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  • The Jim Valvano Show blooper

    This short video clip demonstrates that even pros like legendary WRAL sportscaster Nick Pond can get tongue tied.

    The early version of The Jim Valvano Show was taped in Studio A at WRAL-TV. The campus of NCSU is located across the street from WRAL which made it convenient for NCSU coaches and athletes. During this taping, Pond finds himself struggling to say “NAIA” while referring to the division below NCAA. He finally gives up. Valvano takes it in stride with a simple whistle. The director fades to black so they can regroup and record the segment again.

    Circa 1982.

  • Nick Pond promotion

    Promotion card for WRAL-TV sportscaster Nick Pond.

  • Nick Pond interviews wrestlers

    WRAL-TV Sports anchorman Nick Pond interviews Nelson Royal and Paul Jones as part of Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling, which was recorded each week at WRAL-TV.

  • Nick Pond and Tom Suiter

    WRAL-TV sportscasters pose for publicity photo in the 1970s.

  • Reception for NC State wins 1974 NCAA Basketball Championship

    WRAL’s LIVE coverage of the victorious NC State basketball team returning to campus after winning the NCAA Basketball Championship in 1974. NC State Wolfpack beat Marquette with the score 76-64. NC State was coached by Norm Sloan and Marquette was coached by Al McGuire. WRAL Sports Anchor Nick Pond provides the commentary.
    All of the NC State basketball players are featured in the video including 7’4” Tommy Burleson, David Thompson, Monte Towe and others.