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NC State unable to change culture of program

NC State unable to change culture of program

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...

Gottfried finds another big man with Kapita

Gottfried finds another big man with Kapita

A North Carolina State big man provided the difference in the Wolfpack’s 84-82 upset of Duke on Monday night with a double-double, but the surprise was both who he was and wasn’t.Actually, it was two big men that Duke acting head coach Jeff Capel praised in his postgame comments....

Wolfpack needs Yurtseven consistency

Wolfpack needs Yurtseven consistency

Omer Yurtseven’s up-and-down play tipped downward again on the seesaw that has been North Carolina State’s season.That’s not the only reason the boom-or-bust Wolfpack dropped a contest that can damage its final RPI for an NCAA Tournament bid. However, Yurtseven’s production is a...

NC State starting to play to its potential

NC State starting to play to its potential

North Carolina State sometimes looks like a team that can beat anybody in the ACC. But the Wolfpack also can get beaten by any team in the conference as it seeks consistency.N.C. State routed No. 21-ranked Virginia Tech 104-78 behind a triple double from Dennis Smith (27 points,...

North Carolina State starting new season

North Carolina State starting new season

North Carolina State’s record is listed at 8-2 following a 97-64 victory over Appalachian State Thursday night at PNC Arena. Actually, the Wolfpack is 1-0.N.C. State essentially started its season with the App State victory. It was the first time this year the Wolfpack had its...