The Eastern Michigan Eagles have added future football games against Illinois, Purdue, and North Carolina, their 2014 football media guide indicates.
EMU will travel to face the North Carolina Tar Heels at Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill on Sept. 9, 2017. The game will be the first ever meeting between the two schools.
The following season, the Eagles travel to face the Purdue Boilermakers. The third overall meeting between the two schools is slated for Sept. 8, 2018 at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette.
In their two previous meetings, Purdue thumped Eastern Michigan 49-3 in 1991 and 54-16 in 2012.
Eastern Michigan will take on another Big Ten school in 2019 when they travel to face the Illinois Fighting Illini on Sept. 14. It will also be the first meeting between the two schools.
EMU now has games scheduled against a team from a power five conference for each season through 2020. The Eagles play at Florida and Michigan State this season, at LSU in 2015, at Michigan State again in 2016, and then EMU hosts Michigan State in 2020.
Eastern Michigan, which finished 2-10 overall and 1-7 in the MAC last year, opens the 2014 season at home against Morgan State on Saturday, Aug. 30.