Checks & Balances

courtesy N.C. State

What’s on a Scottish kilt and in the sea of red and white at Carter-Finley Stadium? Pack Plaid. The official tartan of the N.C. State Wolfpack bears checks of red, gray, white, and black. Then-graduate student Kathleen Kelly (pictured below) designed the pattern for a College of Textiles contest in 2013. Kelly’s design won the contest, and today you’ll see tons of merch with this licensed textile around campus, from the bookstore’s collection to Mr. and Mrs. Wuf cheering on the Pack on gameday. Pack plaid is even listed in the Scottish Registry of Deeds. – Catherine Currin

Designer Kathleen Kelly poses with Mr. and Mrs. Wuf in Pack Plaid.