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Kickoff time, TV set for NC State football opener

N.C. State coach Dave Doeren yells to his players during spring practice in February. The Wolfpack opens the season against South Carolina.
N.C. State coach Dave Doeren yells to his players during spring practice in February. The Wolfpack opens the season against South Carolina. ehyman@newsobserver.com

N.C State’s football opener with South Carolina on Sept. 2 will kick off at 3 p.m. and be televised by ESPN.

The game, the Belk Kickoff, will be played at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium.

N.C. State returns 16 starters from a 7-6 team. The Gamecocks went 6-7 in coach Will Muschamp’s first season in 2016.

The Wolfpack lost season-openers to South Carolina in 2008 and ’09 but ended a five-game losing streak to the SEC with a 41-17 win over Vanderbilt in the Independence Bowl in December.

Joe Giglio: 919-829-8938, @jwgiglio

NC State vs. South Carolina

When: 3 p.m. Sept. 2

Where: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte

TV: ESPN

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