Miami, Virginia Tech to Play at Kenan in 2004

The University of North Carolina will play Miami (Fla.) and Virginia Tech in football in 2004 and 2005, and Carolina will continue to play Duke and NC State twice in basketball, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced Wednesday at league meetings in Charlottesville, Va.


The Tar Heels will not play Clemson and Maryland 2004 and 2005. Carolina and Clemson have played every year since 1957; the 2004 season will be the first in which the Tar Heels and Terps won't play in football since 1976.

Carolina will play the following home football games in 2004: Georgia Tech, Miami, NC State and Virginia Tech.

Carolina will play the following away football games in 2004: Duke, Florida State, Virginia and Wake Forest.

The home and away games reverse in 2005. UNC will still not play Clemson and Maryland in 2005. Divisions established for 2004-05 are as follows: Division A (Clemson, Florida State, Maryland, NC State and Wake Forest); Division B (Duke, Georgia Tech, Miami, North Carolina, Virginia and Virginia Tech). Divisions will only be used if the ACC is allowed to play a championship game in football.


Each team will have two primary partners in men's basketball. UNC's primary partners are Duke and NC State. Primary partners are guaranteed to play each other twice per season. Carolina will play four other teams twice and the remaining four schools one time per year on a rotating basis. The ACC will play 16 regular-season games. All 11 schools will play in the ACC Tournament.


The ACC will play only 14 regular-season games. Each school has four primary partners in women's basketball. Carolina's primary partners include Duke, NC State, Virginia and Wake Forest.

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