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Thousands of books moved to Hunt Library Sam Degrave

director of libraries at N.C. State, said she is particularly excited to see the bookBot come to life in the Work on the Hunt Library is on Hunt Library. Nutter said Hunt will schedule for its Jan. 2, 2013 opening. be one of only 12 libraries in North Once open, the Hunt Library, America equipped with this techwhich is located on Centennial nology. Campus, will offer students a “[Hunt] is the talk of the library glimpse into the future of libraries. world, all over the world,” Nutter This summer, however, a few stu- said. dents got an early preview. According to Nutter, the technolOn July 18, more than 100 stu- ogy and resources that will be availdents working with N.C. State’s li- able at Hunt Library should give stubrary system began moving nearly dents at the University a competitive 1.5 million books into the new fa- edge in their respective fields. cility from D.H. Hill Library, the Though the Hunt Library will College of Veterinary Medicine and primarily house the engineering several off-site storage locations, ac- and textiles collections, students cording to David Hiscoe, director of and faculty from all departments communication strategies for N.C. of N.C. State are eager to see what State’s libraries. the new library has to offer. Hiscoe said the students have “The faculty is salivating to get moved approximately 14,000 books their hands on the technology of into the library each day, adding Hunt,” Nutter said. that the project is going better than Other high-tech resources availanyone could have able to students in imagined. the Hunt Library T h e s t u d e nt s will include digimoving books are tal media rooms, getting a firsthand video-projecting look at some of the walls and technolnew technolog y ogy-enabled furnihoused in Hunt ture, among other Library — techthings, according nolog y that will to t he libra r y’s Susan Nutter, vice provost and surpass that of any website. director of libraries other university in In addition to its the world, accordhigh-tech features, ing to Hiscoe. the Hunt Library will also provide The bookBot, a fully-automated students with something in short book delivery system which the supply on campus: space. students moving books quickly beOne of the main advantages of came acquainted with, is one of the the bookBot is that it only takes up most talked-about features of the about one-ninth of the space the library. The bookBot will retrieve book stacks in D.H. Hill occupy, a student’s selection from the book Hiscoe said. This will allow for vault using a robotic crane. much more study space for students Susan Nutter, vice provost and and help alleviate the congestion at

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“There won’t be a building like this anywhere else in North Carolina.”

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Located in the new Hunt Library on Centennial Campus, the bookBot has two stories of delivery points where library workers will take requested books from the bookBot to the book checkout desk. The room containing the massive machine and rows of stored books is climate controlled with 50-foot ceilings and four total rows of books.

D.H. Hill during exam time. “During exams, I would have students laying on the floor outside of the door to my office in D.H. Hill trying to study,” Hiscoe said. The Hunt Library will have nearly 100 group study rooms, doubling the current seating capacity of N.C.

State’s libraries. “There won’t be a building like this anywhere else in North Carolina,” Nutter said. “People everywhere are going to be talking about this University, and that’s something to be excited about.”

This October and November, N.C. State students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to vote early on campus. The Board of Elections has chosen the University as one of 15 Wake County early voting sites, and the fourth floor of Talley will likely be the campus location. According to Caitlin Cauley, alumna and Board of Elections employee, student voter turnout for the May primaries was huge, but most people had to go to their home district to vote. The closest early voting site to campus was in downtown Raleigh, and many students and faculty advocated for a site closer to campus. To help promote voting on campus, Student Government will have representatives in the Brickyard every Wednesday during the Campus Farmers Market passing out information and forms the Board of Elections has provided. Voting absentee by mail is always an option, Cauley said. She also advised students registering at N.C. State to use valid mailing addresses, not just room numbers and residence hall names. The deadline to register for voting is Oct. 12 and early voting begins at the NCSU site Oct. 20. Early voting ends Nov. 3 and Election Day is Nov. 6.

