Athletics

Athletics

1890s

  • 1892-1895 Pink and blue colors

    The very earliest sports teams at NC State wore pink and blue, colors chosen by the literary societies.

  • 1892-1910 No consistent name

    There wasn't a consistent name for the sport teams during the early decades of the college. Names such as "Farmers and Mechanics," "Aggies," and "Techs" were used loosely.

  • 1892 First football game

    The first official football game was played against Raleigh Academy, a local prep school. "A&M," which is what NC State was called at the time, won 12-6.

  • 1894 First baseball game

    First official baseball game is played, with Guilford College as the opponent.

  • 9/1895 Brown and white colors

    The Athletic Association approved brown and white as colors for the sports teams. Use of these colors was very short-lived.

  • 11/1895 Red and white chosen

    A majority of students chose red and white as colors for the sports teams. The colors changed a couple different times during the early years of the college. The faculty agreed to the adoption of red and white and stated that they could not be changed again without a vote of two-thirds of the student body. The colors have remained the same ever since.

  • 1898 First track team

    The first track team is organized for intercollegiate competition but is disbanded after the season. Track does not reappear at A&M until 1905.

1900s

  • 1902 O.M. Gardner team captain

    O.M. Gardner becames team captain of the A & M football team. He later became governor of North Carolina.

  • 1902 Easter Monday tradition

    The first Easter Monday baseball game was played, a tradition that would last until 1947. That first game was against Wake Forest.

  • 1907 First football game on campus

    The first on-campus football game is played at the new athletic field that would later become Riddick Stadium. The game ends for A & M College with a 20-0 victory over Randolph-Macon College, securing the Southern Intercollegiate Association championship for A & M, with six wins and one tie.

  • 1907 First baseball state championship

    The A & M College baseball team claim their first state championship, with a 14-7 record.

1910s

  • 1910-1919 Red Terrors

    During the 1910s the basketball team at NC State became known as the Red Terrors. A bull terrier named Togo became the mascot.

  • 1910 Baseball championship

    The A&M baseball team wins the South Atlantic Conference championship, with a record of 18-1.

  • 2/8/1911 First basketball game

    The A&M College basketball team play their first official game at Wake Forest, losing 33-6. The team eventually became known at the Red Terrors, until 1947, when all NC State sports teams adopted the name Wolfpack.

  • 2/20/1911 First basketball game in Raleigh

    The A&M College basketball team takes on Wake Forest in the first intercollegiate basketball game played in Raleigh, winning 19-18.

  • 1918 First All-American athlete

    Football player John Ripple becomes the first All-American athlete at State College.

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  • 1918 New Monogram

    The monogram showing the letter "S" in block style with the letters "N" and "C" nestled within the spaces first appears in the Agromeck.

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1920s

  • 5/14/1920 Athletic letter sweaters

    The Athletics Council makes a decision to award sweaters to athletes who receive monograms ("letters") for their athletic accomplishments; the first letter sweaters appear on campus shortly thereafter.

  • 1921 Wolfpack nickname

    The nickname "Wolfpack" was first used for the football team. One story has an alumnus writing to the Technician complaining that the football team was "unruly as a pack of wolves."

  • 1921 Southern Conference

    NC State became a charter member of the Southern Intercollegiate Conference for athletics. This organization later changed its name to the Southern Conference.

  • 1922 Tennis is organized as a varsity sport
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  • 12/15/1922 Cross Country champions

    The State College cross country team wins the Cross Country-All State Championship.

  • 1923 New varsity teams

    The track and cross-country teams are granted varsity status.

  • 5/11/1923 Frank Thompson Gymnasium named

    The new gymnasium on campus is named after Frank Thompson (Class of 1910), a former athlete at State College who was killed during service in WWI.

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  • 1925 Wrestling becomes a varsity sport
  • 6/8/1925 Thompson Gymnasium Dedicated

    Thompson Hall was dedicated as Thompson Gymnasium on this date. It was the first on-campus home dedicated to basketball. Previously, home basketball games had been played in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. The building was designed by architect Hobart Upjohn and named for alumnus Frank Martin Thompson. The NC State basketball team played there until Reynolds Coliseum opened in 1949.

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  • 2/5/1927 Academic regulations for athletes

    The Athletics Committee decides students must maintain a passing grade in 60% of their classes to play in collegiate athletic events.

