NC State adds 15 Games to Future Football Schedules

By Kevin Kelley -
NC State Wolfpack

NC State has updated their future schedules. (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

In a release this morning, NC State Director of Athletics Debbie Yow announced the addition of 15 games to their future football schedules.

The additions include a home-and-home series with Marshall and single home games against Georgia State, Old Dominion, Ball State, Notre Dame, and nine FCS opponents.

The NC State Wolfpack will host the Marshall Thundering Herd at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh on Sept. 9, 2017. The Wolfpack will then travel to face the Herd at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington on Sept. 22, 2018.

NC State and Marshall have met three times previously, all in Raleigh, and the Wolfpack won each game.

Georgia State is scheduled to visit Raleigh on Sept. 8, 2018. The contest will be the first ever meeting between the two schools on the gridiron.

In 2019, the Ball State Cardinals of the MAC will also make the trek to Raleigh to take on the Wolfpack for the first time ever.

NC State and Old Dominion previously announced a home-and-home football series for 2014 and 2015, but today a third game was added. The Wolfpack will host the Monarchs on Sept. 17, 2016.

Under the ACC’s agreement with Notre Dame, the Wolfpack are slated to host the Irish on Oct. 8, 2016 and visit South Bend in 2017. Yow announced today that Notre Dame will return to Carter-Finley Stadium in 2022.

NC State also announced future games against eight FCS opponents: Eastern Kentucky (2015), William & Mary (2016), Furman (2017 & 2021), James Madison (2018), Western Carolina (2019 & 2024), Delaware (2020), and Charleston Southern (2022).

In the release today, Debbie Yow stated that NC State’s non-conference schedule will continue to consist of “one Power 5 conference team, two FBS opponents from among the American, C-USA, MAC, Sunbelt and WAC, and one FCS opponent.”

Although their future schedules are filling up, NC State will listen to any offers for neutral-site matchups.

“We continue to consider opportunities in Charlotte, Atlanta, Washington D.C. and other markets for the right combination of opponent, date, television exposure and revenue,” said Yow.

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29 Comments to NC State adds 15 Games to Future Football Schedules

  1. Nick said....

    When your athletic director still thinks that the WAC is a conference, you schedule garbage games.

    August 7, 2014 at 12:18 pm
  2. Carl McAloose said....

    How about a neutral site vs. Penn State?

    August 7, 2014 at 12:31 pm
  3. schoup said....

    So the summarize they added 1 game of note Notre Dame which the ACC actually booked for then in the ND/ACC rotation of games. Marshall and Ball State are mediocre mid major, Old Dominion is a transition program and the added 9 FCS games. Why they fee to book FCS programs so far in advance is beyond me, But the fact that they are loading up on these games while many programs are eliminating or reducing these games shows NC State has no desire to be a nationally prominent program.

    August 7, 2014 at 12:38 pm
    • Shep said....

      Ball State actually had a really good year in 2013, not sure where you’re getting that from.

      August 7, 2014 at 6:03 pm
  4. schoup said....

    NC State is not a program neutral site sponsors want, they are not a big name that will draw fans in a neutral location nor do they draw a national tv audience. These are what these neutral site sponsors want.

    August 7, 2014 at 12:41 pm
    • SEYMOUR said....

      NC State vs Tennessee 8/31/12 in Atlanta?

      August 7, 2014 at 12:54 pm
    • schoup said....

      @Seymour

      The attendance was 55K in 75K stadium. my point is made perfectly. It was the lowest attended Chick Fil – A kickoff by over 13K, next lowest was UNC/LSU(68K) all the rest were above 70K

      August 7, 2014 at 1:07 pm
  5. Greg said....

    I would be embarrassed if I went to NC State. I’m so happy I came to my senses at the last minute.

    August 7, 2014 at 1:20 pm
    • Lawrence said....

      Unless you were going to school to play football, you should be embarrassed to make that statement.

      August 7, 2014 at 3:28 pm
  6. Adam said....

    That is horrendously bad…and it’s not like their future schedules already had a lot of excitement to them to begin with. Wow. Just atrocious. If I were a ‘Pack fan I’d be thinking about giving up tickets and just watching from my house.

    Two things: wasn’t Yow the one that left Maryland in that moon sized crater of debt? And she also still believes the WAC is a conference?

    August 7, 2014 at 1:25 pm
  7. G of F said....

