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 »
The Richmond Spiders have announced future football games against five ACC teams for the 2013 through 2021 seasons.
Some of the opponents were previously announced, but Richmond has added games against Maryland in 2015, Boston College in 2017, Virginia in 2018, and Virginia Tech in 2021.
The Spiders will travel to NC State next season and will also visit Virginia in 2014.Read Full Story »
The UMass Minutemen announced a slate of future non-conference football opponents today, which includes games against BCS teams Boston College, Colorado, Florida, Notre Dame, Penn State and Wisconsin.
UMass will open the 2013 season with a trip to face the Wisconsin Badgers on Aug. 31. After a road game at Kansas State on Sept. 14, the Minutemen will host Vanderbilt on Sept. 21. UMass has never faced Vanderbilt or Wisconsin and is 0-2 against Kansas State.Read Full Story »
ACC schools usually play some good non-conference opponents. After all, many of their rivals are SEC teams. The ACC also frequently schedules teams from the Big East.
There are several intriguing non-conference games this season and four are played at neutral site locations. Clemson and Miami are each featured twice.
Here is my pick for the Top 10 ACC non-conference games for the 2012 season:Read Full Story »
The ACC has released their 2012 football schedules. Conference play begins on Saturday, Sept. 1 when Miami travels to face Boston College. And in a prime-time Labor Day match-up, Georgia Tech travels to face Virginia Tech (Mon., Sept. 3; 8 p.m. ET; ESPN).
Two ACC schools will participate in the 2012 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. NC State will take on Tennessee on Friday, Aug. 31 while Clemson will battle Auburn on Saturday, Sept. 1.Read Full Story »