The Greensboro News & Record’s advance of the Wake Forest-Louisiana-Monroe matchup did an excellent job of bringing in context when readers needed it most. While readers may know a lot about Wake Forest, the ACC team, they are most likely less informed about the Sun Belt conference’s Louisiana-Monroe. The reporter lets the reader know that the Warhawks’ quarterback was the best player in the conference the previous season, so Louisiana-Monroe is likely not the pushover that they might look like. That proved to be the case.
The Times-Picayune’s advance of the Tulane-Louisiana Tech game did a great job of contributing context and implications. The reader was notified of Tulane’s struggles against the inferior South Alabama the week prior, but also mentions the fact that this was the first conference matchup and begins detailing conference title implications.