North Carolina men’s basketball 2017 championship highway sign is missing

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Basketball rivalries run deep in North Carolina. Sure, the North Carolina Tar Heels and Duke Blue Devils hatred takes the cake, but it’s not as though the N.C. State Wolfpack likes those two programs either.

So when North Carolina installed a highway marker celebrating the Tar Heels’ 2017 national championship along Interstate 40 near Raleigh, it was probably only a matter of time until trouble ensued.

About a week after the highway sign went up just three miles from PNC Arena, where the Wolfpack play their home basketball games, it’s gone missing.

According to the News & Observer, the North Carolina Department of Transportation is aware the sign is missing. The department’s spokesman said Friday, “We did not remove the sign.”

The Tar Heels men’s basketball program put up eight championship signs, which cost $2,000 each. The state’s department of transportation agreed to a new policy that any school that wins the national title may place championship signs along the highway, and the signs may stay up for a maximum of two years.

The News & Observer reports the sign just a few miles from PNC Arena is one of two along Interstate 40 – the other is near the Wake-Durham county line. Each sign was strategically placed where drivers from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport would see them.

On social media, N.C. State fans joked about taking down the highway sign close to PNC Arena, but as of Friday evening, no fan has taken credit yet.

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