Appalachian State will play two nonconference games against schools from the UNC system, ECU and N.C. Central, in football in 2009, just not the two schools the App faithful would prefer.
The Mountaineers travel to East Carolina for the 2009 opener, on Sept. 5, the schools announced Tuesday. ASU and ECU have not met since 1979.
NCCU will travel to Boone on Oct. 10.
I'm preparing now for the Yosef barrage come next September.