Western Carolina schedules North Carolina in 2017, '18

(STATS) - The Carolinas appear to be tied together by Western Carolina University.

On Wednesday, the Southern Conference school in Cullowhee, North Carolina, announced future FBS matchups against the state's flagship university, North Carolina. The Catamounts will face the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill for the first time on Nov. 18, 2017, with a second game scheduled there on Nov. 17, 2018.

Earlier this year, Western Carolina scheduled 2016 matchups against East Carolina and South Carolina.

The Catamounts, hoping to build off last year's 7-5 record under coach Mark Speir - their best mark since 2001 - open the 2015 season by hosting Mars Hill on Saturday.

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