Football schedules are out for the Atlantic Coast Conference, and all three Triangle teams will play seven of their 12 contests at home.


Everybody opens on Sept. 3, and by an odd coincidence all three have home contests against solid FCS teams from Virginia.

UNC, which hosts James Madison in the opener, has other non-conference home games against Rutgers and Louisville.

N.C. State, which debuts against Liberty,
also has South Alabama and Central Michigan in home non-conference games.

And Duke, which will begin play against recent nemesis Richmond, also faces Stanford and Tulane in non-ACC action in Durham.

The big local contests have N.C. State hosting UNC on Nov. 5 and the Tar Heels entertaining Duke on Nov. 26.

Boston College is the only ACC team which will not visit the Triangle this season.