The state could be at stake if the Tar Heels decided to leave. And politically speaking, the N, C. MSC is a little more literal with its criteria, and it brings together all the Division I football programs in North Carolina. With the Terrapins and Scarlet Knights on board, East Carolina and Coastal Carolina also return to the battle to play in that corner of the East Coast and complete the conference.
North Carolina remains the highest unnamed Notre Dame award among ACC schools in the latest phase of college realignment, and observers should not underestimate the power of the Tar Heels in all of this, according to Fortuna %26 Staples of THE ATHLETIC. New Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany is seen with North Carolina coach Dean Smith and Kansas coach Roy Williams ahead of the 1991 Final Four semifinals With all North Carolina college football teams competing in the same conference, in-state recruiting is it turns into a bloodbath. Arguably, North Carolina would be one of the crown jewels in any realignment discussion.