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  • 1928 Jack McDowall, Top Athlete

    McDowall played on the football, men's basketball, baseball, and track & field teams, earning 11 varsity letters in the four sports. In 1927 and 1928 he won the Norris Athletic Trophy as NC State's top athlete. He holds the school record for the longest punt return, 95 yards. He is considered NC State's top athlete of the first half-century of the college's athletics program. He was named to the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in 1965, the ... More

  • 1929 First basketball conference champions

    With a 13-6 season record, the basketball team claim their first Southern Conference championship.

  • 1929 First athletics radio broadcasts

    Raleigh-area radio station WPTF begins broadcasting State College baseball games.

1930s

  • 1930 First evening football game

    The first evening football game is played on campus, a 37-0 victory over High Point.

  • 1930 First golf team is organized
  • 1930 First basketball All-American

    Morris Johnson becomes the first State College basketball player to receive All-American honors.

  • 1932 Boxing team's first championship

    Charlie Garner earned the State College boxing team an individual win in the 145-pound class at the Southern Conference championships. This marked the first championship victory for the team.

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  • 10/14/1933 Riddick Field Concrete Stands

    State College ties the University of Florida, 0-0, in the first football game held at Riddick Field with its new concrete stands. The field was named for college president Wallace Carl Riddick.

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  • 10/19/1935 Electronic scoreboard in Riddick Stadium

    A new electric scoreboard and time clock are used at Riddick Stadium for the first time during a game against the University of Georgia. The scoreboard and clock were a donation from the News & Observer.

  • 10/20/1938 Free Homecoming tickets

    The Raleigh Junior Chamber of Commerce distributes free tickets to State's Homecoming football game against Furman by releasing balloons with instructions for the finders on how to claim their free tickets.

  • 1939 Wrestling team championship

    The wrestling team wins the Southern Conference championship and finishes second to Appalachian State at the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) meet in Greensboro.

1940s

  • 2/9/1940 New fight song

    Fred Waring, prominent national band leader, agrees to write a new fight song for NC State, and to air it during his March 8, 1940 radio program.

  • 11/7/1941 NC State beats UNC in football for the first time in 14 seasons
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  • 1946 Students vote to keep Wolfpack name

    Chancellor J. W. Harrelson asked students to suggest a new name for the sports teams. He disliked the term Wolfpack because of connotations with World War II German U-boat formations. Student voted overwhelmingly, however, to keep the name.

  • 1946 Mechanical Wolfpack mascot

    Mechanical engineering student Ira Helms, Jr., created a robot-like Wolfpack mascot costume worn to football games during the 1946 season. One student wore the costume, while another walked behind with a "remote control" that appears to control the "robot's" movements.

  • 1946 Willis Casey hired

    Willis Casey is hired as the swimming coach, and the team goes on to win or share sixteen Southern Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) championships over the next thirty years.

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  • 4/26/1946 Everett Case hired

    Everett Case is hired as head Men's Basketball coach; with duties beginning on July 1st, 1946. Case coached at NC State until 1965, and remains the winningest basketball coach in the school's history.

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  • 5/25/1946 Big Four baseball title

    State College wins its first Big Four baseball title since 1928 with a 4-3 victory over Duke; the game is witnessed by 4,000 fans, which is the largest crowd to ever view a baseball game in Raleigh.

  • 9/28/1946 Football victory over Duke

    NC State beats Duke in football for the first time since 1932, with a final score of 13-6; the wife of right end and co-captain Al Phillips gives birth to a baby boy only hours after the contest.

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  • 9/28/1946 Marching band returns

    A football game against Duke marks the first appearance of the marching band following the conclusion of World War II.

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  • 10/18/1946 Trip to Wake Forest football game

    State College secures a "victory train" to take 6,000 students to go to the football game against Wake Forest (in Winston-Salem); train tickets are $0.65 and tickets to the game are $1.00.

  • 12/6/1946 First bowl game bid

    NC State receives its first-ever bid to a football bowl game (the Gator Bowl), where the team will take on the University of Oklahoma.

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  • 1947 Live wolf mascot

    Students brought a live timber wolf to football games to roam the sidelines. UPI called the animal a "sniping and snarling bundle of fur." It was eventually sold to a traveling animal show.

  • 1947 Wolfpack name becomes official

    All NC State athletics teams adopt Wolfpack as the official name. Previously only the football team was called the Wolfpack, and other sports teams were called the Red Terrors.

