Earlier this week, some North Carolina State fans were unhappy with a sign on I-40 boasting about UNC’s 2017 NCAA basketball championship. Some felt that the placement of the sign near the Harrison Avenue exit was disrespectful to State fans.
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Heading into #Raleigh on I-40 might be one of the last places you’d expect to see this sign. . . Beyond the overpass for North Harrison Avenue, three miles from @pncarena, there it is. . . . #basketball #collegebasketball #sports #tarheels #wolfpack #rdu #accsports #acc @unc_basketball #ncstate
The state Board of Transportation approved the sign and seven others like it.
According to the News & Observer, “The board had granted UNC-Chapel Hill’s request to put up the signs under a new policy that allows any school that wins a national title in an NCAA sport to celebrate their victory along the highways. The school pays $2,000 per sign, and they have to come down within two years.”
The sign in NC State’s “territory” lasted about a week. As of Friday, this is all that was left of the sign.