ACC Football Schedule 2020: Notre Dame joins the league for an 11-game season with a non-competition


The ACC has decided this fall about college football as well as its other fall Olympic games. The conference announced Wednesday that its football season would begin during the week of September 7, originally scheduled as week 2 of the 2020 season. ACC teams – plus partial league members Notre Dame – will play 11 games, including 10 ACC contests and an illegal game, which resides in the league’s home state.

“Today’s decision was made after months of thoughtful planning by many individuals throughout the conference,” ACC Commissioner John Swofford said in a release. “The Board’s decision presents a path, if public health guidance, to move forward with competition. Our institutions are committed to taking the necessary measures to facilitate return in a safe and responsible manner. We believe that we There is a need to be agile and make adjustments in future. We should be as prepared as possible.

Notre Dame will participate in the festivities and play the full 10-game ACC conference schedule, making it eligible to compete in the ACC Championship Game as a temporary 15th member of the conference in 2020. The ACC Championship will be contested between the two teams. The top of the standings as the ACC will not play with the divisions in 2020. The ACC Championship Game will be played on December 12 or 19 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

All of Notre Dame’s illegal games will still be broadcast on NBC, and television revenue earned – from Notre Dame and the other 14 ACC schools – will both be tallied and distributed equally among 15 schools.

The full schedule, which the ACC says will be “released in the future,” will be at least 13 weeks long, giving each team two open dates. These will either be used as closed weeks or there should be a disruption of possible replacement dates.

For a complete team-by-team breakdown of each program home and away, Click here.

As far as illegal games played by each team are concerned, schedules are in control of scheduling those tournaments; However, all non-conferencing games must be played in the ACC school’s home state. It preserves potential annual marquee rivalry games such as Florida State-Florida, Louisville-Kentucky, Georgia Tech-Georgia and Clemson-South Carolina.

Outside of football, the ACC announced plans to drop its Olympic Games. Sessions for field hockey, women’s soccer, men’s soccer and volleyball will begin on Thursday. 10. 10. Schools will all play a conference schedule that meets the NCAA minimum amount of games, but may schedule additional games against conference or non-conference opponents. Vivek so long as potential opponents “meet the medical standards of the ACC.” Any additional games against conference opponents that are not part of the conference-mandated schedule will not count in the ACC standings.

The ACC also announced that sports such as swimming and diving, indoor track and field and fencing are postponed until at least September 10. All fall competition has been canceled in sports such as golf, tennis, rowing, lacrosse, softball and baseball. Practice in all sports will be allowed at the discretion of each school.

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