Lots to discuss, but we wanted to get it on the site for you.
* The entire Atlantic Coast Conference schedule can be seen by clicking here.
* I have already gone on record as to which game personally excites me the most — read more.
* Mark Gottfriend’s immediate elevation of the NC State Basketball program is evident by the national television attention we are receiving. It was learned a couple of weeks ago that (1) State’s trip to Michigan in the ACC-Big 10 Challenge had been picked up by ESPN; (2) State would host College Gameday for the January 26th match-up with UNC. Today we learned that 9 conference games will be televised by scheduled to be televised by ESPN or ESPN2.
* State hosts Wake Forest on Senior Day which is a Wednesday night. That kinda sucks compared to a weekend Senior Night.
* The 8 game stretch book-ended by games with UNC-CHeat (from January 26th through February 23rd) will define the level of success that we have this season.
* State plays Maryland, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Miami only once.
* State plays a Sunday night game against Clemson on February 10th and then travels to Wake Forest on February 12th. This is one of those “NCAA Tournament-like” short turnarounds. It is very nice that we get to experience this with Wake Forest as our second game.