The Eighties Are Back

Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE

ESPN's Jason King noted that it's feeling rather 1980s up in this piece what with the resurgence of the basketball programs at Indiana, Michigan, and NC State:

Why they loved the late '80s: Jim Valvano racing across the court to celebrate NC State's 1983 NCAA title is one of the most famous images in college basketball history. But the fun didn't end there. The Wolfpack reached the Elite Eight in 1985 and 1986 thanks to players such as Vinny Del Negro. One year later, NC State won the ACC tournament -- a feat the program hasn't repeated since. Valvano's squad also captured the league's regular-season title in 1988-89 behind Rodney Monroe, Tom Gugliotta and Chris Corchiani. The Pack hasn't won one since.

I really only bring this up as an excuse to post this:

Now I just gotta go dig up an old Walkman, dust off those cassettes in preparation for the first game of NC State's season.

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