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Saturday, February 14, 2009

From the AP: ‘Hoops 4 Hope’ continues Yow’s legacy after death
The door to Kay Yow’s office in Reynolds Coliseum remains open, the lights on inside. It’s as though the Hall of Fame coach has merely stepped away from her desk to grab lunch or run a brief errand.

Less than three weeks after her death, Yow’s presence is still felt strongly in the North Carolina State women’s basketball program she left behind. And that might never be more true than this weekend when the Wolfpack holds the annual event Yow created to raise awareness of the disease that ultimately took her life.

Sunday marks the fourth “Hoops 4 Hope” game, which helps raise money for the cancer research fund in Yow’s name. The event is sold out for the first time, bringing Yow’s long fight back to the forefront once again.