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North Carolina Tar Heels Bowls

Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina ▪ Colors: Carolina Blue & White
Stadium: Kenan Memorial Stadium (cap. 60,000)
Record*: 111 Years, 619-481-48, .560 W-L% (Major School)
*W-L-T adjusted to 603-481-48 by NCAA.

Conferences: ACC, Southern and Ind
Conference Champion: 7 Times
Bowls: 30 Bowls, 14-16, .467 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 17 Times (Preseason), 15 Times (Final), 232 Weeks (Total)

30 Bowls

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Rk Year Date Day Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1 2013 Dec 28, 2013 Sat Belk Bowl North Carolina 39 Cincinnati 17 Belk Bowl - Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
2 2011 Dec 26, 2011 Mon Independence Bowl Missouri 41 North Carolina 24 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)
3 2010 Dec 30, 2010 Thu Music City Bowl North Carolina 30 Tennessee 27 Music City Bowl (Nashville, TN)
4 2009 Dec 26, 2009 Sat Meineke Car Care Bowl Pittsburgh 19 North Carolina 17 Meineke Car Care Bowl (Charlotte, NC)
5 2008 Dec 27, 2008 Sat Meineke Car Care Bowl West Virginia 31 North Carolina 30 Meineke Car Care Bowl (Charlotte, NC)
6 2004 Dec 30, 2004 Thu Continental Tire Bowl Boston College 37 North Carolina 24 Continental Tire Bowl (Charlotte, NC)
7 2001 Dec 31, 2001 Mon Peach Bowl North Carolina 16 Auburn 10 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
8 1998 Dec 19, 1998 Sat Las Vegas Bowl North Carolina 20 San Diego State 13 Las Vegas Bowl (Las Vegas, NV)
9 1997 Jan 1, 1998 Thu Gator Bowl North Carolina 42 Virginia Tech 3 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
10 1996 Jan 1, 1997 Wed Gator Bowl North Carolina 20 West Virginia 13 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
11 1995 Dec 30, 1995 Sat Carquest Bowl North Carolina 20 Arkansas 10 Carquest Bowl (Miami, FL)
12 1994 Dec 30, 1994 Fri Sun Bowl Texas 35 North Carolina 31 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
13 1993 Dec 31, 1993 Fri Gator Bowl Alabama 24 North Carolina 10 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
14 1992 Jan 2, 1993 Sat Peach Bowl North Carolina 21 Mississippi State 17 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
15 1986 Dec 27, 1986 Sat Aloha Bowl Arizona 30 North Carolina 21 Aloha Bowl (Honolulu, HI)
16 1983 Dec 30, 1983 Fri Peach Bowl Florida State 28 North Carolina 3 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
17 1982 Dec 25, 1982 Sat Sun Bowl North Carolina 26 Texas 10 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
18 1981 Dec 28, 1981 Mon Gator Bowl North Carolina 31 Arkansas 27 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
19 1980 Dec 31, 1980 Wed Bluebonnet Bowl North Carolina 16 Texas 7 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
20 1979 Dec 28, 1979 Fri Gator Bowl North Carolina 17 Michigan 15 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
Rk Year Date Day Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
21 1977 Dec 19, 1977 Mon Liberty Bowl Nebraska 21 North Carolina 17 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
22 1976 Dec 31, 1976 Fri Peach Bowl Kentucky 21 North Carolina 0 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
23 1974 Dec 28, 1974 Sat Sun Bowl Mississippi State 26 North Carolina 24 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
24 1972 Dec 30, 1972 Sat Sun Bowl North Carolina 32 Texas Tech 28 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
25 1971 Dec 31, 1971 Fri Gator Bowl Georgia 7 North Carolina 3 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
26 1970 Dec 30, 1970 Wed Peach Bowl Arizona State 48 North Carolina 26 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
27 1963 Dec 28, 1963 Sat Gator Bowl North Carolina 35 Air Force 0 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
28 1949 Jan 2, 1950 Mon Cotton Bowl Rice 27 North Carolina 13 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
29 1948 Jan 1, 1949 Sat Sugar Bowl Oklahoma 14 North Carolina 6 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
30 1946 Jan 1, 1947 Wed Sugar Bowl Georgia 20 North Carolina 10 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)