Noon Games No More? Carolina Football Opens 2014 With Two Straight Night Games
The North Carolina football team will be playing under the lights in Kenan Stadium for the first two home football games of the 2014 season.
The ACC released the kickoff times and television networks for the early season games and notable contests.
Carolina’s season opener against Liberty on Saturday, Aug. 30, will feature a 6 p.m. kickoff and will be broadcast online on ESPN3.
The following week, the Tar Heels will welcome San Diego State to Chapel Hill for a Sept. 6 game to begin at 8 p.m. That primetime meeting will be televised nationally on ESPNews.
“Opening the 2014 season with a pair of night games will enhance the gameday atmosphere in the Tar Pitt,” says head coach Larry Fedora. “Last year, the atmosphere in the stadium on Thursday night against Miami was as good as any in the country and we’re excited to be playing more games in the evening.”
The game against the Aztecs marks the first Saturday night game for the Tar Heels against an FBS opponent at Kenan Stadium since 2008, when Connecticut visited Carolina.
Carolina’s highly anticipated Thursday night showdown Nov. 20 at rival Duke will kick off at 7:30 p.m. and will be televised nationally on ESPN.