NC State unable to change culture of program
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NC State unable to change culture of program

Dennis Smith and Mark Gottfried need players to follow them

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If Phil Jackson were around Raleigh these days, he’d have posted a Twitter message that read, “you don’t change the spot on a leopard.”

North Carolina State’s 88-58 humiliation at Wake Forest on Saturday has confirmed this is all but a lost season. The Wolfpack dropped to 14-12 overall and 3-10 in ACC play. The only team N.C. State leads in the 15-team league is Boston College (9-16, 2-10). .... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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