After a loss to Virginia and a bye week, UNC football travels to play Pittsburgh on Thursday evening.

Sitting at 4-5 on the season, the Tar Heels need to win two of their last three games to become bowl eligible for the first time since 2016. Pitt stands at 6-3, with losses coming against Virginia, Penn State and Miami.

UNC’s shot at winning the ACC Coastal division has been dashed after the loss to Virginia, but the Panthers still have an outside shot to win the division and are currently second place in the division behind the Cavaliers.

Pitt is currently a 4 1/2 point favorite at the time of publishing. The Tar Heels have opted for navy helmets, white jerseys and navy pants for the game.

Kickoff Time

Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. from Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

Broadcast Schedule

97.9 The Hill is broadcasting every North Carolina football game this season.

Our coverage of UNC vs. Pittsburgh begins at 5 p.m. with the Countdown to Kickoff show. At 7 p.m., our broadcast will switch to the UNC football pre-game show.

Following the game, 97.9 The Hill will carry an hour long post-game wrap-up show followed by “On the Heels.”

You can find our broadcast of the game on 97.9 FM and 1360 AM or streaming online on

TV Schedule

The game will be broadcast on the ESPN. As of today, Spectrum, Dish and DirectTV all carry ESPN and the ACC Network.

What if I don’t have cable?

A live stream will be available on ESPN’s digital platforms through the ACC Network.

Additionally, several cord-cutting options carry the new ACC Network.

YouTube TV prices at $50/month and carries all of ESPN’s channels (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, etc.) as well as the ACC Network. YouTube TV does not offer NFL Network or NFL Red Zone for pro sports fans.

Playstation Vue prices out similarly at $50/month and carries ESPN and the ACC Network. Vue also carries NFL Network and NFL Red Zone. A key note here: you don’t need to own a Playstation 4 to use Playstation Vue.

Hulu TV goes for $45/month and includes all ESPN channels, but does not carry MLB Network, NBA TV, NFL Network or NFL Red Zone.

Sling TV is the cheapest at $25/month, but includes the fewest channels. Make sure to avoid Sling Blue, as that package does not carry ESPN.

The best way to watch UNC football games

Here’s the best way to watch North Carolina football games (if you’re not in attendance):

  1. Turn on the game with your preferred cable provider
  2. Mute your television
  3. Tune in to 97.9 The Hill on your radio OR streaming online at
  4. Sync up the feeds to hear Jones Angell and company announce the games