The ACC office released the next two seasons conference match-ups (just who plays who/where, not when). NC State will play the following teams:
Home/Road: North Carolina, Wake Forest, Clemson, Virginia
Home: Duke, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Notre Dame
Road: Florida State, Miami, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Boston College
Home/Road: North Carolina, Wake Forest, Florida State, Duke
Home: Miami, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Louisville, Boston College
Road: Virginia, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Notre Dame
For the upcoming season, the schedule at first glance seems manageable. Although there is a home and home matchups against reigning regular season and tournament champions, Virigina, along with the primary partners UNC and Wake Forest, the team does get most of the other typical heavyweights at home. Duke, Pittsburgh, and Syracuse all come to the PNC Arena, while the Pack travels to new ACC member Louisville.
At a quick glance, the 2015-16 schedule looks more daunting, although who knows what any team’s make up will be two years from now.
Mark Gottfried has some good pieces coming back as well as coming into the program next year. I am curious to see the non-conference schedule that he puts together. He has always given the Pack a chance to make the NCAA Tournament by schedule a competitive non-conference schedule. I am pretty sure that Cincinnati and Tennessee are coming to Raleigh, while the Pack will travel to Missouri.