The UNC Football program has added North Alabama to their future football schedule according to a new report from last week
While we patiently try to get through this shelter in place and quiet period in recruiting within college sports due to COVID-19 we can’t help but to get excited for any sort of college football news.
We are still months away from what should be a very exciting 2020 season in Chapel Hill but a lot can happen from now until then. We don’t know exactly what will happen with this virus but hey, we can still get excited about the thought of the Tar Heels turning things around and having a good team!
News has been a bit scarce during this time regarding football but last week the Tar Heels did make a change to one of their future schedules. Per FBSchedules.com, the Tar Heels have added North Alabama to their 2027 football schedule:
The North Carolina Tar Heels have added the North Alabama Lions to their 2027 football schedule, FBSchedules.com has learned.
A copy of the football competition agreement was obtained from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) via a state public records request.
Per the site, UNC will host North Alabama in Chapel Hill on September 25, 2027. The Lions will earn a $450,000 guarantee for making the trip and playing the game per FBSchedules.
North Carolina now has three opponents on their 2027 schedule as they will host UCF on September 11th and will travel to take on UConn on September 18th. North Alabama is now the sixth FCS game scheduled for UNC over the coming years: They will host James Madison in2020 and 2024, Wofford in 2021, ETSU in 2022, Campbell in 2023.
It’s still super early to know what the programs will be like in 2027 but UNC did have their best season since 2016 in Mack Brown’s return. They are at least in a position to get this program on the right track.
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