UNC, Ohio State Agree To Football Series

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - North Carolina has signed a contract to play a home-and-home football series with The Ohio State University, Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham announced Tuesday.

North Carolina will play in Columbus on September 5, 2015, and will play host to the Buckeyes on September 23, 2017. The 2017 game will be the first ever meeting between the two schools in Chapel Hill.

North Carolina and Ohio State have met just four times with the Buckeyes holding a 3-1 advantage. All four previous meetings occurred in Columbus. Carolina's only win in the series was a 14-3 victory in 1965. OSU won the three other meetings in 1962, 1972 and 1975.

"Ohio State has outstanding tradition and is an attractive opponent for our football program," says Cunningham. "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."

Carolina also has completed its 2012 schedule with a game against the University of Idaho on Sept. 29. UNC's schedule next season features home games against Virginia Tech, NC State, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Elon (Sept. 1), East Carolina (Sept. 22) and Idaho. The road slate includes games at Duke, Miami, Virginia, Wake Forest and Louisville (Sept. 15).

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