Sadness Along Tobacco Road
Kay Yow, longtime North Carolina State women's basketball coach and sister of Maryland Athletic Director Debbie Yow, passed away this morning at age 66. Yow, a member of the Hall of Fame, died after a nearly two decade battle with breast cancer.
Yow was diagnosed with the cancer in 1987 but continued to coach until stepping away earlier this season. She had been staying in a hospital since last week.
Terps Insider sends condolences out to Yow's family, as well as to those in and around the N.C. State athetlic program. Yow won more than 700 games with the Wolfpack, coach the U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal in 1988 and reached the Final Four in 1998. She also avidly raised awareness of breast cancer and urged funding to find a cure while fighting the disease.
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