Primetime with the Wolfpack to be held Friday, October 19

Raleigh, NC – Primetime with the Pack, the traditional season-opening event for the NC State men’s and women’s basketball teams, will be held on Friday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m., in Reynolds Coliseum and will serve as a benefit for Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief.

Tickets for this year’s season-opening event are $10 and all proceeds after taxes from Primetime with the Pack will be donated to charity to aid in Hurricane Florence relief.

Fans can purchase tickets online at or by calling the athletics ticket office at 919-865-1510. All seats will be reserved.

Fans that buy tickets to Primetime with the Pack will automatically be entered to win many special prizes, including courtside seats for the event, tickets to select home games for both the men and women along with VIP experiences during regular season games.

NC State students will be able to reserve their free student ticket during an online request period at starting on Tuesday, October 9. Students that register will have a chance to judge the dunk contest and win courtside seats for the event.

One fan attending Primetime with the Pack will be chosen at random and given the opportunity to hit a half-court shot for $10,000.

primetime with the pack jam

2017 Primetime with the Pack basketball jam.
photo by Gene Galin

Doors at Reynolds Coliseum will open at 7 p.m. with the event starting at 8 p.m. After both teams are introduced, scheduled events include a shooting contest involving both teams, a dunk contest with select men’s basketball players, interviews with men’s basketball head coach Kevin Keatts and women’s basketball head coach Wes Moore and other special events.

Parents can register their children (ages 18 months to 36 months) for the Wuf Pup Trot at The winner will receive four (4) tickets for their family to a home ACC men’s game and other prizes. Participants will be randomly selected from the registration that runs through Monday, Oct. 15.

The first 3,500 fans through the gates will receive Light-Up wands and the first 1,500 fans will receive Howling Cow ice cream cups.

There will also be a post-event 45-minute autograph session.