Athletic Excellence Nothing unites the wolfPack like the excellence achieved by our student-athletes. On the mat, the court, or the field, NC State competes at the highest level

Now sponsoring 23 varsity sports, NC State Athletics promotes team and individual success, makes scholarship and educational opportunities available to more than 550 student-athletes, and creates memorable experiences for Wolfpack fans. Students and alumni, faculty and staff, fans old and new — they all find their strength in the Pack.

NC State Athletics concluded a historic 2017-18 athletic/academic year, placing 15th in the nation in the Learfield Directors' Cup standings and reaching its organizational goal of Top 25 status for the first time in program history. The Wolfpack finished fourth overall among Atlantic Coast Conference institutions with 894.75 total points.

Over the last four academic years (2014-15 to 2017-18), NC State's average finish in the national standings is 26th. The 2017-18 finish of 15th is the best in NC State's history.

Carter-Finley Stadium

One of the landmarks of North Carolina’s capital city, Carter-Finley Stadium has gained a national reputation as being one of the toughest places to play. Originally built in 1966, the home of the NC State football team boasts 57,600 permanent seats.

Wolfpack players are as comforted by a rabid sea of red as opposing teams are bothered by it.
In addition to Wolfpack football games, Carter-Finley Stadium has hosted many concerts over the years including: U2, The Rolling Stones, and Beyonce.

PNC Arena

PNC Arena is located in Raleigh, and is home to the NC State Men’s Basketball team and the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes. On an annual basis, PNC Arena welcomes over 1.5 million guests and plays host to more than 150 events including major concert tours, and family shows. It seats 19,722 for basketball, and is the eighth-largest arena in the NCAA and the seventh-largest designed for basketball.

The NC State men's basketball team consistently ranks among the NCAA leaders in annual attendance.
Throughout the year, many different events come to the PNC Arena including: WWE Live Events, the circus, the rodeo, and many concerts.
The Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL moved to Raleigh in 1999, and won the 2006 Stanley Cup.

NC State Athletics

A charter member of the Atlantic Coach Conference, NC State Athletics currently boasts 23 NCAA Division I sports. Many former NC State student-athletes have gone on to play professional after their playing careers with the Wolfpack.

After his NC State wrestling career, former NCAA Champion and the winningest wrestler in Wolfpack history, Sylvester Terkay went on to become a professional wrestling in both the WWE and in Japan.
Another former Wolfpack Wrestling National Champion, Darrion Caldwell has gone onto great success in MMA fighting for Bellator.
Many former Wolfpack players have gone on to play in a Super Bowl, and recently, multiple former NC State players have hoisted the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Turn on the TV and you will be able to catch many former NC State student-athletes playing in the professional ranks in various sports.
Former NC State swimmers Cullen Jones and Ryan Held have both won Gold Medals for Team USA in recent Summer Olympic games in the pool.

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