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Team: North Carolina Central Eagles
Division: NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision
Home Games: O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium
Head Coach: Trei Oliver
Conference: Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Rival: North Carolina A&T
North Carolina Central Eagles Football TicketsThe North Carolina Central Eagles football team represents North Carolina Central University. Since 2011, the team has played in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. The Eagles' first season was in 1922; however, they did not enter the NCAA College Division until 1952. Trei Oliver is the current head coach. He accepted the position in 2018 after a coaching career that has spanned positions at Grambling State, Delaware State, North Carolina A&T and Southern University. Oliver has 20 years of coaching experience between the multiple schools. The Eagles have a significant rivalry with North Carolina A&T as they are fellow North Carolina schools, and the teams often play against each other every year. The North Carolina Central Eagles have an all-time record of 427–356–31. In 2018, the Eagles tied for sixth place in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Be sure to grab your North Carolina Central Eagles football tickets at StubHub to catch the team in action.
How big is North Carolina Central Eagles' stadium?Located in Durham, N.C., near North Carolina Central University, the O'Kelly–Riddick Stadium has a current capacity of 10,000. The stadium first opened in 1975 to allow for more fans to watch the Eagles play against opposing teams.
Where can I purchase North Carolina Central Eagles tickets?Buy your North Carolina Central Eagles football tickets at StubHub for a quick and easy purchasing experience. Eagles tickets often go on sale right before the season starts, and tickets are sometimes available up until the day of the game.
Who are some notable North Carolina Central Eagles alumni?There are many famous North Carolina Central Eagles players and coaches such as Joshua Sims Crowell III, Louis Breeden, John Baker and William Frizzell. Over 25 former North Carolina Central Eagles players were drafted into the NFL. Robert Massey is a former Eagles quarterback who went on to play for five NFL teams in his career. Aaron B. Martin is another North Carolina Central Eagles alumnus who played for the Philadelphia Eagles as well as the Los Angeles Rams.
Have the North Carolina Central Eagles ever won a title?The North Carolina Central Eagles have won several titles over the years. In 2014 and 2015, the Eagles won the MEAC Football Co-Champions, then went on to win the MEAC Football Champions in 2016. In addition, the Eagles were the Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association Football Champions in 1980, 2005 and 2006.
What is the North Carolina Central Eagles' schedule?The North Carolina Central Eagles' 2019 season begins on August 29 as they play against the Austin Peay Governors. The Eagles are scheduled to play against the Towson Tigers, Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs, Elizabeth City State Vikings and the Norfolk State Spartans. In October, the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats will travel to O'Kelly–Riddick Stadium to play the Eagles.
Where can I see a North Carolina Central Eagles football game?While you can see the North Carolina Central Eagles play at their home field in Durham, there will be quite a few away games this season. The Eagles are scheduled to play at Hughes Memorial Stadium in Baltimore, Md., against the Morgan State Bears. The team will also play against the Towson Tigers at the Johnny Unitas Stadium in Towson, Md. You'll also have a chance to see the North Carolina Central Eagles and the Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs compete in Boiling Springs, N.C., at the Ernest W. Spangler Football Stadium.
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