North Carolina State's basketball team, nicknamed the Wolfpack, got its name from a disgruntled fan who describes the student body as being "like a wolf pack." They began to play inter-collegiate basketball in 1911 and joined the ACC in 1954. They've won 10 conference championships and two national championships, including an unexpected 1983 title behind late coach Jim Valvano. The RBC center has been their home since the year 1999. Their most notable alumnus to turn pro is David Thompson, a star who led the team to its first title in 1974.