  • 1947 First basketball appearance in a national tournament

    The basketball team place third in their first appearance in a national tournament, the National Invitational Tournament (NIT).

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  • 1/1/1947 First football bowl game appearance

    The NC State football team make their first bowl game appearance, taking on the University of Oklahoma in the Gator Bowl. NC State unfortunately loses the game, 43-13.

  • 2/25/1947 Forced basketball forfeiture

    NC State is forced by the Raleigh fire chief to forfeit a basketball game against UNC because Thompson Gymnasium is too crowded and students refuse to leave the building.

  • 10/13/1947 New intramurals announced

    Four new intramural sports to begin NC State: football, volleyball, boxing, and tennis.

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  • 11/14/1947 Pep rally plans

    A pyrotechnic display consisting of sparklers spelling out "Beat Wake Forest" is planned for the day's pep rally.

  • 1/17/1948 Thompson Gymnasium condemned

    The Raleigh city building inspector condemns Thompson Gymnasium just hours before a Men’s Basketball game against Duke. Only a few reporters and college officials are allowed to attend the next home game, against High Point College. From then until the completion of Reynolds Coliseum in 1949, home games are played in Raleigh’s Memorial Auditorium.

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  • 4/10/1948 First Swimming national championship

    Bill Despres captures first place in the National Junior 300 yd. Individual Medley Championship of America, becoming the first swimmer from NC State to capture a national championship. Depres' winning time was 3:41:08, just 4.7 seconds slower than the national record.

  • 1949 Soccer becomes a varsity sport

    Organized unofficially two years earlier, soccer becomes a varsity sport.

  • 12/1949 Inaugural Dixie Classic

    The inaugural Dixie Classic tournament is held. Initiated by Coach Everett N. Case so that the Men’s Basketball team wouldn’t have to play out of town during the winter holidays, the Dixie Classic continued every year into the 1960s.

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  • 12/2/1949 Reynolds Coliseum opens

    Reynolds Coliseum opens, with the NC State Men's Basketball team beating Washington and Lee, 67-47. Not all of the seats had been installed yet, so some fans had to sit on the cement tiers.

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1950s

  • 1950-1959 Cheerleaders in wolf costume

    During the 1950s, cheerleaders began to dress in a wolf costume at sports events.

  • 10/21/1950 First televised football game

    A State College football game is televised for the first time; the team takes on the University of Maryland in the contest.

  • 1951 Track team championship

    The track team win their first Southern Conference championship (and repeat the following year, in 1952). They would also go on to win titles in the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1953 and 1954.

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  • 1952 Fencing team granted varsity status
  • 1952 Honors for swimmer Bob Mattson

    Swimmer Bob Mattson wins the first of four consecutive All-American honors; in 1955 he also becomes State's first NCAA champion, winning the 200-yard breaststroke.

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  • 12/5/1952 Cross Country championship

    State College celebrates a second consecutive Cross Country Southern Conference championship (the first in 1951), as well as a Dual Meet championship. Runner Buz Sawyer takes first place in the meet, after finishing ninth overall in the nation during a meet the previous week.

  • 1953 Cross Country team ACC champions

    The State College Cross Country team became champions during the first year of the ACC. The team also won the ACC championship the following year in 1954.

  • 1953 Atlantic Coast Conference formed

    NC State athletics teams withdraw from the Southern Conference and join the newly formed Atlantic Coast Conference.

  • 4/1/1953 World Series of Basketball

    A game in the 4th annual World Series of Basketball, featuring the 1953 All-Americans versus the Harlem Globetrotters, is played in Reynolds Coliseum.

  • 1954 Swimming championship

    The swimming team wins the Men's Outdoor National AAU Championship.

  • 1954 Swimmer Dick Fadgen

    Swimmer Dick Fadgen wins the first of seven NCAA and AAU individual championship swimming events between 1954 and 1956.

  • 1954 Everett Case first named ACC Coach of the Year

    The ACC named Case Coach of the Year in 1954. The organization awarded him again with this honor in 1955 and 1958.

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  • 3/1954 ACC Basketball championship

    The Men's Basketball team wins the Atlantic Coast Conference championship for the inaugural year of competition in the newly-formed conference.

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  • 10/15/1954 Hurricane damage

    Hurricane Hazel destroys the cupola on Becton Hall and the roof of the press box at Riddick Stadium.

  • 1956 Swimming championship

    The swimmimg team wins the Men's Indoor National AAU Championship.

