The North Carolina Tarheels football squad represents the prestigious University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill at the professional sport of college football. The Tar Heels is a member of both the Coastal Division and the Football Bowl Subdivision of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). They are among the top ten teams in the country in this year’s NCAA Division I Football Championship, which is scheduled to begin with the first College Football Playoff game on January 6th. The Tar Heel’s next match up will be against the University of Miami in their second of four scheduled games in the playoffs. A win by either team would make them the winners. The teams will be paired against each other in the national finals for the third consecutive year.
This professional sport is played between two teams who play on an alternating basis and is often referred to as an annual rivalry game. It is played every season from September through March. During the regular season each team plays eight games, including three home games and one away game. The other teams that they play during the regular season are the University of Maryland University College, Duke University, and Wake Forest University.
Although the sport is mostly played in North Carolina, it is becoming popular across the United States. In recent years the popularity has been increasing because of several high profile celebrity sports figures. NBA great Michael Jordan recently joined the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, joining the basketball team. Super Bowl winning quarterback Joe Montana, football legend Roger Staubach, actor Michael Jackson and several other notable athletes have also played there. This year the Tar Heel’s is playing for a chance to join these men in their efforts to win a national championship. Many Tar Heel fans follow their beloved college team and are encouraged by the team’s high level of play and their ability to compete against the best of the best in the professional game. If they are able to defeat the University of Maryland in the championship game, they will win the championship and become the national champions.