Saturday, May 20, 2017

WSSU hopes to renew rivalry with N.C. Central in 2020

WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina -- Winston-Salem State is close to an agreement to play the defending MEAC champion N.C. Central Eagles in football in 2020.

The rivalry is one of the best in the state, and it’s something Tonia Walker, the athletics director at WSSU, says would bring a lot of exposure.

“As of now we don’t have a contract from N.C. Central, but it’s a verbal agreement,” Walker said. “We think it’s a good rivalry game, and it’s a rivalry game that’s been missed in the last several years.

“Right now, we are waiting on a contract from them.”

The game would be played at O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium on the campus of N.C. Central, Walker said.

Walker said she often hears from alumni and fans asking when Division II WSSU would renew its rivalries with N.C. Central and N.C. A&T.


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