My Friday Five: On Wolfpack In The NCAAs, A New Song & An Arts Funding Update

1. Wolfpack Swimming/Diving in the NCAAs

N.C. State Swimming and Diving is taking the NCAAs by storm. The women’s team had its competition last week, finishing very strong in several events. The men’s team is competing this week and finds itself in third place overall. One of the major highlights so far is State defending its NCAA Title in the 800 Freestyle Relay event.

My Friday Five: On An Epic Comeback, UNC’s Ring Ceremony & More Honors for Wolfpack Swimmers

1. UCLA's Epic Comeback

College football returned in a big way this past weekend. Particularly with the UCLA versus Texas A&M game. The Aggies held a commanding, 34-point lead in the third quarter. However, the Bruins found a way to come back for the victory. Yep, you read that right. It was the largest comeback in UCLA history, according the Los Angeles Times and was just one point shy of Michigan State's 35-point comeback versus Northwestern in 2006 for the largest all-time. Absolutely amazing!

My Friday Five: On ‘Idol’ Reboot News, Texting At The Movies & New Music

1. Idol Reboot News

Katy Perry is officially IN as a judge on ABC's American Idol reboot. There was quite a bit of speculation in recent days before the network made it official at its annual Upfront presentation. Perry is no stranger to the show, having been a guest judge during Season Nine. I personally like the pick as I know Perry is extremely talented and I'm sure she has the ability to discover new talent. We'll see how it goes!

My Friday Five: A Final Nash Next Update & Bringing Back Memories

Photo: Chris White 1) Carolina Football This is the first time in Lord knows when - a.k.a. not in my lifetime - that both the Carolina Football and Basketball teams are ranked in the Top 10. Football is ranked 10th in the College Football Playoff rankings while basketball is ranked 9th in the Coaches and [...]

My Friday Five: More Sports, Thanksgiving Stories & Music

Photo: Chris White It's Friday! Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. Here's this week's list... 1) Heels, Pack and Panthers What can I say? UNC, N.C. State and the Carolina Panthers continue to perform well on the gridiron. The Heels showed so much determination and grit to pull out a win in overtime against Virginia [...]

My Friday Five: More Updates, Homecoming Week & Other Musings

Photo: Chris White This week's list has a couple more updates, excitement over UNC Football and thoughts on some new music. Enjoy! 1) More Updates First off, I want to give a big congrats to Tyler Barham, who's been named a Top 10 finalist in the Nash Next contest! But, not only did Barham get [...]

My Friday Five: From Pho To Twitter

Photo: Chris White This week's "My Friday Five" is filled with positive stories, a battle over artwork and an issue I've been having that has caused me to seriously consider a major move for my blog. So without further ado... 1) Pho Nomenal Dumpling Wins "The Great Food Truck Race" Raleigh-based Pho Nomenal Dumpling Truck was [...]