The North Carolina Tar Heels have added the North Carolina A&T Aggies to their 2028 soccer schedule, FBSchedules.com has discovered.
A duplicate of the soccer competitors settlement with North Carolina A&T State College was obtained from the College of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by way of a state public data request.
North Carolina will host North Carolina A&T at Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2028. The Tar Heels can pay the Aggies a $430,000 assure for enjoying the sport, in line with the copy of the contract.
The contract additionally comprises a stipulation that if it’s permissible underneath NCAA guidelines, each colleges mutually agree to maneuver the sport to Week Zero, which is Saturday, Aug. 26 that season. If the sport is moved up, it should be completed earlier than Oct. 31, 2027, per the contract.
To ensure that the sport to be moved to Week Zero, the competition must be televised nationally. Present NCAA guidelines state that Soccer Championship Subdivision (FCS) colleges can solely play in Week Zero if the sport is televised nationally by a linear community (not streaming solely).
Final season, North Carolina opened in Week Zero after their recreation in opposition to the Florida A&M Rattlers was moved up. The competition was nationally televised by the ACC Community.
North Carolina A&T is at present a member of the Coastal Athletic Affiliation (CAA) within the FCS. The Aggies performed within the Massive South Convention in 2021 and 2022.
Of their first and solely assembly on the gridiron, the Tar Heels defeated the Aggies 53-14 in Chapel Hill in 2015.
North Carolina A&T is the third scheduled non-conference opponent for North Carolina in 2028. Different opponents for the Tar Heels that season embrace South Carolina on the street on Sept. 2 and James Madison at dwelling on Sept. 23.
North Carolina A&T is scheduled to open the 2028 season on the street in opposition to North Carolina Central on Sept. 2.