NC State and the Carolina Hurricanes have reached an agreement regarding scheduling arrangements which seems to be beneficial to both parties, and which appears to be satisfactory to both sides.
Who’da Thunk It????
NC State, Hurricanes reach scheduling agreement (NewsObserver.com)
RALEIGH â€” N.C. State and the Carolina Hurricanes have settled their cold war over winter sports scheduling.
The two sides announced a scheduling agreement Friday that gives the Wolfpack the priority to schedule games at PNC Arena on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays during the ACC basketball season â€“ defined as Jan. 1 through the second week in March.
The relationship between the two sides grew testy this summer when Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford complained in a letter to the Centennial Authority, which oversees the arena, that N.C. State wanted to hold out 129 dates in a 214-day span for 23 basketball and football games. A string of communication between Rutherford and authority officials suggested the relationship had grown contentious.
In those letters, Rutherford appeared to be particularly frustrated with Wolfpack athletics director Debbie Yow and menâ€™s basketball coach Mark Gottfried.
Woodson and Rutherford began negotiating directly in the summer against that backdrop.
Progress in the discussions followed in relatively short order.
I for one am happy this is over and done, if for no other reason than I was tired of hearing about how selfish NCSU has been in their desire to have a say in scheduling their own home dates in their own arena.
Yeah, I know it was more complicated than that.Â Would that some of the media members covering the issue had acknowledged knowing such as well.
Oh…and Randy Woodson strikes again.Â We better not let that man EVER leave.