USC To Face UNC In Charlotte As Neutral Site Games Continue To Boom (Something Our Futurists Predicted Years Ago)
May 8th, 2013 02:00 PM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
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Tags: North Carolina, SEC, South Carolina, Tar Heels, TV, US
This fall, South Carolina will open the 2013 football season against North Carolina in Columbia. The two teams will also meet to open up the 2015 season, but that game will take on a more special feel.
The Charlotte Observer reports that the Gamecocks and Tar Heels will butt heads in Charlotte at the NFL Panthers’ Bank of America Stadium. An official announcement is expected to come tomorrow.
The explosion in the number of neutral site games across the college football landscape is something we discussed way back in July of 2009. In a piece focusing on the future of the SEC, we sat down with a sports marketing expert and tried to imagine what might come next in the world of college sports. “Keeping The SEC On Top: What’s The Next Big Thing” provides a snapshot into a world when the SEC’s twin TV deals were still wowing folks and the overall US economy was still frightening them.
Now four years on, it’s a pretty interesting read.
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