  • 1956 Ronnie Shavlik All American

    Men's basketball player Ronnie Shavlik earned his second All American title for the 1955-1956 season. The first occurred during the previous season. He was the ACC's first All American player, and he led the Wolfpack to three consecutive ACC titles in league's first three seasons. After leaving NC State he played two seasons with the New York Knicks. In 2013 he was inducted into the NC State Athletics Hall of Fame.

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  • 11/25/1957 First ACC football title

    The State College football team defeats the University of South Carolina to win their first Atlantic Coast Conference title.

  • 1958 Dixie Classic Tournament win

    The basketball team wins the Dixie Classic Tournament against several powerhouse teams, including four teams ranked in the Associated Press' top ten.

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  • 1958 First integrated athletic team

    African-American student Irwin Holmes joins the tennis team, making it the first integrated athletic team at State College.

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  • 1958 Rifle team gains varsity status
  • 3/9/1959 ACC basketball title

    The NC State Men's Basketball team tops UNC to win the ACC championship, 80-56. The victory marks Coach Everett Case's eleventh championship win in his thirteen years of coaching.

1960s

  • 1960 First African-American athletics team captain

    Irwin Holmes became co-captain of the tennis team, making him the first African American athletics team captain at NC State.

  • 12/1/1960 Roman Gabriel honored

    Football team quarterback Roman Gabriel is selected as a second-team All-American. He was selected for his second All-American a yar later. After leaving NC State he joined the NFL, playing 16 seasons with the Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles. He was named the NFL Most Valuable Player of 1969. In 2012 he was inducted into the NC State Athletics Hall of Fame.

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  • 1962 First soccer All-American

    Benito Artinano becomes the first NC State All-American in soccer.

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  • 10/12/1963 Football game broadcast in Reynolds Coliseum

    For the first time ever, an NC State football game is shown in Reynolds Coliseum via closed-circuit television.

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  • 12/7/1964 Everett Case resigns

    Due to declining health, Men's Basketball coach Everett Case resigns. Case compiled a 379-134 record at NC State.

  • 12/14/1964 Groundbreaking ceremony for Carter Stadium

    A groundbreaking ceremony takes place for the construction of Carter Stadium (later Carter-Finley). It was named for Nick and Harry Carter.

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  • 11/13/1965 Final game at Riddick Stadium

    The final football game is played in Riddick Stadium. Members of the football team mob Harold Deters after he kicks the winning field goal against Florida State, resulting in a final score of 3-0.

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  • 1966 Doak Field opens

    Doak Field opens as the new facility for the baseball team.

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  • 4/30/1966 Everett Case, A Legendary Career

    Men's basketball coach Everett Case passed away on this date. His record at NC State was 378-133, and he led the team in numerous Southern Conference and ACC championships. At his funeral, his last recruiting class of players served as pallbearers. In 2012 he was inducted into the NC State Athletics Hall of Fame.

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  • 5/10/1966 Norm Sloan hired

    Norman Sloan was hired as the new head basketball coach at NC State. Sloan, who was a player on Everett Case's first basketball team at State (1946-1947), went on to become the second winningest coach in NC State men's basketball history, behind Case. His record included the 1974 NCAA championship. In 1980 he left NC State to coach the the University of Florida team. He was inducted into the NC State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2013.

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  • 10/8/1966 Live wolf mascot

    Student government sold 25-cent shares to purchase a timber wolf, which was shown during the first game played at what became Carter-Finley Stadium. The animal howled, making it popular, but it was later discovered to be a coyote.

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  • 10/8/1966 First game in Carter-Finley Stadium

    Carter Stadium, as it was originally known, opened as the football team took on South Carolina; the stadium was dedicated during a halftime ceremony.

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  • 1967 First African-American football player

    Marcus Martin becomes the first African-American player to join the football team.

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  • 1967-1968 First African-American Freshman Basketball players

    Alfred "Al" Heartley and William Cooper become the first African-American members of the freshman basketball team. Heartley later went on to play on the varsity team.

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  • 8/17/1967 NCSU football team began stellar 1967 season

    The football team’ had 8 wins, 3 losses, and 1 tie in 1967. During the season, the team became known for its "White Shoes Defense," holding opponents to less than nine points per game. The team later went on to win the Liberty Bowl.

