughout the week and Engineering Week on Centennial Campus. N.C. State student organizations are known for their interactive events to spread awareness of various causes and information to the student body; however, their ability to plan these events with one an-

The unsigned editorial is the opinion of the members of Technician’s editorial board, excluding the news department, and is the responsibility of the editor-in-chief.

other has lessened the significance of these events because of their similar timing.   The events going on this week, officially or unofficially, do offer exciting experiences for students, but at the cost of students being forced to choose what events to attend. While few students might be interested in more than one of these events, students who are interested in what’s going on in several are still paying for the lack of planning on the organizations’ part.  The importance of these events is to educate and entertain students. If this is to be achieved, the planning aspect

of these events should have had a more effective structure to it. Organizations should meet and discuss their ideas to plan for their individual events. This would not only allow more support for individual organizations from fellow organizations, but also would cut down on the overabundance of events during the same time period. Events that are traditions at N.C. State for years typically plan thier dates the prior year. Other student organizations should have had the foresight that this event falls on specific dates, and if they did not communication between the orga-

nizations should have revealed it. The campaigning and election process should have corresponded with all organizations on their week of advertising themselves so they would not interfere with other student organizations’ events. A mere lack of communication is the culprit of these clusters of events around campus.    The solution to such a common problem across the entire University is to open the lines of communication. If we want students to attend all of these events, and not just a select few, these organizations should work together so they all may succeed.   

The state of Student Government


ampaigning season is upon us, as I’m sure you are all aware based on the signs and fliers that are coating campus. But while all eyes are turned tow a rd ou r f uture leaders, it’s important to remain aware of the legislation that is cu r rent ly being passed Emerson by the Student Barker Government Guest Columnist Senate. As the Student Government session draws to a close, it’s time to award the annual Jenny Chang Outstanding Student Service Award. This award is given to a campus department or to an individual that Student Government feels has gone above and beyond the expectations of both Student Government and the Student Body in service of the students on our campus. At the last senate meeting we had nominees ranging from Campus Police to Athletics and it will be interesting to see what groups our committee has narrowed it down to. Regardless of the winner, the award is an excellent chance to honor those working hard on behalf of the students, a task made especially difficult by the limited resources presented by current budget cuts. The final vote will be at today’s senate meeting, so if you have a strong opinion about a deserving department, come out and make your voice heard. The senate will also be having the first reading of a bill focused on making changes to the drop/add policies here on campus. It is inevitable that next year there will be fewer seats and sections in most departments and throughout the University as a whole. Though this may be the case, Student Government is trying to find ways to maximize the use students get from the limited seats available. Essentially, under the current policy, students may drop classes for




Response to “Undergraduates deserve resources, bar none”

six weeks after the start of classes. Yet they can only add classes for the first two weeks. Any classes dropped in the meantime are lost to students forever, potentially preventing students from graduating on time due to the unavailability of classes. Hopefully, this bill will be able to lengthen the adding period, while encouraging students to drop classes quickly without impacting classroom performance. The final topic of concern at today’s meeting needs no introduction—budget cuts. As students and departments around campus are tightening their belts, Student Government will be doing the same. One bill, up for first reading, gives the Treasurer voting power within the committees he or she serves on. This will give our chief financial officer greater power and weight in discussions as they work under tightening budget concerns. A second bill focuses on Student Government spending by proposing the elimination of pay for some Student Government officials. These funds will be put to better use during the appropriations process as funding for student clubs and organizations. The budget is too large to go into great detail here, but contact current Treasurer Buddy Bryson with questions or concerns. Perhaps now you’ll be more informed about some of the issues underway as you walk around campus in the next few weeks. I hope you will take the time to weigh the candidates and ask them a few questions about their plans for next year and what they’ve accomplished so far in the current session. Flashy logos may be nice, but there’s more to serving in Student Government than a catchy campaign sign.

My name is Chase Pfendler, and I am a freshman in polymer and color chemistry at the College of Textiles. I have used pre-law services, because I have an interest in intellectual property and patent law after I graduate. Thank you so much for your piece in the Technician. I am very upset that such a successful program

323 Witherspoon Student Center, NCSU Campus Box 7318, Raleigh, NC 27695 Editorial Advertising Fax Online

515.2411 515.2029 515.5133




Do the awareness weeks have any value to you? Why or why not? BY MARIA WHITE

“As an Animal Science major, I liked seeing the animals in the brickyard. The baby cows and pigs were adorable.”

Who to choose.

Kat White, freshman in spanish language and literature

Sydney Major sophomore, animal science


SSP: Ethan Harrelson


tudent Senate President has dual responsibility. He or she must represent the student body as a whole and referee the senators as they deb at e m aj or issues within t he University. My main goal for Student Senate President is to work to unite t he st udent Ethan body. Harrelson If elected, Guest Columnist I will make sure all of the funding Student Government gives out will benefit groups promoting this goal. Also, as a co-chair for the fees committee, I will make it my goal to keep student fees as low as possible. Along with this, I think it is important for Senate meetings to be more accessible, which we could accomplish by having a more open meeting place. The Brickyard would be a great location for these it doesn’t get much more open than that. I want to expand the resources we already have. For instance, we could use Moodle to better connect students to their

