NC State, UNC get tougher football schedules in 2016

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) – The ACC released its 2016 football schedule Tuesday which included a big start for UNC along with Duke and N.C. State taking on Notre Dame.

North Carolina

North Carolina won’t get a rematch with Clemson but they will travel to Tallahassee to take Florida State Oct. 1. The Tar Heels will travel to Durham for a Thursday night matchup with Duke in mid-November.

The Heels finish up the regular season against N.C. State Nov. 25, Black Friday, but get a cupcake warmup to the Pack when the Citadel comes to Chapel Hill Nov. 29.

Sept. 3 – Georgia – Atlanta, Ga. (Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game)
Sept. 10 – Illinois – Champaign, Ill.
Sept. 17 – James Madison
Sept. 24 – Pittsburgh
Oct. 1 – Florida State – Tallahassee, Fla.
Oct. 8 – Virginia Tech
Oct. 15 – Miami – Coral Gables, Fla.
Oct. 22 – Virginia – Charlottesville, Va.
Nov. 5 – Georgia Tech
Nov. 10 – Duke – Durham, N.C. (Thursday night game)
Nov. 19 – Citadel
Nov. 25 – N.C. State (Friday game)

N.C. State

After a disappointing 2015 campaign, N.C. State’s schedule gets a lot tougher.

The Wolfpack and ECU haven’t played since 2013 but State will travel to Greenville in September.

Oct. 8 will be a big day in Raleigh when Notre Dame comes to Carter Finley.

Sept. 3 – William & Mary
Sept. 10 – East Carolina – Greenville, N.C.
Sept. 17 – Old Dominion
Oct. 1 – Wake Forest
Oct. 8 – Notre Dame
Oct. 15 – Clemson – Clemson, S.C.
Oct. 22 – Louisville – Louisville, Ky.
Oct. 29 – Boston College
Nov. 5 – Florida State
Nov. 12 – Syracuse – Syracuse, N.Y.
Nov. 19 – Miami
Nov. 25 – UNC – Chapel Hill (Friday)

Duke

Duke looks to keep their momentum going from 2015. The Blue Devils won their first bowl game in 54 years when Indiana missed a field goal in OT last year.

Sept. 3 – NCCU
Sept. 10 – Wake Forest
Sept. 17 – Northwestern
Sept. 24 – Notre Dame – South Bend, Ill.
Oct. 1 – UVa
Oct. 8 – Army
Oct. 15 – Louisville – Louisville, Ky.
Oct. 29 – Georgia Tech – Atlanta
Nov. 5 – Virginia Tech
Nov. 10 – UNC
Nov. 19 – Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, Penn.
Nov. 25 – Miami – Coral Gables, Fla.

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