Delaware State forfeits football game to NC A&T

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- North Carolina A&T has already captured its first win of the 2009 season -- four months before the opening kickoff.

North Carolina A&T said Wednesday that Delaware State will forfeit their game this season because the two sides couldn't settle on a date to renew the 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 then decided to forfeit the game with North Carolina A&T.