student leaders, and I expand it to the entire student body. Using Moodle in this way would be easy, efficient and entail little to no expense. We have the resources, why not use them? I know I am ready for this position because I had the honor of being the Senate President Pro-Tempore this year, the vice-president of the senate. Along with that job, I also chaired the appropriations committee and oversaw the distribution of $165,000 to student organizations. This year is my third year in student government; it has been one of my favorite things to do at N.C. State. One project I worked on this year with the executive branch in Student Government is the fee for Distance Education. Now, the provost is creating a task force to deal with this issue. All campaign ideas aside, the topic on every student’s mind is the budget and how that will affect tuition. The best way for students to change how the legislature operates is to have a greater presence downtown. That may mean writing letters to our representation, calling or even making a little visit. I definitely think students and

and such an amazing person like Ms. Tetro are being cut. I wrote an email yesterday to the provost and will resend it daily until there is a change. I see no logic in how this cut is being made, especially when the importance and success of the program is stacked against other things that can be afforded. Even in a place as unlikely as

the College of Textiles, we have people interested in law. The University will lose some of its best and brightest over this. As freshmen, we can’t even meet with Ms. Tetro until well into the spring semester, because the office is so bogged down. You’d think the services would be expanded. Hopefully the Provost and those responsible will realize

STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT CANDIDATE FORUM THURSDAY Technician and WKNC are teaming up with the Elections Commission to host the 2011 Student Body President Candidate Forum at 8 p.m. in the Student Senate Chambers. Please send any questions you have to Amanda Wilkins at Please put “SBP forum question” in the subject line.

student leaders should be more outspoken again the increases we’ve seen with tuition. Serving as Senate President would be a great honor for me. I really enjoy talking to students and getting their perspectives on how we can improve our already great institution. Vote for me for Senate President and let’s get to work. Ethan Harrelson, senior in biological sciences is the Vice President of the Student Senate and a candidate for next year’s Student Senate President.

the grave mistake they are making by cutting pre-law completely. Thank you very much for taking the time to be the voice of the students like me! Chase Pfendler freshman, polymer and color chemistry  

Editor-in-Chief Amanda Wilkins

News Editor Brooke Wallig

Sports Editor Taylor Barbour

Design Editor Taylor Cashdan

Advertising Manager Andrea Mason

Managing Editor Biko Tushinde

Features Editor Laura Wilkinson

Viewpoint Editor Trey Ferguson

Photo Editor Sarah Tudor

“I value awareness week because it is helping people appreciate things that they might normally ignore.” Mike Schotzinger freshman, biomedical engineering

“It doesn’t really involve me because of my major, but I have respect for what causes they are celebrating.” Maggie Briggs freshman, international studies

“Since N.C. State was first founded on agriculture, I think it’s neat that that they display animals in the brickyard.” Ted Bogart sophomore, computer science

Technician (USPS 455-050) is the official student newspaper of N.C. State University and is published every Monday through Friday throughout the academic year from August through May except during holidays and examination periods. Opinions expressed in the columns, cartoons, photo illustrations and letters that appear on Technician’s pages are the views of the individual writers and cartoonists. As a public forum for student expression, the students determine the content of the publication without prior review. To receive permission for reproduction, please write the editor. Subscription cost is $100 per year. A single copy is free to all students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus. Additional copies are $0.25 each. Printed by The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C., Copyright 2008 by North Carolina State Student Media. All rights reserved.




‘Crysis 2’ worthy of top spot in first-person shooter market The sequel to Crytek’s ‘Crysis’ features improved visuals and upgraded abilities. Phillip Lin Staff Writer

CRYSIS 2 QUICK FACTS: • Developer: Crytek • Publisher: Electronic Arts • Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 • Prequel: Crysis (2007) • Story Author: Richard Morgan • Score: Hans Zimmer • Setting: New York City in 2023 • Genre: First-person shooter

Crytek, the German-based video game company, developed a PC game titled Crysis in 2007. The game boasted what were deemed to be the best looking graphics ever SOURCE: WWW.CRYTEK.COM seen in a video game, but consequently the game was known Console platforms cannot be for the absurdly high computer system requirements needed to upgraded to higher specifications as can be done on a PC, run the game. It’s been just over three years but this limitation can serve as since the original Crysis was re- a standardized setting for deleased, though it can be argued velopers so that console gamthat common technology has ers can always expect a game to yet to catch up with the regular run on their system. While many PC gamers take PC gaming demographic. The sequel, titled Crysis 2, a sense of pride in the potenfeatures improved graphics tial power a PC platform could with Crytek’s updated CryEn- possess, a large portion of the game’s target gine. Howpopulation ever, the folsimply could low-up game not run the will also be game, much released on less play it. the Xbox 360 Taylor and PlayStaSwa nn, a tion 3, albeit sophomore in with graphcomputer sciics lowered ence, believes to meet conthat impressole platform sive g raphlimitations. ics are only a Alexander Taylor Swann, sophomore in small part of Suvorov, a computer science the equation. senior in bi“Nice ological and agricultural engineering, said graphics are cool,” Swann the requirements for the origi- said, “but it’s not the look of nal game were way too high for the game that keeps you coming back time after time. It’s its time. “If the system requirements all about the game play. The hadn’t been so high,” Suvorov graphics can be old-school said, “it would’ve been a really Nintendo era, so long as the good game. It’s just not worth core game play is fun and has the money you’d need to spend a high replay value.” upgrading your computer to With game play quality takplay the game.” ing precedence over graphi-

