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N.C. State, ECU won't face each other in football in 2009

Posted October 1, 2008

N.C. State will not play East Carolina in 2009 in football, senior men’s athletics director David Horning said Wednesday.

Horning said the Wolfpack has eight home games scheduled for 2009, including a home opener on a Thursday night against South Carolina on ESPN. He said the entire NCSU schedule would be released later, but that it would not include East Carolina.

State will have only six home games in 2010, and six on the road. One of those road trips will be to ECU.

State and East Carolina will also play in 2013 and 2016. Horning said the schools would continue to talk about whether a 2012 game is feasible.

“We’ll continue to work together to resolve the schedule in the best interests of everybody,” Horning said.

The issue of when the schools would play became a news story last week, when NCSU athletics director Lee Fowler told 99.9 FM The Fan that the schools were scheduled to play three more times through 2016.

ECU athletics director Terry Holland responded by saying the schools had a signed contract to play five games.

A letter from Holland to N.C. State on June 18 listed three games. Holland later told WRAL that the letter summarized discussions between the schools and was not a final, official document.

Holland said ECU was willing to not play in 2009 if that was best for N.C. State’s schedule, but the Pirates prefer to play.

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  • tasutton Oct 1, 7:33 p.m.

    I think this game should be played every year. We have four nonconference games and I would much rather play a quality opponent such as ECU than a W&M, Wofford or a Gardner Web. And the comment about ECU's stadium is incorrect. The largest crowd to see a game in Gville was against State in 99 with just over 50K.Normal seating for Ficklin is 43K and is to be expanded next year by 7K. Besides it's not about how many fans that are in the stands it's about the opponent in front of you. Look at the bright side, if we could schedule them for 6 games next year we might become bowl eligible.

  • AlleyOops Oct 1, 4:16 p.m.

    In reality, ECU wants us to play them away in 2010 because their stadium will be bowled in on one side, and they want to capitalize on that by having NCSU there.

    And I'd rather play them in their stadium of 46,000 than in Charlotte. I WANT to play ECU. I hate them. They hate us. I love beating them, they love beating us. They are my 2nd rival behind UNC.

    8 games is like an old Nebraska home schedule. kudos to Fowler (i guess) in lining up that money-making line-up.

  • PACKFAN08 Oct 1, 4:14 p.m.

    comes off sounding...

  • PACKFAN08 Oct 1, 4:13 p.m.

    I love how this story come off sounding like State doesnt want to play ECU. Please, I think State gains nothing by playing in Greenville. The games should all be in Raleigh or Charlotte. Until ECU can have a stadium that holds more than 40K.

  • bait taker Oct 1, 4:00 p.m.

    8 home games? That's gotta be a record. Does that mean only 4 away games--or is State playing 13 games next year?

  • AlleyOops Oct 1, 3:35 p.m.

    I don't understand why we wait until we have fewer home games scheduled to play another ROAD game. Instead of having 8 home games one year and 6 the next why can't we have 7 & 7?

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