Amid all of the good basketball news Thursday, there was also the announcement of a couple kickoff times for football season. NC State's games against William & Mary and Old Dominion both will be night games, and State also announced that its season finale against UNC will be on national TV, though time and channel are undetermined.
The Wolfpack is beginning the 2016 season with a Thursday night game against the Tribe, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. ET. There is no national television coverage, just ESPN3. NC State's home game against Old Dominion two weeks later will kick at 6 p.m., with coverage from ESPN3. Hard to beat those evening starts in September.
As for State-UNC, that contest is going to air on either ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2, at either noon ET or 3:30 p.m. ET. That's great news since none of those options are the ACC Network and so there is no chance of exposure to Tim Brant. Anyway, it'll be good for the country to see the preview of the following week's ACC title game matchup.