CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina starts the season with a big nonconference game and ends it with a traditional rival.
The Atlantic Coast Conference released its composite schedule Thursday, and it shows the Tar Heels facing LSU in Atlanta on Sept. 4. North Carolina closes with a trip to Duke after switching out the Blue Devils for North Carolina State to end last season.
North Carolina travels to Rutgers and hosts two-time Conference USA champion East Carolina in the nonconference schedule, which also includes a home game against William & Mary.
The Tar Heels also host Clemson in the first meeting between the programs since 2006.
Eight of North Carolina's 12 opponents played in a bowl game last season.
UNC 2010 Football Schedule:
9/18/2010 vs. Georgia Tech
9/25/2010 @ Rutgers
10/2/2010 vs. East Carolina
10/9/2010 vs. Clemson
10/16/2010 @ Virginia
10/23/2010 @ Miami
10/30/2010 vs. William & Mary
11/6/2010 @ Florida State
11/13/2010 vs. Virginia Tech
11/20/2010 vs. N.C. State
11/27/2010 @ Duke
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