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.
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.