“Nice graphics are cool, but it’s not the look of the game that keeps you coming back time after time.”

cal quality in the console first person shooter community, the limited but still impressive visuals of Crysis 2 will not stand alone to make the game a success. Since the introduction of the Halo series, the first-person shooter market has grown to become the dominant game genre on console platforms. By releasing Crysis 2 on the consoles, Crytek seems to be seeking a wider audience for their flagship game franchise. Crytek released a Crysis 2 multiplayer beta exclusively for the Xbox 360 in January, offering players a chance to experience the new game play early on and giving Crytek a chance to smooth out any online technical issues the beta testers encountered. The PlayStation 3 version of the beta was canceled due to severe network and connection problems early on. The multiplayer mode is a mixture of the three most popular first-person shooter games on the console market. Based on the Crysis 2 Beta and subsequent multiplayer demo, the game featured the fastpaced style of Call of Duty, the special armor abilities seen in Halo Reach and general movement and controls similar to that of the Battlefield games. Brian Li, a sophomore in computer science, said that Crysis 2 manages to capture and bring together strong elements of the top first-person shooters. “Crysis 2 has the dynamics of Call of Duty with the abilities of Halo, such as having a super jump, but also a cool ground pound attack to complement it. You can also do [opportunistic quick-kill] assassinations like in Halo Reach, and your special suit allows you to go invisible

CRYSIS 2 continued page 6


Crytek released Crysis 2, available on Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 3, March 22. The game is set in 2023 in New York City, with the city being deserted from evacuation due to an alien infestation. Players control “Alcatraz”, a Force Recon Marine and the successor to “Nomad,” the main protagonist from the first game.

Stunt group brings home first place in cheer competition Despite having only a few weeks to prepare, the Ladies of the Pack beat a threetime champion team.


Ken Cheng Staff Writer

When the five-woman Ladies of the Pack stunt group competed in the Canam College Nationals last weekend, they were not expecting to walk away from the warm sands of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with a first place trophy in their hands and medals around their necks. The Ladies of the Pack, the University’s all-girl cheerleading stunt team competed for the first time in the stunt division. They had been practicing since the summer for other competitions. “As a team we’ve been working since August,” Karla Anderson, a senior in elementary education, said. However, it was an impromptu decision made right before the competition to compete in the stunt division according to Ashley Reece, a junior in human biology. “We just decided we wanted to go like two weeks ago,” Reece said. “We went in early and practiced.” The path to victory was paved with many obstacles. “There were very long practices and a lot of injuries. A girl broke her ankle, and we went down from 28 to 18 teammates because some people couldn’t pay the fees,” Reece said. Out of the 18 team members, only five competed in the stunt division. All contestants at the competition were subjected to thor-

• • •

Jessica Humphrey, a senior in business and marketing education Ashley Reece, a junior in human biology Karla Anderson, a senior in elementary education Amanda Thompson, a sophomore in physics Hayden Vann, a sophomore in business administration SOURCE: KARLA ANDERSON

ough grading by the judges. “Judges had score sheets and they gave grades based on stunt, basket tossing, difficulty level, motion, transition and overall appeal,” Reece said. They had to compete with two other stunt groups, including Union College, the defending champion. Union College had won for the past three years, according to Reece. In the end it was The Ladies of the Pack stunt group that triumphed with a score of 129, with Union College came in second with a score of 119 and Charleston Southern received a score of 112. Like all reigning titans that fall to the underdog, Union College was not too pleased that their victory was snatched away by the “new kids on the block.” “Union College was pretty mad that they had lost to us,” Reece said. Along with having the winning score for the stunt division, the girls also held one of the most impressive scores for the whole day among the coed and All-Girl Cheerleading competition. “We were really proud because we did everything with-


The Ladies of the Pack all-girl cheerleading stunt team poses with their trophy and medals after winning first place in the Canam College National competition last weekend. The five-person team defeated two teams, one of which was the three-time defending champion. The team decided to participate in the stunt division only a few weeks before the competition.

out a coach. We made our own routine in a week and a half,” Reece said. This victory serves as motivation for the Ladies of the Pack to continue competing in the stunt division with the prospect of also being a consecutive champion themselves. It is a combination of luck and skill that will keep bringing them to

victory, perhaps even surpassing the reign of Union College. “We want to continue the stunt group,” Reece said. “We went into it just wanting to do it for fun. We weren’t expecting to win.” Their success in Myrtle Beach brings forth their confidence in their next competition April 7-8 when they compete

for the National Cheerleading Association College Nationals. Anderson said she is optimistic that the Ladies of the Pack and the rest of the cheerleading team will do well. “As a team we are all competing along with the All-Girl Red squad, Dance Team, Mascot and Coed Cheer squad in Daytona Beach, Florida,” Anderson

said. “As an entire cheerleading program at N.C. State we should do very well in all of the divisions.”





