Correspondent Jamal Michel explores the presence of politics in sports, particularly the NBA. Current and former players were always involved in supporting the causes they believed in; it should not only be supported, but encouraged.  

Former NC State guard Kiara Leslie, who was drafted 10th overall in 2019 by the Washington Mystics, is getting her first taste of WNBA action quite differently than what she thought she would. After missing the duration of her first season with a foot injury, Leslie is now having to make her mark inside the WNBA bubble in Bradenton, Florida, due to COVID-19.  

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.

Despite being selected in the first round with the 10th pick in the 2019 WNBA draft, former NC State guard Kiara Leslie did not play a game in the 2019 season due to a foot injury that kept her sidelined for the duration of the season. At long last on Saturday, July 25, Leslie made her professional debut and did not disappoint.

On Tuesday, June 2, accounts across social media posted blacked out photos and refrained from posting anything else as a part of #BlackOutTuesday. The movement’s purpose was to raise awareness for the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests across America and to prevent self-promotion across the board, reverting attention to petitions and ways to help.

While the NC State women’s basketball season was unfortunately cut short, the team still went out on top at the ACC Tournament and left behind numerous great memories. Let’s take a look back at the five best moments from the 2019-20 season.

The NC State women’s basketball team capped off its stellar season with an ACC title. Although its season was cut short in the form of a canceled NCAA Tournament, the Wolfpack finished just two wins shy of the program record for wins in a season and won three games in three days to triumph in the ACC Tournament. Here’s how the team lived up to preseason expectations.

The NC State women's basketball team was in the midst of a strong postseason run, winning the program’s first ACC championship in 29 years, before the coronavirus shut down this year's NCAA tournament. If there hadn't been an outbreak, the Wolfpack would be going into the tournament with the momentum to go on a deep run and the chance to make history. Here is what could have happened if the season wasn’t ended abruptly.