Will Vandals break in and steal what the Tar Heels have worked to restore, Wake streak and Pack-Canes

Posted by Andy Durham on September 28, 2012 at 11:46 am under College | 3 Comments to Read

A quick look at the college football scene from last night and for Saturday….The Mogan State Bears beat the N.C. A&T Aggies last night, 21-18…

The North Carolina Tar Heels will be hosting the Idaho Vandals on Saturday and will the Vandals come in and try and rob the Heels at their home….The Heels have been working to restore that ‘Home’ image in Kenan Stadium….

Wake Forest has that ‘BIG’ streak going against Duke, with the Deacons try to make it 13 straight wins over the Blue Devils….Twelve in a-row for the Deacs, going into Saturday’s game at BB&T Field….

N.C. State at the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday and it will be the first time these two have met since 2008…..

Guilford College at home for their 2012 Homecoming Game on Saturday vs. Washington & Lee…Kickoff set for 7pm…..

  • NC A&T promote, promote, promote said,

    Just a quick note to anyone over at NC A&T atheletic department. I had no idea that ESPN was going to carry the A&T game last night on ESPNU until I just happened to come across it about 9:30pm. A couple points that I hope A&T considered. #1 – if they had promoted it more, then maybe more fans would have made it out to the game instead of just loyal fans and students. It would have looked so much better last night if there were not so many large areas of empty seats. #2 – Obviously ESPN is in it to get good ratings, and partner with different demographics and conferences. Again if A&T had better promoted this game, then at least someone like me could have tuned in for more of the game which may at least show up on the cable rating up.

    In the end, it would have been in A&Ts favor to ensure that these general points were better than whatever it actually was last night in the stadium and a higher cable rating. I would think both of these facts would have encouraged ESPN to get A&T back on the schedule quicker. The MEAC also needs to wake up to the 21st century and promote its league regionally. Otherwise I think A&T showed well on national TV.

  • Don Moore said,

    A&T did promote the game through their usual channels; but, there was very little City Pride exhibited by city government and local media. We talked about the game a little – may be not as much as we could have. A&T has an advertising budget, which we get none; but we gave the game as much coverage as some of the media that we taking A&T’s money.

  • Times have changed said,

    Don – I agree with you 100%. I know you all don’t want to say it in public so I will say it for you. It is a poor use of A&T’s budget to keep putting so much money into local papers such as the N&R which does not update their paper for days and charges more for a 1 day ad than to promote on this site for an entire year. This site probably has more “sports” views (or actual read sports stories per day) than the N&R. A&T and all of the other schools need to wake up and re-evaluate their budgets and actually look at who is supporting their cause when it comes to paid promotions and organic coverage. This site beats the N&R hands down. The same would be true for UNCG, Elon, Greensboro College, etc.. Hello A&T – who has your back – it is not the N&R unless you give them $20-50K plus in ads per year. Give your money to support sites such as Greensborosports.com.