banner
NC State

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.

6 Comments

This story is closed for comments.

Oldest First
View all
  • 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?

  • Football Friday with Tom Suiter

    Tomorrow at 11:35 pm on WRAL-TV

  • US Open Tennis: Men’s & Women’s Third Round

    Saturday at 11:00 am on WRAL-TV

  • ACC Football Kickoff Show

    Saturday at 7:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • US Open Tennis: Men’s Third Round & Women’s Fourth Round

    Sunday at 11:00 am on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Panthers at Pittsburgh

    Tomorrow at 7:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • CFB: NC State vs Georgia Southern

    Saturday at 12:30 pm on WRAL-FM

  • HSFB: Southern Durham at Hillside

    Saturday at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • High School Wrap Up Show

    Sunday at 9:00 am on 99.9 The Fan

  • Football Friday
Scoreboard
Local
Final
GWI 8
DUR 1
 
7:05pm Tonight
NOR
DUR
 
7:30pm Tonight
PIT
CAR
Final
PIT 3
STL 1
Final
SEA 4
TEX 12
Final
BAL 1
TAM 3
Final
PHI 8
WAS 4
Final
TOR 5
BOS 2
Final
DET 4
NYY 8
Final
NYM 2
ATL 3
Final
CIN 7
CHC 5
Final
CWS 3
CLE 2
Final
KAN 6
MIN 1
Final
HOU 4
OAK 5
Final
SDP 3
MIL 2
Final
ARI 1
LOS 3
Final
ANA 6
MIA 1
Final
SFG 4
COL 2
12:35pm Today
CIN
CHC
 
1:08pm Today
DET
NYY
 
3:45pm Today
SFG
COL
 
7:05pm Tonight
BAL
TAM
 
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
ATL
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
CLE
 
8:10pm Tonight
KAN
MIN
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
TEX
 
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
OAK
 
6:00pm Tonight
SCAR
TEXAM
7:02pm Tonight
LAMON
WAKE
8:00pm Tonight
MISS
BSU
8:00pm Tonight
TULSA
TULA
9:15pm Tonight
VANDY
TEMPL
10:00pm Tonight
WASU
RUTG
10:30pm Tonight
ARST
WEBER
6:00pm Tonight
JAC
ATL
7:00pm Tonight
BUF
DET
7:00pm Tonight
CIN
IND
7:00pm Tonight
GBP
KAN
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
NYJ
7:00pm Tonight
MIA
STL
7:30pm Tonight
PIT
CAR
7:30pm Tonight
NYG
NEP
7:30pm Tonight
TAM
WAS
8:00pm Tonight
NOS
BAL
8:00pm Tonight
CLE
CHI
8:00pm Tonight
DAL
DEN
8:00pm Tonight
TEN
MIN
8:00pm Tonight
HOU
SFX
10:00pm Tonight
SDC
ARI
10:00pm Tonight
OAK
SEA
Final
GWI 8
DUR 1
 
7:05pm Tonight
NOR
DUR