PICK Unsigned hip-hop artist makes it on his own OF THE WEEK

John O’Neal WKNC DJ

CRYSIS 2 continued from page 5

with a cloaking ability,” Li said. Li also added that the upgrade abilities combined the innovations made in triedand-true modern game play elements and technology. “You can upgrade your suit, special abilities and weapons as you progress further into the game. The environmen-

tal graphics are really realistic with most of environment being destructible from the glass to the leaves on a tree,” Li said. “Overall, it runs and plays smoothly even when there’s a lot of action on screen at once.” Crytek has introduced the second installment of the Crysis series onto the console front boasting impressive visuals on an engine that has proven to run smoothly. Offering game play features and styles found in the top first-

person shooters of this gaming generation, Crysis 2 is coming in full force to establish a place in the crowded first-person shooter market.

There is a lot of hip-hop knocking on people’s doors nowadays, from litt leknown artists like Yelawolf to full blown show-stoppers like Nas. But nothing draws attention like having a lyricist who can wow you with his smooth flow while also injecting heartfelt emotions that leave you wanting more. That person is Shawn Chrystopher, who hails from Inglewood, California. His latest album, You and Only You, is available free for download on www. and features more hits than an album you would buy. Shawn Chrystopher starts by using his real name as his rap label, which is surprising. He also sports no label, so he has the creative authority over all his own sounds. It’s OK if you haven’t heard of him after three mixtapes, three albums and two singles. I first heard of him after watching the video for “The Reason” on YouTube, which

is a dry showcase of what hiphop should be. What you don’t expect is for his main song to be so raw. “You and Only You” the first song on the album, is spoken word. It reminds you that rap is only poetry over a beat, something a lot of artists forget. He talks about the material things his girlfriend wants, and how he wants to make it big in the business for his mother. I give a quick listen to songs on little-known rapper’s albums, not because I don’t think they don’t have anything to say, but because the first 20 seconds make or break a song to me. “Emergency Broadcast” will have you still listening for all one minute and two seconds of it, with your head bobbing. With the ripe trumpets and the melodic voice he presents, you wonder why rappers don’t stay this fresh. Another song that had me pressing repeat was “The Hangover.” Many movies and songs have tried to embody this feeling, but Chrystopher captures it with ease. You can visualize the scene he is painting, and the beat’s feel complements the message very well. The image that a rapper is living well is a message that’s put out too much. I thought


You and Only You Shawn Chrystopher Unsigned

Shawn Chyrstopher’s “Sold Out Shows” featuring Cameron Wallace was another song like this. But his verses embody what he actually feels and how he puts so much effort behind making it. You may not love hip-hop for whatever reason, but Shawn Chyrstopher’s self-made sound is refreshing and worth the download, especially because it’s free. He’s at the South by Southwest festival right now without any label backing promoting his music, and I wish him the best for it.

Technician was there. You can be too. The Technician staff is always looking for new members to write, design or take photos. Visit www. for more information.

Endless Gaming is your #1 source for Collectible Card Games, Miniatures, and LAN eSports in the Triangle! Magic •Yu-Gi-Oh! • Pokemon • WoW • Warhammer • Warmachine Hordes • Malifaux • D & D • Xbox 360 • Wii • PC Games!


@Royal Bakery Mall/across from Meredith College 3801 Hillsborough Street, Ste. 101 Raleigh, NC 27607 919-832-8890 Face Book: Endless Gaming

This Spring You Need: CS 210 Section 601 Lawns & Sports Turf Fulfills the GEP Natural Sciences requirement! Study online when you want. No classes or labs to attend. * Learn how to grow a great lawn / What makes Carter-Finley look so good? *

How to have your own backyard putting green.


Hundreds of students have taken and liked this class.

* *

A specified curriculum class for ABM, AEC, AED, AEX, PRT, THG, THL; For all other majors it’s a natural sciences / free elective.



wednesday, march 23, 2011• Page 7



listen to a lot of rap here. In Brazil they don’t really listen to it.” Before heading out onto the court, many athletes have many different things they like to do to get into the “zone.” Paez likes to remove himself from everyone else in order to concentrate on his task at hand. “I like to be quiet,” Paez said. “I don’t really like to talk a lot or have conversations. They are distractions. I like to really focus and try to think of what I’m about to do and get motivated. I just focus.” Even though he is very serious on the court, Paez has a sense of humor that has not gone unnoticed by his teammates or Choboy. “He’s got one of the better senses of humor on the team,” Choboy said. “When we’re on the road and grabbing dinner or something, he’ll have a lot of stories and different things he talks about which are funny. He’s a very nice kid from a very nice family. He was wellraised. He’s very polite and hardworking; a real team player.” Paez shared one of these stories which involved a case of accidental theft on campus. “I was just at the Atrium to get some food,” Paez said. “I got my sandwich and waf-

He’s been outstanding all year and keeps getting better.” The victory could not have come at a better time for the Wolfpack. The team was swept over the weekend by No. 17 Georgia Tech and sits at the bottom of the Atlantic Division standings with a three-game series against No. 19 Clemson looming this weekend. Having success in the gauntlet that is the ACC conference, Avent said it is important to gain momentum at every opportunity in order for other good things to happen. “It’s amazing what a win will do for your psyche,” Avent said. “In life, we live off good results. Good results create better results. Our guys are playing hard and they want to win. There are just some things we’re not doing well right now and having confidence will help that.” Sophomore Chris Diaz, who had his 10-game hitting streak snapped in the Georgia Tech series, had a productive game for the Pack, going 2-4 at the plate and is now sporting a team-leading .370 average. Junior John Gianis also had a big game batting in the leadoff spot, going 3-3 with an RBI. The Wolfpack will be back in action against Northwestern today at 3 p.m. at Doak Field at Dail Park, looking to repeat Tuesday night’s success.

