RALEIGH, N.C. – The 2019 Kay Yow Spring Football Game, scheduled for April 6 at 1 p.m. at Carter-Finley Stadium, will once again provide fun for everyone in the family this season, as well as a great chance to see the football squad for the first time this year.
Admission is free and the Stadium East, Stadium Southeast, Stadium West and IPF lots will open at 8 a.m. Fans are encouraged to enter through Gate C, Gate B and Gate F (Westchase). Stadium gates 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, and 9 will open at 11:30 a.m. NC State’s regular Clear Bag Policy will be enforced and due to a concert at PNC Arena following the event, the parking lots will need to be cleared by 4 p.m.
This year’s contest will feature the offense in RED and the defense in WHITE with live tackling. The game clock will operate like a normal game in the first and second quarter, while the third and fourth quarters will have a continuous clock. Whatever end zone the player scores in will receive the points, as the offense will rotate end zones they are driving each possession.
Afterwards, players and coaches will be available on the field for autographs for 20 minutes.
Fans unable to attend can watch all the action on ACC Network Extra and WatchESPN. Former Wolfpack QB Mike Glennon, currently of the Oakland Raiders, will be joined by Andrew Sanders and Will Brinson in the booth to call the action. To watch, click HERE.
Below is a list of the activities available surrounding the game:
WOLFPACK FAN ZONE
The Wolfpack Fan Zone will be open from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on the East Concourse near Gate 6, and will boast a variety of interactive activities, including face painters, balloon artists, inflatables, and a Curtains Up photo booth. Representatives from the NC State Ticket Office and Wolfpack Club will be on hand to answer questions about 2019 Wolfpack Football tickets.
In partnership with the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, NC State Athletics invites all those who are battling cancer, cancer survivors and their families to participate in an on-field survivor celebration tunnel during the team introductions.
Although there will be no cash donations collected at the event this year, fans are encouraged to give online at https://support.kayyow.com/GoPack19
After the game, kids 8th grade and under are invited to come down to Wayne Day Family Field to participate in the Wolfpup Dash. Kids will be able to line up at the 20-yard line and run into the endzone to score a touchdown like their favorite ‘Pack Football player.
Those interested in participating should report to the top of Section 219 with 10 minutes left in the 4 th quarter. When the game is over, they will be escorted down to the field by a marketing staff member. NC State Athletics requires that each participant turn in a completed waiver which can be found HERE. Please sign and bring with you to expedite participation on gameday.
The top two teams from the semi-final round will compete to be crowned the NC State Student Combine Champions at halftime of the Kay Yow Spring Game.
Former NC State Offensive Lineman Justin Chase Transfers to ECU
Offensive Lineman Justin Chase announced he was transferring from NC State back on December 1st.
Now we know where he will be playing his final year of eligibility.
Chase is transferring to East Carolina as a Graduate Transfer.
— Justin Chase (@justinchase_73) April 11, 2020
Chase only saw action in the first two games of last season for the Wolfpack, playing 2 snaps against ECU, and 12 against Western Carolina. He was a 3-Star prospect in the Wolfpack’s 2016 recruiting class.
NC State’s Dave Doeren Buys Lunch for Rex Hospital Employees
Earlier this week, NC State head football coach Dave Doeren bought lunch for 100 employees at Rex Hospital in Raleigh.
The food bought was from Moe’s Southwest Grill.
Rex is where NC State sends their players if they need to go to the hospital.
Alan Wolf, media relations manager for Rex Healthcare, told Jonas Pope IV of the News & Observer how much Doeren’s generosity meant.
“It’s a stressful time to be at the hospital,” Wolf told the N&O on Tuesday. “These are folks on the front line of helping patients through this pandemic. To have an outpouring of support from people like coach Doeren and those in the community who have donated all sorts of food, lunches, meals, it’s been an amazing thing to see.”
“It’s thoughtful, it’s generous and it’s heartwarming,” Wolf said. “When you’re in the hospital for however long your shift is and all of a sudden there’s a boxed lunch that a football coach donated, it means the world.” (N&O)
2020 Vegas Odds: NC State Football Regular Season Wins: 4.5
After a rough 2019, in which NC State’s football team posted a 4-8 (1-7) record, every Wolfpack fan is looking for a glimmer of hope that 2020 will yield better results.
Vegas has released their odds for the 2020 college football season, and NC State is projected to win 4.5 regular season games, missing a bowl for the second straight year.
According to their projections, here’s how ACC football teams are projected to improve or worsen in 2020.
Boston College: -1
Georgia Tech: –
NC State: +0.5
Virginia Tech: –
Wake Forest: -1
NC State Ranks 4th in the ACC in Football Revenue
FootballScoop shared their research last week on the highest grossing college football teams, and NC State ranked 4th in the ACC.
1. Florida State — $69 million
2. Clemson — $61 million
3. Miami — $56 million
4. NC State — $46 million
5. Syracuse — $44 million (FootballScoop)
The dates of their research were from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.
For some perspective, the ACC doesn’t have a school ranked in the Top-15 nationally.
Power 5 — Top 15
1. Texas — $156 million
2. Georgia — $123 million
3. Michigan — $122 million
4. Notre Dame — $116 million
5. Ohio State — $115 million
6. Penn State — $100 million
7. Auburn — $95 million
8. Oklahoma — $94.8 million
9. Alabama — $94.6 million
10. Nebraska — $94.3 million
11. LSU — $92 million
12. Tennessee — $91 million
13. Wisconsin — $90 million
14. Florida — $85 million
15. Washington — $84 million (FootballScoop)
Wake Forest is tied for the 2nd lowest Football Revenue out of all the Power 5 schools, and Boston College ranks 5th.