Delaware State forfeits football game to NC A&T

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 13, 2009

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) ó A North Carolina college football team has captured its first win of the 2009 season ó four months ahead of the opening weekend.

North Carolina A&T said Wednesday that Delaware State will forfeit its game against the Hornets because the two sides couldn’t settle on a date to renew their rivalry.

A&T officials said in a statement that the forfeit stems from a conflict created by an Oct. 17 game between the Hornets and Michigan. The Hornets and the Aggies were to play on that date.

Both schools tried to move the game to Nov. 14, but that presented another conflict between the Hornets and their game with Norfolk State. Delaware State decided to forfeit the game with N.C. A&T.