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NC bill proposing some colleges play each other annually dead for now

An effort is over for now that would require the largest schools in the state to play each other in college football and men’s and women’s basketball.

The bill was an attempt to preserve the North Carolina State University and University of North Carolina rivalry, should the schools end up in difference conferences.

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It would have required in-state schools with enrollments of at least 30,000 students to play at least one home or away game each year. Every six years, they’d play against a state school that didn’t have a high enrollment.

It was slated to go into effect in the 2025-26 academic year.

But on Thursday, North Carolina House speaker Tim Moore said the bill would not be advancing. Moore said it would not be going to the House for.

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