Sept. 11, 2013
FSU Gamenotes | Weekly Press Conference
UNC PEMBROKE (1-0) at FAYETTEVILLE STATE (0-1)
GAME 2: Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 • 6:00 p.m.
5th Annual "TWO RIVERS CLASSIC"
Luther "Nick' Jerards Stadium
Series vs. UNCP: 5th Meeting
THE EVENT: The Two Rivers Classic was developed by FSU's AD (Dr. Edward McLean) in order to expand the FSU audience and positively expose the overall talents of its student-athletes. The concept of the weekend derived from McLean's exploits at Elizabeth City State when he developed the "Down East Classic".
The Last Meeting
September 8, 2012
BRONCOS DROP TWO RIVERS CLASSIC CONTEST AT UNC PEMBROKE 31-21
The Fayetteville State Broncos (0-2 overall) suffered a 31-21 defeat to the UNC Pembroke Braves under rainy conditions at Grace P. Johnson Stadium on Saturday evening in the Fourth Annual Two Rivers Classic. Prior to the third drive of the game with 7:48 on the clock, the game was extended one hour and 21 minutes due to lightning strikes within the area.
The classic is scheduled to rotate between the campuses and the winning team would hoist the classic's cup.
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is a public, co-educational, historically American Indian liberal arts university located in the town of Pembroke in Robeson County. The Lumber River (or Lumbee River) winds through Robeson County and extends downstream to the North Carolina-South Carolina border. Soon after crossing into South Carolina, the Lumber River makes its way into the Atlantic Ocean near Georgetown, SC.
Fayetteville State University is a four-year public comprehensive regional university. The HBCU is located in the city of Fayetteville in Cumberland County. The Cape Fear River flows southeast and widening as an estuary and enters the Atlantic Ocean approximately 3 miles west of Cape Fear. The two institutions are located approximately 47 miles apart.
THE GAME: The fifth annual "Two Rivers Classic" will have a change in weekends when the Broncos and the Braves of UNC Pembroke meet-up in Jeralds Stadium. The event, which developed into an instant rivalry, will now be the weekend following the Labor Day holiday. Fayetteville State will look to achieve its first win in the four-year history on September 14 at 6:00 pm. The classic will feature a golf tournament and a Day-Party. FSU lost the inaugural game 34-41 in triple-overtime and last season 21-31.
THE SERIES: The Broncos and the Trojans have enjoyed a lengthy series in CIAA play since their first meeting in 1924, an 82-0 Virginia State landslide in Petersburg, VA. More recently in 2011, Fayetteville State handed VSU a 49-21 televised loss in Fayetteville.
BRONCOS FOOTBALL ON THE RADIO: For the fourth-straight year Broncos football will air on WFSS-FM 91.9. WFSS will broadcast all 10 regular season games. Donal Ware (play-by-play) and Eric Curry will have the call beginning with the pregame show 30 minutes prior to kickoff. WFSS' signal reaches East to West from Goldsboro to Rockingham and North to South from Raleigh into South Carolina. The games can also be heard online or through mobile devices at www.wfss.org The FSU Coaches Show with Lawrence Kershaw airs each Thursday from 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. on WFSS. Donal Ware talks with Coach Kershaw about the previous game and the upcoming opponent.