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Melvin’s rebrands, moves to venue inside bowling alley John Wall

our name out there,” Lovette said. “With Hillsborough Street on the way back, after years of ups and When his landlord doubled his downs, I think there is a lot of porent, Melvin’s and Five O’Clock tential at The Alley.” Sports Bar co-owner Alan Lovette Many people had no idea there moved the bar and restaurant opera- was a bowling alley on Hillsborough tion into The Alley on Hillsborough Street, according to Lovette. Street. “In June, we went over to campus The Alley previously had a bar, and asked 88 people ‘What is in that but Lovette is now leasing the deck building?’ Every single person said and bar area behind the bowling there were offices in this building lanes. He renovated the deck area when there is actually a bowling aland added open-air balconies that ley. We realized that people did not offer a view of Hillsborough Street realize there was a bowling alley on and campus. Hillsborough Street,” Lovette said. The Melvin’s name will be The purpose of building the baldropped, Lovette said, in favor of a conies was to create exposure for new name: The Balcony. the bowling alley and The Balcony, Lovette started the move July 5 according to Lovette. and worked day and night before The Balcony will feature a regcompleting it Aug. 14. He said he gae band and poker on Wednesday rarely left The Alnights and an ‘80s ley during the move cover band and Top and renovation, 40 band Thursday and most nights he nights. slept on a couch in Lovette declined the deck area. to quote the exact In addition to amount of money Alan Lovette, co-owner of Melvin’s and Five O’Clock the new space, The he spent on the Sports Bar Balcony offers an renovation, but said ex pa nded menu the 110-ft wrapincluding wraps, burgers and a host around bar, balcony installation of appetizers. and other miscellaneous construc“We are selling more than just tion cost him twice as much as he your basic bar food,” Lovette said. initially thought it would. Lovette had a tent and grill set Kevin Maine, a junior in textiles up on Hillsborough Street during management and marketing, was at Packapalooza on Saturday where he The Balcony on Saturday with three was hoping to spread the word about of his friends. Melvin’s move into The Alley. “My friend Tanner told me the “I don’t care much about selling food was really good, so this is food today — I just want to get my second time coming here this Senior Staff Writer

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Construction workers begin tearing down the old panels that front the bowling alley on Hillsborough Street. Allen Lovette is the owner of Melvin's and Five O'clock Sports Bar and is heading up the construction efforts. The plan is to aesthetically update the front of the building and move both restaurants into the space on the second floor. Lovette said he is hoping to get students excited about Hillsborough Street again as the fall semester begins.

month,” Maine said. Tanner Smith, a senior in agricultural business management, said he planned on frequenting the The Alley and The Balcony more often because of the upgrades. “I came here a lot last year, too. It’s definitely a lot better than last year. It’s a lot nicer,” Smith said. “There is a better atmosphere and higher morale.” The bar was “much less sketchy,” according to Smith. Chase Allen, a senior in business

finance, said he bowled a 300 on lane eight a couple of days prior. “I am enjoying The Balcony so far. I want everyone to come see my 300 plaque that should be here in a few days,” Allen said. Owners of The Alley are also planning to remodel, according to Lovette. Chris Coffey, a senior in computer science, was bowling at The Alley Saturday for his friend’s birthday party. Bowlers must score their games by hand, unlike most bowl-

ing alleys where scores are displayed automatically. “This is the only bowling alley I have been to where you keep your own score. There is nothing electronic besides the automatic pin setup, but I kind of like that. It’s interesting,” Coffey said. “There is a certain aesthetic value to having to do it old school.”

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Freshmen break in new ID cards

THROUGH NATALIE’S LENS

Lindsey Rosenbaum Deputy News Editor

Incoming freshmen at N.C. State didn’t get the same Wolfpack ID cards that most students have. Instead, they received the new Wolfpack One card with all of the features of the old ID card system, as well as a new debit account feature. At a glance, the new Wolfpack One cards look similar to the old identification cards, except for the addition of the 125th Anniversary Bell Tower symbol and the student’s debit card number. As with the old ID cards, they work as the official identification cards for the campus, and are thus required for all students, faculty and staff. They give cardholders access to their meal plans and AllCampus accounts, as well as residence hall laundry machines and Wolf Copy machines. Unlike the old cards, however, Wolfpack One cards are now linked to a U.S. Bank MasterCard debit account. “Most universities make their campus ID cards as robust as possible for students, so that they only have to carry one card that does a lot of things,” said Jennifer Gilmore, marketing and communications manager for Campus Enterprises. Over the past year, Campus Enterprises had the opportunity to reexamine the University’s banking relationship,

