"The schedule speaks for itself this season, it is a very tough, challenging one," said head coach Sidney Lowe. "The ACC once again stacks up as one of the top conferences in the country. In addition, we have a stretch of five straight games in late November away from Raleigh, so that should provide another challenge for our team."
For the first time since the ACC went through expansion, NC State will face the other three ACC teams from North Carolina both home and away. In addition to playing Duke, North Carolina and Wake Forest in a home-and-home series this season, the Pack will also play Clemson and Florida State twice. The Pack starts ACC league play January 12 at North Carolina.
NC State will be taking part in the second annual Old Spice Classic in Orlando, Florida, over the Thanksgiving weekend. The Pack will play three games in four days, starting with Rider, then facing either Penn State or South Carolina the next day. Other teams participating are, Villanova, Central Florida, George Mason, and Kansas State.
"We are excited to be playing down in Orlando over Thanksgiving," said Lowe. "The tournament features some very good teams from other top conferences, and playing three games in four days will give us a good feel for postseason play."
Other non-conference highlights include playing at Michigan State in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, as well as traveling to both East Carolina and Seton Hall. The Pack will also host Davidson and Cincinnati the weekend before Christmas in home non-conference action.
NC State will once again play two exhibition contests, this year both are against in-state schools. The first will be against Division II National Champion Barton College on November 1, then November 6 against UNC Pembroke.
Fans will have two opportunities to come out and see the Wolfpack before the two exhibition games. NC State will welcome fans back to Reynolds Coliseum on Friday, October 19 at 9:00 p.m. for Ballin' at the Old Barn. The Wolfpack will then hold its annual Red/White Scrimmage on Saturday, October 27 at the RBC Center before the Virginia football game.
||Barton College (Exh.)
||UNC Pembroke (Exh.)
||William & Mary
|Old Spice Classic - Orlando, Fla.|
|Fri.||11/23||Penn State/South Carolina||TBA||ESPN2 or ESPNU|
|Sun.||11/25||TBA||TBA||ESPN2 or ESPNU|
|Big Ten/ACC Challenge|
|Wed.||11/28||at Michigan State
||at East Carolina
||South Carolina State
||at Seton Hall
||North Carolina Central||7:00 p.m.
||at North Carolina
||at Florida State
||at Boston College
||ESPN or ESPN2 |
||RLF Split |
||at Wake Forest
||RLF Split |
|3/13-16||ACC Tournament (Charlotte)|