Vols Want To Eliminate UNC Game From 2011 Schedule

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee wants to eliminate a trip to North Carolina from its 2011 football schedule, even if it means paying a $750,000 buyout of a contract with the Tar Heels.

The two schools have a contract to play in Chapel Hill, N.C., in 2011 and in Knoxville in 2012, but Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton requested several months ago that the series be pushed back to future seasons.

Hamilton says he's looking to break up the Vols' schedule in the first half of the 2011 season, which also includes contests against Cincinnati, Florida, Georgia, LSU and Alabama.

North Carolina senior associate athletic director Larry Gallo says the final outcome hasn't been decided and the Tar Heels would prefer to play the series.


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  • by Big Orange Army Location: ENC on Aug 25, 2010 at 09:47 AM
    Honostly: I wouldn't brag too much about UNC football, afterall the Heels are in the ACC. By the way... when was the last time UNC went to a BCS bowl or won a NC in something other than round ball? UT has some rebuilding to do but they will get there! As far as the redneck comment you should probaby look at your beloved ACC, ie...NCSU. Big deal UT dropped UNC 2 games over 2 years will NOT hurt the VOLS as they are in the best of the best.. the SEC! One last thing for you to ponder on, you're in state rival ECU will achieve greater things in football than UNC ever will. ECU is one Non-AQ program/ university that is on the rise!
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Aug 25, 2010 at 08:01 AM
    Honestly, Honestly to think that Greenville is the ashtray of NC, you must be blind, that stupid, or have only been to the beach spots in NC other than Greenville.
  • by CA Location: Look 2 the west on Aug 20, 2010 at 02:48 PM
    The ACC has NO credibility in football! They always choke in the big games.
  • by Honesty Location: Anywhere but Greenville on Aug 20, 2010 at 08:03 AM
    Are these comments for real? Greenville is the ashtray of North Carolina. Get over yourselves, Purple Pirates, until you have ANYTHING to brag about. As for NCSU, thank you for bringing down the ACC's credibility in absolutely every sport. But then again, at least you don't have to brag about beating teams in Conference USA...absolutely laughable. Eliminating the 2011 and 2012 series with the Heels is UT's only chance of retaining their redneck attendance levels with or without their 12 gauges.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Aug 20, 2010 at 06:56 AM
    ABCfan, when did you graduate from ECU? You can put Duke and Wake on the same list as State and Chapel Hill. In that ACC conference I'll only pull for UVA and University of Miami.
  • by Moderators Nightmare on Aug 19, 2010 at 06:53 PM
    Yeah riiiight wendy
  • by Wendy Location: South Carolina on Aug 19, 2010 at 05:30 PM
    I have been to both places and from my consensus, Chapel Hill is absolutely beautiful while Greenville is absoultely pitiful.
  • by abcfan on Aug 19, 2010 at 03:37 PM
    LOL Sam I am with you on state, colleges are disappointing with alot of what they try to indoctrinate in students these days but if me,and an nc state grad and a carolina grad were on a plane that was going down and I got 1 parachute and it was up to me to choose who else got one I would have to go with the state grad!LOL The carolina grad would be so full of hot air they wouldn't need one LOL As far as being conservative I went to the ECU business school back in the 90s it was fairly conservative and after all I remember seeing a republican prez in Minges just a few years ago if he would have went to chapel hell they would still be rioting! Go pirates!!
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Aug 19, 2010 at 01:18 PM
    To ABCfan, I agree with you on a whole lot of this stuff about how awful of a place Chapel Hell is, but as bad as I hate to say it as a diehard ECU fan, ECU is not all that conservative, and definately not as conservative as N.C. State, which I can't stand N.C. State to begin with.
  • by ABCfan on Aug 19, 2010 at 10:54 AM
    Former sen Helms put UNC in proper perspective! He said they should put a fence around the place and call it a zoo! the left wing teachings of chapel hole is what is wrong with America today! Yes, i went to ecu probaly one of the more conservative business schools in the US! I don't care what US news puts ECU. Afterall some of the grads from their top school are not really doing so well these days.I am very successful thank the good Lord for that , yes chapel hole people I thanked God not an imam! I hope the most overrated school in the US UNC loses them all! Maybe you have a better sports team than ECU but at least at ECU the koran is not required reading while Biblical teachings are put down!God bless ECU Go! Pirates!
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