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Thursday, January 28, 2010
UNC spring game to be televised by ESPN

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

For the first time in school history, UNC's spring game will be televised by ESPN. The Blue-White spring game will be held Saturday, April 10 at 3 p.m. and is free. The Tar Heels will play four 12-minute quarters.

With substantial question marks looming for both Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech heading into 2010, it's the perfect opportunity for teams on the rise -- Miami and North Carolina -- to make a jump in the Coastal Division hierarchy. UNC will return 19 starters from last year's eight-win team.

"The Blue-White game is an excellent opportunity to showcase our football program and we are thrilled ESPN has chosen to telecast our contest," coach Butch Davis said in a prepared statement. "In addition to the returning upperclassmen, the game also will feature several young players who will make a significant impact this season. This will be the first glimpse at the 2010 Tar Heels and I encourage all Carolina fans to pack Kenan Stadium on April 10. Your participation, energy and enthusiasm continues to make a significant impact on our success."