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.

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. 

With a home run-hot offense and a very talented pitching staff, NC State softball was on its way to finishing what would have been a very successful 2020 season. There are many moments that could be highlighted but here are the top-five moments from 2020.  

Following its best start in program history, the NC State softball team was on fire entering its second ACC series of 2020 in early March. With a strong outlook for the rest of the season that probably would have led to another ACC tournament berth, the question was not whether the team would go far; it was how far would it would go. 

Before its season was cut short due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the NC State softball team was off to its best start in program history and fielded perhaps its best team ever. Here’s how the team lived up to preseason expectations.