NCCU vs. ECU
The Eagles get their first test today. It’s not a little quiz, either. No, they’re taking a serious exam at East Carolina’s Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville (8 p.m., ESPNews). It will be Jerry Mack’s debut as a head coach.
After an eventful week, the 23rd-ranked Tar Heels hope to continue that trend in their season opener against Liberty today at Kenan Stadium (6 p.m., ESPN3.com).
Coming off a school-record 10-win season, the Blue Devils take their first step toward showing they are a program with staying power when they open the season against Elon tonight (6 p.m., ESPN3.com) at Wallace Wade Stadium.
Last August, Matt Skura was a new starter and a question mark for Duke’s offensive line. A year and 10 wins later, the redshirt junior center represents a strength in what figures to be a solid part of Duke’s team this season.
East Carolina could challenge standout NCCU cornerback Mike Jones in the season opener for both the Pirates and the Eagles in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville on Saturday (8 p.m., ESPNews).
Former wide receiver thrust into No. 2 tight end job this season
N.C. Central and East Carolina will meet on the football field for the first time on Saturday.
Rivals don't play until Feb. 18 this season
A spokesman for the football team said that the school is investigating what Yahoo Sports called a “training camp hazing incident” that escalated into a “group assault” on walk-on wide receiver Jackson Boyer, a redshirt freshman from Chapel Hill.
New coach, new season for Eagles looking to bury both the past and their opponents
Blue Devils have two sophomore starters at cornerbacks, two freshmen backing them up; More young players at safety slots
While starting QB not yet announced, other position battles have been decided
The Blue Devils like their young and talented defensive backs; Sirk in line to replace Connette, Revamped offensive line ready, Reeves, Schneider set to replace Deaver
TWO TIERS, ONE FIELD