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South Carolina, UNC to open 2015 season in Charlotte

South Carolina will meet UNC in Charlotte to kick off the 2015 season. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) South Carolina will meet UNC in Charlotte to kick off the 2015 season. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

By Zac Ellis

A pair of border rivals are set to face off to open the 2015 season. South Carolina and UNC will meet on Sept. 5, 2015 at Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium, the Charlotte Sports Foundation announced on Thursday.

"We are extremely excited to bring these national football powers and regional rivals together in Charlotte for college football," said Will Webb, Executive Director of the Charlotte Sports Foundation. "Both North Carolina and South Carolina have a strong alumni presence in the region. This will be a tremendous game featuring a marquee matchup of ACC and SEC teams. We look forward to hosting the Tar Heel and Gamecock teams and fans in Charlotte."

The Charlotte Sports Foundation is a nonprofit organization which brings athletic events to the Charlotte area. The Foundation runs the Belk Bowl and organizes the ACC championship game.

The Tar Heels and Gamecocks haven't played each other in football since the 2007 season, when South Carolina beat UNC 21-15. The two programs will face off on Aug. 29 at Williams-Brice Stadium to open the 2013 campaign.

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