Tech Finalizes Football Series With N.C. State
Negotiations still underway with LSU
July 9, 2001

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Jim Weaver announced Monday that a contract has been finalized for a home-and-home football series with North Carolina State to be played in 2005 and 2006.

The contract calls for N.C. State to visit Lane Stadium/Worsham Field on Sept. 10, 2005 and for Tech to return the favor with a trip to Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh N.C., on Sept. 16, 2006. The Hokies and Wolfpack have met 44 times in football with the last game ending in a 13-13 tie at Blacksburg during the 1992 season. Tech holds an overall 23-17-4 advantage in the series.

"We are excited about resuming football competition with N.C. State," Weaver said. "There has been an excellent, long-standing relationship between the two schools which we are glad to be able to continue."

Weaver also acknowledged that Tech is still negotiating with Louisiana State University for a series between the two schools in 2002 and 2004. That series would bring LSU to Tech for a season-opening game on Aug. 31, 2002. A final date for the return game in Baton Rouge, La., during the 2004 season has not been determined. Tech and LSU have never met in football.

"Although some of the details still need to be fine tuned, I am cautiously optimistic that this series with LSU will become a reality in the near future," Weaver said. "We know this series will be very attractive for television."