Tricked out Brickyard tricks PHOTO BY NATALIE CLAUNCH

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erry Adams performs Flatland BMX stunts on the Brickyard Tuesday afternoon. The 2005 X-games gold medalist visited campus to speak with a sports marketing class and promote himself and his sponsor, Red Bull. Adams has been riding Flatland BMX for 19 years. "It's like breakdancing on a bike," Adams said, "It's very artistic and I can be original with it. The fact that I make a living off of it is a huge bonus, but I would probably still be riding anyway."

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In Aug. 20’s “Broadcasting with a mission,” the interest meeting will be held Aug. 27, not Aug. 17.

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WEATHER WISE Today:

1:27 P.M. | FIRE EB III Units responded to student’s moped which caught fire. Fire was extinguished. No injuries reported. 12:12 P.M. | DAMAGE TO PROPERTY Clark Hall Report someone had carved words into bathroom stall door. 3:20 P.M. | LARCENY NCSU Bookstore Staff member reported student had stolen text book. Student was issued citation for larceny, trespassed from NCSU bookstore and referred to the university.

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Incoming freshmen students wait in line to recieve their first Wolfpack One cards. The new card office is located on first floor of Talley Student Center. Returning students can have their old cards updated for $10.

and ultimately solicited bids for the new program last fall. Gilmore said U.S. Bank submitted the best proposal, and the University decided to switch from Wells Fargo to U.S. Bank. The partnership was finalized in February. “Imagine heading out with just one card to eat on campus, do your laundry, use WolfPrint, get into the gym, see a movie, [and] access the vending machines through dining and AllCampus accounts,” Gilmore said. “Now, with the added debit MasterCard program, you can go beyond the campus and pay for gas, grab a meal on Hillsborough Street and that sort of thing if you’ve activated and funded the debit MasterCard account.” While students must carry around a Wolfpack One ID card, they are not required to link their existing debit accounts to their card. Chelsea Hunt, a freshman in First Year College, chose to link her debit account to her Wolfpack One card. “During orientation, I took

my picture, signed a sheet of paper and picked up my ID card before lunch,” Hunt said. “It’s so much easier carrying around one card as opposed to two or three.” Hunt said she hasn’t had any problem using her card off campus. Kayla Christianson, a freshman in chemistry, opted out of adding her debit account to her Wolfpack One Card. “My family uses a different bank [than the Wolpack One Card], and I didn’t think it was worth the hassle,” Christianson said. She added, however, that she might eventually join the program if it catches on. “If in the future, most students on campus have their debit accounts linked to their Wolfpack One card, then I’ll definitely reconsider linking up mine,” Christianson said. Students currently carrying around the old Wolfpack ID card will be given the option to replace it in October with the new Wolfpack One Card for $10.

VOTING AND REGISTRATION FAQ: Every Wednesday, Student Government representatives will be on the Brickyard with voter registration forms and answers to your questions. Will filling this out change my current registration? Yes, if you fill our a registration form with your Wake County residence address, then you are registered to vote in Wake County. But I’m not from Wake County. If you’ve lived in the county for 30 days or more before the election, then for voting purposes

you are a Wake County resident and eligible to vote here. If you would prefer to maintain your current voter registration in your home county or state, you can vote absentee by mail. What’s the deadline to register? October 12. Forms must be physic a l ly handed in at the Board of Elections office by 5 p.m. or postmarked by 5 p.m. on that day. What if I miss the deadline? If you are an eligible Wake County voter, you can vote at an early

voting site. Early voting offers in-person registration for eligible voters to register and vote on the same day. Do I need an ID? If you do not provide a valid North Carolina driver’s license number or the last four digits of your Social Security number on your registration form, you may need to present a form of ID on Election Day. At early voting, if you are registering, you will need an acceptable form of current ID, such as: North Carolina driver’s license with current address.

