I hate NC State. Hate 'em. The reason you don't hear about how much we Carolina fans hate the Pack is because we have a bigger fish to fry a little closer down the road in Durham.
However, NC State gets my blood boiling almost as much as Dook does. Why? Cuz they are State. In the Research Triangle...they are the "other guy". Neither UNC or Dook likes them....but they got their Jimmy V highlight moment in 1983.
About 10-11 years ago...I went to a UNC-NC State football game in Raleigh. At the time, State had a 5 year winning streak on the Heels. I go to the game wearing my Carolina garb, sit in a sea of red, hear "go to hell, Carolina" in their fight song, and watch my Heels finally beat the Wolfpack. I also got to "tailgate" in a cow pasture....errrrr......the Carter Finley Stadium parking lot. If it wasn't for Clemson, State would be the ACC's "Redneck U."
In honor of Brian Feggins...a State forward in the early 1990s who seemed to have 7 years of eligibility since he got shot several times....here is a classic moment in NC State sports lore. Enjoy.
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Federal immigration officials have determined that North Carolina State sophomore forward Gavin Grant is in the country illegally, an immigration spokeswoman in Atlanta said Tuesday.
Grant, 20, could face deportation after a hearing in federal immigration court in Atlanta, Sue Brown, a spokesoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, told The News & Observer of Raleigh.
She said she had neither specifics on the hearing date for Grant nor details on the amount of bond on which he was released.
"We do know after the interview that it was determined that he was in this country without inspection, which means he did not come with a visitor's visa or anything like that," Brown said.
Several messages left by The Associated Press with immigration officials in Cary were not returned Tuesday night.
Tom O'Connell, ICE resident agent in charge in Cary, told the newspaper that Grant was interviewed in Raleigh early last week. He said he understood that Grant entered the United States from Jamaica after his mother did. Gavin Grant has lived in the United States since at least 1994, O'Connell said.
Deportation isn't the only possible outcome for Grant, a key reserve on last year's Wolfpack team that reached the round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament.
Another option is voluntary departure, where Grant would leave the country on his own and then apply to return, O'Connell said.
N.C. State athletic director Lee Fowler did not return a phone call from ESPN.com on Tuesday night seeking comment; N.C. State coach Herb Sendek didn't return multiple calls from ESPN.com, either. Annabelle Vaughan, an assistant athletics director for media relations, declined comment to The Associated Press.
She did say that Grant attended a basketball skills workout Tuesday. The 6-foot-7 Grant averaged 4.2 points and 2.4 rebounds as a freshman.
Grant played at St. Raymond's in New York, the same high school that produced former Wolfpack star Julius Hodge.