April 23, 1990
North Carolina State will announce the successor to basketball coach Jim Valvano today, and though it isn't saying who he'll be, speculation surrounds Les Robinson, a former Wolfpack player now coaching East Tennessee State. Robinson said last week he was going to Raleigh for an interview. No one answered the telephone at his Tennessee home Sunday night. Robinson, 47, guided the Buccaneers to a 27-7 record last season.
March 23, 1996 |
North Carolina State Coach Les Robinson resigned today after six years with the school. Robinson will stay at the school as an associate athletic director, after declining a university offer to continue coaching through 1999. He had an overall record of 78-98. The Wolfpack was 14-15 this season. * Former Villanova and Nevada Las Vegas coach Rollie Massimino spent Friday at Division II Gannon University in Erie, Pa., interviewing for its coaching job. . . .
November 23, 1997 |
North Carolina State Coach Herb Sendek and Athletic Director Les Robinson have agreed on a contract extension that will run through the 2002-03 season. Sendek will get a package worth more than $500,000 a year beginning next season. The contract, approved by the university's board of trustees, will take effect July 1, 1998.
April 21, 1990 |
Todd Turner took the athletic director's job at North Carolina State Friday, saying the school's dismissal of basketball coach Jim Valvano made his decision easier. "The most important challenge is to rebuild trust and rebuild credibility in the athletic community," said Turner, who had been athletic director at the University of Connecticut for the past three years. "You don't earn that trust until you prove that academics is the first priority."
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June 9, 1998 |
A bicyclist was hit by a Jeep on Monday morning as she tried to recover some items she had dropped while riding, police said. The woman, whose identity has not been released, was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange in critical condition, Sgt. Les Robinson said. The woman was riding south on Springdale Street toward Heil Avenue about 9:45 a.m. when it appeared something fell from her bicycle onto the street, witnesses told police.
August 28, 1992 |
North Carolina State forward Bryant Feggins, who suffered nerve damage when he was shot last spring, won't return to the team before January. Feggins, sidelined last season because of an injured left knee, is not enrolled this semester. Coach Les Robinson said the 6-foot-6, 238-pound Feggins fell behind in four courses because of the April shooting in Greensboro.