Tar Heels to host in '15; Illini in '16

Updated: September 26, 2013, 1:22 PM ET
By Heather Dinich | ESPN.com

North Carolina and Illinois have agreed to a two-year series in 2015 and 2016, it was announced Thursday.

The Tar Heels will host the Illini at Kenan Stadium on Sept. 19, 2015, and will play in Champaign on Sept. 10, 2016.

"Coach [Larry] Fedora and I have been in discussions for several months about our future nonconference football opponents," UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham said in a statement. "We both felt Illinois would be an attractive matchup for both schools ...

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