The good news is that a lot of the North Carolina fans do like to travel. The even better part is that who will travel for UNC’s bowl game will not be going far, as a lot of people “in the know” believe that the Tar Heels will head to Charlotte, N.C. to play in the Belk Bowl. The game would be held on December 28, with the kickoff being at 2:30 p.m. EST at Bank of America Stadium.
While the trip would be short, so far it has not been sweet for the program, as they are 0 and 3 in this bowl game. Starting with 2004, when it was called the Continental Tire Bowl, losing to Boston College, then in 2008 when UNC lost to West Virginia and the following year when Carolina went down to Pittsburgh. In both of those times it was known as the Meineke Car Care Bowl. Maybe the old saying “third time is a charm” will work, since the Heels would be going to the same bowl game with a third different name.
You have to admit, in a bowl game close to Christmas, being able to play it close to home is not a bad thing, as it will bring plenty of fans from Chapel Hill and all over the state, possibly even from farther out. Who will they see opposite North Carolina is another question, but for sure, whomever it is … it will have a longer road trip than the Tar Heels do!
If not there, then the other place that we might see the Tar Heels go is the Music City Bowl, which would be held at LP Field on December 30, kickoff being 2:30 p.m. EST. In Carolina’s only appearance to this bowl game the fans were treated to a great game in 2010 between Carolina and Tennessee.
In the end, whether you are able to go see the Tar Heels live at whatever bowl game they end up at, or watch them at home, this will be the final chance to see many seniors, including defensive lineman Kareem Martin and safety Tre Boston, as well as junior tight end Eric Ebron.
As more information comes out in the next few day I will make sure to report/update on where North Carolina will go for their bowl game.