UNC Football Season Tickets Sold Out

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- Nearly two months prior to the kickoff of the 2008 football season, the University of North Carolina has sold out of its allotment of 36,250 season tickets.

This year's total is the most ever sold in school history, surpassing the previous high of 34,800 in 1998, the year after the Tar Heels finished 11-1 and were ranked No. 4 in the country.

"To sell out this early is a tremendous statement by our fan base," said Director of Athletics Dick Baddour. "Carolina fans are excited about our young team and the quality of the seven-game schedule."

Single game tickets remain for Carolina's home football games against McNeese State (Aug. 30), Connecticut (Oct. 4), Boston College (Oct. 25) and Georgia Tech (Nov. 8) and will go on sale Saturday, July 19 at 10 a.m. Single-game tickets will be available exclusively at www.TarHeelBlue.com, the official website of the North Carolina Athletic Department. All single game tickets are $50.

In 2008, the Tar Heels welcome back 10 starters on offense, including playmakers Hakeem Nicks and Brandon Tate at wide receiver, Greg Little at tailback, Garrett Reynolds at offensive tackle and T.J. Yates at quarterback. Defensively, Carolina returns eight starters, including freshman All-Americas Deunta Williams at safety, Marvin Austin at defensive tackle and Quan Sturdivant at linebacker.

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