Shhhhh! I’ve got some secrets.
The NC State football program has had only one winning season in the last five years, when the Wolfpack posted unspectacular 7-5 record in the 2005 season that we mustered more than 24 points only once (when we scored 54 points on Eastern Kentucky in the second game of the year.) Shhhh!
The Wolfpack has not won an Atlantic Coast Conference Championship in THIRTY YEARS – a time period that has seen DUKE share a conference title and seen Virginia, one of the (previously) worst programs in college football, emerge to share two titles Shhhh! Additionally, Wake (another one of the worst football programs in NCAA history) won an ACC title a few years ago.
Don’t tell anyone…nobody would want to ruin the unfettered optimism of some of the best fans in the world!!
Today NC State announced the ninth consecutive sell-out of season tickets in Carter-Finley Stadium.
N.C. State football remains a hot ticket, even during an economic recession.
Season tickets for N.C. State games are sold out for the ninth straight year, according to an announcement today by Brian Kelly, the school’s assistant athletics director for ticket operations.
But a limited number of single-game tickets remain on sale. Tickets for the Murray State, Gardner-Webb and Duke games remain available. A few “Rivalry Packages,” which include seats for the Duke and North Carolina games for $93, also remain.
Athletics director Lee Fowler said N.C. State’s improvement under third-year coach Tom O’Brien has kept the team popular among fans.
“Even in a difficult economic climate, our fans continue to show how devoted they are to Wolfpack football and how excited they re about the coming season,” Fowler said. “I know it means a lot to Coach O’Brien and his team that they will again be playing in a packed Carter-Finley Stadium.”
The support that NC State fans continue to provide the overall athletics program, particularly the football program, is amazing and deserves significant praise.
Today’s announcement is timely – take a look at this interesting article from earlier in the week and observe how many times that NC State’s fans were praised by players from other schools in the conference as well as NC State’s Willie Young’s comment response to a question asking him to identify the best fans in the conference:
I don’t consider anyone fans outside of our own.
Random sampling of public praise for NC State Fans worth mentioning:
* Caulton Tudor: NC State has most loyal fanbase in North Carolina
* CNN/Sports Illustrated: NC State is ‘that kind of place’