Old Dominion's progression into bigger-time football took another step Wednesday.
North Carolina State and Old Dominion have signed a home-and-home football contract that will bring the Wolfpack to Norfolk in 2015, ODU officials said.
Senior associate athletic director Bruce Stewart said the programs agreed to play in Raleigh in 2014 and Foreman Field in 2015. The dates haven't been set.
N.C. State is the first ACC school to agree to a home-and-home series with ODU and would be the first school from a Bowl Championship Series automatic-qualifying conference to play at Foreman Field.
Virginia Tech and ODU have a 2-for-1 deal, which calls for the Hokies to come to Norfolk in 2018 and the Monarchs to travel to Blacksburg's Lane Stadium in 2016 and 2019.
"This is the first of what I believe will be many BCS schools that will agree to play Old Dominion home-and-home," Coach Bobby Wilder said.
"People on a national stage realize how good the high school football is here in Hampton Roads. They want to come into this market. That's why I believe more BCS schools will want to come play Old Dominion."