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Basketball TV schedule released, most Pack fans to be ‘blacked-out’ 8 times

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NC State released their TV schedule for the upcoming men’s basketball team, and well, most Wolfpack fans aren’t going to be too happy.

We’ve gone into detail about how a good deal of NC State basketball games are featured on what is listed at RSN. This stands for ‘Regional Sports Network’ and in most of North Carolina it means Bally Sports South (formally Fox Sports South).

The problem is, not many people have Bally Sports South. Unless you have Direct TV or you are paying $20 per month for the Bally + you’re mostly out of luck. And while most of these games are also streaming on the ESPN app, when Bally has the rights to them and you’re in their region, you get blacked out of the ESPN stream. (Here is the NC State fan’s guide to not being blacked-out.)

That said, here is the schedule breakdown…

RSN (Bally Sports South in the Triangle): 8 games
ACC Network or ACC Network Extra: 17 games
ESPN: 2 (possibly 4)
ESPN 2: 1

The ESPN games will be Kansas (in Atlantic) and the UNC game (in Raleigh). The other 2 possible ESPN games are the 2nd and 3rd round of Atlantic, however no TV info is out on those games yet.

The ESPN 2 game is the final game of the regular season at Duke.

All regular season games have some way to watch, however, neither Primetime with the Pack, nor the exhibition vs. Lees-Mcrae will be televised, so make plans to be there.

 

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next year hell why not this year
next year hell why not this year
1 year ago

It doesn’t fix the shitty sports marketing agreements our university/conference have used to sell out (black out) its fans, but I use a VPN to avoid being blacked out of ESPN3.
Private Internet Access VPN has an app that can be installed on an amazon fire stick that enables me to watch ESPN3 on my tv when it is blacked out in my area.
Not plugging a particular VPN, just trying to be helpful by providing this info.

Dof87
Dof87
1 year ago

What good is the ACC Network if you can’t watch ACC games when you live in ACC region?

Rev
Rev
1 year ago
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ACCN is more worthless than tits on a boar hog. The Village idiots that put this deal together had no interest in what was good for fans.

Scottp123
Scottp123
1 year ago

BSN South is in the basic tier of Spectrum and also on Suddenlink/Optimum and I would assume most other cable/satellite providers. It would not be available for cord cutters, but to my knowledge, neither is ESPN.

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NC State & Kansas Will Play a Home-and-Home Series Over the Next 2 Seasons in Men’s Basketball

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According to Matt Norlander, NC State and Kansas have agreed to play in a home-and-home series over the next two seasons in Men’s Basketball.

The Wolfpack have played the Jayhawks 13 times in a series that date backs to 1958-59, with Kansas winning 12 of them. NC State’s lone victory over Kansas was in the first game ever played between the two on December 20th, 1958. The 4th ranked Wolfpack won 66-63 in the Dixie Classic in Reynolds Coliseum.

The last time the two teams faced one another was in 2022-23, when the #3 Jayhawks defeated the Wolfpack 80-74 in the Battle for Atlantis on November 23, 2022.

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NC State is Adding UMASS’ Brett Nelson as an Assistant Coach

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According to reports, NC State is adding UMASS’ Brett Nelson as an Assistant Coach.

Nelson was only at UMASS for 1 season under Frank Martin. Prior to that, Nelson was the Head Coach at Holy Cross for 4 seasons, posting a 27-84 record.

Prior to taking the Head Coaching mantle at Holy Cross, Nelson was at Marquette for 5 seasons, spending the first 3 as an Assistant Coach, and the final two as an Associate Head Coach. Prior to Marquette, Nelson also served as an Assistant Coach at Ball St., Drake, Arkansas and Marshall.

Before coaching basketball, Nelson played for the University of Florida from 1999-2003. He was All-SEC twice, and earned Third Team All-American honors. When he left Gainesville, he was the Gators’ all-time leader in three pointers made, and ranked 2nd in steals.

As a Senior in High School, Nelson was a McDonald’s All-American.

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Ernest Ross Announces He is Returning to NC State

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Power Forward Ernest Ross announced this morning that he is returning to NC State for his final year of eligibility.

 

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Last Friday, Ross committed to UTSA after entering the Transfer Portal on April 17th, but it looks like he had a change of heart over the past couple of days.

NC State has been in desperate need to add a Big out of the Portal. They have hosted ECU’s Ezra Ausar and Georgia’s Frank Anselem-Ibe, but neither of them have found a home yet. With the addition of Ross, NC State has added depth in the Frontcourt, and unless something changes, their roster is full with 13 scholarship players.

Ross played in 14 games this past season, averaging 3.4 minutes per contest. After playing in 34 games last season, averaging 11.4 minutes per contest, Ross saw his participation dip to a career low this season, but that didn’t for a second break his infectious personality. On the sideline, you could count on Ross every single game to be the heart and soul of the Wolfpack on the bench. To watch a player who played as little as he did, care as much as he did, makes me super proud that this young man represented NC State so well.

Ross was a consensus 4-star player in NC State’s 2021 recruiting class, with 247Sports ranking him as the #60 overall player nationally. ESPN ranked him as the #5 overall player in the state of Florida.

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A Matchup Between NC State & Marquette Next Season Might be in the Works

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According to NCAA.com’s Andy Katz, a matchup between NC State and Marquette next season might be in the works.

This past year, the Wolfpack defeated the Golden Eagles 67-58 in the Sweet 16 of the 2024 NCAA Tournament.

NC State and Marquette have played one another 6 times overall, with the Wolfpack holding a 4-2 lead in the series, winning the past two matchups.

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