The ACC has released the football schedule for the 2014 season.
UNC's slate, which has been mostly known in some form for awhile, will face road games at Notre Dame, East Carolina, Clemson, Miami, Virginia and Duke in an ESPN Thursday night affair on November 20th. The Heels will close the regular season out by hosting NC State which is only fitting and only the fourth time it has happened in series history.
Here is UNC's full 2014 schedule
|August 30||Liberty||Chapel Hill, NC||TBA|
|September 6||San Diego State||Chapel Hill, NC||TBA|
|September 20||East Carolina||Greenville, NC||TBA|
|September 27||Clemson||Clemson, SC||TBA|
|October 4||Virgina Tech||Chapel Hill, NC||TBA|
|October 11||Notre Dame||South Bend, IN||TBA|
|October 18||Georgia Tech||Chapel Hill, NC||TBA|
|October 25||Virginia||Charlottesville, VA||TBA|
|November 1||Miami||Coral Gables, FL||TBA|
|November 15||Pitt||Chapel Hill, NC||TBA|
|November 20||Duke||Durham, NC||7:30 PM|
|November 29||NC State||Chapel Hill, NC||TBA|
This schedule rates out to be a little tougher than last season. UNC trades Boston College for a trip to Death Valley in Clemson. Notre Dame is probably not quite as good as playing South Carolina but that is still a tough non-conference road game. The question is whether ECU will be as good as they were when the Pirates won at Kenan Stadium. UNC does get to see Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech and Pittsburgh at home with road trips to Miami(where the Heels won in 2012) and Virginia(where UNC has won two straight after a long drought.) UNC will play have its schedule at home with two of those games coming in the first two weeks of the season in a pair of very winnable games. After opening last season 1-5, a quick start to the 2014 season should be helpful since five of the next seven games are on the road at ECU, Clemson, Notre Dame, Virginia and Miami.
And while the schedule says TBA for the game times, we all know what time most of these games will be.