A document with name and current address from a local, state or U.S. government agency. A student photo ID along with a document from the school showing the student’s name and current address. A paycheck or paycheck stub from an employer or a W-2 statement . A bank statement or bank-issued credit card statement.

4:18 P.M. | LARCENY D.H. Hill Student reported bookbag and computer stolen.

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{ NAMAN’S VIEW } Social design perspectives: India and the U.S.

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eing the first leaf in your family tree to fly across the Atlantic has its disadvantages. The person who invented “drafts” deserves as much praise for subtle Naman design as Steve Muley Guest Jobs. I had draftColumnist ed a template on all my communication devices: “It’s beautiful out here. The weather is pretty much same. But I do miss home.” Most productive 80 characters I ever wrote. Believe me, you need it when a thousand anxious Indians ask you, “Are you fine? How’s it there?” Life in India is a beautiful projection of life here in the United States of America. Chaos and Discipline make a good pair of axes. Their edge now gives my life the kind of tinge that salsa gives to a tortilla. Randomness is rarely truly random. There is al-

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.C. State will be one of 15 Wake C ou nt y e a rly voting sites for the upcoming presidential election. In the peak of campaign season, candidates are vying for the youth vote to offset electoral victory in North Carolina, which will be a coveted swing state this fall. The University is responding with the due attentiveness this news deserves, with Student Government promoting voting on campus with representatives in the Brickyard every Wednesday. With the luxury of having early voting on campus starting Oct. 20, there is no excuse for students to not participate in the elections, ranging from the presidency to the governor’s office. In many re-election runof fs, voter fer vor brims with apathy and tepidness, but this election will not just affect us for the next four years, but for the rest of our lives. Social Security, Medicare and Obamacare are all up in the air, and the results of Nov. 6th’s election will determine the future of these institutions. Gas prices, job creation strategy and foreign policy post-Iraq are up for grabs too. There is nothing to be apathetic about. Politics is

the air we breathe—but it’s also the coal we burn and the taxes we pay. President Barack Obama visited N.C. State last September and UNC-Chapel Hill in April. Vice President Joe Biden visited Durham last week. Mitt Romney visited Mooresville last week, before choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate, and Ryan will be in Raleigh this evening to collect campaign funds. The Democratic National Convention will come to Charlotte in September. North Carolina is in the campaign crosshairs, so there is no longer an excuse not to vote. If there were an election in which a North Carolinian’s vote would count more than ever, it’s this one. We are here at N.C. State to prepare ourselves for our future, so it’s vital we take part in the political process that will inevitably shape that future. Our education is only one piece of the puzzle of what we will be able to make of the world post-college. Politicians will influence the job market and economy we will soon enter—it’s up to us to choose those leaders. Everyone called 2008 the election of the youth. Let’s repeat that in 2012. If anyone has the most at stake this time around, it’s us.

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space to occupied walking space is smaller than oneto-one. The number of seats crammed in a bus makes the average area occupied by your butt so small that being obese has lifestyle hazards in India. Yet, having a billion fellow countrymen has its plus sides too. SIM cards sell for free. Data connections cost less than $2 a month. Jugaad (Hindi for “quick innovations”) solves more problems than customer care. The invention of autorickshaws (scrawny, greencolored, three-wheeled vehicles) gives more locomotive freedom than any amount of bus routes here. If you want to sell lemonade and iced tea on the street, you really only have two options. Either you have both of them selling on one table with one queue, or you could have lemonade and iced tea on separate

tables with separate queues. Diversity and demand calls for division in the market. Here, Walmart sells everything from drills to clothes. In India, there are separate stores for hardware, electronics and clothes. Big goals can be achieved by breaking them down into smaller targets. You see, it makes perfect sense to split your queue when it gets too large. It is not only geographically that India and America are diametrically opposite. The design calls for it. Yes, I love it here in America. Life is streamlined and paced out. But you see, I’m like a bee. Whatever I do, wherever I go, I will always miss the chaos in my swarm. Send Naman your thoughts to letters@technicianonline.com.

