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UCF and UNC Agree to Home-And-Home Series in Football

The Knights and the Tar Heels will clash in 2018 and 2020.

Photo Credit: UCF Athletics Communications
Photo Credit: UCF Athletics Communications

UCF and UNC announced today that they will play a home-and-home series in football. The Knights will travel to Chapel Hill in 2018 with the Tar Heels making the return trip to Bright House Networks Stadium in 2020.

It's a great addition for the Knights' future schedules. UCF has historically struggled to schedule home games with Power Five programs, a fact often lamented by prior head coach George O'Leary.

UCF's only other currently scheduled out of conference game for 2018 is with Florida Atlantic University, so some gaps remain to be filled in the near term.

UNC will be UCF's second ACC foe in 2020. An away game at Georgia Tech is scheduled for September 19, 2020. UCF also has games against AAC opponents scheduled this year (home versus Maryland) and in 2017 (home versus Georgia Tech, and away at Maryland).

The agreed series now completes UNC's 2018 schedule. Their out of conference opponents in 2018 will be UCF's fellow AAC member ECU, Cal, and the Catamounts of Western Carolina.

The Knights and Tar Heels have never previously met in football.