NC State released its 2021 ACC schedule on Friday—finally!—barely a month before the start of the season. (Or possibly less than a month before the start, depending on where non-conference games fit in.)
The ACC is going with an expanded 36-game schedule this season, up from the usual 30. NC State has six home series, beginning with Georgia Tech on Feb. 26-28. Miami, Louisville, Clemson, Virginia Tech, and Florida State will also be coming to Doak Field.
State will be traveling to UNC despite last year’s series in Raleigh never getting played because the season was shut down prior to it. I guess the ACC wasn’t so much worried about replacing lost series at their original venues from last season.
It’s an outstanding home schedule anyway: Georgia Tech, Louisville, FSU, and Miami all are ranked in the D1Baseball.com preseason top 25. (And NC State is 13th.) As usual, the ACC is going to be tough, though NC State should be among the league’s best once again.
The Wolfpack’s non-conference schedule will be announced at a later date.