North Carolina accepted an invitation today to play in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl in Nashville, Tenn., and will play Tennessee for the first time 49 years. The game will be played on Dec. 30 at 6:30 p.m. UNC is 7-5 in its fourth season under Coach Butch Davis, and Tennessee finished 6-6 in its first season under Coach Derek Dooley.
UNC to play Tennessee for first time in 49 years
The Winston-Salem Journal
As expected, North Carolina accepted an invitation Sunday to play Tennessee in the Music City bowl in Nashville at LP Field, home of the Tennessee Titans, on Dec. 30 (6:30 p.m., ESPN).
It's the third straight season the Tar Heels are playing in a bowl game, the longest stretch since 1992-98, and it's first meeting between the schools since 1961, which the Vols won 22-21.
No surprises in postseason pairings
The Durham Herald-Sun
This time, it's a role reversal for North Carolina with its bowl assignment.
After playing in their home state the past two years, the Tar Heels will go to the Music City Bowl in Nashville, Tenn., to face Tennessee.
The bowl will be played at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 30 at LP Field, which is the NFL stadium used by the Tennessee Titans.
Tar Heels head to Music City Bowl
The Burlington Times-News
North Carolina and Tennessee will meet on the football field after all.
The Tar Heels accepted a spot against the Volunteers in the Music City Bowl on Dec.30 (6:30 p.m., ESPN) in Nashville, Tenn.
The Tar Heels and Vols had previously agreed to meet in 2011 and 2012, but Tennessee athletics director Mike Hamilton canceled the series.
Tar Heels to face Vols in Music City Bowl
The Charlotte Observer
Just four months after Tennessee canceled a contract to play North Carolina in 2011, the teams will meet this month in Nashville.
UT and North Carolina each accepted an invitation Sunday to play in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl. The game will be played at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 30 at LP Field. Both schools will make their first appearance in the bowl game.
Music City Bowl revives canceled Tennessee, North Carolina series
The Nashville Tennessean
Tennessee wasn't really running away from North Carolina.
Turns out UT couldn't hide from it in the first place.
Months after the Vols bought out a scheduled series with the Tar Heels that was slated to start next season, the Music City Bowl arranged a meeting for them anyway, ending a wild weekend of speculation by officially extending invitations to both on Sunday afternoon. And with the two programs unable to figure out a way to keep each other on the docket by themselves, the committee in Nashville was more than happy to mediate and bring them together at LP Field on Dec. 30 (TV: ESPN, 6:30 p.m.).
UT wanted, gets North Carolina for Music City Bowl
The Knoxville News Sentinel