Friday, October 16, 2009

Red Rally Tonight 9pm at Reynolds!

At 9pm tonight, the Wolfpack basketball teams will take the floor for the "Red Rally at Reynolds" (fans must wear red to get in) to kick-off the 2009/10 season in fashion. Coach Lowe and Coach Harper will be on hand to talk to the fans about the upcoming season. Following the speeches, the teams will both take place in mini-scrimmages, three-point contests and a dunk contest. The Red Rally will give NC State basketball fans their first glimpse of freshmen Scott Wood, DeShawn Painter, Jordan Vandenberg, Richard Howell (not scheduled to dress out) and Josh Davis in the red and white. 2010 Commits Ryan Harrow, Luke Cothron and 2011 prospect Dez Wells will all be on hand to take in the event. We will also be on hand, and will be reporting back to you with video, pictures and game updates. (stay close to the basketball forum for in game updates)

Although the event will surely be a great excitement builder for the program, the real story here is that there will be donations collected to help a former Wolfpack walk-on. Brian Keeter was paralyzed from the waist down in December of 2008 when he was involved in a single car accident.

“This is a time when being a Wolfpack family is more important than it is at any other time – when we have the opportunity to come around one of our own and show support for Brian during his time of need,” said Bobby Purcell, executive director of NC State’s Wolfpack Club. “He means a lot to all of us here, and I hope that every member of the Wolfpack family will continue to keep Brian and his family in their thoughts and prayers.He’s one of us, a true Wolfpacker, and as a family, we need to be there for him."


38 Responses to "Red Rally Tonight 9pm at Reynolds!"
  1. Slick said...
    October 16, 2009 at 7:03 PM

    What's up with Howell?

  2. spierce74 said...
    October 16, 2009 at 7:44 PM

    WOW, I'm soo excited. I'm about to lose my mind with all the recent news in Basketball. Let's show Luke and Ryan what State has been like for all these years.>>>> Reynolds is the ultimate experience when it's really rockin'! Let's really try to be loud tonite! See you all there.

  3. Pack Leader said...
    October 16, 2009 at 8:03 PM

    Howell is hurt.

  4. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    October 16, 2009 at 8:08 PM

    Howell did have a minor setback awhile, but all signs are good that he'll be go for the season.

  5. Anonymous said...
    October 16, 2009 at 8:15 PM

    You can view the red rally at that link.

  6. Matthew said...
    October 16, 2009 at 8:27 PM

    While we are all hoping that States Red Rally is AMAZING..lets also hope that Blue Madness sucks and CJL wishes he were in Raleigh.

  7. Slick said...
    October 16, 2009 at 8:36 PM

    Good link anon, I appreciate that I couldn't make it tonight.

  8. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    October 16, 2009 at 9:17 PM

    We're on location and wanted to let you know a few things before it gets started. Recruit wise we've only seen Tashawn Mabry (2010) here so far. Kenny Inge is also in the house.

  9. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    October 16, 2009 at 9:21 PM

    This just in ...we've got a Corndog sighting. Cornelius Williamson in the house!

  10. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    October 16, 2009 at 9:25 PM

    Big Luke Cothron just made it in as well. Folks we're looking at a star studded event (if your a state fan) here in Raleigh.

  11. Slick said...
    October 16, 2009 at 9:29 PM

    Is my main man Harrow there?

  12. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    October 16, 2009 at 9:32 PM

    Haven't seen him yet but I know he is supposed to be here.

  13. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    October 16, 2009 at 10:02 PM

    Dezmine Wells and Rodney Purvis in the building.

  14. KarNCSU said...
    October 16, 2009 at 10:14 PM

    thanks for the updates WPH. I couldn't make it to the Red Rally due to prior family obligations. Keep updating!

  15. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    October 16, 2009 at 10:24 PM

    Ladies and gentleman, Jordan Vandenberg just beat Johnny Thomas in the dunk contest. No, we're not lying . The kid has some serious rise. You still think it's a joke...? Wait for the video.

  16. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    October 16, 2009 at 10:27 PM

    White team
    CJ Williams

    Red Team
    Tracy Smith

  17. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    October 16, 2009 at 10:31 PM

    Tracy Smith is in great shape and apparently has been working on his post game. he just pulled a baseline spin move for a reverse lay in traffic.

  18. J Vukovich said...
    October 16, 2009 at 10:33 PM

    4 vs 5 eh? good strategy

  19. Eric said...
    October 16, 2009 at 10:34 PM

    Could only watch a little of it online as it kept cutting out. What I did see what Scott Wood all over the place. Place seemed really quiet. Any other reports?

  20. Anonymous said...
    October 16, 2009 at 10:35 PM

    "Coach I need one more" said the ref. "My team is on the floor"

  21. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    October 16, 2009 at 10:36 PM

    Scott Woods 3 ball gets off so quick and is so silky.

    Johnny Thomas looks healthy and has hit 2 jumpers.

    Painter is going to cause some serious matchup problems. You can mark that down.

  22. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    October 16, 2009 at 10:38 PM

    Sorry , painter is also on the red team, starting.

  23. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    October 16, 2009 at 10:43 PM

    Josh Davis plays so hard. He's a certain fan favorite.

    Not as many turnovers as your usual red/white game and they played very up tempo.

