College soccer TV schedule: Ohio State-Notre Dame is a tasty opener

After studying that Nebraska is Not Again in Week 0, school soccer will get getting into full with a Week 1 smorgasbord. Right here’s the bounty we’re .

North Carolina State begins maybe essentially the most anticipated season in program historical past with a street sport at East Carolina. The Wolfpack has matched its highest Related Press preseason rating (thirteenth), however the previous 4 occasions it earned a spot within the preseason ballot — 2003, 1993, 1989 and 1975 — it completed the season unranked. Such is the life for a perpetually middling program that has exceeded 9 wins as soon as (2002) in its 122-year historical past, however this 12 months there are apparent causes for optimism: Quarterback Devin Leary threw for 3,433 yards, 35 touchdowns and solely 5 interceptions, whereas a powerful protection from 2021 returns 13 of the 15 gamers who performed at the very least 250 snaps. The Pirates, who final season posted their first profitable document since 2014, would love nothing greater than to play early-season, in-state spoiler. … Talking of ACC groups taking part in early-season, in-state street video games, North Carolina travels to Appalachian State in maybe essentially the most anticipated common season sport ever for the hosts. The Mountaineers really are small favorites to win (as of this writing), so an Appalachian State victory can be magnitudes much less seismic than its upset of Michigan in 2007 (the Tar Heels are also 5-10 in street video games over the previous three seasons). Nonetheless, the biggest crowd in Kidd Brewer Stadium historical past is anticipated. …