- Tickets to an NCCU Eagles football game against St. Augustine’s University (Saturday, September 5, at 6 p.m.)
- $28 for two general-admission adult tickets ($44 value)
- $33 for two general-admission adult tickets and two children’s tickets ($56 value)
The Scouting Report
With a share of the MEAC title on the line, the Eagles squared off against rival North Carolina A&T last November and fought their way to a 21–14 victory. The impressive showing—which came on the final day of the 2014 season—capped off a stretch that saw the Eagles win four of their last five games and secure a 6–2 record against conference opponents. The Eagles look to ride that momentum into a fresh season when they begin their defense of the conference crown. They’ll take on St. Augustine’s University on September 5, well before O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium gets wrapped in a giant scarf for winter.
“While a sparrow clings to its flock, an eagle soars alone.” Those were the words of North Carolina Central University founder Dr. James E. Shepherd, who each year rallied the student body with an inspirational toast to the school’s majestic mascot. Today, the noble Eagle’s eye watches over the historically black university’s 16 men’s and women’s athletic teams, many of whom have soared throughout the years. The Eagles have claimed 43 conference championships—not all with its current conference, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference—to go along with three NCAA regional titles and two national titles. The school’s athletic prowess has even reached the international stage: Eagles appeared in six consecutive Olympics from 1956 to 1976 and won five gold medals, which back then were actual gold medals—not the foil-wrapped protein bars they give out today.