A Shee Saturday For NC State Is Nothing New

Saturday was a rough day for NC State fans. 

First, Wolfpack faithful watched Duke beat Virginia. Then State dropped a game at Louisville, and, to top things off, North Carolina won a dramatic game against Georgia Tech. 

With three teams in such close proximity, a weekend can’t get worse than that–you lose, while your two neighbors both post victories.

When things don’t go the Wolfpack’s way, their fans call it “NC State Shee”, which would make the three games over the weekend an example of Shee Saturday. 

It’s only the second Shee Saturday of the season. On September 20, North Carolina lost to ECU, while State beat Presbyterian and Duke beat Tulane. 

State’s winless 2013 ACC season gave them four Shee Saturdays last season, tying the high for Triangle teams in the last 20 years. (Duke also had 4 of them in 2000.)

In one and a half seasons with NC State, Dave Doeren already has suffered through five Shee Saturdays. That’s as many as Larry Fedora has in his time at UNC. Duke’s David Cutcliffe, who has been the Blue Devils’ head coach since 2008, has produced eight. 

Here’s a look at the Shee-est schools in recent history: 


Last 5 years

Last 10 years

10 years prior (95 to 04)





NC State








State has as many Shee days in the last five years as Carolina has in the last decade. The 10 year numbers are particularly painful for State, since that span includes a winless season for Duke and a pair of one-win seasons for the Blue Devils, but State still had the most Shee Saturdays.