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I was invited to write an editorial defending my position on the Chik-Fil-A issue. I was told editing would take place to correct spelling and grammar but my opinion would not be changed. However, my opinion was changed. In the article, I stated: "By providing a space for ChikFil-A to do business, the university, indirectly, provides a means for the campus community to donate to anti-gay equality groups." You published : "By providing a space for Chik-Fil-A to do business, the university indirectly provides a means for the campus community to purchase products from a corporation that donates to groups against same-sex marriage." I did not write this. My statement implies the issue is equality. What you published implies the issue is gay marriage. They are not the same. Furthermore, I wrote: "Making a purchase is a political act.." You published "Making a purchase becomes a political act..." This is also not what I wrote and is clearly a manipulation of my opinion and words. I implied that making a purchase is always a political act... You changed it so it seems I meant making a purchase can become a political act. I do not appreciate these changes. This is a misrepresentation of what I wrote and the statements I attempted to make. I do not know if these edits were made based on stylistic differences but changing the semantics of my statement changed the intention behind the statements themselves. I've had people ask me why I made the claim that this issue is about "gay marriage" and I've had professors (as well as others within my field) ask me why I made the claim that purchasing power can become a political act because they know that I do not believe either of those statements. I hope these changes will be corrected and public notice will be made to make readers aware of this mistake and what my true intentions were with these statements. -Jose Chavira

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hate that awkward feeling of having a cold. My head gets all stuffy, my ears won’t pop, my nose turns into a continuous faucet of ickyness and my voice drops a few octaves. UnforLindsey tunately, Rosenbaum I’ve found Guest Columnist myself to be a victim of this for nearly two whole months, and even if this octave drop adds a certain je ne sais quoi to my daily flirtations, the whole affair is just unpleasant, and I wish it would stop. And yet, I can’t figure out why this cold won’t go away. I’ve tried pill after non-prescription pill. I’ve slept with socks on and piled on the blankets, and still, no sign of improvement. I was just about to resign myself to a life of sniffling-sneezing when, late Monday night, I was fortunate enough to hear Todd Akin’s words of wisdom. Akin, a House representative for Missouri who is currently running for Senate and is notoriously prolife, was asked in an inter-

view Sunday as to whether he would support abortion if the mother’s life was in danger or in cases of rape. While Akin’s value of life at any costs had him agreeing the mother’s life is more important than the fetus, his comments on rape cases had the Internet in an uproar. “It seems to be, first of all, from what I understand from doctors, [pregnancy from rape] is really rare,” Akin said. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut the whole thing down.” So what Akin is saying is a rape victim’s pregnancy results from her wanting to be pregnant. If she didn’t want to be pregnant, she would only need to wish with all her heart, and poof, it would be gone. So now it becomes evident to me why my cold of nearly two months has persisted. Of course I hate the stuffiness, and the coughing and dripping, but my lovely new alto timbre makes up for it all. What is hacking through class, and piles upon piles of discarded tissues compared to sounding like a Victoria’s Secret model? I, for one, am very interested to hear from these

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so-called doctors Akin consulted. They seem to be very sure of their facts, or else why would this perspective Senator site them in an argument? But fear not, reasonably attractive females. You need not start worrying that with pregnancy out of the question, rapes will pop up willynilly. “I think there should be some punishment [for rape], but the punishment ought to be of the rapist, and not attacking the child,” Akin said. Well thank you, Akin. Here I was about to blame the fetus for its unfortunate conception, not the abuser who didn’t stop to realize no actually means no. But you’ve enlightened me to a whole new way of thinking. And while the GOP argues amongst themselves as to whether Akin should be allowed to continue in his race, I’ll be waiting to hear from Akin’s council of doctors about this cold. Maybe if I just really, really wish it goes away, I won’t have it anymore. Send your thoughts on the Todd Akin to letters@technicianonline.com.

