ESPN's Jim Caple visits NC State:
State is easily the largest of the three schools in the Triangle, but it never gets any respect. When I visited Chapel Hill and Duke, students at both schools belittled the university, retelling the old joke, "If you can't go to college, go to N.C. State," and telling me that the Wolfpack campus doesn't have much to offer.
This is exceptionally unfair. Granted, there are no chocolate fountains or hot air balloons on N.C. State's brick-lined campus. And its many brick buildings are not especially pretty. In fact, walking across campus, the thought that comes to mind is: "Wow, they must have gotten a really good deal on bricks."