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Buckeyes, Tar Heels schedule future home-and-home series

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(Yes, a little bit late to this piece of scheduling news.  My apologies.  Due to my absent-mindedness, everyone will receive a free one-month subscription to CFT.  Will that work?)

In a pair of press releases, Ohio State and North Carolina announced earlier this week that the two schools have reached an agreement on a home-and-home series.  The Tar Heels will play in Columbus on September 5, 2015, and will then play host to the Buckeyes on September 23, 2017.  As noted in the release, the latter game will be the first-ever meeting between the two schools in Chapel Hill.

It’s unclear from either release whether or not Urban Meyer signed off on the series.

“Ohio State has outstanding tradition and is an attractive opponent for our football program,” UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham said in a statement.  “(Former AD) Dick Baddour worked on this agreement for several months and I thank him for helping make this series a reality.   I think this will be an exciting game for our fans and will have interest nationally as a matchup between the ACC and Big Ten.”

The 2015 game will mark the fifth time the two schools have met in football, with Ohio State holding a 3-1 advantage in the miniseries.  The last time the two played on the gridiron was 1975.

In addition to the UNC scheduling news, OSU also announced that, “because of the Big Ten Conference decision to play a nine-game conference season beginning with the 2017 season”, they have canceled their home-and-home series in 2018 and 2019 with Tennessee.  It was noted that UT agreed to the Ohio State request and may look at an option to play in future years.

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11 Responses to “Buckeyes, Tar Heels schedule future home-and-home series”
  1. polegojim says: Nov 25, 2011 10:30 AM

    OSU may want to put UNC last on their schedule in 2015, they’re going to need the encouragement.

  2. blitz4848 says: Nov 25, 2011 10:34 AM

    Hopefully by 2015 they will have BOTH recovered from the soon to come NCCA sanctions
    for “lack of institutional control!!!!

    Major sanctions forthcoming on BOTH schools.

  3. jonrambo says: Nov 25, 2011 10:49 AM

    North Carolina has a football team?

  4. angelheartsbuckeyes says: Nov 25, 2011 12:21 PM

    @blitz

    Come Monday I believe you may be disappointed a bit. Five more schollies lost and 2-3 years additional probation. No bowl ban.

    Sorry to ruin your Christmas.

  5. blitz4848 says: Nov 25, 2011 1:01 PM

    @angel

    NOT a hater—just stating the obvious—no sweat to me either way–I’m Not a Michigan fan!

    BOTH schools will be hit with LOI and that’s all I was saying………

  6. angelheartsbuckeyes says: Nov 25, 2011 2:13 PM

    @blitz

    Dont think we are getting loic, pretty sure our newest infractions resulted in ftm. Either way, I dont think whats coming is ‘major.’

    Sorry if I inferred you were a hater…

  7. dkhhuey says: Nov 25, 2011 3:02 PM

    @blitz – the only new violation was a failure to monitor. They’re not just going to spring a loic on us out of the blue! They have had a microscope up OSU’s ass and I really don’t think they will find anything further. If the do find something new, depending on the severity of it, they may very well hit us with it. But I’m guessing that is not going to happen.

  8. dkhhuey says: Nov 25, 2011 4:00 PM

    @JT – can I just get a check for my 1 month CFT subscription instead?

  9. John Taylor says: Nov 25, 2011 4:34 PM

    The check’s in the mail. Honest, it is.

  10. dkhhuey says: Nov 25, 2011 5:32 PM

    Did I tell you I use to be a debt collector?!??! I ain’t buyin it!!!

  11. rpmcanes says: Nov 25, 2011 8:41 PM

    This is great for college football. I wish more schools would schedule competitive OOC schools.

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