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At the Pool

SOCIAL MEDIA SITE AIMS TO IMPROVE STUDENT INTERACTIONS STORY BY JORDAN ALSAQA | PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY CHARLIE HARLESS

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he explosion of social media websites over the past decade has facilitated the decay of face-to-face interactions between many young people. Most prefer to stay in touch over sites such as Facebook and Twitter as opposed to getting out and meeting new people, even if a new friend is right around the corner. At the Pool, a college-focused social media site, aims to combine the Internet and personal interaction by helping people get to know one another in their communities. Now, after several successful launches at colleges around the country, a website dedicated to N.C. State is being developed, with a release aimed for Sept. 23. At the Pool was founded on a simple idea. Many students are faced with the challenge of getting out and meeting new people. At the Pool’s goal is to help students meet people with similar interests on campus by allowing them to create unique online profiles. “The biggest thing is we match where you are and what school you’re in,” Alex Capecelatro, the CEO and founder of At the Pool, said. “We start by showing people that are close to you, then

look for people in the interest pool you join. The goal is to show you people who are like people you already know.” The site works similarly to dating sites, but with the goal of helping students make new friends. Upon signing up, students can join different “pools” that represent their interests, whether they be gaming, sports or movies. Then, the site works to find the best matches for students. “Think of [At the Pool] like the host of a party, someone who knows both of you, what you’re into, where you’re from, and more,” Capecelatro said. “Like any good host, we make an introduction because we know you’ll get along.” Whereas most dating sites will match you to several people at a time, At the Pool works to add a bit more excitement to the process. By focusing on fostering oneon-one interactions, the site works to develop a sense of anticipation by only sending one match at a time. Taking it one step further, the main website features a countdown to when the next match-up will be sent. Capecelatro hopes that members see the arrival of a new match as a gift of sorts.

As the site continues to expand its areas of operations, it will continue to work on making the program work as well as possible. The current goal is to make sure the site doesn’t match members with someone they already know. “There are cases where we match you with people you already know, so we’re working to cut that down,” Capecelatro said. “Of course, the people you already hang out with are the ones you usually have the most in common with, so it’s funny how that works out.” Though there are still a few kinks to work out, At the Pool has managed to find a great deal of success so far. After being featured on a few technology blogs, the site has exploded. It now has members in 90 different countries. The site has also attracted the interest of nonprofit organizations. Still, Capecelatro emphasizes that the main focus of At the Pool remains helping students get out of their dorms and interacting. “It’s been almost entirely col lege students,” Capecelatro said. “Most of the people involved

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have been under 25.” This intense college focus is now being turned to N.C. State, with students being encouraged to sign up and prepare for the launch of the full site. Student workers are also welcome to apply to help spread word about the site around campus leading up to the launch. Anyone interested can request a n invite to the site on at athepool.com, with the invite code “NCSU” to identify students.

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starting quarterback Mike Glennon. “The situation is that Manny Stocker came in mid-year, which was good for us,” O’Brien said. “He’s been through spring practice, he’s been through a semester and been through a summer. It’s no different than many times there are redshirts or young freshmen who have to step up into the backup role, so it is no different than anybody else or any other team.” Barring injuries or other setbacks, Stocker could be battling Colorado State transfer Pete Thomas next fall to see who will replace Glennon once the tall, Virginia native moves on. The freshman is a pro-style quarterback lauded for his pocket presence and ability to scramble, which helped him reach 20 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns during his senior season with the Red Raiders. “He’s very talented, and

