|Winston-Salem State will open its 2013 season against UNC-Pembroke on CBS.|
Winston-Salem State has played in several big games over the past few seasons, but few of them have found their way to television. The Rams will reap the benefits of their success this year as the national runner-up will kick off the 2013 season on the tube. The NCAA announced on Monday that WSSU’s Sept. 5 season opener against UNC-Pembroke will be televised on CBS Sports Network.
The Rams finished last season with a 14-1 record, completing its second consecutive undefeated regular season and making it all the way to the Division II Championship game, where they fell 35-7 to Valdosta (GA) State. Pembroke gave WSSU one of its few tightly contested games in the 2012 season opener. The game will take place at Grace P. Stadium in Pembroke and is scheduled for an 8 p.m. start.The network is available on Time-Warner Cable and DirectTV, among other TV providers.
Obviously, this is great news for WSSU. Not only have the Rams put up two of the best regular seasons in HBCU history, they have a established themselves as a Division II power. This is well earned, and look for Connell Maynor and crew to have his team ready to show up for the bright lights.