CHAPEL HILL– The Tar Heel men’s lacrosse team, ranked No. 2 and No. 3 in the nation in the two national polls, has released its official 2013 schedule.

Six games will be nationally televised on ESPNU while additional coverage is expected in the coming days.

UNC opens the season Sunday, Feb. 9 on the road at Furman and the home opener will be against Manhattan on Feb 15 at Fetzer Field.

Overall, Carolina will play seven home games and will hit the road for six others. The top four finishers in conference will advance to the ACC Tournament, held in Chester, Pa. on April 25 and 27.

Some of the highlights of the season include matchups with Princeton, Duke, Virginia and Johns Hopkins.

Last year, the Tar Heels went 13-4 and won the ACC Tournament title for the first time since 1996. Expectations are high for the 2014 campaign.



Sun., Feb. 9, at Furman, Greenville, S.C., 2 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 15, Manhattan, Chapel Hill, 1 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 22, Dartmouth, Chapel Hill, 2 p.m.

Sat., March 1, Notre Dame, Chapel Hill, 12 Noon, ESPN3

Fri., March 7, at Princeton, Princeton, N.J., 5:30 p.m., ESPNU

Tues., March 11, Bucknell, Chapel Hill, 4 p.m., ESPN3

Sat., March 15, at Duke, Durham, N.C., 2 p.m., ESPNU

Tues., March 18, Harvard, Chapel Hill, 7 p.m., ESPN3

Sat., March 22, Maryland, Chapel Hill (Kenan Stadium), 2 p.m., ESPNU

Sat., March 29, at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, Md., 2 p.m., ESPNU

Sat., April 5, Virginia, Chapel Hill, 3 p.m., ESPNU

Sat., April 12, at Syracuse, Syracuse, N.Y., 6 p.m., ESPNU

Fri., April 18, at High Point, High Point, N.C., 7 p.m.


ACC TOURNAMENT (Top 4 qualifers from regular season)

Fri., April 25, Semifinals, ChesterPa.

Sun., April 27, Finals, Chester, Pa.