South Florida @ NC State set for 7:30pm on ESPNU

This one would have had the potential to be one of those fantastically magical nights in Carter-Finley if the Wolfpack had enough players to dress out a full team this year…

Regardless of how much of a chance that the Pack has at winning this one, the tailgating and crowd for the televised night game will present a great atmosphere to make this game an important tool for this year’s recruiting class.

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Saturday, Sept. 27
Maryland @ Clemson, noon (Raycom)
UVa @ Duke, noon (ESPNU)
UNC @ Miami, noon (ESPN or ESPN2)
Rhode Island @ Boston College, 1
Colorado vs. Florida State (@ Jacksonville), 3:30 (ABC or ESPN)
Navy @ Wake Forest, 3:45 (ESPNU)
South Florida @ N.C. State, 7:30 (ESPNU)
Va. Tech @ Nebraska, 8 (ABC)

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20 Responses to South Florida @ NC State set for 7:30pm on ESPNU

  1. Daily Update 09/15/2008 at 1:21 PM #

    If it comes to a point where we have to burn a bunch of redshirts, then are we better off just forfeiting games?

    Unbelievable…I wonder if this means he is going to be scoped and will be back in a few weeks or if this means it was more serious and he is out for the year.

  2. Tom O is my herO 09/15/2008 at 1:38 PM #

    A. Cash….done for season (knee) go figure

  3. Girlfriend in a Coma 09/15/2008 at 1:46 PM #

    What is the NCAA rule on redshirts? I mean how many games can you play and still get one? I think it used to be a % deal. I forget the exact rule.

    We should redshirt everyone on the team to whom one is still available.

  4. SEAT.5.F.2 09/15/2008 at 1:56 PM #

    We thought we brought in Coach TOB, instead we got Officer TOB of the USMC. He is sending in guys off the sideline like it was a beach bunker @ Iwo Jima.

    Saturday and Monday are crazy times to be a Pack football fan.

  5. triadwolf 09/15/2008 at 2:09 PM #

    I feel like this is like a neverending nightmare; I can’t imagine how TOB feels. We may need to get players playing both ways just to field a team. If this rate keeps up we may be down another 20-25 players by the last game. Making a bowl is a moot point – there won’t anyone left on the team to send anyway (at least we can cut down on travel costs and pocket more money – it’ll pad the books for LF).

  6. MrPerfectionest 09/15/2008 at 2:18 PM #

    Are some real tough questions being asked of the strength and conditioning coach for our teams? A couple to a few key players on your two money programs I can see, but this many? This is absurd.

  7. StateFans 09/15/2008 at 2:19 PM #

    since he played 2.5 of 12 games this season…what is the likelihood of Micheal-Cash getting a redshirt?

  8. Daily Update 09/15/2008 at 2:25 PM #

    Statefans: Unlikely unless his other redshirt year was also due to being injured.

  9. StateFans 09/15/2008 at 2:40 PM #

    That would be a “Medical hardship” year?

  10. SidtheKid 09/15/2008 at 2:41 PM #

    2nd week in a row ESPN puts us on TV to showcase our program

  11. GAWolf 09/15/2008 at 2:55 PM #

    Exactly. When… if… we ever get to the point of being reasonably competitive again we will never get on tv. It’s all part of the larger picture of the Curse of the Valvano.

    When is a major news outlet going to pick up and write about “The Curse?” Anyone who doesn’t believe it is real is crazy.

  12. SEAT.5.F.2 09/15/2008 at 3:27 PM #

    Could the rash of injuries be due to the result of not feilding decent athletes? A Div. 1AA school only has to play 1 BCS school a year but we have to go back – back, ect.

  13. BoKnowsNCS71 09/15/2008 at 3:34 PM #

    Mercenaries. Can we hire mercenaries?

  14. pakfanistan 09/15/2008 at 3:35 PM #

    No, it’s not due to that. These aren’t the walkons getting hurt here.

  15. SidtheKid 09/15/2008 at 3:38 PM #

    At least the “Curse of Valvano” did us a favor with ECU’s starting LB and starting LT being out for this weekend’s game.

  16. bradleyb123 09/15/2008 at 4:10 PM #

    I believe the redshirt rule is 25%. If a player plays in 25% of games or less, he can redshirt. More than 25% and he cannot.

    But don’t quote me. I didn’t research it yet.

  17. bradleyb123 09/15/2008 at 4:12 PM #

    A “medical red shirt” is not an official NCAA term, but the term is used when a student-athlete is injured after participating in a limited amount of competition during a particular academic year and then qualifies for a Medical Hardship Waiver.

    Medical Hardship Waiver

    If a student-athlete suffers a season-ending injury or illness after competing in a limited amount of competition during a particular academic year, he/she may qualify for a medical hardship waiver which would allow him/her an additional season of competition during the five-year period of eligibility. To qualify for a medical hardship:

    (a) the student-athlete’s injury or illness must occur in one of the four seasons of intercollegiate competition or subsequent to the first day of classes in the student-athlete’s senior year in high school;

    (b) the injury or illness must occur prior to the completion of the first half of the playing season that concludes with the NCAA championship in that sport and must result in incapacity to compete for the remainder of that playing season; and

    (c) the injury or illness must occur when the student-athlete has not participated in more than two contests/dates of competition or 20% of the institution’s scheduled contests/dates of competition in his/her sport (whichever number is greater).

  18. Primewolf 09/15/2008 at 6:55 PM #

    It is amazing how all these injuries have happened. I would love to see some stats on college football injuries for a team in a season.

    It never fails. TOB and conditioning coach talked about the need for flexibility and how they achieve many fewer lost player games due to injuries at BC. That approach was going to help State reduced its lost player-game count.

    Just like the stock market, the crowd is usually long. Assuming we are a more flexible team, then flexibilty is but one small part of the injury bug.

    Maybe our guys should be running more. ARe we in as good condition as our opponents. The visor certainly didn’t think we were.

  19. Greywolf 09/15/2008 at 10:28 PM #

    Maybe it something in the water here. The Hurricanes were equally snake bitten last hockey season. And the Panthers in Charlotte had a rash of injuries as well.

    We MUST blame someone. It has gotta be the conditioning coach.

  20. Classof89 09/18/2008 at 3:22 PM #

    “the tailgating and crowd for the televised night game will present a great atmosphere”

    You’re kidding, right? This game is likely to set the record for lowest rated broadcast in the history of ESPNU, and isn’t even going to be above the fold in Sunday’s paper, regardless of the outcome. Tailgating and crowd for ECU: great atmosphere. South Florida: uhhhh…no.

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