Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Team: Tar Heels

Head Coach: Larry Fedora

Team Mascot: Rameses

Year Opened: 1927

Capacity: 63000

City / State: Chapel Hill / North Carolina

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Victory Bell

Rival Team: Duke Blue Devils

The Duke - North Carolina rivalry is one of the fiercest rivalries in college sports. While the rivalry on the basketball court may get the most publicity, there is still a healthy rivalry between these two schools on the gridiron as well. The two schools first played each other in 1888 when the Blue Devils shutout the Tar Heels 16-0. The rivalry had grown since then and saw the addition of a rivalry trophy in 1948 when the two schools began playing for the Victory Bell. Carolina holds the all-time series lead 43-22-1 and will look to extend that gap when the teams meet this season.

UNC vs NC State

Rival Team: NC State Wolfpack

The Tar Heels and Wolfpack having been battling it out on the gridiron for over a century as these two teams first met in 1894 when North Carolina shutout NC State 44-0. The Tar Heels would dominate the rivalry for the next sixty years. However, things have been more even recently as the Wolfpack have won six of the last eight meetings.

South's Longest Rivalry

Rival Team: Virginia Cavaliers

The longest running FBS rivalry in the Southeast began when in 1892, with Virginia winning the first game 30-18 and North Carolina winning the second 26-0. The rivalry is steeped in the historical lineage and academic standards of the two schools, as Virginia is the alma mater of Thomas Jefferson while North Carolina was the first operational state university. North Carolina leads the all-time series 61-54-4 and hopes to extend that lead this year.

UNC vs Wake Forest

Rival Team: Wake Forest Demon Deacons

The North Carolina-Wake Forest rivalry is the oldest rivalry in the state of North Carolina as the two schools have been playing each other since 1888 when Wake Forest took down the Tar Heels 6-4. Tar Heels have owned the series since then building a 68-35-2 all-time against the Demon Deacons. The 2019 meeting will mark the first time that two teams from the same Power 5 conference will schedule one another as non-conference opponents.

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Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Team: Tar Heels

Head Coach: Larry Fedora

Team Mascot: Rameses

Year Opened: 1927

Capacity: 63000

City / State: Chapel Hill / North Carolina