Mountaineers schedule three-game series with UNC


By Nathan Ham - nham@civitasmedia.com



BOONE — Appalachian State will host their third ACC football opponent in seven seasons at Kidd-Brewer Stadium when the UNC Tarheels come to Boone in 2022 as part of a three-game series between the two programs.

The Mountaineers and Tarheels will first meet in 2019 in Chapel Hill. The teams play in Boone in 2022 and will return to Chapel Hill in 2023. Appalachian State announced the agreement between the two programs on Monday.

“This series is the next addition in bringing Power 5 programs to Kidd Brewer Stadium. With a record crowd for Miami last year, Wake Forest this season, and North Carolina in 2022 we are continuously looking for opportunities to bring great opponents to The Rock,” said App State’s Director of Athletics, Doug Gillin. “Our goal is to continue to bring Power 5 opponents, when available, and quality Group of 5 opponents to Boone, which benefits our students, student-athletes, university and community. I truly enjoyed working with the UNC administration in constructing a series that is a win-win. Playing regional and in-state opponents makes a lot of sense for us. We will see an increase in tickets sales both home and away, reduced travel costs and less missed class time for our students. Over the next eight seasons we will be playing the series with UNC, in addition to a four-game series with ECU, and home-and-home series with Wake Forest, Charlotte, and Marshall.”

Appalachian State and UNC have met just one time on the gridiron, a 56-6 victory for the Tarheels on Sept. 21, 1940.

Appalachian State’s updated non-conference schedule

2017

Sept. 2 – at Georgia

Sept. 9 – Savannah State

Sept. 23 – Wake Forest

Oct. 28 – at UMass

2018

Sept. 1 – at Penn State

Sept. 8 – at Charlotte

Sept. 15 – Southern Miss

Sept. 22 – Gardner-Webb

2019

Aug. 31 – ETSU

Sept. 7 – Charlotte

Sept. 21 – at UNC

2020

Sept. 12 – at Wake Forest

Sept. 26 – UMass

2021

Sept. 4 – East Carolina (to be played in Charlotte)

Sept. 11 – at Miami FL

Sept. 18 – Elon

Sept. 25 – Marshall

2022

Sept. 3 – UNC

Sept. 17 – at Marshall

Sept. 24 – Akron

2023

Sept. 9 – at UNC

Sept. 23 – at Wyoming

2024

Aug. 31 – ETSU

Sept. 14 – at East Carolina

2025

Sept. 6 – East Carolina

2026

Sept. 5 – at East Carolina

Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-489-3062.

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By Nathan Ham

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