  • Resolver?rft id=0001953&svc.level=3&svc.region=0%2c1190%2c544%2c544&svc.scale=350&svc id=info%3alanl repo%2fsvc%2fgetregion&svc val fmt=info%3aofi%2ffmt%3akev%3amtx%3ajpeg2000&url ver=z39Posing from left to right, North Carolina State University fullback Stan Fritts, fullback Charley Young, running back Roland Hooks, and running back Willie Burden, August 17, 1972.
  • 10/30/1967 Perfect season

    The 1967 Freshman Football team finishes the season with a perfect 5-0 record.

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  • 1/1/1968 Liberty Bowl victory

    The NC State football team defeated the University of Georgia in the Liberty Bowl, 14-7. This was NC State's first bowl game win.

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  • 1968 Baseball championship

    The baseball team wins the ACC title and places third in the College World Series.

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  • 1968 First basketball scholarship awarded to an African-American

    Al Heartley becomes the first African-American to be awarded a basketball scholarship at NC State. He later became the first African-American captain of the team (1970-1971), and the first African-American to win the Alumni Athletics trophy (1971).

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  • 1968 First African-American recruited for basketball

    Ed Leftwich becomes the first African-American to be recruited to the basketball team, and the first to receive a scholarship as a freshman.

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  • 1968 Amazing Rookie Year for Mike Caldwell

    For his role in helping the Wolfpack finish third place in College World Series, baseball pitcher Mike Caldwell was named top freshman for the 1968 CWS team. During his time at NC State, he was named ACC Player of the Year in 1971 and set set conference records for shutouts and most complete games. After leaving the university, he had a major league career with the San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres, Cincinnati Reds, and Milwaukee Brewers, and he was the ... More

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  • 4/19/1968 Riddick Stadium demolished

    A majority of Riddick Stadium is demolished to make room for more parking on campus. SAS Hall now stands on the site Riddick Stadium once occupied.

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  • 1969 First African-American football scholarship recipient

    Clyde Chesney becomes the first African-American to receive a football scholarship.

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  • 4/23/1969 Willis Casey becomes Athletic Director

    Willis Casey is promoted from Assistant Athletic Director to Athletic Director.

1970s

  • 1970 First African-American recipients of full football scholarships

    Willie Burden and Charley Young become the first African-Americans to receive football scholarships as incoming freshmen.

  • 4/11/1970 Tommy Burleson comes to State

    7'3" high school All-American basketball player Tommy Burleson announced his decision to accept a scholarship offer to play for NC State. Burleson would go on to be a key member of NC State's 1974 National Championship team. He was also a member of the 1972 U.S. Olympic basketball team. In 2013 he was inducted into the NC State Athletics Hall of Fame.

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  • 1970 Earle Edwards, A Legendary Career

    Edwards stepped down as head football coach after leading the Wolfpack for 17 seasons, making him the university's longest serving football coach. During his tenure the football team racked up 5 ACC championships and played its first games in Carter-Finley Stadium. In the 1967 season Edwards coached NC State to its first bowl victory (Liberty Bowl) and its highest ever football ranking (No. 2). He was a four-time ACC Coach of the Year. In 2013 he was inducted ... More

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  • 3/1/1971 ACC Swimming championship

    NC State wins the Atlantic Coast Conference Swimming championship with the largest number of points ever scored, breaking seven swimming records in the process.

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  • 3/27/1971 Mile run record

    Jim Wilkins of NC State sets a new time record of 4:01 in the individual mile run in Gainesville, Florida.

  • Resolver?rft id=0001967&svc.level=3&svc.region=1106%2c0%2c572%2c572&svc.scale=350&svc id=info%3alanl repo%2fsvc%2fgetregion&svc val fmt=info%3aofi%2ffmt%3akev%3amtx%3ajpeg2000&url ver=z39Jim Wilkins, N.C. State miler
  • 11/29/1971 Lou Holtz hired

    Lou Holtz is hired as the new head football coach, replacing Al Michaels.

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  • 1972 Successful football season

    The NC State Football team’s record during the 1972 season was 8 wins, 3 losses, and 1 tie, and a victory in the Peach Bowl.

  • 1972 Case Athletics Center opens

    The Case Athletics Center opens, named after Everett N. Case, Men's Basketball coach from 1946 to 1965.

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  • 4/14/1972 New mile run record

    NC State student Jim Wilkins sets another record in the individual mile run in a meet against Wake Forest, breaking his own previous record from the year before.

  • 10/14/1972 New football record

    NC State quarterback Bruce Shaw passes for 294 yards against Wake Forest, breaking the team's previous record for single-game passing yardage.

