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UNC Football vs. Virginia Tech: How to Watch

The Tar Heels look to open the new football season with a big conference win in Blacksburg.

North Carolina Spring Game Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images

Football season is here!

After a long offseason, the North Carolina Tar Heels will kick off their new season tonight, and they’re coming into it with high expectations. They’re a preseason top ten team, they’re the favorites in the ACC Coastal Division according to a lot of people, and Sam Howell is one of the preseason favorites for the Heisman Trophy. It’s an exciting time in Chapel Hill.

Before they can begin to think about any of that, they need to get things off to a good start tonight in Blacksburg. Carolina will open the season with a Friday night trip to Virginia Tech to take on the Hokies. If you read the tea leaves, head coach Justin Fuente comes into this season on the hot seat, but you would think that he’d have his team ready for a season opener against a top ten team, so the Heels can’t afford to take things lightly.

For everyone who won’t be attending tonight’s game, here’s how you can watch it:

  • Time: 6:00 PM ET
  • Location: Lane Stadium - Blacksburg, VA
  • TV: ESPN with Jason Benetti, Andre Ware, and Paul Carcaterra on the call.
  • Radio: Tar Heel Sports Network (list of affiliates) with Jones Angell and company on the call. The game can also be heard on SiriusXM channel 84.
  • Streaming: ESPN’s coverage can be watched on the Watch ESPN app on your various devices. The THSN radio feed can be heard on or on Learfield’s new “The Varsity” app.
  • Line: UNC -5.5

Go Heels!