Athletics at NCSU are great. Even though the teams hit bumpy roads, there is still strong backing at football and basketball games. College is not just about varsity sports, though. NC State makes it very reasonable to partake in club sports or even intramurals. This is usually the difference in how much time a person wants to dedicate. Intramurals and club sports are both about fun, but participating in a club sport can oftentimes be much more intense than intramurals. The University does a great job of organizing intramural functions and supporting the students' activities. They should also be commended for the vast number of options given to students. Almost every sport is listed under a club or intramural sport; so once again, there is something out there for everyone, in the athletic scheme of things.
The only drawback might be the ticket distribution and tailgating restrictions. Many students don't agree with the new online ticket distribution system since it takes away from the personal interaction of it-if you want a ticket, they feel, it should be first-come, first-served by waiting in line. The other issue students recently have brought up is that you can only tailgate four hours before the start of a football game. These restrictions have all been implemented by the University with good intentions, but few students find them ideal.