The ACC has announced the scheduling model that they’ll take into 2020 this afternoon.
The season’s first games will take place the week of September 7th through the 12th and will include 11 games consisting of 10 conference games and one non-conference game.
Via the announcement:
“As we look ahead to the fall, the safety of our students, staff and overall campus community continues to be our top priority,” said Kent Syverud, Chancellor of Syracuse University and the Chair of the ACC Board of Directors. “Today’s announcement outlines a specific path for ACC fall sports to return to intercollegiate athletic competition using comprehensive protocols put forward by our ACC Medical Advisory Group. As a league, we understand the need to stay flexible and be prepared to adjust as medical information evolves in conjunction with local and state health guidelines.”
One intriguing update to the 2020 plan is that Notre dame will also play a 10-game ACC schedule and be eligible to compete in the ACC title game.
The announcement comes on the heels of the Big 10 and PAC-12 who announced that they’re moving forward with plans for conference-only games. All eyes now turn to the SEC and Big 12 to see what their schedule model will look like.
The ACC’s full schedule and TV selections will be released down the road.
See a snapshot of announcement regarding football programs below.