North Carolina, Tennessee to cancel 2011-12 football series

By Kevin Kelley -

A 2011-12 home-and-home football series between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Tennessee Volunteers is likely to be canceled, has reported.

The two schools were to play at Chapel Hill on September 24, 2011 and at Knoxville on September 8, 2012.

University of Tennessee AD Mike Hamilton told ESPN that he was trying to break up the tough stretch of games that were in place in 2011. After opening against FCS power Montana, the Vols host Cincinnati, travel to Florida and North Carolina, have an off week, host Georgia and LSU and then travel to Alabama.

Tennessee wants to push back the series against UNC, but the Tar Heels do not seem to be interested. Therefore, it’s likely that the Volunteers will have to buy their way out of the two game set.

Update: is reporting that Buffalo may replace North Carolina on Tennessee’s 2011 football schedule.

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