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  • 12/29/1972 Peach Bowl victory

    The NC State Football team beats West Virginia in the Peach Bowl, 49-13.

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  • 1973 Basketball club organized for women

    Kathy Bounds, Deb Webb, and Genie Jordan organize a basketball club for women.

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  • 1973 Swimming medals

    Swimmer Mark Elliott wins multiple gold medals at the World University Games.

  • 1973 First African-American All-American winner

    David Thompson was named NC State's first African-American All-American winner in basketball. In 2012 he was inducted into the NC State Athletics Hall of Fame.

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  • 3/10/1973 Undefeated regular season for basketball team

    NC State defeats Maryland, 76-74, in the finals of the Atlantic Coast Conference basketball tournament to win the conference championship. 7'4" junior center Tommy Burleson is named the ACC Tournament MVP. The wins caps an undefeated season for the Wolfpack at 27-0.

  • 12/3/1973 Alcohol ban

    Alcohol is banned from Reynolds Coliseum.

  • 1974 First Women's Basketball team

    A Women's Basketball team is established for the first time. The team included two African American women, Gwen Jenkins and Cynthia Steele.

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  • 1/28/1974 Pool equipment malfunction

    Swimmers warming up for the State vs. South Carolina swim meet jumped screaming from the pool as electric timers in the pool malfunctioned, shocking the swimmers.

  • 3/23/1974 On the way to the NCAA championship

    En route to topping Marquette for NC State's first NCAA Men's Basketball championship, State beats UCLA 80-77, sparking a huge riot on Hillsborough Street.

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  • 3/25/1974 NCAA Men's Basketball championship

    NC State defeats Marquette, 76-64, in the finals of the NCAA Basketball Tournament in Greensboro, NC, to win the 1974 National Championship. Junior forward David Thompson is named the Tournament MVP. The Wolfpack also receive key contributions from Tom Burleson, Monte Towe, Tim Stoddard, and Mo Rivers during the championship run.

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  • 1975 College Football Hall of Fame

    Jack McDowall ('28) was the first NC State student athlete inducted (posthumously) into the College Football Hall of Fame.

  • 1975 Female wolf mascot

    After the introduction of women's athletics, costumes are created for a female version of the wolf mascot.

  • 1975 New varsity sports

    Men's Gymnastics and Women's Softball and Volleyball begin varsity play.

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  • 1976 Swimmers win medals in Summer Olympics

    Swimmers Steve Gregg and Dan Harrigan win medals for the United States at the Summer Olympics in Montreal.

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  • 1976 First female All-American

    Susan Yow becomes the first NC State female to be named an All-American athlete.

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  • 1/24/1976 Women's Basketball game televised

    The Wolfpack won the first women's basketball game televised in North Carolina. The team beat UNC-Chapel Hill 68-58.

  • 1977 Steve Gregg All American

    Swimmer Steve Gregg became the first Wolfpack athlete to have All American status for 4 years in a row. He also became the first person to win 4 ACC championships in the same event (200 butterfly), and in 1976 he was NCAA champion also. Gregg was one of the first NC State athletes to win an NCAA title and was a member of the 1976 U.S. Olympic team. In 2013 he was inducted into the NC State Hall of Fame.

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  • 1978 First African-American football All-American

    Ted Brown becomes the first African-American named an All-American in football. In 2012 he was inducted into the NC State Athletics Hall of Fame.

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  • 1978 Genia Beasley Named All American

    Women's basketball player Genia Beasley was name Kodak All American. She helped the Wolfpack win ACC season and tournament championships in 1978 and 1980, and she was named ACC Tournament MVP in 1980. She played for the USA Select National Team in 1977 and 1978, and she won gold medals at Pan American Games, Senior Pan American Games and World University Games. In 2012 she was inducted into the NC State Athletics Hall of Fame.

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  • 2/11/1978 First ACC Women's Basketball tournament

    The NC State Women's Basketball team participates in the first-ever Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Basketball tournament as the top seed. NC State lost in the championship game to Maryland.

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  • 1979 First Football ACC championship
  • 1979 Paul H. Derr Track

    The University Track is renamed the Paul H. Derr Track, for the long-time track and field coach.

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  • 1979 Women's Cross Country championships

    The Women's Cross Country team wins the first of back-to-back national championships (1979 and 1980).

