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UNC-Georgia football game time set

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora talks with his players following the Tar Heelsâ Spring Game on on Saturday April 16, 2016 at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C.
North Carolina coach Larry Fedora talks with his players following the Tar Heelsâ Spring Game on on Saturday April 16, 2016 at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C. rwillett@newsobserver.com

North Carolina's football season-opener has been set for a while now – a highly anticipated game against Georgia on Sept. 3 in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff at the Georgia Dome. And now there's a start time, too.

ESPN announced on Monday that the UNC-Georgia game will begin at 5:30 p.m. It will be televised nationally on ESPN, which is airing a tripleheader of nationally televised games on the first full Saturday of the college football season.

ESPN's first game that day is Hawaii at Michigan at noon. UNC-Georgia follows at 5:30, and then it's Clemson at Auburn at 9. If you're counting – and UNC coach Larry Fedora has been known to count down these kinds of things – then as of Tuesday there are 109 days until UNC plays Georgia.

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