continued from page 8

contributed by historical state

Fans file in to Reynolds Coliseum to watch the final Dixie Classic in 1960.


continued from page 8

body would have ever assumed that a coach would be the one to deliver bad news about his team until Coach Case had come forward in 1961. Suspicions of point shaving had been around dating back to 1959, however there was never any concrete evidence found. “It was in 1961, during the NCSU v. Georgia Tech game, that Case had noticed something was wrong after watching his players,” said Bradsher. “After five NCSU players and two UNC players had admitted to the point shaving [scheme], a pipeline was discovered to the streets of New York City where gang members had been paying players up to $1,500 a game to

shave points.” Following the scandals, the decision to cancel the tournament was left to William Friday, president of the UNC system, and the two Chancellors at the time for State and UNC. Since then the tournament has been discontinued and all eyes stay on the NCAA Tournament now. The Dixie Classic is a tradition that for over a decade ruled the streets of Raleigh and the N.C. State campus. Top-ranked schools, along with the home court advantage for the Wolfpack, allowed the tournament to thrive years before games were aired on national television. It was a time for tradition and an opportunity for families to enjoy a lifetime experience. It was “The Classic.”

continued from page 8

alex nitt/Technician file photo

Wolfpack sophomore Rafael Paez, returns the serve to UNC’s No. 103 Joey Burkardt, in the second set of the match at Pullen Park on Friday, Mar 18, 2011. Paez defeated Burkhardt 10-8 for the match but the Pack was edged out by UNC 4-3.

fle fries. I gave her my ID and she gave it back to me. When I left, I took another sandwich from a girl behind me without thinking about it. She was like ‘that’s mine’ but I didn’t realize what she was saying. When I finally noticed, I had already left the Atrium and had two sandwiches in my hand. I had to run back and give her the sandwich back. I wasn’t really paying attention to what I was doing.” Paez has helped the Wolfpack thus far in the season to



The Technician will not be held responsible for damages or losses due to fraudulent advertisements. However, we make every effort to prevent false or misleading advertising from appearing in our publication.


Our business hours are Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Line ads must be placed by noon the previous day.

an 8-6 record and will make his next appearance Friday at an away match against Georgia Tech at Pullen Park.


For students, line ads start at $5 for up to 25 words. For non-students, line ads start at $8 for up to 25 words. For detailed rate information, visit ­ All line ads must be prepaid.

To place a classified ad, call 919.515.2411, fax 919.515.5133 or visit


Help Wanted


Special eventS

Help Wanted

NC Theatre is seeking to cast teens and adults for HAIRSPRAY on Sunday, April 3rd. Sign-in begins at 10:30 am, vocal auditions begin at 11:00 am. For all audition requirements, procedures and additional information, please visit html.

Admin help needed for a busy Raleigh medical group: approx 15 hrs per week. Duties include data input, creating spreadsheets, distributing mail, filing, faxing, photocopying, etc. Excellent computer and organizational skills essential, must be competent with “Microsoft Excel”. $9/$10 per hr. Email:

HealtH & Wellness

Safe, proven, and dramatic weight loss and it’s covered by insurance! Free weekly seminars. Contact The Raleigh Center for Weight Loss Surgery, 7810815,

Part-time student needed, hours arranged around students class schedule. Computer knowledge required for aid in computer based marketing.Call harry 481- 9905 located in downtown cary. Sammy’s Tap & Grill, Now hiring day and evening servers. Previous experience preferred, apply in person. 2235 Avent Ferry Road, Raleigh, NC 27606 Seeking Chemist or Chemical Engineering student for work on Centennial Campus.Part time now/full time summer.Contact

BARTENDERS ARE IN DEMAND! Earn $20-$35 per hour. In a recession proof job. 1 or 2 week classes & weekend classes. 100% job placement assistance. HAVE FUN! MAKE MONEY! MEET PEOPLE! Ask about our WINTER tuition rates and student discount. Raleigh’s Bartending School. CALL NOW!! 919-676-0774.

Seeking graduate student to care for our one year old in our home. 20 - 30 hrs/week, flexible schedule. Good pay and ITB location. Experience and/or educational focus necessary. Please contact 919-824-9303. Wellness coach needed - No experience needed, will train the right person. Flexible schedule. Earn $300-$500+/mo PT, FT also avail. Email Holli for more info:

Hab Techs Needed!! Maxim Healthcare needs staff to work w/developmentally disabled clients in Wake Co. Flexible hours in afternoons, evenings and weekends. $9-$10/hr. Need own transportation. 919- 676-3118.


Educational REsouRcEs

Part time/summer help needed. Flexible hours and pay. Front counter sales. 10 mins from campus. Cary Mower and Saw. 919-467-7761

WANTED: Artist’s Model $20/hour. Artist

By The Mepham Group seeks female model. Weekend and eve-

TuTor Needed Tutors Needed Immediately – All Subject Areas Great Pay & Flexible Hours (919)661-1728

Real estate ApArtments For rent 1bed, 712-782sqft: $599+/mo; 2bed, 1016-1118sqft: $799+/mo. SPECIALS. FULL SIZE W/D, Walk-in Closets INCLUDED. LARGE PETS WELCOME. 5 min to NCSU. Call 919-851-0753.

