RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina State is going for its fifth straight win against rival North Carolina when the teams meet Saturday.
Coach Tom O'Brien's Wolfpack (4-4, 1-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) has won all four meetings since the 2007 season. Three of the four have been close games, while the fourth was a memorable blowout of a ranked UNC team in Chapel Hill.
O'Brien says the game has always been important to his program. While former UNC coach Butch Davis often played down the buildup to the game, interim coach Everett Withers hasn't shied away from the intensity of the rivalry. His comments about UNC (6-3, 2-3) being the state's "flagship" university and academics irked O'Brien so much that he fired off several jabs about the Tar Heels' ongoing NCAA trouble.
Copyright 2015 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.