NC State undaunted about postseason play
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NC State undaunted about postseason play

Wolfpack setting sights on being healthy for NCAA

Photo: NC State reliever Johnny Piedmonte

North Carolina State’s baseball team doesn’t sound beaten and downtrodden despite the Wolfpack’s elimination from a return to a second straight ACC Tournament championship game with a 1-2 record in pool play.

Fifth-seeded N.C. State, which has been battling injuries, finally got a win, defeating No. 9 seed Georgia Tech 7-5 Friday in 12 innings. The Wolfpack opened by losing the opener to No. 4 seed Florida State on Wednesday and then allowed No. 1 seed Miami to overcome deficits of 5-2 and 7-5 before falling on Thursday, 8-7. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom spent the bulk of his career in San DIego writing for the San Diego Union-Tribune. He has covered NCAA Tournaments, Super Bowls, Rose Bowls, the NBA Finals and the World Series in a career that included writing for Voice of San Diego, the San Diego Hall of Champions and He contributes to the Detroit Free Press, Raleigh News & Observer,, and the National Football Foundation's Football Matters. He 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. USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter presented 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. It explains Duffy Daugherty's pioneering role and debunks myths that steered recognition away from him to Bear Bryant.

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize winner and biographer: "History writes people out of the story. It's our job to write them back in."