NC State joined other area schools Tuesday in announcing the cancellation of its home football game this weekend. The Wolfpack were set to host West Virginia at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, but with Hurricane Florence bearing down on the state, it’s in everyone’s best interests not to play.
From the school’s release:
NC State has worked in partnership with University leadership, West Virginia University officials, the Atlantic Coast Conference and emergency management personnel to arrive at a decision in the best interests of the safety and well-being of fans, student-athletes and all parties involved.
Should this game be rescheduled or a replacement home game be scheduled, tickets for the West Virginia game will be valid. If this game or a replacement home game is not viable, a refund will be offered to season ticket holders. Details will be communicated at a later date.
Rescheduling the game would likely require shifting some things around these two schools’ bye weeks, which come on Oct. 13 (NCSU) and Oct. 20 (WVU). Otherwise it’s hard to picture seeing this matchup this year.
NC State could still tack on a home game late in the year—much like Florida State did last season—but that would definitely be a contest against a weak mid-major school.
It’s disappointing to lose the game against the Mountaineers, but I don’t question at all the decision not to play. Be safe this weekend, folks.