Unpredictability is what makes college football so interesting. In a normal year, the lead-up to NC State’s 2020 football season would be punctuated by questions about redshirt sophomore quarterback Devin Leary, the completely overhauled coaching staff and how hot head coach Dave Doeren’s seat is. But this year, the intrigue is just whether or not each Power Five conference can actually pull off some semblance of a season.

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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.

The 2010s was an eventful decade for Wolfpack football. It saw five bowl wins in eight appearances, four former Wolfpack QBs make their NFL debuts and plenty of exciting football games. From heated rivalry games to record-setting comebacks, here are the top five football games to go back and watch from the last decade:

On Wednesday, July 29, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced its plan for fall sports, including a 10 conference plus one non conference  game schedule for the football season. Men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, cross country and football can all begin competition the week of Sept. 7-12. Fall competition for men’s and women’s golf and men’s and women’s tennis has been canceled. 

Every athlete’s career has to come to an end, and that was the case for NC State offensive line coach John Garrison in 2004 after he was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Garrison was a standout center for two years at Nebraska, earning All-Big 12 recognition twice, and after a short NFL career, knew it was time to call it quits.