  24. Anonymous said...
    October 16, 2009 at 10:45 PM

    They are taking down the nets already!

  25. Anonymous said...
    October 16, 2009 at 10:50 PM

    what is the web address for the new site that you guys were launching today?

  26. Slick said...
    October 16, 2009 at 10:51 PM

    Cutting down the nets was kinda cheesy.

  27. j.sol said...
    October 16, 2009 at 11:27 PM

    j.sol was in the house

    i'm really liking what i saw out of vandenberg, wood, mays and williams. vandenberg was a lot more athletic than i expected him to be, he has a tremendous upside. it was cool to see mays and wood playing off each other. wood looks so poised out there, he looked like a veteran, you would've never known he was a freshman with the way he carries himself on the court.

    i'm surprised josh davis wasn't in the dunk contest. i can't wait to see a dunk contest with harrow in it, haha.

  28. Anonymous said...
    October 16, 2009 at 11:40 PM

    Wood will set the record for free throw percentage by the time he is done. Think he shot over 90% his senior year.

  29. Anonymous said...
    October 17, 2009 at 12:27 AM

    Can anyone give us a box score for the scrimmage today.

  30. Anonymous said...
    October 17, 2009 at 12:47 AM

    Not surprised about JV. The one thing you could see from those grainy videos was him attacking the rim even on putbacks and such. Even the misses were agressive rim rattlers.

    Could be the sleeping giant, did I hear about a between the legs dunk?

  31. Slick said...
    October 17, 2009 at 12:56 AM

    We really need to step it up as far as our midnight maddness or red rally. I watched midnight maddness on espnu and a lot of those places were really rockin'. The arenas were packed and they were having dance skits and all kinds of stuff. I know people will say well they are big time programs and so on but in my opinion nc state is a big time program even though we haven't had a lot of success lately. I think it would help out a lot with recruiting future players that might attend.

    I'll bet CJ Leslie commits to Kentucky while he's there.

  32. wolfranger said...
    October 17, 2009 at 1:04 AM

    Pretty good turnout tonight. It wasn't advertised very well (big surprise) but I thought the crowd was fairly respectable.

    What I saw on the court however, was SWEET! Vandenburg blew my mind! I was definitely not expecting him to come out and play as well as he did. That dunk contest wasn't actually a contest. Big J was wiping the floor with Johnny. Not to mention the way Vandenburg ran the floor. He was running as hard as he could to get on defense every possession. Its great to see new life like that from the Team. Vandenburg's hook shot was sweet too. He only took a couple; I don't remember if he made one but if he didn't he just needs a little game speed practice to get it going.

    I was also especially impressed with Wood. He was money from the free throw line and was playing hard on defense. He wasn't perfect from 3-land but no one is. If he gets a streak going though, watch out! His stroke is silky smooth. I've been impressed with this kid since seeing video of this kid in the spring and he sure didn't disappoint.

    Painter never really got it going from the floor but he was playing hard. Davis was in the same situation (he is also a lot bigger than I was expecting). Howell did not dress out.

    Overall, the team looks like they are in better shape this year (WPH has been saying this all along). Even Sid got in on the action and lost some weight.

    I'm also excited for the Ladies this year and seeing what Kellie can do! The two freshmen she brought in looked good.

    I can't wait for basketball season to start! I know that's what they're saying over in Chapel Hill but I think we can do good things this season. Thinking about next years team with these young guns plus Ryan, Lo and Luke just blows my mind!

    GO PACK!

  33. Anonymous said...
    October 17, 2009 at 2:47 AM

    Is it just me or was it just kind of outrageous that Tia from the women's team kept trying to participate in dunk contest stuff. I mean, not to be negative, but I don't think it says she messed up. I think it says, "most women can't dunk, not even WNBA ladies" and that is TRUE. I mean that is why Candice Parker's dunks were so amazing. It wasn't because she put her arm in front of her face, it was because she could dunk the ball, AND WITH EASE. THAT is why SHE was amazing. That being said, I thought Tia was a great sport the whole night. She's definitely one of my favorite women players for STATE. Anyway, just thought it was pretty odd that they tried to include her in the dunk contest.

  34. Werewolf in Franklinton said...
    October 17, 2009 at 8:45 AM

    wPH Is there no longer going to be a paysite?

    Also wanted to let everyone know on Kentucky Sports Report some commenters are posting that Leslie did not attend Big Blue Madness, nothing official yet. If true could be very good for us

  35. Wolfcop said...
    October 17, 2009 at 9:13 AM

    Thanks for the breakdown wolfranger. I went, but had to leave before the scrimmage b/c of a fussy child.

    What is Howell's injury?

    Come on WPH...PP already has alot of stuff up from the Red Rally. :0)

  36. Pack Leader said...
    October 17, 2009 at 10:16 AM
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  37. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    October 17, 2009 at 2:29 PM

    The name of the new website will be It's launch has been delayed for the time being b/c of technical issues.

    Richard Howell had a setback with a minor knee injury awhile back.

    WolfCop...our apologies for the delay. You that's not our style. Everyone can have an off day right:)

  38. Wolfcop said...
    October 17, 2009 at 7:55 PM

    WPH, You are the man bro. I have faith in you. I know that you will give us enough basketball stuff the next few days to help us forget another embarassing day on the gridiron. Thanks for what you do man. As soon as you get the site ready I will be signing up.


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