NC State Releases 2009 Football Schedule

RALEIGH, N.C. - For the first time in school history, NC State will play eight football games at home in 2009, according to the schedule released today by the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Also, for the first time since 1984, the Wolfpack will open the season with four consecutive home games.

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
Times subject to change

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