  • 1979 Jim Richter Won Outland Trophy

    Football player Jim Richter won the Outland Trophy, which is presented each year to the nation's premier college offensive lineman. That same year he also helped NC State capture the ACC championship. After leaving State he played 16 seasons for the Buffalo Bills and Atlanta Falcons. He was inducted into the NC State Hall of Fame in 2012.

1980s

  • 1980 First female Athlete of the Year in the ACC

    Julie Shea Sutton of the Wolfpack's track and cross-country teams became the first female athlete to be named ACC Athlete of the Year. In 2012 she was inducted into the NC State Athletics Hall of Fame.

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  • 1980 Broderick Cup recipient

    Women's Cross Country runner Julie Shea is awarded the Broderick Cup by the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW), as the most outstanding athlete of the year.

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  • 1980 ACC Athlete of the Year

    Julie Shea wins the first of two consecutive ACC Athlete of the Year awards, and becomes the first woman to receive the Alumni Athletics trophy at NC State.

  • 9/5/1980 Pep rally arrival by helicopter

    First-year head football coach Monte Kiffin arrives at the first pep rally of the season in a helicopter.

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  • 11/29/1980 Jim Valvano's debut

    NC State beats UNC-Wilmington, 83-59, in Jim Valvano's debut as head Men's Basketball coach.

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  • 1981 Wolf mascots named Mr. and Mrs. Wuf

    The male mascot was named Mr. Wuf. One story has it that a student wearing the costume tried to have "Mr. Wolf" sewn on the jersey, but because there wasn't enough room it was shortened to "Mr. Wuf." Soon after the female version of the mascot was named "Mrs. Wuf."

  • 1981 Women's Gymnastics becomes a varsity sport
  • Resolver?rft id=0016967&svc.level=4&svc.region=432%2c0%2c679%2c679&svc.scale=350&svc id=info%3alanl repo%2fsvc%2fgetregion&svc val fmt=info%3aofi%2ffmt%3akev%3amtx%3ajpeg2000&url ver=z39N. C. State gymnastics team at a meet
  • 1981 Betty Springs Won NCAA Cross Country Championship

    Betty Springs (later Betty Springs Geiger) won the first women's championship in NCAA history at the 1981 NCAA Cross Country Championship meet. Before leaving NC State, she became the only woman to ever win NCAA cross country and U.S. Cross Country Championships in same year. In 2013 she was inducted into the NC State Hall of Fame.

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  • 2/28/1981 Wolf mascots get married

    Mr. Wuf and Ms. Wuf were married in a mock wedding ceremony by the Wake Forest Demon Deacon mascot during halftime of a Men's Basketball game at Reynolds Coliseum. The two were joined in "canis matrimonium," and Chancellor Joab Thomas gave the bride away.

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  • 1982 Weisiger-Brown Athletics Facility opens
  • 1983 Women's Golf becomes a varsity sport
  • 3/1983 Men's Basketball wins ACC championship

    The Men's Basketball team wins the 1983 ACC Championship.

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  • 4/1983 Men's Basketball wins NCAA championship

    Lead by Head Coach Jim Valvano, the Men’s Basketball team wins the 1983 NCAA championship.

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  • 6/28/1983 NBA draft selections

    All three seniors from NC State's 1983 national championship Men's Basketball team are selected in the NBA draft. Thurl Bailey is chosen 7th overall by the Utah Jazz, Sidney Lowe is chosen by the Chicago Bulls with the first pick of the second round, and Dereck Whittenburg is picked in the third round by the Phoenix Suns.

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  • 1985 Relay championship

    The Men's 4x100 Meter relay team win the NCAA championship.

  • 1987 Kay Yow is inducted into the Women's Sports Hall of Fame
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  • 1987 Tab Ramos All American

    Soccer player Tab Ramos garnered his third All American honor in 1987. He was also the most valuable player on the 1987 Pack team. Ramos was later a three-time member of the US World Cup Team, and he was the US Soccer Federation Athlete of the Year in 1990. He played professionally for the NY/NJ Metro Stars in 1996-2002. He was inducted into the NC State Hall of Fame in 2012.

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  • 9/25/1987 Women's Soccer Win

    The NCSU women’s soccer team defeated Erskine College 5-0.

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  • 1988 Kay Yow coaches in the Olympics

    Kay Yow, Women's Basketball coach, coaches the winning Women's Basketball team in the 1988 Olympics.

