Greenville -- While N.C. State athletics director Debbie Yow would not take questions from the media during her visit to Greenville, she did begin her speech to the Greater Greenville Sports Club by addressing her reason for saying ECU has a psychological advantage over N.C. State when the teams meet on the playing field.
"I haven't reached the point where I'm so politically correct that I can't actually state the obvious and that is that generally speaking when we play (ECU vs. N.C. State) you're always going to have, in my opinion, you're going to have the psychological edge."
Yow later took questions from the members of the Greater Greenville Sports Club about the state of N.C. State athletics. She was also asked about future football scheduling involving East Carolina but said "Check with me in 2015."
The Pirates and Wolfpack are scheduled to play football again in 2013 and 2016.
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The Greater Greenville Sports Club will hold its first meeting in the month of November on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 at the Hilton Greenville.
Wednesday’s meeting will feature North Carolina State University’s Director of Athletics, Debbie Yow.
The meeting runs from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm and lunch will be catered by the Hilton Greenville. The lunch fee is $12 for members and $15 for non-members. The event is open to the public at the non-member fee.
Yow raised a more than a few eyebrows with comments made about the ECU - N.C. State football series. Below is the story originally posted on witn.com on October 29th.
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NC State University Athletic Director Debbie Yow said on a radio show Friday afternoon, when her school plays East Carolina University, it means more to ECU. Yow was a guest Friday on The David Glenn Show on Pirate Radio 1250am and 930am when she made the statement.
Yow was just named Athletic Director in June this year. She says she was not present for the scheduling of games with ECU and then dropped a bomb about NC State's performance against ECU. "The game means more to ECU than it does to NC State. So we're always going to be at a disadvantage when we play the game, just psychologically," said Yow on the radio show.
She says NC State has 2 more games scheduled against ECU in 2013 and 2016, so she will not have to think about scheduling another ECU game until around 2015.