by Mike Potter
UNC and Duke each has seven home games while N.C. State hosts six in the ACC football schedule released Monday by the conference.
The Wolfpack will play the first game involving a Triangle ACC school on Aug. 31, when it takes on Tennessee at the Georgia Dome as part of the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff.
The next day both the Tar Heels and Blue Devils open at home, with UNC facing Elon and Duke taking on Florida International.
In a new quirk in the slate no Triangle matchup will end the season, as UNC will be at Duke on Oct. 20 and host N.C. State on Oct. 27.
Other non-conference games of particular interest will have N.C. Central traveling to Duke on Sept. 15 for another Bull City Gridiron Classic and UNC hosting East Carolina on Sept. 22.