September is a weird time to play Duke, but 2017 is a weird year.
At the ACC Kickoff, both Larry Fedora and Duke coach David Cutcliffe were adamant that playing the annual UNC/Duke rivalry game in September made it more meaningful. While the last four meetings have had some bearing on the ACC Coastal Division championship, the coaches are right.
The Blue Devils will be playing their ACC opener after interesting visits from Northwestern and Baylor, looking to re-establish themselves as a contender in the division. The Tar Heels will likely be 0-1 in conference play, with an 0-2 start at home likely being insurmountable.
Read the rest of the preview on SB Nation’s Tar Heel Blog.
GAME TIME IS TBA
September 23, 2017
Hudson Grille 942 Peachtree St NE Atlanta GA 30309