When Reynolds Coliseum went under renovation, one of the things I was most excited about was the fact that they’d have a little museum to commemorate the history of the storied stadium where I grew up watching the Wolfpack. Now that it’s nearly complete we are starting to learn more and more about what made it into that museum.
Yesterday, news broke that the Wolfpack would be bringing the ever famous ‘noise meter’ to the museum. If you remember a few years back Tim Peeler found the noise meter in the basement of the coliseum. After that it was brought out for a few home games until the nostalgia wore off, then it went away again.
If you are too young or simply don’t remember, the noise meter hung high above the coliseum floor and lit up light bulbs to signify how loud the crowd was getting. When it was full tilt, the red bulb at the top would light up and send the crowd into an even more frantic frenzy.
Now it will be used to teach young state fans about the past, and drum up nostalgia for the older ones…
“It was a priority from the beginning from the university to get (the noise meter) in, and have it functional,” said Emily Furman, an N.C. State graduate and museum exhibit designer for HealyKohler Design in Washington, D.C.
Visitors can hand-operate the noise meter, running the lights up the 10-foot tall board as crowd noise ascends through speakers throughout the museum and the voice of longtime public address announcer, C.A. Dillon, welcomes fans to Reynolds Coliseum. The mechanics to the renovated noise meter are high tech, in direct contrast to the original primitive operation. – From the News & Observer
There’s only one thing. The noise meter never really measured noise by itself. It was operated by a student manager at first and then by others later on. They would flick switches to send the lights higher when the crowd got louder.
“It was a con job from the word go,” Waters said. “We’d be warming up, and he’d have that thing one light down (from the top) and the building would be shaking. We’d tell him, ‘Give it to them, they’re going crazy out here.’ That was part of the gimmick.” – From the News & Observer
The newly renovated Reynolds opens this Friday.
NC State Makes Top-10 for Graduate Transfer Guard Justin Kier
George Mason Graduate Transfer Guard Justin Kier (6’4″/197) included NC State in his list of Final 10 schools.
— Andrew Slater (@Andrew__Slater) April 13, 2020
Kier was granted a fifth year of eligibility after missing all but 9 games last season due to injury. He was expected to arguably be George Mason’s best returning player next year, averaging 14.5 points and 6.5 rebounds, earning All-Atlantic 10 2nd Team honors.
NC State Reaches Out to UAB Transfer Makhtar Guyer
According to Rivals’ Corey Evans, NC State has reached out to UAB Transfer Forward Makhtar Guyer (6’10″/210), after he announced he was transferring on Friday.
Virginia Tech has offered UAB transfer Makhtar Guyer, he tells @RivalsPortal.
Georgetown, Miami, Mississippi State, NC State and San Diego State have reached out since his transfer yesterday. @Hokie_Haven
— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) April 11, 2020
— Makhtar Gueye (@Thelionkilla) April 11, 2020
Guyer has one year of eligibility remaining. Last year as a Junior at UAB, Guyer averaged 6.8 points and 5.1 rebounds, starting in 27 of 31 games.
NC State Accepts Recommendation to Move Case to IARP
NC State has accepted the recommendation to move their violation’s case from the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions to the Independent Accountability Resolution Process.
“We’ve stated throughout this process that NC State will accept accountability for any shortcomings and defend ourselves aggressively where we feel it is appropriate and necessary to do so,” Woodson wrote in a statement released by the school on Wednesday. “As our response to the Referral Petition demonstrates, we do not think NC State can receive an objective or fair hearing before the Committee on Infractions in this matter. We believe the only remaining option is that our case be moved to the Independent Accountability Resolution Process.
“NC State has a long history of working cooperatively with the NCAA, and we remain committed to working collaboratively through the IARP to address concerns and to resolve this matter as fairly and efficiently as possible.” (WRAL)
The IARP is made up of decision makers that are investigators and legal advocates that are independent of any NCAA teams.
The difference between the traditional process, and the IARP, is that the latter’s decision is final, unable to be appealed.
Vote For NC State Men’s Basketball Fans in Fox College Hoops 64-Team Bracket
In the absence of the NCAA Tournament, Fox College Hoops has created a 64-team bracket to determine the best fanbase of Men’s Basketball teams.
They determined 60 of the contestants based of the Men’s Basketball teams with the most Twitter followers. The final four were determined by the highest rated teams not yet selected according to the NET Rankings.
You: So how does this #FOXFanVote thing work?
— FOX College Hoops (@CBBonFOX) April 5, 2020
The winner of each matchup is determined by fan vote, obviously.
NC State’s Men’s Basketball fans were given a #8 seed in the East Bracket.
The winner of the bracket, will earn quite a gift. Fox College Hoops will place a billboard of that team in close proximity to their rival.
Go ahead and vote for NC State to beat Alabama in the 1st round right now.