RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State finally owns the Top 25 national status that athletics director Debbie Yow has sought during her eight-year tenure.
Yet amid the excitement there's concern: The men's basketball program is entangled in the federal investigation into corruption within the sport. That's left Yow to balance the best overall season in school history with potential trouble ahead for one of the Wolfpack's highest-profile programs.
"You tell the truth, always," Yow said in an interview with The Associated Press. "We know what our culture is. My goodness, you've heard us talk about `ERA: Establish the culture, reinforce the culture, act with integrity when the culture is threatened.' . If there has been an errant individual who's acted outside of the stated and expected culture, so be it. We'll deal with it."