RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Athletic director Debbie Yow has spent five years pushing to turn North Carolina State into a top-25 program. The 2014-15 sports season has brought the Wolfpack to the edge of that goal.
North Carolina State earned its best finish in the Directors' Cup rankings of Division I sports programs. It's finishing an indoor practice building that will end football's long wait for the status-symbol facility and recruiting chip. And it has started a renovation to a venerable campus arena that will displace several programs for more than a year but is part of the always-keep-improving drive.