EAST GREENSBORO – The N.C. A&T versus S.C. State and the N.C. A&T versus Bethune-Cookman football games will be televised on Nov. 2 and Nov. 16 respectively.
The Aggies-Bulldogs game will start at 1:30 p.m., at Oliver C. Dawson Stadium in Orangeburg, S.C., and air live on ESPN3 before being rebroadcasted on ESPNU at a time to be determined later. The Aggies-Wildcats game will be played at BB&T Stadium at 1 p.m.
It will air live on ESPN3 before being rebroadcasted on ESPNU at a time to be determined later. Both games could determine the MEAC champion and thusly the MEAC representative in the Celebration Bowl. The Wildcats are 4-0 in the conference while the Bulldogs are 2-1. The Aggies are still nationally-ranked despite their loss to Florida A&M last week.
N.C. A&T, S.C. State and B-CU have been three of the most successful programs in the MEAC recently. The Bulldogs have won or shared three MEAC championships this decade, the Wildcats have won or shared five MEAC championships this decade and the Aggies have won or shared four MEAC titles over the same span.
ESPNU will televise four Aggie games this season after televising the Delaware State game on Sept. 26 and the game to be televised on Nov. 23 between the Aggies and their archrival N.C. Central at 1 p.m., at BB&T Stadium. The Aggies have also played on the ACC Network this season which means five of the Aggies 11 regular-season games this season have been televised.
The rest of their games have either aired on ESPN3 or ESPN+.
AGGIES FALL IN THE POLLS
Despite losing to Florida A&M on Saturday, the North Carolina A&T football team kept all of its poll streaks alive this week.
Nationally, the Aggies took a big tumble in both the FCS STATS Media poll and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) coaches’ poll after the 34-31 overtime defeat in Tallahassee, Fla.
The Aggies dropped eight spots in the media poll to No. 18 while dropping seven spots in the coaches’ poll to 18th. The Aggies (4-2, 2-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) are no longer the No. 1 team in black college football. The Aggies have now been ranked 58 straight weeks in the coaches’ poll and 19 straight weeks in the media poll.
N.C. A&T fell out of the top spot in the BoxToRow poll for the first time this season to be ranked fourth despite still earning a first-place vote. Florida A&M is the new No. 1 team with nine first-place votes. They are followed by Bethune-Cookman (nine first-place votes), Alcorn State (one first-place vote), N.C. A&T and Southern in the top-5.
The Aggies were also removed from the top spot in the Power News Radio Network black college football poll. The Aggies received seven first-place votes and are No. 2 in the poll behind Florida A&M who received 17 first-place votes. Alcorn State, Southern and Bethune-Cookman round out the top-5.
The Aggies will try to get back on the winning track against Howard 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26 during the Greatest Homecoming on Earth at BB&T Stadium.
PARKING LOT CLOSURES
The Park and Ride locations at War Memorial Stadium will be closed until Sunday, Oct. 27 for Aggie Fan Fest and will reopen on Monday, Oct. 28. Alternate parking will be available at the Park and Ride Lot A4 near the Bryan Fitness and Wellness Center during the weekday. All vehicles must have a valid N.C. A&T parking permit to park on campus.
Parking lots at Williams Dining Hall and Alma Murrow Circle (Lot 1) will close on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 5 p.m. Vehicles not removed by the designated time are subject to towing at the owner’s expense.
Alternate parking for reserved and general permit holders may be accessible in Lot 16 – McNair Hall; Lot 42 – Obermeyer; and Lot 8 – Barbee and Vanstory Residence Hall.
All cars must vacate Laurel Street, Lot 38 by 11:59 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24. Those spaces will be used for Homecoming activities. Vehicles not removed by the designated time are subject to towing at the owner’s expense. Alternate parking may be accessible at Lot 32 – Aggie Village, Lot 42 – Obermeyer and the A4 Park and Ride location.
Vehicles must vacate Obermeyer Parking Deck by 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25. Vehicles not removed by the designated time are subject to towing at the owner’s expense. The deck will be used for special Homecoming parking on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 a.m., where the prices to park will be $20 per vehicle.
The following lots will be closed on Friday, Oct. 25 at 11:59 p.m. Parking permits are not valid during special events.
• Lot 7 – Ward Hall
• Lot 9 – Craig Hall
• Lot 10 – DeHuguley Building
• Lot 13 – General Classroom Building (GCB)
• A3&A4 – BB&T Stadium
• Lot 22 – Student Center