NC State has a long and storied history in athletics, as well as a loud and passionate fanbase that supports the Wolfpack faithfully. The university's athletics programs enjoy a tradition of excellence as they compete in the prestigious Atlantic Coast Conference.
The athletics program is self-supporting and is operated primarily through gate receipts, radio and television revenues, NCAA distributions, student fees, and private donations. Funds for athletics grants-in-aid are provided through the North Carolina State Student Aid Association, also known as the Wolfpack Club.
The Department of Athletics conducts the university’s intercollegiate athletics program, which includes 23 varsity sports. The athletics program is administered by the Director of Athletics, Boo Corrigan. The Council on Athletics is appointed by the Chancellor and serves in an advisory capacity to the Director of Athletics and the Chancellor.
Men’s varsity sports include soccer, cross country, and football in the fall; basketball, swimming and diving, indoor track, and wrestling in the winter; and outdoor track, golf, tennis, and baseball in the spring. Varsity sports for women include soccer, cross country, and volleyball in the fall; basketball, indoor track, swimming and diving, and gymnastics in the winter; and outdoor track, golf, softball and tennis in the spring. The co-ed rifle team competes during the winter.
The Wolfpack’s football facility, Carter-Finley Stadium, boasts 57,600 permanent seats. The 106,000 square-foot Murphy Football Center, which is the operations hub for the football program, stands in the south end zone, while the Finley Fieldhouse houses visitor locker rooms and other operations spaces on the north end of the field. Soaring high above it all is Vaughan Towers, a 117,000 square-foot structure along the west grandstand that houses 955 club-level seats, 51 private luxury suites, a University suite for the Chancellor and a state-of-the-art press box.
The men’s basketball squad competes in the PNC Arena, which boasts one of the top capacities in the Atlantic Coast Conference with seating for 19,500 fans. Since PNC Arena opened in 1999-2000, NC State has finished every year in the top-25 nationally in attendance.The women’s basketball squad plays in the James T. Valvano Arena at William Neal Reynolds Coliseum – one of nine areas on campus designated as a “hallowed space.” The arena has seating for 5,500 in the facility which recently underwent a $35 million renovation and now houses the Wolfpack Walk of Fame and History. It’s also the home of gymnastics, wrestling and rifle, as well as NC State’s ROTC programs.
Located in the heart of campus, the Dail Soccer Field is located inside Paul Derr Track under stadium lights. Adjacent to that complex is the Dail Softball Stadium. Situated across from historic Reynolds Coliseum, the picturesque campus setting serves as the background for one of the best softball facilities in the ACC.
With seating for 3,480, Doak Field at Dail Park has been the home of Wolfpack baseball for over 50 years. Across the street from “The Doak” is the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center. The outdoor stadium, has six lighted courts, chairback seating for up to 1,000 spectators, and an electronic scoreboard. The indoor courts, named in honor of former Wolfpack standout Andy Andrews, provides seating for up to 200 spectators.
The golf team trains at the beautiful Lonnie Poole Golf Course, an 18-hole, 7,350-yard, par 71 public course located on Centennial Campus. The $11.6 million dollar Arnold Palmer Signature multipurpose golf course also houses a research center and The Carol Johnson Poole Clubhouse. This facility also supports critical academic programs, including the Professional Golf Management (PGM) and turfgrass programs.
The Willis R. Casey Aquatic Center serves as the hub for the Pack’s nationally-ranked swimming and diving teams. The site of many ACC Championship meets over the years, it features two pools and spectacular seating for approximately 1,000 fans.
The Wolfpack’s athletics administrative offices and coaches’ offices for soccer, track and cross country, and wrestling are located in the Weisiger Brown General Athletics Facility. The Case Athletics Center houses the Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes.
The fundraising offices of the Wolfpack Club and the athletic department’s ticket offices are located in the Palisades Building near Carter-Finley Stadium: 5400 Trinity Rd. (Suite 500), Raleigh, NC 27607.
For ticket information call (919) 865-1510 or 1-800-310-Pack. The main athletic department receptionist: (919) 515-2101. Visit the official athletic department website for complete information.