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Tar Heels spend Christmas in Charlotte

Posted December 24, 2013
Updated December 27, 2013

— The University of North Carolina football team is in Charlotte for Christmas, preparing for their Saturday bowl matchup against 9-3 Cincinnati. 

On Tuesday, they did the NASCAR thing at Charlotte Motor Speedway where Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham tweeted a photo of head football coach Larry Fedora with a UNC-themed car.

Both teams are looking to end the season on an up note after difficult starts. Fedora's Tar Heels started the season 1-5 and looking lost. After losing starting senior quarterback Bryn Renner, they could have lost their way. Instead, they regrouped and rebounded to finish 6-6.

UNC has beaten Cincinnati in two meetings, the last one in Chapel Hill in 1991.

Belk Bowl

Cincinnati (plus 3) vs. North Carolina

Dec. 28, 3:20 p.m. 

ESPN / 99.9 The Fan ESPN Radio

Pick: NORTH CAROLINA 34-24.

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  • Carol1naClassy Dec 24, 11:38 a.m.

    WOOOOOOOOO-OOOOOOT!!!!

    GO HEELS!!!

    #HEELBLOOOD!!!!

  • BISHOP5 Dec 24, 12:37 p.m.

    Good luck to Carolina....will be pulling for the Heels in this one.

  • Honesty first Dec 24, 1:05 p.m.

    Bearcat will taste good in CLT. Get it done Heels. Make it 3-0.

  • Alex25 Dec 24, 1:23 p.m.

    It never changes: The Carolina Way

    www.unccheats.com // www.carolinasucks.com

  • redwolfone Dec 24, 1:51 p.m.

    Yawn.

  • GunnyGoesArrrgh Dec 24, 2:15 p.m.

    Good luck to Carolina....will be pulling for the Heels in this one.

    — Posted by BISHOP5

    Thanks, BB5. I'm hoping the ACC makes a good showing in the bowls this year.

  • iron fist Dec 24, 5:45 p.m.

    GO HEELS!!!!Good luck to all the ACC teams playing bowl games

  • BISHOP5 Dec 24, 5:49 p.m.

    Good luck to Carolina....will be pulling for the Heels in this one.

    — Posted by BISHOP5

    Thanks, BB5. I'm hoping the ACC makes a good showing in the bowls this year.

    — Posted by GunnyGoesArrrgh

    ...me too.

  • Top 5 Beaters Dec 24, 8:23 p.m.

    hope Santa will bring alex a life...
    Go Heels !!!!!

  • YouGotThatRight Dec 24, 11:46 p.m.

    While watching this game in Bank of America stadium just remember Bill Friday and Bank of America billionaire heir C.D. Spangler showed up on UNC Charlotte's campus advising them not begin a new football program. Then their alma mater in Chapel Hill sunk $80 million in upgrades to Kenan Stadium. I would never give a dime of my money to this crew.

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