ACC Announces Divisional Football Schedule for 2013

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Heels face stern road tests at VT, Georgia Tech, Pitt, and Raleigh to go with a non-conference visit to Columbia to face SCAR.

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced conference football opponents and sites for the 2013 season when Syracuse and Pittsburgh join the league. The ACC will continue with an 8-game league slate, meaning each team will play every other team in its division, a primary partner from the other division, and a rotating partner from the other division. Syracuse will be in the Atlantic Division, while Pitt will be in the Coastal.

As for UNC in 2013, the Heels will host Duke, Miami, and Virginia and will travel to Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, and Pitt within the division. Carolina's primary partner will continue to be NC State, and this year's rotating partner is Boston College.

On paper, it looks like a stern test for Carolina, with trips to Blacksburg, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, and Raleigh. No sleepers there. The Heels are also scheduled to open the season with a trip to South Carolina, and have East Carolina, Middle Tennessee (who beat Georgia Tech in 2012), and Old Dominion coming to Chapel Hill. To match the 8-4 mark posted in Larry Fedora's first season, UNC will have to hold serve at home and steal a win in the aforementioned Blacksburg, Atlanta, Pitt, Raleigh, or Columbia. That is no small task.

The dates of each game and some game times will be released later.

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