he’s very poised,” O’Brien that Glennon’s focus will said. “He has a real grasp of not change, no matter the offense. He’s ahead of who is behind him. where he should be because “I don’t think it is any of that spring semester. He’s different from the situnot intimidated by the task ation it was last year,” ahead at all. We feel com- O’Brien said. “[Glennon] fortable with him right now. can’t go out there and be He’s performed well in his extra careful and be afraid two scrimmages, and he got to get hurt. It’s not any better in the differsecond than ent than he was in the the three first.” or fou r Despite times the exciteI’ve been ment about in this Football head coach Tom O’Brien Stocker’s situation long-term in my potential, the team is cur- career. You just play the rently focused on preparing game the way it is.” to face a Tennessee team in State begins the season just nine days. Before the against its SEC counterteam began planning spe- part next Friday night at cifically for the Volunteers, 7:30 p.m. in the GeorO’Brien said Stocker and gia Dome. It will be the Glennon split snaps in prac- Pack’s first trip to the statice and will shift to a “2-to- dium since a 1994 game 1” formula in the days lead- versus Mississippi State, ing up to the season opener and NCSU will attempt on Aug. 31. Having a history to hand Tennessee its of being a head coach with a seventh consecutive loss freshman quarterback back- inside the confines of the ing up a bona fide starter, Atlanta Falcons’ home. O’Brien said he is confident

“He’s very talented, and he’s very poised.”

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his success, but also his teammates for quick recoveries and added strength during the off-season. Edmond is an N.C. State alum and played linebacker for the Pack from 1987-90. A man of faith, Lucas said he believes everything happens for a reason, and through his trust in his religion, he’s able to overcome any obstacle. “There’s nothing that’s impossible, and I felt like the Lord helped me through it,” Lucas said. “It was kind of new, it was my first injury like that but I have a lot of faith so I don’t let many things shake me like that. I just took it all in stride and I knew that God allowed it to happen for a reason.” Winning an ACC championship, a goal going into every season, is a repeated theme heard from any player on the football team this year, especially Lucas.

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“As a team, we want to win Consistency, Lucas said, is the ACC Championship, something the team has set first and foremost,” Lucas out to improve on after an said. “We want to take care up-and-down season last of August 31, and come out year. every game, fly around and “We just have to come out have fun.” and practice and prepare in Aug. 31, a date the team and a way to be an ACC chamfa ns have pion,” Lucas marked on s a id . “ We their calenjust have to d a r, k ic k s stay consisoff the first tent and as a game of the defense, just 2 012 s e a don’t give up son versus big plays.” SoutheastAlong with ern Confercommitting ence oppoto being a ne nt Te nleader on Sterling Lucas nessee. and off the “You a lfield and enways hear that the SEC is the couraging the team to reach dominant conference, so as its goals, Lucas has set the bar an ACC team, we want to high for his performance on come out and represent, not the field. Although Lucas is a only for our school, but for humble individual, he is deour conference,” Lucas said. termined to be the best line“It would be big for the ACC.” backer in the country. Along with the team goal to “I want all the accolades— win the ACC championship, you never want to sell yourLucas has set high goals for self short,” Lucas said. himself, striving to be the best linebacker in the country.

“We want to take care of August 31, and come out every game, fly around and have fun.”

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Pulse of the Pack returns to WKNC Pulse of the Pack, your N.C. State student-run sports radio show, will start airing tonight and every Wednesday night from 7-8 p.m. on 88.1 WKNC and wknc.org/listen. Pulse of the Pack is dedicated to covering all things Wolfpack Athletics. Alex Makel, Justin Leitch and others will bring you hot topics and intriguing interviews throughout the school year. Check out pulseofthepack.com, @pulseofthepack on Twitter and pulseofthepack on Facebook for more.

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.C. State Athletics unveiled its inaugural Hall of Fame class on June 26. The inductees for the hall’s first class include women’s basketball’s Genia Beasley, running back Tim Brown, former men’s basketball coach and founding father of the ACC Everett Case, former quarterback Roman Gabriel, men’s soccer’s Tab Ramos, lineman Jim Ritcher, cross country runner Julie Shea, men’s basketball forward David Thompson,

and two more legendary basketball coaches that succumbed to cancer, Kay Yow and Jim Valvano. From this class the Technician sports staff decided to ask: Who should be the next inductees into the NCSU Hall of Fame? Many candidates came to mind, but we’ve decided to bring these faces forward for consideration in joining the Pack’s elite.

