Saturday, March 31, 2012

College Hoops Crescendo

Just a few more college basketball games and I can turn my full attention to baseball. The timing is good this year. NCAA Championship Monday night; Bulls 2012 season opener on Thursday.

Without a Tobacco Road team in the Final Four, this past week wasn’t quite as interesting. I know the Tar Heels and Blue Devils are still licking their wounds, but the Wolfpack Nation’s self-esteem should be sky high with a 24-13 season that ended with a Sweet Sixteen appearance. It’s remarkable what first year coach Mark Gottfried, his staff and the team accomplished. What a turn-around!

We have some insight into the mood of NC State fans via our retail and on-line apparel stores: From the beginning of the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament through the end of State’s NCAA run, retail store sales were up 250% over last year. On-line sales were up 515%. Thanks Coach!

The GoPack Store is in the Ridgewood Shopping Center on Wade Ave. in Raleigh.