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ACC Settles on 11-Game Football Schedule, Including Notre Dame

NCAA Football: Virginia Tech at Miami

The ACC has made its decision for how it will handle the 2020 college football season. The conference announced it proceed with an 11-game football season if public health guidance allows.

The plan is for the season to begin the weekend of September 12 and includes Notre Dame playing a full league schedule in the ACC.

All ACC schools and Notre Dame will play 10 conference games plus one non-conference game of their choosing, and the Fighting Irish will be eligible for the ACC championship game. There will be no divisions for the 2020 season.


This is a little bit different from the Big 12 which already has teams like the Oklahoma Sooners moving the season up to a start date of August 29th, which is now what all FBS teams are allowed to do after the NCAA’s announcement this week.

As for the non-conference game with the ACC, it must take place in the home state of the school and the 11 games will be played over at least 13 weeks, with two built in bye weeks. The ACC championship game will be played in Charlotte on either Dec. 12 or Dec. 19 and will feature the top two teams with the highest conference winning percentage.

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