The Wolfpack cross country program started the 2020 season strong Friday night in Blacksburg, Virginia, winning both the men’s and women’s competitions at the Virginia Tech Invitational.
All of NC State Athletics will begin the season without fans in attendance, according to a statement made by the department. The decision was made to cooperate with state guidelines and will last until at least the end of September.
NC State Athletics announced in a statement on Monday evening that all “athletic-related activities,” including football, will be temporarily halted because of 27 new positive COVID-19 tests in the department.
With the announcement of NC State undergraduate courses moving to a strictly online setting as of Aug. 24, heads quickly turned to NC State Athletics to see how fall sports would be impacted by the decision. This statement was released just minutes after the announcement on Thursday afternoon:
The NC State men’s cross country team will have six new faces this upcoming season. Three of the newcomers are from out of state, while the other three are homegrown talents from North Carolina. Here’s a look at the incoming freshmen for this year’s men’s cross country team.
The next time the Pack hits the trails, whenever that will be, it will look different than any year before. Adding seven new athletes to the roster, the women’s cross country team will be a force to be reckoned with, with this unique recruiting class.
NCAA President Mark Emmert announced in a video posted on the NCAA Twitter account that there would be no fall sports championships this calendar year. The announcement does not impact football as the postseason is decided on by the Bowl Championship Series.
Not every new student coming to NC State comes in with the same level of knowledge about NC State Athletics. Some have been lifelong fans, others may have only seen a handful of events or none at all. Whichever camp you fall into, we wanted to make sure you knew at least one name on every NC State team, so here is the who is who of NC State Athletics.
Sports are an integral part of the college experience; there is no doubt about that. But right now there are a lot of question marks surrounding what football and other fall sports will look like this year. Will there be a football season? Will fans be able to attend games? What about the other fall sports? While we might not know the definitive answers to these questions, we can look at what the ACC has already said, what other conferences and schools are doing and what has happened with professional sports in the past month to give you a better idea of what fall sports might look like this year.