"I'm looking forward to the opportunity to play South Carolina in the future," says head coach John Bunting. "This is a game I have wanted on our schedule since I became head coach and I appreciate all the hard work Dick Baddour did to make this a reality. We are going to continue to strive to have a schedule that is both challenging and sensible as we continue to build this program."
North Carolina has also scheduled home games against 2004 Division I-AA national champion James Madison in 2007 and 2011. The Dukes finished 13-2 overall last season and beat Montana in the title game. Carolina will play host to James Madison on September 1, 2007 and September 3, 2011.
The Tar Heels were originally slated to play Colorado in 2007, but Colorado and North Carolina officials mutually agreed to move the game against Colorado in Chapel Hill from 2007 to 2009.
North Carolina's 2004 schedule was considered the most difficult in the country in 2004 by the Sagarin rankings. This past offseason, CBS Sportline ranked the Tar Heels' 2005 schedule as the nation's most difficult.
To view a complete list of UNC's future non-conference opponents, head to the SCHEDULE PAGE