UNC-USC to play in Charlotte in 2015

The two Carolinas will open the 2015 season in Charlotte.

Congratulations to them for getting it right. I personally think this is great for both fan bases and also the region. I’ve long-believed an annual series between State and South Carolina in Charlotte — like a much inferior Red River Rivalry or Cocktail Party — would have very little downside, especially if it’s played on one of the October weekends where State leaves town because of the fair.

This will be my 11th year as an LTR-holder, and I understand the importance of home games as it relates to operating expenses, but when the WPC is giving the season tickets holders the option of not buying the eighth home game, then it may be time to re-think the strategy.

Naturally, I’ll leave the logistics to others.

WRAL:

The game, which will take place on Sept. 5, was secured by the Charlotte Sports Foundation.

“We are extremely excited to bring these national football powers and regional rivals together in Charlotte for college football,” Will Webb, executive director of the Charlotte Sports Foundation, said in a statement. “This will be a tremendous game featuring a marquee matchup of ACC and SEC teams.”

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16 Responses to UNC-USC to play in Charlotte in 2015

  1. Hungwolf 05/09/2013 at 12:59 PM #

    I been preaching we should be playing in Charlotte for years. I went to all three Charlotte games we played in. Only Les Robinson as AD had the smarts/vision to put us in Charlotte! Charlotte area has become a very fertile recruiting ground. USC, Va. Tech, and Tenn hit the area hard! Hope Yow can make something happen. Swofford and the ACC should have put together some sort of first game series in Charlotte years ago much like the Chick Fil A game in Atlanta.

  2. oakcity 05/09/2013 at 1:08 PM #

    Non-conference game… sure, put it in Charlotte. Conference home game… nope, that should be at Carter-Finley. If the team wants to play in Charlotte so bad, win the Division and go to the ACC Champ game. Simple.

    Moving a game to Charlotte is more about the money and the circus that comes with it. Sorry, but conference games should be about winning not about money grabbing.

  3. PackMaestro-Original 05/09/2013 at 2:43 PM #

    Just a clarification – the Wolfpack Club had no say in the 7-game ticket option. That is an athletic department decision.

  4. coach13 05/09/2013 at 3:12 PM #

    A quality non-conference opponent would be great in Charlotte. Particularly earlier in the season. Great way to start. Wish we had done it.

  5. Pack Mentality 05/09/2013 at 5:03 PM #

    Very smart of Spurrier to schedule an easy win against a team that the media will not consider a cupcake. USC better be ready to have the Charlotte Observer claim that they only won on the scoreboard…all moral victories will be UNC’s.

  6. NCSU84 05/09/2013 at 5:05 PM #

    “Sorry, but conference games should be about winning not about money grabbing.”

    You may be right. Unfortunately, that is not the world we live in today. Everything centers around the almighty dollar these days.

  7. oceanman 05/09/2013 at 6:04 PM #

    UNC is not a national football power, never has been never will be (without cheating). USC football is a class act. I was at the game in Columbia when Russell Wilson was injured. Brice stadium is a wonderful environment. The fans are welcoming and gracious. UNC should be humbled to play against such a storied program. Hope USC beats the blue out of them.

  8. john of sparta 05/09/2013 at 6:06 PM #

    NCSU84 +1:
    witness our 3rd baseball game with UNX at home.
    ESPN Would Not Agree to a 1PM start…rainout.

  9. bill.onthebeach 05/09/2013 at 6:35 PM #

    I hereby nominate the Honorable Mister Stick of Columbia as the official representative of State Fans Nation at this game… an event that we will hereafter refer to as the “A$$Hat” bowl.

    … if the creek don’t rise…..

    … and I predict the Holes’ will ride back up I-85 severely humbled.

  10. Pack78 05/09/2013 at 7:09 PM #

    ^Seconded…HS (of Fort Mill I believe) hates the holes like all true Wuffies and loves dem ‘Cocks almost as much as the Pack. He is the perfect SFN representative to cheer the Cocks to a blowout win against the Cheaters!

  11. bill.onthebeach 05/09/2013 at 8:16 PM #

    … 78…. I believe I would amend the wording (the ‘loves…’ clause ) of your Second before Mr. Dog or some one else totally takes that out of context….

    Gentlemen… we have a motion and a second….

    Proceed to cast your votes before….

    All in favor…say…..

  12. TheCOWDOG 05/09/2013 at 11:36 PM #

    There’s a huge diffence between being a Cocks lover from Hamlet, as my friend ‘Stick, and an athletic supporter from any town sporting a boner in baby blue sweat pants.

  13. Virginia Wolf 05/10/2013 at 1:42 PM #

    Yeah, I vote for th Stick! He hates the ‘holes almost as much as do. I hope the ‘cocks drill them another hole!!!!

  14. gcpack 05/11/2013 at 11:15 AM #

    I have to disagree with two if your statements ocean.
    First I was at the game in Columbia when Wilson went down but I also went there in the ’80′s when Ray Agnew took down bigshot and bigmouth Todd Ellis.
    Afterwards Ellis wasnt taunting our sideline with his faux 6-shooters anymore. I cheered for my team when they made a good play and apparently that’s a no no at Brice Williams. An old man beside me didn’t like me cheering when the wolfpack made a good play , grabbed my shirt collar and proceeded to swing at me before neighboring fans stepped in. Additionally Dick Sheridan was also peeved at his alma mater’s fans cursing and throwing items at his team.
    As far as I’m concerned cock fans are bums.
    As for “storied program” their program was traditionally bad until Spurrier arrived. Let’s keep “storied” for the Bamas, Michigan’s, etc.

    I will agree that I will pull for USC to kick the redneck redbull’s ass!

  15. blpack 05/11/2013 at 5:50 PM #

    Yeah, ‘Storied’ is a reach, but that program is on a roll. They should win going away this fall against the holes. Maybe we can get back on there schedule. I THINK we have played them more times than have the holes.

  16. highstick 05/16/2013 at 8:47 PM #

    I’ve been hiding for a few weeks and came back to view this thread! LOL…Some of you share the “hate and love” for the Cocks that I’ve also experienced over the years.

    One thing we can agree on and Dog “hit it on the nail head”…CD, check your email.gonna send you a link to read about another old baseball player partner of mine…He played with Wilder’s older brother on the freshman team at the “Hole”…

    I can tell you that the Hole fan’s are much more thrilled about playing the Cocks in Charlotte in 2015 w/o Clowney than they are this year…

    Dang, I want US(meaning the Pack) in the SEC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!C’mon down and let’s play some real fooseball!

    Wow, is it a long drive from Rock Hill to Ahoskie or not? Any of you guys from there??? No motels, but a nice B&B.. I had to take a break on the trip back yesterday and rest overnight in Clayton at a Hampton…

    When I’d stopped by the B&B a few weeks back to make reservations, the owner showed me a picture of a young guy in a green high school uniform in the foyer…None other than Catfish Hunter…The better story is that one day a young man who had spent the night there told her “that’s my father”! That’ll give you shivers up the spine!

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