All right, everybody, one more time, and with feeling. NC State and North Carolina wrap up their respective regular seasons on Saturday afternoon in a game that has the potential to be quite a lot of fun, but is also (as usual) terrifying. I really have no idea what to expect after what we saw in Chapel Hill a year ago.
We'll have to hope that Bad Marquise shows up, or perhaps that NC State can knock the bad into Marquise again. That seems much less likely this year, but again, I rule nothing out when it comes to this matchup. Everything is possible across the good/bad/awful spectrum.
For once, a contest between these two teams hasn't been stuck at noon, which means no ACC Network hooray! The game will air on ESPN2 or ABC depending on where you're located. For folks in North Carolina and the rest of the southeast--and most of the ACC footprint, actually--this game will be on ABC. Here's the coverage map for Saturday.
How to watch/follow UNC vs. NC State
Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. ET
TV: ABC/ESPN2 (see coverage map for channel in your location)
Online streaming: WatchESPN / WatchESPN mobile app
Announcers: Eamon McAnaney, Rocky Boiman, Dawn Davenport (h/t to @SandlapperSpike)
Radio coverage: Wolfpack Sports Network / 101.5 FM in Raleigh (full list of affiliates here)
BTP's UNC coverage
Our UNC Q&A: Part 1 / Part 2
Meet UNC, which is fire at one end and shrugs at the other
NC State opened as six-point underdog to UNC