NC State Rifle Announces 2014-15 Competition Slate
July 28, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C. - NC State rifle head coach Keith Miller announced the program’s competition schedule for the 2014-15 season on Monday. The Wolfpack’s slate features some new opponents, as well as new competition sites.
“We're excited to add some new sites to our schedule this year,” said Miller. “It will be our first team trips to Memphis, Akron and Ohio State. Our schedule is set-up to give our shooters a chance to compete at the rifle ranges where the upcoming NCAA Championships will be held, so they will be familiar with the range.
”The 2015 championships will be held at Alaska-Fairbanks, where we competed last year, and the 2016 championships will be hosted by Akron, followed by Ohio State in 2017.”
NC State will open the season on Sept. 20 in Dahlonega, Ga., competing at the first South Eastern Air Rifle Conference (SEARC) match. The Pack will then make consecutive road trips to Charleston, S.C., for SEARC two on Oct. 4 and begin Great America Rifle Conference (GARC) action against Nebraska (Oct. 18), both of which will be hosted by The Citadel.
From Oct. 25-26, State will be in Lexington, Va., at VMI to compete against the host Keydets, Army and Kentucky. The Wolfpack will square off against Navy and Air Force on Nov. 8 at The Citadel’s rifle range and then make a return trip the following weekend for SEARC three (Nov. 15).
The final weekend of the fall competition schedule will be Nov. 22 and 23 when the squad makes its first team trip to Akron to compete against the host Zips and Ohio State. On Sunday, State will travel to Morgantown, W. Va., for a showdown with the defending national champion West Virginia Mountaineers.
“Akron is the newest member of the GARC, so they will now be on our schedule annually,” Miller added. “We’ll start our series against them at their home range.”
The Wolfpack will begin the 2015 portion of its schedule with matches at Memphis (Jan. 17) and Ole Miss (Jan. 18). State will make its first team trip to Columbus, Ohio, on Feb. 1 to compete against the host Ohio State Buckeyes, Kentucky and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
“Memphis completed their new range last year, so this will be our first match there,” said Miller.
The NCAA Qualifier match for NC State will be held in Charleston, S.C., from Feb. 21-22, while the SEARC Championships will also convene at The Citadel’s rifle range on March 7. The GARC Championships will be in Oxford, Miss., hosted by Ole Miss, Feb. 27- March 1.
The two-day NCAA Championships will convene from March 13-14 at Alaska-Fairbanks.