SportsLine.com Senior Writer
Last May, North Carolina State held a press conference to hype the program's top five recruiting class and the addition to the staff of veteran coach Larry Hunter.
The next day, most of the newspapers around the state wrote about how the pressure was on Herb Sendek to get the Wolfpack to the NCAA Tournament and avoid being fired. There was little mention of recruits or staff moves.
It seemed at that point, 10 months from Selection Sunday, the only reasonable topic concerning the program was if Sendek could survive in his sixth season. And the media were probably correct. Read more...