North Carolina State University

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2014

    How SMU Got Screwed Out of the NCAA Tournament

    Going into Sunday, most experts considered SMU a lock to make its first NCAA tournament in 20 years, even after losing to a mediocre University of Houston team in the opening round American Athletic Conference tourney. They beat four Top 25 teams, including a season sweep of UConn. They went 23-9. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    The Final Answer on How to Pronounce "Pecan"

    Bert Vaux studies linguistics at the University of Cambridge and recently created a survey of 122-linguistic based questions and gathered responses from 11,500 people across the country. He then sent the files over to Joshua Katz at the Department of Statistics at North Carolina State University who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Emmitt Smith the Broadcaster: Rest In Peas

    Look, nobody's perfect. Just last weekend on 105.3 The Fan my radio sidekick Mike Ogulnick referred to a huge crowd as a "thong of fans" and I invented a new word: "Necessarillarily"? But as of today we'll no longer be treated to the malaprops and misspeaks of Emmitt Smith, whose contract isn't bein ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2007

    The "Vice and Virtue" of The Happy Bullets' New Video

    No, this isn't the new Modest Mouse video -- which is to say, the old Modest Mouse video. Rather, it's the latest short from going-for-baroque Dallas-based pop-rockers The Happy Bullets. Titled "The Vice and Virtue Ministry" -- an MP3 of which the band's offering here, absolutely gratis -- the cleve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2007
  • News

    April 27, 2006

    Mocking the Draft

    Don't look now, but it's sports' biggest waste of time

  • Culture

    January 14, 1999

    American History why?

    Or: Learning about pot-smoking, gas-passing presidents can be fun!

  • News

    April 10, 1997

    Less than a stranger

    She said it was abuse. He said it was manipulation. By the time a Denton court got through with this messy custody battle, a good mother would lose her kids forever.