Condos For rent

3 Bdr-2 bath Condo in Trailwood Hills Commons. Convenient to NCSU, I-440, and I-40. Very nice, 1280 square feet. Fireplace w/Gas logs, hardwood floors, separate dining/office area, pool, bus stop in front, washer/dryer. Available Now. $975/month. 919-624-4641

ning hours. Email:

Level: 1 2 3 4

Condos For rent

Lake Park Condo near NCSU 4BDR/4BA walk-in closet all appliances including W/D.Pool,Volleyball court.Walk to Lake Johnson.$1000/month. Available to move in May,June,July or August. Contact 919-852-0510.

Homes For rent

3 bedroom 3 full bath, single family home with washer/dryer. Trailwood Hills. Available June 15. $1200 per month. No Pets. 910-599-3163 Near NCSU. Exceptional 3, 4, and 5 Bedroom Houses. Close to Campus. Available August 1, 2011 for upcoming school year. Very attractive. Ideal for students. Call day: 833-7142 and evening: 783-9410. Please visit our website www. Sick of your apartment? Private 3 bed 2 ? bath home Avail 8/1! Cheaper than most apartments. 2 mi. to campus. All major appliances including w/d. Back deck. $1,100/mo + utilities. Mat 207-467-5018.

Townhomes For renT

Townhomes For renT

3 Female Roommates for Townhouse in Bryarton Village. 3BR/2.5BA. Ideal for Grad Students. Ask about great amenities! 1-car garage with 2 parking spaces. Front porch and spacious kitchen with lots of cabinets. Spacious livingroom with dining area. Fenced patio area with outside storage room. $1200/ month. Reserve your place for August. 919-233-8624 or 919-610-9210.

Rooms FoR Rent

Female Roommates Wanted. Lake Park Condos. Private room w/bath. All appliances. Off Avent Ferry near NCSU. $300/mo + 1/4 utilities. No Smoking and No Pets. Reserve room now for August. 919-233-8624 or 919- 610-9210.

Duplex For rent Walk to campus! Beautiful two bedroom, one bathroom duplex unit at 126 Brooks Ave., just two blocks from campus! $780/month plus utilities. Call 821-7934 for more information.

2 & 3 BR townhouses on Wolfline near NCSU; $900 - $1,100/mo; Avail June & August; All appliances. No pets. 919-754-9324; www.thedurbingroup. com


Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Lewis

Level 1



By The Mepham Group Solution to Saturday’s puzzle

at 7 PM


Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit 1 to 9. For strategies on how to solve Sudoku, visit

Level: 1



4 Save

up to $45 by purchasing online

Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in bold borders) contains every digit 1 to 9. For strategies on how to solve Sudoku, visit

Solution to Tuesday’s puzzle


Level 2

© 2008 The Mepham Group. Distributed by Tribune Media Services. All rights reserved.

© 2011 The Mepham Group. Distributed by Tribune Media Services. All rights reserved.


ACROSS 1 Note for a soprano 6 Puts away 11 Jet or time follower 14 Heart chambers 15 __ vincit amor 16 Dander 17 Family line of bar makers? 19 “Wheel of Fortune” request 20 Huge amount 21 Malamute and mastiff 22 “The Road to Wealth” author 24 Windfall of chicken pieces? 27 Four-time Masters winner, familiarly 30 Cockamamie 31 Vichyssoise veggie 32 Lloyd or Paul of Cooperstown 34 Teachers College advanced deg. 37 Glasgow girl under a spell? 41 Pitches between innings? 42 Clod choppers 43 Source of Davy Crockett’s cap 44 City on the Aar 46 Slugger Ramirez 47 Frat guy with a spatula? 52 Angiogram image 53 Like San Francisco’s Coit Tower 54 Google Earth image 57 Popular ending? 58 Unwanted grass at the Cotton Bowl? 62 Celestial Seasonings product 63 Hot coal 64 Bunsen burner cousins 65 Terre Haute sch. 66 They may be French 67 Reservations


By Frank Virzi

DOWN 1 “... why __ thou forsaken me?”: Matthew 2 “Am __ strict?” 3 Nana 4 With it 5 Links assistant 6 Mah-__ 7 Build up 8 __ and outs: peculiarities 9 Blotto 10 Michener novel set in Japan 11 “Michael Collins” star 12 Desilu co-founder 13 Davis of “A League of Their Own” 18 “Who touches a hair of __ gray head ...”: Whittier 23 Campaigned 24 Collaborative website 25 Tight spots 26 Turow work set at Harvard 27 Goya’s “Duchess of __” 28 Pond plant 29 Reuters, e.g.

Tuesday’s Puzzle Solved

Lookin’ for the answer key? Visit

(c)2011 Tribune Media Services, Inc.

