CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina and California have scheduled football games for 2017 and 2018.
The Tar Heels will host on Sept. 2, 2017, then travel west on Sept. 1, 2018. It replaces UNC's series with Ohio State that was canceled when the Big Ten moved to a nine-game league schedule for 2016.
UNC and Cal have never met in football.
North Carolina also announced games with North Carolina A&T and Delaware in 2015, and Eastern Michigan in 2017. UNC had previously announced a game with South Carolina in Charlotte in 2015, and a series with Illinois for 2015 and 2016.
California also announced games with TCU for 2020 and 2021. The Bears have series with Texas and San Diego State for 2015 and 2016, and host Grambling State in 2015.