Kay Yow’s legacy: Glance, Illinois State University women think ‘pink’ for late N.C. State coach

Posted by Andy Durham on February 12, 2011 at 5:44 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

Yow’s legacy: Glance, ISU women think ‘pink’ for late N.C. State coach

Stephanie Glance could tell her friend and boss Kay Yow was suffering, more so than usual for a woman who had stood toe-to-toe with cancer.

This time, Glance decided moral support would not be sufficient and asked North Carolina State’s director of basketball operations to summon an ambulance.

As medical personnel entered Reynolds Coliseum and wheeled a stretcher toward Yow, the Wolfpack practiced on. Communication from coach to player and player to player had never been better.

That was the way Yow wanted it. Glance knew it and every North Carolina State player knew it. Their purposefulness and attention to detail was a tribute to Yow as she was whisked away to a hospital.

The Kay Yow Cancer Fund stands as a similar homage to the courageous and public battle Yow waged with breast cancer. Glance extends that tribute to Illinois State and Redbird Arena today as the first-year ISU head coach and her new team face Missouri State in a 1:05 p.m. “Pink” game.

CLICK HERE to read all about the Kay Yow legacy and how Coach Stephanie Glance plans to keep the flame and the names of Kay Yow burning, as she and her team seek to bring awareness to breast cancer and raise funds for cancer treatment…..


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