Wolfpack vs Tar Heels Football

North Carolina Tar Heels at North Carolina State Wolfpack Football

November 30, 2019
Time: TBA
Carter Finley Stadium, 4600 Trinity Road, Raleigh


The classic home town rivalry, Raleigh versus Chapel Hill… only one can win! Who will it be? Come watch the action and cheer for your favorite team!

North Carolina Tar Heels football

First season: 1888
Athletic director: Bubba Cunningham
Head coach: Mack Brown
Stadium: Kenan Memorial Stadium
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Conference: ACC (since 1953)
Division: Coastal
All-time record: 707–542–54 (.563)
Bowl record: 14–17 (.452)
Conference titles: 9 (4 Southern, 5 ACC)
Division titles: 1 (2015)
Colors: Carolina Blue and White
Fight song: Here Comes Carolina
I’m a Tar Heel Born
Mascot: Rameses
Marching band: The Marching Tar Heels

Website            goheels.com

The North Carolina Tar Heels football team represents the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the sport of American football. The Tar Heels have played in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Being the oldest public university and oldest collegiate team in the Carolinas, the school is nicknamed “Carolina” in athletics. The program’s title in football is “Carolina Football”.

North Carolina has played in 31 bowl games in its history and won three Southern Conference championships and five Atlantic Coast Conference titles. Thirty Tar Heel players have been honored as first-team All-Americas on 38 occasions. Carolina had 32 All-Southern Conference selections when it played in that league until 1952 and since joining the ACC in 1953, has had 174 first-team All-ACC choices. Since joining the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1953, the team has won five conference championships, with the most recent title coming in 1980.

One very important contribution to the game of football by Carolina is the modern use of the forward pass; they were the first college team to use the play in 1895. Bob Quincy notes in his 1973 book They Made the Bell Tower Chime: “John Heisman, a noted historian, wrote 30 years later that, indeed, the Tar Heels had given birth to the forward pass against the Bulldogs (UGA). It was conceived to break a scoreless deadlock and give UNC a 6–0 win. The Tar Heels were in a punting situation and a Georgia rush seemed destined to block the ball. The punter, with an impromptu dash to his right, tossed the ball and it was caught by George Stephens, who ran 70 yards for a touchdown.”