DSU Forfeits Game to Aggies

Posted by Jim on May 14, 2009 at 11:26 am under College | Read the First Comment


Aggies will play four home games next season

GREENSBORO – North Carolina A&T athletics director Wheeler Brown confirmed today that the Delaware State football team will forfeit its 2009 game against the N.C. A&T Aggies.

The unfortunate forfeit is due to a scheduling conflict created by an Oct. 17 game between Delaware State and the Michigan Wolverines, a Bowl Championship Series team from the Big 10. Originally, the Hornets and the Aggies were to renew their 38-year rivalry on Oct. 17.

The two teams tried to resolve the situation by moving the game to Nov. 14. However, the rescheduling presented a conflict in scheduling between the Hornets and Norfolk State. Therefore, the Hornets decided to default a game to N.C. A&T. During the 2009 season, the MEAC standings will reflect the Oct. 17 game originally scheduled between the Aggies and the Hornets as a loss for Delaware State.

“I would like to commend the MEAC in doing all it can to resolve this matter,’’ said Brown. “It is unfortunate that we will not get a chance to play one of our longtime MEAC rivals in Delaware State. On the other side of the coin, it is good to know in May you are already 1-0.”

N.C. A&T will open its season Sept. 5 on the road against Winston-Salem State. The Aggies first home game will be Sept. 12 against Norfolk State.


2009 Aggie Football Schedule





Sept. 5

Winston-Salem State

Winston-Salem, NC

6 p.m.

Sept. 12

Norfolk State

Aggie Stadium


Sept. 19


Aggie Stadium


Sept. 26

Coastal Carolina

Conway, S.C.

7 p.m.

Oct. 3

N.C. Central

Aggie Stadium


Oct. 10

Morgan State

Baltimore, Md.

1 p.m.

Oct. 24


Washington, D.C.

1 p.m.

Oct. 31


Aggie Stadium

1:30 p.m.

Nov. 7

Florida A&M

Tallahassee, Fla.


Nov. 21

S.C. State




  • Doug Cockman said,

    1-0 right out of the gates….good for the Aggies!