GREENSBORO, NC- Whether fans cheered from the stands or from the bar Saturday, one thing was for certain-- college football has returned to the Triad.
"It's the best feeling in the world!" Brandon Arnold of Sophia said.
The crowd at Kickback Jack's in Greensboro didn't disappoint Saturday night.
"It's a big deal,” hospitality leader Jasmene Morrison said. “Everybody coming in to see the games."
Morrison expected about 1,000 people to come out. She said extra staff was on hand.
"More money, more sales,” she said.
For fans, it was about good food, good drinks and good friends.
David Woods of Eden, Brandon Arnold of Sophia and a third friend met up to cheer on the Tarheels.
"Gotta have the big fans with me,” Woods said. “Keeps it more exciting, come out and have a good time."
Landon Studz, his brother and boss made the trip from Virginia to be in the heart of ACC country for game one.
"Nothing other than Carolina,” Studz said. “Carolina is the thing we love."
That's because Landon Studz' cousin was a big Tarheel fan in his time. He died of cancer at just 21. Studz and his family have been Carolina fans ever since.
"I love him,” Studz said. “Just big Carolina fans."
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