Tag: North Carolina

Tobacco Road No Easy Place For College Football Visitors

BOONE, N.C. — On North Carolina’s “Tobacco Road”, the start of college football always meant that college basketball is only two and a half months away. Duke, North Carolina, NC State, UNC-Charlotte, North Carolina A&T, Winston-Salem State, Guilford, among others, have always carried the athletic torch for the state’s colleges and universities by winning conference […]

2018 College Football Team Previews: North Carolina State Wolfpack

North Carolina State Wolfpack Location: Raleigh, NC Coach: Dave Doeren (34-30) 6th Season at NC State Stadium: Carter-Finley Stadium (Capacity 57,583) CSJ Projections: 3rd: ACC (2nd in Atlantic Division) 1st: North Carolina 18th: FBS 18th: Division I 2017 In a Sentence: NC State quietly had a good season in 2017. The Wolfpack won 9 games, […]

2018 College Football Team Previews: Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Location: Winston-Salem, NC Coach: Dave Clawson (21-29) 5th Season at Wake Forest Stadium: BB&T Field at Groves Stadium (Capacity 31,500) CSJ Projections 8th ACC (6th Atlantic Division) 1st: Massachusetts 35th: FBS 36th: Division I 2017 In a Sentence: Wake Forest had a fairly successful season in 2017, going 4-4 in ACC […]

2018 College Football Team Previews: Duke Blue Devils

Duke Blue Devils Location: Durham, NC Coach: David Cutcliffe (59-67) 11th Season at Duke Stadium: Wallace Wade Stadium (Capacity 40,000) CSJ Projections 9th ACC (3rd Coastal Division) 3rd: North Carolina 38th: FBS 39th: Division I 2017 In a Sentence: Duke’s 2017 season can be broken into three separate segments, good, bad, and good. The Blue […]

2018 College Football Team Previews: Appalachian State Mountaineers

Appalachian State Mountaineers Location: Boone, NC Coach: Scott Satterfield (41-22) 6th Season Stadium: Kidd Brewer Stadium (Capacity: 21,650) CSJ Projections: 1st: Sun Belt (1st East Division) 4th: North Carolina 56th: FBS 58th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: Appalachian State won a share of the Sun Belt Conference title with Troy last year in finishing 9-4 […]

2018 College Football Previews: North Carolina Tar Heels

North Carolina Tar Heels Location: Chapel Hill, NC Coach: Larry Fedora (43-34) 7th Season at North Carolina Stadium: Kenan Memorial Stadium (Capacity 51,000) CSJ Projections: 12th: ACC (6th Atlantic Division) 5th: North Carolina 68th: FBS 71st: Division I 2017 In a Sentence: North Carolina struggled to keep opposing offenses off the board and struggled to […]

2018 College Football Team Previews: East Carolina Pirates

East Carolina Pirates Location: Greenville, NC Coach: Scottie Montgomery (6-18) 3rd Season Stadium: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium (Capacity: 50,000) CSJ Projections: 11th: AAC (5th East Division) 6th: North Carolina 106th: FBS 118th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: The Pirates finished the season just as they did in 2016 with a 3-9 record on a team that produced […]

2018 College Football Team Previews: North Carolina A&T Aggies

North Carolina A&T Aggies Location: Greensboro, NC Coach: Sam Washington (0-0) Stadium: Aggie Stadium (Capacity: 21,500) CSJ Projections: 1st: MEAC 7th: North Carolina 1st: HBCU 14th: FCS 121st: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: Aggie fans were accustomed lately to great football teams, but a historic 12-0 season, with a win over an FBS team […]

2018 College Football Team Previews: Elon Phoenix

Elon Phoenix Location: Elon, NC Coach: Curt Cignetti (8-4) 2nd Season at Elon Stadium: Rhodes Stadium (Capacity 13,100) CSJ Projections 4th: CAA 8th: North Carolina 17th: FCS 125th: Division I 2017 In a Sentence: Elon played in a lot of tight games in 2017, with 9 games ending within one score. They came out on […]

2018 College Football Team Previews: Western Carolina Catamounts

Western Carolina Catamounts Location: Cullowhee, NC Coach: Mark Speir (26-43) Stadium: E.J. Whitmire Stadium (Capacity: 13,742) CSJ Projections: 4th: SoCon 9th: North Carolina 35th: FCS 151st: Division I 2017 In A Sentence:WCU had a solid bounce-back season from 2016, but their modest playoff hopes were derailed by overripe non-league slate and two tough road losses […]

2018 College Football Team Previews: Charlotte 49ers

Charlotte 49ers Location: Charlotte, NC Coach: Brad Lambert (17-41) 6th Season Stadium: Jerry Richardson Stadium (Capacity: 15,314) CSJ Projections: 13th: Conference USA (7th in East Division) 10th: North Carolina 129th: FBS 195th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: The 49ers failed to improve during its first three seasons at the FBS level, finishing the 2017 season […]

2018 College Football Team Previews: North Carolina Central Eagles

North Carolina Central Eagles Location: Durham, NC Coach: Granville Eastman (0-0) (interim) Stadium: O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium (Capacity: 10,000) CSJ Projections: 4th: MEAC 11th: North Carolina 8th: HBCU 74th: FCS 204th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: After a great run at North Carolina Central, ending with a bit of a tough-luck 7-4 record, head coach Jerry […]

2018 College Football Team Previews: Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs

Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs Location: Boiling Springs, NC Coach: Carroll McCray (21-36) Stadium: Ernest W. Spangler Stadium (Capacity: 9,000) CSJ Projections: 4th: Big South 12th: North Carolina 93th: FCS 223rd: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: Debate if you want whether the Runnin’ Bulldogs had the toughest schedule in the Big South last year – with […]

2018 College Football Team Previews: Davidson Wildcats

Davidson Wildcats Location: Davidson, NC Coach: Scott Abell (0-0) Stadium: Richardson Stadium (Capacity: 6,000) CSJ Projections: 10th: Pioneer League 14th: North Carolina 125th: FCS 255th: Division I 2017 In A Sentence: Two wins, neither of them against Division I competition, wasn’t enough. Biggest Shoes to Fill: Head coach Paul Nichols was sacked after last year’s […]