ACC releases 2013 football match-ups
Posted January 11, 2013
The Atlantic Coast Conference released parts of the football schedule for 2013 Friday morning, informing teams and fans where games will be played but not when. With the addition of Syracuse and Pitt in 2013, this year's schedule is comprised from an entirely new scheduling model, a move similar to the previous expansion model in 2006.
Each ACC team will play eight conference games (four home and four away), six games within their division (three home, three away) and two games (one home, one away) with crossover opponents from the opposite division.
The new model of conference opponents will result in repeat site games in order to balance home and away schedules. This year, taking into account the existing schedule, there will be a total of just six repeat site games, all limited to the 2013 football season.
2013 ACC football opponents
The games with opponents traveling to the same site as in 2012 are: Duke at Wake Forest; Duke at Virginia Tech; Miami at Duke; Georgia Tech at Clemson; Virginia Tech at Boston College; and Virginia Tech at Miami.
The complete football schedule, including specific dates, is scheduled to be released in early February, the league said.
North Carolina hosts Duke and Miami and goes on the road to face NC State and Virginia Tech in conference play. Before league play starts, the Tar Heels will kick off the season with an Aug. 29 trip to South Carolina to face the Gamecocks. That game will be broadcast on ESPN. UNC also hosts East Carolina on Sept. 28 and Old Dominion on Oct. 12.
Home ACC games: Duke, Miami, Virginia, Boston College
Road ACC games: Georgia Tech, Pitt, Virginia Tech, NC State
The Duke Blue Devils, coming off a 6-6 regular season that included a bowl trip for the first time since 1994, will face Miami and Pitt in Durham and North Carolina and Virginia Tech on the road. Out of conference, David Cutcliffe and Co. will visit Memphis on Sept. 7 and host Navy on Oct. 12.
Home ACC games: Georgia Tech, Miami, Pitt, NC State
Road ACC games: North Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest
Under new head coach Dave Doeren, the in-transition North Carolina State Wolfpack will visit Boston College and Florida State in Atlantic Division competition and face North Carolina and Duke in crossover games with the Coastal Division. The Wolfpack will open the season with non-conference games against Louisiana Tech (Aug. 31), Richmond (Sept. 7) and Central Michigan (Sept. 14).
Home ACC games: Clemson, Maryland, Syracuse, North Carolina
Road ACC games: Boston College, Florida State, Wake Forest, Duke