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ACC releases 2015 schedule


The last of the Power Five leagues to keep next season's schedule under wraps, the ACC finally unrolled its 2015 slate on Thursday morning.

Once again, the ACC takes center stage on opening weekend with North Carolina meeting South Carolina in Charlotte on Thursday, Sept. 3., Louisville facing Auburn at the Georgia Dome on Saturday, Sept. 5, and Virginia Tech hosting defending national champion Ohio State on Labor Day night of Sept. 7.

Speaking of weeknight games, the first major conference to embrace non-Saturday games has a major presence on both Thursday and Friday nights.

Thursday Night Games
- North Carolina vs. South Carolina (at Charlotte), Sept. 3
- Clemson at Louisville, Sept. 17
- North Carolina at Pittsburgh, Oct. 29
- Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech, Nov. 12

Friday Night Games
- Florida State at Boston College, Sept. 18
- Boise State at Virginia, Sept. 25
- N.C. State at Virginia Tech, Nov. 9
- Louisville at Wake Forest, Oct. 30
- Miami at Pittsburgh, Nov. 27

Now in its second year of Olympic sports memberships, Notre Dame will up its ACC dosage in 2015 with six quasi-conference games.

Notre Dame vs. the ACC
- Notre Dame at Virginia, Sept. 12
- Georgia Tech at Notre Dame, Sept. 19
- Notre Dame at Clemson, Oct. 3
- Notre Dame at Pittsburgh, Nov. 7
- Wake Forest at Notre Dame, Nov. 14
- Boston College at Notre Dame (at Fenway Park), Nov. 21.

Some other notes...

- The Annual ACC Game of the Year - Florida State vs. Clemson - will take place Nov. 7 at Death Valley. With a light week in the other leagues, it's a safe bet College GameDay makes its fourth straight visit to 'Noles-Tigers.

- A big year for Mike London doesn't start easy. Virginia opens the year at UCLA, then returns home to face Notre Dame and Boise State. Consider this your early leader for college football's most difficult non-conference slate.

- Pat Narduzzi's first game as Pittsburgh's head coach is a home date with the Fighting Bo Pelinis of Youngstown State. His first ACC game comes Oct. 3 at Virginia Tech. After the Youngstown State opener, the Panthers play five of their next six on the road. Brutal.

- Finally, the ACC Championship will once again be played at Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium on Dec. 5.

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