High expectations face Jolly Harper

A solid hire, but will Wolfpack fans, family embrace Jolly Harper?

Originally Published: April 22, 2009
By Mechelle Voepel | Special to ESPN.com

Sometimes paths intersect briefly, even indirectly, and the significance of that meeting is apparent only in retrospect. So it is that we look back to the 1998 Women's Final Four, when Kay Yow reached her peak as a college coach and Kellie Jolly did the same as a college player.

Yow led her NC State team to its lone Final Four appearance, where the Wolfpack fell to Louisiana Tech in the semifinals. Jolly, then a junior point guard, directed a very talented Tennessee team to a 39-0 season ...

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