Wolfpack vs. Cardinals Football

North Carolina State Wolfpack vs. Louisville Cardinals Football

November 16, 2019
Time: TBA
Carter Finley Stadium, 4600 Trinity Road, Raleigh


Excitement is guaranteed as our wolves go bird hunting for Cardinals! Come watch the fun…

Louisville Cardinals

University: University of Louisville
First season: 1911
Head coach: Chris Mack
Conference: Atlantic Coast Conference
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Arena: KFC Yum! Center (2010–present)
Nickname: Cardinals
Colors: Red and Black

The Louisville Cardinals men’s basketball team is the men’s college basketball program representing the University of Louisville (U of L) in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) of NCAA Division I. The Cardinals have officially won two NCAA championships in 1980 and 1986 (with the 2013 title being vacated); and have officially been to 8 Final Fours (with the 2012 and 2013 appearances being vacated) in 38 official NCAA tournament appearances while compiling 61 tournament wins.

Due to an FBI criminal investigation into illegal benefits and actions by college basketball coaches, financial advisers, and others, on September 27, 2017, head coach Rick Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich were placed on administrative leave and were later fired. Two days later, assistant David Padgett, a former star player under Pitino at Louisville, was named as acting head coach. On February 20, 2018, the NCAA vacated the 2013 NCAA title. On March 27, 2018 it was announced that the University of Louisville signed Chris Mack to a seven year contract as head coach.

North Carolina State Wolfpack

University: North Carolina State University
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference, East Atlantic Gymnastics League, Great America Rifle Conference
NCAA: Division I (FBS)
Athletic Director: Debbie Yow
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Varsity teams: 23
Football stadium: Carter–Finley Stadium
Basketball Arena: PNC Arena
Baseball Stadium: Doak Field
Other Arenas: Reynolds Coliseum
Mascot: Mr. Wuf & Mrs. Wuf
Nickname: Wolfpack
Colors: Red and White

Website: gopack.com

The NC State Wolfpack is the nickname of the athletic teams representing North Carolina State University. The Wolfpack competes at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I (Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) for college football) as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) for all sports since the 1953–54 season. The athletic teams of the Wolfpack compete in 23 intercollegiate varsity sports. NC State is a founding member of the ACC and has won eight national championships: two NCAA championships, two AIAW championships, and four titles under other sanctioning bodies. Most NC State fans and athletes recognize the rivalry with the North Carolina Tar Heels as their biggest.

The primary logo for NC State athletics is a red block ‘S’ with an inscribed ‘N’ and ‘C’. The block S has been in use since 1890 but has seen many alterations through the years. The color red was adopted from the state bird, the cardinal. It became the sole logo for all NC State athletic teams in 2000 and was modernized to its current design in 2006.

NC State athletic teams are nicknamed the ‘Wolfpack’. The name was adopted in 1921 when a disgruntled fan described the behavior of some of the school’s football players as being “as unruly as a pack of wolves”. Prior to the adoption of the current nickname, North Carolina State athletic teams went by such names as the Aggies, the Techs, the Red Terrors, and Farmers.