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North Carolina State Wolfpack
North Carolina State University Athletic logo.svg
University North Carolina State University
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
NCAA Division I
Athletics director Lee Fowler
Location Raleigh, NC
Varsity teams 24
Football stadium Carter-Finley Stadium
Basketball arena RBC Center
Baseball stadium Doak Field
Other arenas Reynolds Coliseum
Mascot Mr. Wuf
Nickname Wolfpack
Fight song
Colors Red and White



The athletic teams of the North Carolina State University, known as the Wolfpack, compete in 24 intercollegiate varsity sports. NC State is a founding member of the Atlantic Coast Conference and has won eight national championships: two NCAA championships, two AIAW championships, and four titles under other sanctioning bodies. Most NC State fans and athletes recognize the rivalry with the North Carolina Tar Heels as their biggest.

The primary logo for NC State athletics is a red block 'S' with an inscribed 'N' and 'C'. The block S has been in use since 1890 but has seen many alterations through the years. It became the sole logo for all NC State athletic teams in 2000 and was modernized to its current design in 2006.

NC State athletic teams are nicknamed the 'Wolfpack' (most women's teams are named the 'Lady Wolfpack'). The name was adopted in 1922 when a disgruntled fan described the behavior of the student body at athletic events as being "like a wolf pack." Prior to the adoption of the current nickname, NC State athletic teams went by such names as the Aggies, the Techs, and the Red Terrors. Since the 1960s the Wolfpack has been represented at athletic events by its mascots, Mr. and Ms. Wuf. In print, the 'Strutting Wolf' is used and is known by the name 'Tuffy.'



  • Head Coach: Elliot Avent (1997)
  • Stadium: Doak Field
  • ACC Championships: 4 (1968, 1973, 1974, 1975)

Men's basketball

  • Head Coach: Sidney Lowe (2006)
  • Arena: RBC Center
  • National Championships: 2 (1974, 1983)
  • Southern Conference Championships 7 (1929,1947,1948,1949,1950,1951,1952)
  • ACC Championships: 10 (1954, 1955, 1956, 1959, 1965, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1983, 1987)

The above record of conference titles does not include regular season 1st place finishes as championships.

Women's Basketball

  • Head Coach: Kellie Harper (2009)
  • Arena: Reynolds Coliseum
  • ACC Championships: 1978, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1990 (Regular Season); 1980, 1985, 1987, 1991 (ACC Tournament)


  • Head Coach: Tom O'Brien (2007)
  • Stadium: Carter-Finley Stadium
  • ACC Championships: 7 (1957, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1973, 1979)
  • Southern Conference Championships: 1 (1927)
  • South Atlantic Intercollegiate Championships: 3 (1907, 1910, 1913)
  • Bowl Games: 24 (12-11-1)

Other sports

In addition to baseball, basketball, and football, NC State competes in 11 additional varsity sports. Unless noted, both a men's and a women's team is fielded.

NC State also competes in Cheerleading, which is not sanctioned by the NCAA, and Dance, but only field a full varsity team in Cheerleading.

Notable former athletes

NC State Fight Song

The words to the Fight Song were written by Hardy Ray, Class of 1926, and the music was written by Edmund L. Gruber in 1908.[1] It is essentially a sped-up version of "The Caisson Song," or more recently, "The Army Goes Rolling Along." [2]

Shout aloud to the men,
Who will play the game to win.
We're behind you,
Keep fighting for State.

Hold that line,
Hold them fast,
We will reach victory at last
We're behind you
Keep fighting for State.

Rise up to the fray,
And let your colors wave,
Shout out for dear old NC State
(Go State!)

For where e'er we go,
We will let the whole world know,
We're behind you,
Keep fighting for State.

Red and White Song

The Red and White Song is a popular song sung by fans and played by the band at many NC State athletic events, especially at football and basketball games. It was written by J. Perry Watson, a former Director of Music at NC State. The song, although very popular, is in fact not the official Fight Song of NC State.[3] The colors mentioned in the song refer to the NCSU's main athletic colors, while "Caroline", "Devils", and "Deacs" refer to other Tobacco Road team names: North Carolina Tar Heels, Duke Blue Devils, and Wake Forest Demon Deacons. The song's lyrics are as follows:

We're the Red and White from State,
And we know we are the best.
A hand behind our back,
We can take on all the rest.
Come over the hill, Caroline.
Devils and Deacs stand in line.
The Red and White from N.C. State,
Go State!

*"Come over the hill, Caroline" is often replaced by "Go to Hell, Carolina" by fans.[4] This change is a reflection of the Carolina-NC State rivalry.


5. NCSU Athletics Collections

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