    The WAC is a conference, just not one you would be scheduling football games with.

    August 7, 2014 at 1:34 pm
    • Josh said....

      Precisely. Lots of non-football schools in it. Their basketball and baseball lineups are pretty decent.

      August 7, 2014 at 2:26 pm
    • Dennis said....

      Sad she says WAC when she clearly means Mountain West Conference. And who says the east is out of touch with the west….

      August 8, 2014 at 10:59 am
  8. Dave said....

    Let’s hear it from the NC State fans , if there are any. They are a completely irrelevant program, have not been to a major bowl game in decades. This litany of cupcake games is a joke and and is an affirmation that NC Stare prefers to remain irrelevant for the foreseeable future. Come on all you wolf pack fans, defend these actions. Your silence is taken as your agreement.

    August 7, 2014 at 2:04 pm
  9. Josh said....

    This is your schedule-palooza right here.

    NC State really should be better than they are. They can get anybody into school and can recruit out of Georgia and the northern VA/DC area. They’re second choice in the state behind UNC but can only manage to win 7-8 games each year. I just don’t get it.

    August 7, 2014 at 2:25 pm
  10. Marcus Dietz said....

    9 FCS schools? Is that some kind of joke? Seriously, if they can’t step their scheduling philosophy up, then there is no reason they should be part of a Power 5 conference. Scheduling that many FCS schools, up to ten years into the future, is asinine.

    August 7, 2014 at 4:16 pm
    • Robert said....

      Nine FCS schools over nine years. Oner per year. Every SEC school is playing an FCS school in 2014. Almost all power 5 conference schools play one FCS team each year. Where’s the joke?

      September 24, 2014 at 3:28 pm
  11. @dbrunstheworld said....

    Clearly they want no part of the Power 5. This seems to be a move to ensure these games are grandfathered should these stiffs ban further scheduling of FCS opponents.

    August 7, 2014 at 9:14 pm
  12. Dave said....

    Wow! Their 2015 non-conference schedule is an absolute joke. People are right, they don’t care about growing their football program.

    August 7, 2014 at 11:58 pm
  13. Ricky W said....

    Why was the AD unable to schedule either Missouri, Kentucky. Missi St, Arizona, or even UCF. UConn or Army in 2015.

    Instead N St scheduled 1 CUSA, 2 SunBelt and 1 FCS, with wo road games at South Alabama and at Old Dominion. Wow!

    Maybe she thought she was scheduling Kentucky and not East Kentucky?

    No power 5 Conference program on 2014 and 2014 schedules.

    Now that NC St’s schedule is filled through 2019 the AD can take an undeserved vacation.

    And maybe NC St should consider moving to the American Conference or CUSA.

    August 8, 2014 at 4:54 am
    • TampaPirate said....

      State couldn’t hang in the American. ECU trounced them last year. Take a look at their 2014 OOC schedule. The Wolfpeckers are a joke…..

      August 13, 2014 at 8:38 am
    • Pete said....

      our OOC schedule is bad, agreed. FSU, Clemson, Louisville and UNC sure as hell aint USF, Temple, Tulsa, Tulane and ECU though. Just hope UCF can get out of there. Hope you enjoy your stay in the AAC for like, um, forever?

      September 6, 2014 at 8:30 pm
  14. Jinzo said....

    Maybe she knows that NC State is going to the SEC and wanted to play a worthy schedule?

    August 8, 2014 at 5:04 am
  15. Kelly said....

    It’s all about the Benjamins!!

    August 10, 2014 at 6:31 pm
  16. Tyler said....

    Why not extend the series with East Carolina? Maybe it is because ECU trounced them in Raleigh last year??

    August 14, 2014 at 11:14 am
  17. don spence said....

    better watch out the herd is comming

    September 9, 2014 at 9:24 am
  18. Robert said....

    You all don’t know what you are talking about. This year every SEC school is playing an FCS team. 4 SEC schools are also not playing anyone out of conference from a Power 5 conference. That is more than any other Power 5 conference. NC States scheduling is not that much different than other schools. One FCS school each season. Starting in 2016 they will play one power 5 school out of conference every year. We already play Folrida State and Clemson every year so the scheule is already good. The NC state schedules are very similar to many SEC out of conference schedules. So stop talking trash without all of the facts.

    September 24, 2014 at 3:21 pm

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