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  • 1989 Nora Lynn Finch inducted into the Women's Sports Hall of Fame

    Nora Lynn Finch, associate athletics director, is inducted into the Women's Sports Hall of Fame.

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1990s

  • 1990 Soccer championship

    The Men's Soccer team wins their first ACC championship. Henry Gutierrez scored the game-winning goal.

  • 1991 Andrea Stinson All American

    Andrea Stinson gained her second All American honor, making her the only women's basketball player with that distinction. That year she helped her team become ACC tournament champions. The previous year she had been unanimously named ACC Player of the Year. In 2013 she was inducted into the NC State Hall of Fame.

  • 6/24/1992 NBA draft selection

    NC State basketball player Tom Gugliotta is selected by the Washington Bullets as the sixth overall pick in the NBA draft.

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  • 1993 Sylvester Terkay All American

    That year wrestler Terkay achieved three-time All American status, and he became the NCAA heavyweight champion. He was also a ACC heavyweight champion four years in a row and ACC heavyweight wrestler of the year three years in a row. In 2013 he was inducted into the NC State Hall of Fame.

  • 4/28/1993 Jim Valvano, A Legendary Career

    Known as "Jimmy V," men's basketball coach Jim Valvano died on this date after battling cancer. His record at NC State was 209-114 and included the 1983 NCAA championship and 2 ACC titles. The Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in his honor. In 2012 he was inducted into the NC State Athletics Hall of Fame.

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  • 7/22/1997 Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena groundbreaking

    A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena, located next to Carter-Finley Stadium, which was being built as the new home of NC State Men's Basketball and the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes. This later became the PNC Arena.

  • 3/1998 Women's Basketball in Final Four

    The Women's Basketball team reaches the Final Four in the NCAA tournament.

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  • 11/19/1999 First game at the PNC Arena

    The NC State Men's Basketball team beats Georgia, 67-63, in their first game at the PNC Arena (formerly the RBC Center).

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2000s

  • 2000 Women's Golf is reinstated as a varsity sport

    Women's Golf is reinstated as a varsity sport. A team was previously fielded from 1980 to 1986.

  • 9/21/2000 Victory celebration

    After an overtime football victory over Georgia Tech at Carter-Finley Stadium, NC State students tear down a goalpost and carry it down Hillsborough Street towards campus, making it as far the Waffle House; the goalpost costs $5,000 to replace.

  • 2002 Atlantic Coast Conference's 50th Anniversary

    134 NC State athletes are named to the ACC's 50th Anniversary Teams in twenty-one sports.

  • 3/2002 Women's basketball in Final Four for second time
  • 6/2/2002 Track and Field national championship

    NC State Track and Field athlete Kristin Price won the individual NCAA championship in the 10,000-meter event. She was a twelve-time All-American in track and cross country.

  • 9/27/2002 Kay Yow honored

    NC State Women's Basketball coach Kay Yow was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Springfield, MA.

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  • 2003 Wendell H. Murphy Football Center opens
  • 2004 J.W. Isenhour tennis facility opens
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  • 2005 Swimming gold medal

    Swimmer Cullen Jones wins a gold medal in the 50-meter freestyle at the World University Games.

  • 2006-3/2011 First African American head basketball coach

    Sidney Lowe served as the first African American head coach of the NCSU mens basketball team. Lowe was the starting point guard for NC States 1983 basketball team, which won the national championship. From 1991 to 1993, Lowe served as an assistant coach for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Lowe later served as the head coach of the Timberwolves and the Memphis Grizzlies. In March 2011, Sidney Lowe resigned from his head coach position at NC State. In a statement to the ... More

  • 2007 Kay Yow celebrates 700th Win

    NC State Women's Basketball coach Kay Yow celebrated her 700th win. The Wolfpack beat Florida State, 68-51. Yow eventually racked up 737 wins (at NC State and Elon), making her the fifth winningest NCAA Division I basketball coach.

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  • 1/24/2009 Kay Yow, A Legendary Career

    Legendary women's basketball coach Kay Yow passed away after a long battle with cancer. One of the few women to coach more than 1,000 games at one institution, her NC State record was 680-325. Hoops 4 Hope and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund was initiated to raise money for cancer research. In 2012 she was inducted into the NC State Athletics Hall of Fame.

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2010s

  • 2010 Mascot Tuffy

    A Tamaskan dog named Tuffy became the new live mascot. This breed of dog resembles the wolf-like Siberian husky.