Team preview: NC State

Blue Ribbon Yearbook previews the 2009-10 season, exclusively on Insider

Updated: October 20, 2009, 10:30 AM ET
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(Information in this team report is as of Oct. 1.)


In the classic film "The Wizard of Oz," Professor Marvel (a.k.a. the Wizard) tells Dorothy he can take her home to Kansas in a hot air balloon that he "retained against the advent of a quick getaway."

It's a scene that reminds us, no matter what our walk of life, that it's always beneficial to keep a good exit strategy in mind.