The Wolfpack will kick off the 2009 campaign against South Carolina on Thursday, September 3 in a game televised by ESPN. Tom O'Brien and his squad will not travel outside the state of North Carolina until October 17, as the Pack's first road game (Oct. 3) is at Wake Forest.
Nine of NC State's 12 opponents competed in postseason bowl games last season, including ACC Champion Virginia Tech, the SEC's South Carolina and Big East opponent Pittsburgh.
For the first time since 1998, NC State will face North Carolina in the regular season finale, as the Tar Heels travel to Carter-Finley Stadium on Thanksgiving weekend. NC State hasn't closed the regular season against UNC at home since 1995.
The Wolfpack will not play at home during the North Carolina State Fair this season, which runs from October 15-25. The team travels to Boston College on the fair's opening weekend and has an open date on the second weekend of the event.
Tickets are available on gopack.com starting today. Wolfpack Club members and previous season ticket holders will receive paper applications in mid-March. The deadline to renew season tickets is May 15th.
2009 NC State Football Schedule
|Date ||Opponent ||Time |
|Sept. 3 (Thurs.)||South Carolina - ESPN||TBA |
|Sept. 12 ||Murray State ||6 pm |
|Sept. 19 ||Gardner Webb ||6 pm |
|Sept. 26 ||Pittsburgh ||TBA |
|Oct. 3 ||@ Wake Forest ||TBA |
|Oct. 10 ||Duke ||TBA |
|Oct. 17 ||@ Boston College ||TBA |
|Oct. 24 ||OPEN |
|Oct. 31 ||@ Florida State ||TBA |
|Nov. 7 ||Maryland ||TBA |
|Nov. 14 ||Clemson ||TBA |
|Nov. 21 ||@ Virginia Tech ||TBA |
|Nov. 28 ||North Carolina ||TBA |