Saturday, February 2, 2008


...or not.

There has been little ceremony to honor Wake's former coach who died suddenly last year.

There will be no remembrances or a moment of silence when Wake Forest plays N.C. State on Sunday. Oddly, or so it seems to TAH, while Prosser was well liked and respected throughout the rest of the league, there has not been much in the way of ceremony honoring his passing.

Wake Forest spokesman Scott Wortman said the most he has seen this season were moments of silence at Maryland and Georgia Tech. (Which seems entirely appropriate and complete.)
"There hasn't been too much," Wortman said. "Other than that, nothing really."

It will not be any different Sunday. N.C. State, as of midweek, had no plans to honor Prosser or to memorialize the former ACC coach of the year as Wake Forest makes its first visit to the Triangle this season.

Wake junior guard Harvey Hale said he was taken aback when Maryland honored Prosser.

"That was cool because it shows that people haven't forgotten about us, what we went through," Hale said. "It made you want to play harder."

Hale said while he loves honoring his former coach, sometimes it is easier just to go play.
"At the beginning of the season, it was really emotional. ... but not so much now," Hale said. "You try not to live on the bad."

(Wake Forest University Head Coach Skip Prosser (right) consoles his son Scott in an empty team locker room after Wake Forest, a number two seed, was defeated 86-82 by Auburn in the second round of the NCAA tournament in Tampa, Fla. Photo by Patrick Schneider of The Charlotte Observer)

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