32 Big shot 33 Cousin of atmo35 “Runaround Sue” singer 36 Say no to 38 Like some machinery nuts 39 Part of NFC: Abbr. 40 Fight memento 45 Me. hours 46 Sounded like a Siamese


47 Greater Antilles nation 48 Percolates 49 Lazybones 50 Orchard fruit 51 IBM products 54 Maître d’s offering 55 Not much at all 56 Soft “Hey!” 59 Latin 101 verb 60 Wall St. action 61 1940s mil. venue



• 24 days until the 3rd annual Kay Yow Spring Football Game


• Page 7: A continuation of the recap of the Pack’s baseball game against Northwestern


Page 8 • wednesday, march 23, 2011

men’s basketball

Women’s tennis takes on UNC The No. 32 ranked Wolfpack women’s tennis team will face the No. 3 ranked Tar Heels today at 3 p.m. in Pullen Park. Several matchups will be key for N.C. State to get a win, as No. 24 Sanaa Bhambri and No. 73 Sandhya Nagaraj will both be competing in the singles and pairing up for the doubles. While the two are standout individual players, they are also the No. 19 doubles team in the nation and will likely matchup against the No. 5 doubles team of Shinann Featherston and Lauren McHale. Junior Tatiana Illova will also be looking to extend her six-match winning streak against the Heels. Free pizza will be available to all fans and free t-shirts will be given out to the first 50 fans in attendance.

athletic schedule March 2011 Su






































Today Women’s tennis vs. UNC Pullen Park, 3 p.m. Baseball vs. Northwestern Doak Field, 3 p.m.

A look back at The Dixie Classic The Dixie Classic was held in Reynolds Coliseum for 12 years before scandal forced it to end. Sean Ege Staff Writer

Ma rch mad ness, t he NCAA tournament and “the big dance” are just a few names that come to mind when the month of March arrives. In March, 68 spots are up for grabs by 346 schools that are considered Division One by the National Collegiate Athletics Association. However, when most of students of N.C. State look for new teams to cheer for in the month-long tournament, they probably aren’t aware of the once renowned Dixie Classic Tournament that ruled Raleigh and Reynolds Coliseum. “Since the beginning of the tournament, it had been the biggest event Raleigh hosted,” said Bethany Bradsher, author of an upcoming book, titled The Classic. “Kids would hope for a hot ticket in their Christmas stockings. It was more of a family event and for the people of the Triangle, before games had even been aired on national television.” Bradsher majored in Journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill

and in her book she recaps the entire history of the tournament, even the issue of point shaving. The Dixie Classic, started in 1949, was the brainchild of then-Wolf pack basketball coach Everett Case and Raleigh News and Observer sportswriter Dick Herbert. The tournament was available to fans at the best time of the year -- a three-day affair held at Reynolds Coliseum between Christmas and New Year’s Day. The field consisted of what was then known to be the “big four” North Carolina schools: State, the Tar Heels, Duke Blue Devils, Wake Forest Demon Deacons, and four randomly chosen teams from across the country. It was the big four versus the rest of the world, as some labeled it. Choosing the four visiting teams was fairly easy for the tournament, by allowing for the top teams across the country to compete, Case made sure to fill those spots with the best the NCAA could offer. When it came to extending bids out to visiting teams, Case used his experience in the sport to choose the most deserving schools. He coached for years back in Indiana, which at the time was one of the top states to provide quality ball players. Other visiting teams included Brigham Young, Cincinnati, Kansas, and Michigan State. “Case extended invitations a year or two years in advance, with no invites more than twice

photo from the 1952 agromeck

The 1952 Wolfpack Men’s Basketball team celebrates after winning the Southern Conference Tournament. The Pack also beat Brigham Young earlier in the season to win the Dixie Classic.

for any visiting school, the only team to have come twice in a row was Minnesota” said Bradsher. “Teams that were traditionally strong or recruited a specific player were desired to play in the tournament.” Coach Case did great things for our state when it came to basketball. Some would consider him as the reason why we have four teams in the ACC from the state of North Carolina. He introduced traditions such as cutting the net down after big games, along with the simple plays such as the fast break. “There is a reason why N.C. State won the tournament for

7 of the 12 years, including the first four tournaments,” said Bradsher. “At the time, [Case] recruited from Indiana and New York, both being hubs that developed star players.” The most exciting year for the Dixie Classic was the 1958 tournament. That year the tournament featured four of the top five teams from across the nation, including first ranked Cincinnati. The Bearcats boasted the nation’s top player and first African American of the tournament, 6’5” junior Oscar Robertson. The “Big O” averaged 35.1 points per game the previous season and came to Raleigh av-

eraging 38 points per game on the season to that point. It was a compelling tournament for Pack fans, as UNC had been the champion of the tournament for the previous two years, Cincinnati had gone 1-2 in the opening rounds and N.C. State upset Cincinnati and Michigan State, in turn winning the 1958 Dixie Classic. However, problems began to rise towards the final years of the Classic. Claims, such as point shaving paired with illegal gambling taking place in New York City, became a problem for the Dixie Classic. No-

dixie continued page 7

Softball vs. UNCGreensboro Dail Stadium, 5 p.m. Friday Track at Raleigh Relays Raleigh, N.C., all day


men’s tennis

Track at Stanford Invitational Palo Alto, Calif., all day

Brazilian adds strength to Wolfpack tennis

Baseball vs. Clemson Doak Field, 6:30 p.m.

