Web Run: Amato not likely to show mercy

Monday was Wednesday for N.C. State coach Chuck Amato. After a weekend without a game, the Wolfpack (2-2, 1-0) is trying to make every moment count as it prepares to host No. 17 Florida State (3-1, 1-1) on Thursday at Carter-Finley Stadium (7:45 p.m., ESPN).

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(As Of October 2)
ATLANTIC DIVISION
School Conference Pct. Overall Pct.
Wake Forest 1-0 1.000 5-0 1.000
NC State 1-0 1.000 2-2 .500
Clemson 2-1 .667 4-1 .800
Boston College 1-1 .500 4-1 .800
Florida State 1-1 .500 3-1 .750
Maryland 0-0 .000 3-1 .750
COASTAL DIVISION
School Conference Pct. Overall Pct.
Georgia Tech 2-0 1.000 4-1 .800
Virginia Tech 2-1 .667 4-1 .800
Virginia 1-1 .500 2-3 .400
Miami 0-1 .000 2-2 .500
North Carolina 0-2 .000 1-3 .250
Duke 0-3 .000 0-4 .000



"They know me, too. It sure didn't help that first time we played up here [six] years ago when they took our pants down in front of 50,000 people and spanked us right here out on the field." - Coach Chuck Amato on FSU beating NC State 58-14 in 2000.



Amato not likely to show mercy
Jack Daly * The Herald-Sun
Monday was Wednesday for N.C. State coach Chuck Amato. After a weekend without a game, the Wolfpack (2-2, 1-0) is trying to make every moment count as it prepares to host No. 17 Florida State (3-1, 1-1) on Thursday at Carter-Finley Stadium (7:45 p.m., ESPN). So much so that Amato said he won't have time for his weekly conversation with his mentor, Florida State coach Bobby Bowden. "Normally we speak on my radio show, and we were scheduled to do that [Monday] night, but we're both on the same schedule [and will have practice]," Amato said Monday during his weekly news conference. Read More

Thursday football helps promote ACC
Steve Ellis * Tallahassee Democrat
Dave Hart appreciated the importance of playing in front of a captive college football audience on Thursday nights when he was the athletic director at East Carolina. ESPN was expanding a concept first introduced by WTBS in the early 1980s. "Nobody was in line," Hart said. "At East Carolina, we got in line real fast because I believed that was a great way for a program that was trying to get there, and on the rise, to expedite that progress." Read More



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