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Purvis cleared to attend class Men’s basketball freshman forward Rodney Purvis was ruled as eligible to attend class by the NCAA on Tuesday. Purvis has yet to be cleared to play basketball for the Pack. On Tuesday, Purvis tweeted this statement from his Twitter account, @purvis_0: “Starting classes today is most important to me the basketball will work itself out.” The NCAA is investigating if his high school, Upper Room Christian Academy, provided NCAA required courses to deem him eligible to play. SOURCE: THE NEWS & OBSERVER

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Holt owns the majority of the school’s receiving records, set the ACC benchmark for career reception yards with 3,379 and was named to the All-ACC team twice. He was an ACC Player of the Year and a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award, which recognizes the most outstanding wide receiver in the country.

Rivers owns nearly every passing record in N.C. State history. He has only fallen short of nine out of 32 possible categories. Rivers also led the Pack to a bowl game each of his four years at State, winning three out of four.

Lacey still holds the record for being named to the ACC All-Tournament team four consecutive seasons. She finished her 1977-80 career holding a top-5 position in three different statistical categories for the Pack: points, rebounds and steals. Lacey was a member of the team that brought State its first ACC Tournament title in 1980.

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Don, and I feel very confident.” Sitting on the sidelines last year wasn’t pleasant or what Lucas envisioned for the season. He said he learned leadership skills that ultimately led to him being named defensive captain for the upcoming season. “It’s a blessing,” Lucas said. “Any time you’re elected captain by your teammates it’s an honor, and I’ll do anything I can to help this team any way possible.” Lucas said he feels 100 percent healthy and credits newly hired head strength and conditioning coach Corey Edmond for not only

Coatesville, Pa., is a town of about 13,000 people, located 40 miles outside of Philadelphia. Its roots are deeply intertwined with the region’s steel-working industry. Its modest size and blue-collar history, however, hasn’t stopped Coatesville from producing a Super Bowl Champion (Walt Downing of the San Francisco 49ers) and an NBA Champion (Richard Hamilton of the Detroit Pistons). It might be a little early to predict that Coatesville native and N.C. State true freshman quarterback Manny Stocker will reach the same heights as his fellow Pennsylvanians, but Stocker is off to a fast start in his collegiate career. Months before incumbent backup Tyler Brosius decided to pursue baseball by transferring to Walters State in T.N., the 6’3” 200-pound former Coatesville Red Raider had already graduated high school and enrolled at NCSU for the spring semester. Fortunately for NCSU and sixth-year head coach Tom O’Brien, the experience Stocker gained from spring ball made him a perfect fit to come in and learn behind graduate student

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VOLLEYBALL V. COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON AT COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON TOURNAMENT Charleston, S.C., 7 p.m. Sunday WOMEN’S SOCCER V. LSU Baton Rouge, La., 2 p.m. MEN’S SOCCER V. MERCER, Dail Soccer Field, 4 p.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Any time you’re elected captain by your teammates it’s an honor and I’ll do anything I can to help this team any way possible.” Sterling Lucas graduate student linebacker

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Grad student Sterling Lucas completes a tackle in a scrimmage during the football team’s practice on Friday, Aug. 17.

Lucas is back in the huddle Jonathan Stout Deputy Sports Editor

After watching from the sidelines last season due to a knee injury, graduate student linebacker Sterling Lucas is back with high expectations and to ready to lead the Pack to an ACC Championship. Lucas suffered the injury last August in training camp, which forced him to sit out his senior season. As with many athletes, Lucas admits his return to the field may have been premature. But, he continued to progress in rehab through the off-season, allowing him to return at full speed for off-season drills,

priming him for the start the season opener. Lucas has recorded 86 tackles during his three seasons with the team, playing in 36 games between 2008 and 2010. “It was basically just strengthening stuff, getting my knee stronger,” Lucas said. “I feel like when I came back I kind of tried to rush it too fast. I didn’t have the strength I needed.” Though there is a lack of experience, only having started two games as linebacker, Lucas is convinced this year’s team can be something special. “We have a lot of guys, who don’t necessarily have a lot of experience, but have a lot of talent,” Lucas said. “We have a great coach, in coach

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