With a new and improved ACC, North Carolina and the rest of the ACC schools will be limited to playing only four schools twice throughout the season. Carolina, of course, will play their two big rivals, North Carolina State and Duke in a home and home series every single year. However, the other two opponents they play twice will change each season.
All ACC teams will play 18 conference games in a 15-team conference starting in the 2013-2014 season, which is the upcoming season. The new additions to the ACC include Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Syracuse.
Of course, the Tar Heels will play every single team in the conference once unless noted above so the only part that matters is whether they are home or away against certain opponents. Obviously, you want to be home against the better teams in the conference.
Miami (FL), Pittsburgh, Boston College, Clemson and Maryland will be the five opponents who have to travel to Chapel Hill to take on the Tar Heels this season. Carolina will be forced to leave their home and go on the road to take on Florida State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Syracuse and Georgia Tech.
Dates and times of these games will be released later on in the summer. For now at least, we can start to look forward to next season already with conference opponents.