About North Carolina State Wolfpack
Football program at North Carolina University was established in 1892 and basketball program was added nearly 20 years later in 1911. The university is part of Atlantic Division in Atlantic Coast Conference, NCAA Division I (FBS for football).
The colours representing the college are red and white, while one the mascots representing the Wolfpack is live Tamaskan Dog named Tuffy. The university has also costumed mascots which are named Mr and ms Wuf. The Wolfpack rivals are North Carolina, Clemson, Maryland and South Carolina.
Football program at the university has an all- time record of 580-563-55 and 11 conference titles claimed, 7 of which come from their current ACC. The Wolfpack have been to 29 Bowl games starting in 1947 at Gator Bowl with a loss to Oklahoma City and having their last appearance at a Bowl game marked with a loss against Mississippi State at Bell Bowl. To date the school is 15-13-1.
North Carolina has a good hand on quarterbacks as two of well known Wolfpacks among the NFL players are gunslingers, Philip Rivers and Russell Wilson among many other players.
Rivers, drafted 4th overall by the Giants, traded to the Chargers, has been playing for them since 2004, making five times to Pro Bowl, being NFL passing yards leader, passing touchdowns co- leader and passer rating leader at three different seasons.
He is also all time leader of the Chargers franchise in many passing statistics as well as a holder of some records.
Wilson, drafted all the way down in third round was a crucial part of the Seahawks run to Super Bowl win in 2014. Wilson, has been three time Pro Bowler, NFL passer rating leader once and NFL Rookie of the Year chosen by Pepsi and PFF.
Basketball had more spot lights gathered through the years thanks to two NCAA tournament championships out of 26 NCAA tournament appearances. The Wolfpack have been conference tournament champions 17 times and have gathered 13 conference regular season titles to their tally.
There’s been quite a few NBA draft selections coming from North Carolina including overall number 1 pick from 1975’s NBA draft, David Thompson who played for 10 seasons for the Nuggets and SuperSonics. Thompson was four times NBA All- Star, once an MVP of All- Star game, ABA Rookie of the Year as well as twice he was named to All- NBA First Team.
It is quite easy to see that North Carolina University takes pride in sports and despite lack of great success in football the programs still generated big name stars among the NFL ranks. Basketball appears to be doing just fine.