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ESPN has released its television schedule for the early part of the college football season.
We already knew that the Thursday night games vs Cincinnati and Florida State were scheduled for the WWL. But, it was a pleasant surprise to learn that the Wolfpack’s season opener against Western Carolina was going to be streamed on ESPN3, a re-vamped version of ESPN360.
The Cincinnati and FSU games will be on ESPN, while the Western Carolina match up will stream on ESPN3.com. Link to ESPN schedule
NC State’s 2010 Football Schedule is shared below. For a robust conversation about the schedule, your can click on the original entry that we ran when the schedule was announced. Additionally, there is a really nice thread of “football chatter” on our message boards in which you can participate by clicking here.
2010 NC State Football Schedule
Sept. 4 WESTERN CAROLINA 6:00pm on ESPN3
Sept. 11 at Central Florida 7:30pm on CBS College Sports Network
Sept. 16 CINCINNATI (Thurs) 7:30 pm on ESPN
Sept. 25 at Georgia Tech
Oct. 2 VIRGINIA TECH
Oct. 9 BOSTON COLLEGE
Oct. 16 at East Carolina
Oct. 28 FLORIDA STATE (Thurs) 7:30 on ESPN
Nov. 6 at Clemson
Nov. 13 WAKE FOREST
Nov. 20 at North Carolina
Nov. 27 at Maryland
In case you missed it, we had a fantastic national signing day entry on the site that you can see by clicking here.
Additionally, ACCNow has this blog entry about the Wolfpack’s schedule:
With two road games outside the ACC, the Wolfpack has six home games, compared to eight last season, and only four on Saturdays.
The two Thursday night games should be fun with Cincinnati, the two-time defending Big East champ, coming in on Sept. 16 and Florida State on Oct. 28.
While Cincinnati has a new coach, Brian Kelly left for Notre Dame after a 12-0 regular season in 2009, the Wolfpack will only have four days after a trip to Central Florida to prepare for the Bearcats.
Two other points of interest: State should start 1-0 for the first time in Tom O’Brien’s fourth season with FCS opponent Western Carolina as the opener. The UNC finale expirement lasted one year. Maryland will close the schedule with the Pack visiting UNC on Nov. 20.
Unless State’s defense makes a dramatic improvement, another middle of the road record, 6-6 give or take one game either way, is to be expected with this schedule.