1. Sign of the Wolf
The Sign of the Wolf is a great way to show off your Wolfpack pride and let everyone know who you root for. To show the Sign of the Wolf bring your ring finger, middle finger, and thumb together while sticking your index and pinky fingers up. Next time you’re at an NC State game, make sure to show the Sign of the Wolf to meet fellow fans and make friends quickly.
2. Trophy Case
Make sure to check out the trophy case inside PNC Arena to see the Wolfpack’s two national championship trophies. Remember the 1974 team and the 1983 team’s incredible upset of Houston by visiting the trophy case.
3. NC State-North Carolina
Regardless of the sport, there is always bad blood when the Wolfpack and Tar Heels get together. The two schools are separated by only 25 miles, and both schools have a large number of alumni in the state creating a tense atmosphere whenever these two meet. UNC may lead in the all-time series, but that doesn’t mean you won’t witness a great game when these two get together, so don’t miss it.
The Wolfpack have a slew of banners hanging from the ceiling honoring the best teams and players in the program’s history. The banners do an excellent job of showcasing NC State’s illustrious history and give PNC Arena a distinctly NC State feel.
5. Mr. and Mrs. Wuf
You can spot Mr. and Mrs. Wuf at every NC State basketball game cheering on the team and interacting with fans. These two lovable mascots help spur on the Wolfpack to victory, so keep an eye out for them at the game.
6. Pep Band
The pep band at an NC State game really stands out and does an excellent job of setting the tone for the game. The pep band does an outstanding job of creating an atmosphere and distracting opponents during free throws. Enjoy the pep band during the game as they’re one of the best in the ACC.
7. NC State-Duke Rivalry
NC State and Duke have a fierce in-state rivalry. The rivalry may not be quite as intense as the one between the Wolfpack and Tar Heels, but you’ll still be in for a treat when attending a NC State-Duke game. Make sure to get your tickets when the Blue Devils come to town if you want to experience an incredible atmosphere inside PNC Arena.
8. State Stuff Store
If you’re looking to pick up a souvenir from your trip to Raleigh, there is no better place to do so than the State Stuff Store. The store features a variety of different Wolfpack items, so no matter what you’re looking for you’ll likely find it here.
9. Locker Room Bar
Those of you looking to grab a drink at the game will want to stop by the Locker Room Bar. The bar offers a variety of beers and mixed drinks and features lots of NC State, and Carolina Hurricanes memorabilia so check it out.
10. NC State-Wake Forest Rivalry
Similar to the other Tobacco Road schools, NC State has a rivalry with nearby Wake Forest as well. The proximity and familiarity between the two teams ignite the rivalry making it a matchup between the two quite the sight to behold and things can get quite intense when both schools are on top of their game, so make sure to be in attendance when Wake Forest comes to town.