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NC State earns bid to Meineke Car Care Bowl

Posted Sunday, December 4, 2005

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Wolfpack will face South Florida on Dec. 31 at 11 am.

Raleigh, NC - NC State's football team will go bowling in its home state, as the Wolfpack will face Big East opponent South Florida in the Meineke Car Care Bowl in Charlotte. The game will be played on New Year's Eve at 11 a.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN2 from the Bank of America Stadium.

Meineke Car Care Bowl

Will Webb, the Executive Director of the bowl, extended the invitation to the Wolfpack squad via speakphone on Sunday afternoon. A loud roar went up after the players heard where they were headed. Webb said that the Wolfpack's strong finish to the season was a big factor in choosing NC State.

"We are thrilled to be able to play a postseason bowl in our home state," said head coach Chuck Amato on Sunday afternoon. "One of the big reasons that we are headed to a bowl is because of our unbelieveable fans, and to be able to play in a place that is accessible to them is icing on the cake."

The bowl marks Amato's fifth postseason appearance in his six years as head coach at NC State. The Wolfpack has posted a 3-1 record in bowls under Coach Amato.

South Florida finished tied for third in the Big East with a 6-5 record and is making its first postseason appearance.

Tickets are available through NC State's athletic ticket office. Upper level seats are $30 and are available for all patrons, lower level sweats are $55 for Wolfpack Club members ranked 1-7000 and club level seats are $75 for members ranked 1-1000. NC State students will be able to purchase upper level seats at a discount beginning Monday morning on the site. NC State faculty members will also be able to receive a discount.

Tickets will be available online starting tonight, or by phone or walkup during business hours tomorrow and NC State fans are urged to purchase through the Wolfpack ticket office. The ticket office also strongly recommends that Wolfpack Club members and general public purchasers order online due to extremely high call volume. The ticket office numbers are 919-865-1510 or 1-800-310-PACK.

The priority deadline to order tickets is Dec 16th. All tickets will be available by will-call only, so stay posted on the official NC State Wolfpack website for dates and times.

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The 6-5 Wolfpack will go bowling in Charlotte on New Year's Eve.
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