Rafael Paez has been a breakout

Baseball Standings School







































Source: N.C. State Athletics

Quote of the day “A pipeline was discovered to the streets of New York City where gang members had been paying players up to $1,500 a game to shave points.” Bethany Bradsher, author of “The Classic”

emily white/Technician

Junior John Gianis locks on to the pitch to help pull State ahead in the previously tied 1-1 game against Northwestern Tuesday. State catches the lead in the eighth inning to grab a 4-1.

Bergquist lifts Pack to much needed victory State pitching stifles the Wildcats’ bats as Bergquist comes up big in the eighth inning Tucker Frazier Senior Staff Writer

It’s no secret that lights out pitching combined timely hitting is the recipe for success in baseball. That’s why it should be no surprise the Wolfpack (11-10 overall, 1-5 ACC) earned a 4-1 victory over Northwestern Tuesday night. With the scored tied at one a piece in the eighth inning, sophomore second baseman Matt Bergquist doubled down the leftfield line, scoring junior infielders Pratt Maynard and Harold Riggins to give the Pack a 3-1 lead. Bergquist, who has started 18 of 20 games up until Tuesday night, entered the game in the seventh inning as defensive replacement, but made the most out of his lone at bat. “Before I went up to bat, coach told me he was a slider

guy and liked to throw a lot of offense over the remaining sliders, so he told me to wait three and two-thirds inon it,” Bergquist said. “I actu- nings, not allowing a walk ally tried to go opposite field or a run, and only allowed with it, but he came in with a one hit. “I was definitely focusslider. I tried to wait on it, but still made good contact and it ing on throwing strikes,” Overman said. “That’s a big worked out.” key. When Following you’re Bergquist’s coming go-ahead out of the double, [bull]pen redshirt seyou don’t nior Chris wa nt to Schaeffer got walk anyin on the acbody, obtion, hitting viously, so a double of I was just his own to tr y ing to br i n g t h e Coach Elliott Avent keep it in score to 4-1. the strike But the real story of the night was the zone.” Avent said he was very Pack’s pitching. Redshirt junior Vance Williams got the start pleased with both pitchers. “Vance is just gaining and went five and one-third innings, surrendering only four more and more confidence hits and no earned runs. After every time he’s out there,” giving up two leadoff hits in the Avent said. “He powders the sixth inning, sophomore Chris zone pretty good and gets Overman entered the game more confident every time in relief of Williams and was he’s on the mound. And dominant, according to coach Chris was just outstanding. Elliott Avent. Overman stifled the Wildcats base continued page 7

“[Vance Williams] has been outstanding all year and keeps getting better.”

He’s not really a big kid but he’s physically strong. He’s got a power base and he does a good job defending it back. He’s got Josh Hyatt a good intelligence about him; Staff Writer he recognizes the things he Many students from all needs to do to get better and around the world make the he just works hard to get there. decision to begin their inter- I’ve got a lot of respect for him; national journeys at N.C. State we all do.” Paez began playing tennis at University. This is especially evident among many of the the young age of nine and imvarsity sports and the student mediately fell in love with the athletes which comprise them. sport. “My brothers used to play The men’s tennis team is no exception. Sophomore Rafael and then I got interested,” Paez Paez, who is from Atibaia, Bra- said. “After that, we started to zil, chose to join the Wolfpack take classes.” Like many athletes, Paez because of the rare opportunigrew up playing many different ties it offered him. “When I came here for my sports before he found the one recruiting trip, this was the he truly loved the most. “When I was little, I pretty best choice I had,” Paez said. “I came here specifically because I much enjoyed playing all wanted to major in engineering sports,” Paez said. “I really liked soccer, and I heard volleyball, t hey had a and basketgood eng iball. I always neering proplayed socgram. I have cer before I t he cha nce started playto study at a ing tennis. I rea lly good played both school a nd Coach Jon Choboy until around study engi10 or 11 when neering while playing tennis. There are not a I decided that I liked tennis lot of other places you can do better and stuck with it.” Considering how popular that at and still play at a good level, especially in Brazil. Also, the sport of soccer is in Brazil the coach was a really nice guy. and the many international That was something that made star athletes produced in the country every year, it is no me choose here, too.” That coach, Jon Choboy, dis- surprise that Paez’s love for covered a mutual respect upon the ‘beautiful game’ continmeeting Paez, who he said he ues through his fan-hood of found through a contact in the Brazilian soccer club of Sao Paolo. There’s a lot more Brazil. “Periodically we host visits to Paez than just his love for for other kids we’ve gained sports, however. He loves the contact with through our guy same sort of things that all in Brazil,” Choboy said. “It people his age enjoy. “In my free time, I like to helps kids find good matches for them, academic-wise and watch movies a lot,” Paez said. “I don’t really have a favorite tennis-wise.” Choboy, in his second season style of music but I like a lot of of coaching Paez, has noticed international rock. One of my a definite improvement in the favorite bands is Red Hot Chili Brazilian’s style of play and Peppers. I even like some more physical presence on the court. heavy rock, like Iron Maiden “He’s a tough kid,” Choboy or Metallica. I’ve noticed they said. “He competes really hard and he’s getting a lot better. tennis continued page 7

“He’s got one of the better senses of humor on the team,”

Technician March 23, 2011  

Personal Funds, donations finance SG Candidates