Friday, February 6, 2009

Duke to play N.C. Central

Duke will play Durham neighbor North Carolina Central on Sept. 26 at Duke’s Wallace Wade Stadium, school officials announced Friday.

Terms of the one-game contract will not be released.

“Anytime you have an opportunity to play against a team that you share the same city with, it’s like playing your brother," N.C. Central coach Mose Rison said in a statement.

The Blue Devils were 4-8 last season. N.C. Central finished 4-7 in 2008, its second season as a Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) team.

Duke’s other nonconference games are at home against Richmond (Sept. 5) and away at Army (Sept. 12) and Kansas (Sept. 19). Because the Blue Devils play two FCS schools (N.C. Central and Richmond), they will have to go 7-5 rather than 6-6 to become bowl eligible. – Ken Tysiac