What a week in the ACC. The leadership of both divisions changed hands, two teams lost stars to injury and the Victory Bell got a new coat of paint. This week’s action features a Thursday night national broadcast, an out-of-conference battle, and the two division leaders facing off against each other. As we prepare for another wild week of Atlantic Coast Conference football, let’s take a run around the conference and see what to expect from Week 9’s slate of games.
Duke (6-2, 3-1) at #11 Florida State (7-1, 4-1), 3:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU
Program guide: Jamison Crowder’s touchdown grab with 19 seconds remaining last week did so much more than just padding his and quarterback Sean Renfree’s stats (Renfree, by the way, became just the 20th quarterback in ACC history to throw for over 8,000 yards in his career in last week’s game). Read Full Story »
The Miami Hurricanes have canceled a 2014-15 home-and-home football series against the Memphis Tigers, The Miami Herald has reported.
The two schools were scheduled to meet at Sun Life Stadium in Miami on Sept. 13, 2014 and then at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis on Sept. 26, 2015.
Miami and Memphis first agreed to the series back in May 2010. Read Full Story »
Maryland and North Carolina have each added the Old Dominion Monarchs to their 2013 football schedules, ODU has confirmed in separate releases.
Old Dominion will travel to face the Maryland Terrapins on Sept. 7, 2013 and North Carolina Tar Heels on Oct 12, 2013.
The Monarchs have never played a team that was in the Football Bowl Subdivision at the time of the contest. In the past, ODU has faced East Carolina, Miami (FL), and UMass, but all three schools were in a lower division at the time. Read Full Story »
The Maryland Terrapins and the Wisconsin Badgers have scheduled a home-and-home series for 2020 and 2021, the schools announced today.
Maryland will travel to face Wisconsin at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison on Sept. 12, 2020. The Terrapins will then host the Badgers at Byrd Stadium in College Park on Sept. 11, 2021.
The two schools have never met in football. Maryland is 4-44-1 all-time against teams from the Big Ten, while Wisconsin is 6-3 versus the ACC. Read Full Story »
After a somewhat light week in the ACC that only saw four games, we pick up a six-game slate for another pivotal week of conference play. One team will look to rebound from a stunning loss that sent them tumbling into the middle of the divisional pack, while another will look to continue its unlikely run atop its division. Let’s take a look at what to watch this week around the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Virginia Tech (4-3, 2-1) at #14 Clemson (5-1, 2-1), noon ET, ABC/ESPN2 (reverse mirror)
This is an important game for a couple of reasons. Clemson looks to continue their winning ways and get the help they need to eventually reach Charlotte, while Virginia Tech tries to spend more time recreating the last three quarters of their 41-20 victory over Duke last week in Blacksburg than the first quarter.
East Carolina and Virginia Tech have extended their football series through the 2020 season, both schools announced today.
The Pirates and Hokies will renew their series on Sept. 14, 2013 at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville. Games in 2015, 2017, and 2019 will also be played in Greenville, while the 2014, 2016, 2018, and 2020 meetings will be played at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg. Read Full Story »
The North Carolina Tar Heels have announced changes to their future football schedules, which includes the cancellation of a series against Minnesota.
Minnesota and North Carolina were slated for a 2013-14 home-and-home series, but the Golden Gophers requested to cancel the arrangement. Minnesota will pay UNC an $800,000 buyout per the terms of the contract. Read Full Story »
The Minnesota Golden Gophers have announced several changes to their future football schedules, including the cancellation of a home-and-home series with North Carolina.
Minnesota and North Carolina were set to meet on Sept. 7, 2013 in Chapel Hill and Sept. 13, 2014 in Minneapolis. No reason was specified for the cancellation of these two games. Read Full Story »
The Maryland Terrapins have added games against Rutgers, UCF, and two FCS teams to their future football schedules, according to UM AD Kevin Anderson.
Rutgers will visit Byrd Stadium in College Park in 2014, while UCF will visit in 2016. Maryland will also host FCS teams James Madison and Howard in 2014 and 2016, respectively. Read Full Story »
Back in February, the ACC announced that they were moving to a nine-game football schedule. This was due to the addition of Pittsburgh and Syracuse which brought the total number of ACC teams to 14.
The addition of the extra conference game forced many ACC teams to cancel future non-conference contests. Some of those games were slated for next season.
But then last month, the ACC announced that they had reached an agreement with Notre Dame for the Fighting Irish to play five ACC football teams per season beginning as early as 2014. Read Full Story »
Week 6 was one of the crazier weeks in recent memory around college football, as three of the top five teams in the nation fell. This obviously had a large impact on the ACC, as well, with Florida State losing in the final minute at Carter-Finley Stadium.
The ACC’s Atlantic Division has a new complexion, as the Coastal now sees a new team in second place outright behind the Miami Hurricanes. Let’s take a look at what to watch for a somewhat light ACC schedule in Week 7. Read Full Story »
Week 6 features a number of interesting matchups involving current – and future – ACC teams, including two nationally-televised night games. Let’s take a look around the conference and tell you what to watch for this week.
The ACC Coastal Division leaders travel to South Bend to take on their longtime rivals and future conference mates in the matchup of the week. It’s no Catholics vs. Convicts, but this game takes on a whole new level of interest with both schools off to a blazing start. Read Full Story »
The ACC will keep an 8-game conference football schedule when it expands to 14 teams in 2013, the league announced today at their annual Fall meetings.
With Pittsburgh and Syracuse set to join the ACC next season, the conference was going to migrate to a 9-game schedule. But the recent agreement with Notre Dame altered those plans. Read Full Story »
The six BCS conferences have each announced their football TV schedule for the weekend of October 13, 2012.
Top match-ups include Alabama at Missouri, Oklahoma vs. Texas (at Dallas, TX), South Carolina at LSU, West Virginia at Texas Tech, USC at Washington, TCU at Baylor, and Texas A&M vs. Louisiana Tech (at Shreveport, LA).
The remainder of times and TV for the weekend of 10/13 are listed on each teams 2012 football schedule. Read Full Story »
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have canceled future football games against the Michigan Wolverines in 2015, 2016, and 2017, the AP has reported.
Through a freedom of information request, the AP found that Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick sent a letter to Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon exercising a three-year out in their contract.
Notre Dame and Michigan are still scheduled to meet each year through 2031, with the exception of 2018 and 2019. Their last game under the current contract is set for Sept. 6, 2014 in South Bend. Read Full Story »