N.C. State's men's basketball team will have an increased presence at its former home, Reynolds Coliseum, this season.
There is a good chance the Wolfpack will play two regular-season games, both preseason exhibition games and the Red-White game at Reynolds, school athletics officials said today. The RBC Center replaced Reynolds as the team's regular home floor in 1999-2000.
Since 2002, N.C. State has played six games at Reynolds, but hasn't had more than one regular-season game there since the RBC Center opened. Athletic director Lee Fowler said he likes to play occasionally on campus to accommodate N.C. State's students.
"They say every year they want to have more games on campus," Fowler said.
Fowler has tried to schedule a game almost every season since 2002 during N.C. State's exam period in December. Fowler said the RBC Center often has had multiple-date shows during those times.
This season, the Dec. 13 game with Winston-Salem State falls into that exam period while Disney on Ice is scheduled at the RBC Center. N.C. State also ran into a scheduling conflict with a date with High Point and agreed to move that game to Reynolds, senior associate athletic director David Horning said.
That High Point date later changed, but Horning still expects it to be played at Reynolds on Nov. 22. Horning said exhibition games with Fort Valley State on Nov. 6 and Catawba on Nov. 11 also are tentatively set for Reynolds.
So is the annual Red-White intrasquad scrimmage, whose date hasn't yet been finalized. That's often held at the RBC Center on the Saturday of a home football game. But the football team has an open date Nov. 1 and road games at Maryland on Oct. 25 and at Duke on Nov. 8.
The games and exhibitions set for Reynolds are not against opponents that typically would come close to filling the RBC Center.
Horning said some dates and sites are tentative and subject to change. The ACC is expected to release the full basketball schedule for all its teams later this month.