Cullowhee, N.C. - Western Carolina and North Carolina State have signed a two-game agreement for football games as a part of future schedules it was announced on Thursday. The in-state foes will square off at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh as a part of both the 2019 and 2024 schedules.
The Catamounts are slated to visit Raleigh on Sept. 7, 2019, and for the season-opener in 2024 in a game scheduled for Aug. 31.
WCU and N.C. State have met six times previously on the football gridiron, most recently in 2010 with each meeting played in Raleigh. The first-ever meeting between the two came back in November of 1986 - a 31-18 victory for NCSU. The Wolfpack lead the all-time series, 6-0.
Thursday's announcement comes after WCU released it will visit College Station, Texas, and the Texas A&M Aggies as a guarantee game in the 2015 season. This year, the Catamounts face two Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) foes in both South Florida (Aug. 30) and Alabama (Nov. 22).
Western Carolina continues preseason practice on Thursday afternoon with a full pads session after Wednesday's first two-a-day. Third-year head coach Mark Speir and WCU are counting down to the start of the 2014 season, which kicks off at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., against the USF Bulls.
Season tickets for all six home games in 2014 are on-sale now through the Catamount Athletic Ticket Office and online at CatamountSports.com. Purchasing season tickets allows fans to secure tickets before single-game sales begin on August 25. With Western Carolina University celebrating its 125th anniversary, fans can purchase a reserved adult season ticket for all six home games for just $125 with youth reserved starting at $65.
Fans can also purchase select tickets to 2014 road games through the WCU Ticket Office.
For more information or to purchase 2014 Catamount football season tickets, contact Director of Ticket Operations Michael Lee by calling (828) 227-2401 or toll free at (800) 34-GOWCU, or visit CatamountSports.com.