It was an impressive list of sports-world figures who came to pay their respects to Kay Yow, the North Carolina State women's basketball coach who died of cancer last week.
Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma stopped by at the viewing before the funeral, while Tennessee coch Pat Summitt, Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer and Texas coach Gail Goestenkors - who coached at Duke for 15 seasons - attended the memorial service. Coaches from several Atlantic Coast Conference schools also attended, including North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell and Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie, who was joined by her Blue Devils players.
Othe mourners included former N.C. State football coach Chuck Amato and current coach Tom O'Brien, and N.C. State alumnus and former NFL coach Bill Cowher. N.C. State men's basketball coach Sidney Lowe also attended with his players, who made the slow walk by Yow's open casket during the viewing.
But none were asked to speak at her service Friday. Yow left behind a message for them in a video played at the service at a suburban Raleigh, N.C., church.
-- The Associated Press