NC State has plenty school spirit - and some wonderful athletics programs that make it all worthwhile! The university's “Wolfpack” athletics teams are nationally recognized and 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 22 varsity sports, 11 men's, 11 women's. The athletics program is administered by the Director of Athletics, Deborah A. Yow. 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, had its permanent seating increased to 55,600 while the state-of-the art 106,000-square-foot Murphy Football Center was completed in 2003. Vaughn Towers, a 117,000 square-foot structure along the west grandstand of the football stadium, opened for the 2005 season and houses 955 Club-level seats, 51 private luxury suites, a University Suite for the Chancellor, and a state-of-the-art press box that seats up to 112 members of the media. The final phase of the Carter-Finley Stadium renovations, the enclosure of the north end zone, was completed prior to the beginning of the 2006 football season.
The men’s basketball team plays in the PNC Arena which seats 19,700. Reynolds Coliseum (5,500) reopened in the fall of 2016 after undergoing a $35 million renovation, and is the permanent home for NC State's ROTC programs and women's basketball, gymnastics, wrestling and rifle.
A $5 million renovation of Doak Field at Dail Park (2,500), the university’s baseball stadium, was completed in June 2004, along with construction the J.W. Isenhuor Tennis Center with four indoor courts. The Dail Soccer Field/Track Complex, which hosts the Derr Track, (3,000) was redesigned to accommodate men’s and women’s soccer and an adjacent women’s softball complex. That facility re-opened in the spring of 2008.
The department’s administrative offices also were renovated during the facilities upgrade. The Case Athletics Center, which formerly was the primary location for the Department’s administrative and coaches’ offices, was converted to student services facility for student-athletes, housing the Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes. The Wolfpack’s athletics administrative offices and coaches’ offices for soccer, track and cross country, and wrestling moved to the Weisiger Brown General Athletics Facility. Coaches offices for women’s basketball, softball and gymnastics are located in Reynolds Coliseum. The football coaching staff’s offices are located on the top floor of the Murphy Football Center at Carter-Finley Stadium. The tennis coaches have their offices at the Wolfpack Tennis Complex. The baseball coaching staff’s offices are at Doak Field at Dail Park.
The fundraising offices of the Wolfpack Club and the athletic department’s marketing and ticket offices are located in the Palasades Building near Carter-Finley Stadium, at 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.