Colleges

ACC scheduling changes to impact basketball, football

Posted October 3, 2012

Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford announced what the addition of Notre Dame means for Triangle teams and others in the conference. He discussed the future scheduling formats and conference policies following the annual ACC Fall Business Meetings.

"The addition of Notre Dame gives us an opportunity to reinforce a number of conference rivalries in basketball and Olympic sports while also giving our schools greater flexibility in nonconference football scheduling," said Swofford.

In short, North Carolina will maintain their rivalry with Duke and NC State in basketball and Duke and NC State will partner with North Carolina and Wake Forest. 

The addition of teams to the conference also means the ACC basketball tournament will now expand to five days. The tournament will begin with three games on Wednesday, followed by four games each on Thursday and Friday. The two semifinal games will be played on Saturday with the championship game remaining on Sunday.

The top four seeds will continue to receive byes into Friday's quarterfinal round.

Men’s and women’s basketball will continue to play an 18-game conference schedule with two "primary partners" whom they will play home and home each season. The two-partner format secures the rivalry between North Carolina, Duke and NC State.

In addition to the four annual games against their partners, the remaining 14 conference games will feature home and away games with two rotating opponents and five home-only games and five road-only games.

The two-primary-partners within the conference are:
North Carolina - Duke and NC State
NC State - North Carolina and Wake Forest
Duke - North Carolina and Wake Forest

Boston College - Notre Dame and Syracuse
Clemson - Florida State and Georgia Tech
Florida State - Clemson and Miami
Georgia Tech - Clemson and Notre Dame
Maryland - Pitt and Virginia
Miami - Florida State and Virginia Tech
Notre Dame - Boston College and Georgia Tech
Pitt - Maryland and Syracuse
Syracuse - Boston College and Pitt
Virginia - Maryland and Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech - Miami and Virginia
Wake Forest - Duke and NC State

The annual ACC/Big 12 Challenge will include the 12 teams with the best RPI from the previous year.

In football, the ACC will continue play an eight-game conference schedule beginning in 2013. The league had announced in February it would have a nine-game football schedule once Pittsburgh and Syracuse joined but with Notre Dame playing five games annually against ACC teams the league voted to remain with an eight-game conference schedule. Divisions, primary crossover partners and rotating opponents from the opposite division will remain the same.

Beginning with the 2014 season, the ACC Baseball Championship will feature 10 teams in a six-day event. A double-elimination format will be used Tuesday through Friday followed by two single-elimination games on Saturday and the championship game on Sunday.

The ACC's Faculty Athletic Representatives and Athletics Directors also ruled that if a member institution is ineligible for postseason competition due to NCAA sanctions, it will be ineligible for regular season or divisional recognition.

57 Comments

Please to add a comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • kornfan2448 Oct 4, 3:25 p.m.

    Carolina thought they could run from the Pack by only playing us once a season in basketball.... View More

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again01

    Why would Carolina run from a sure win?

    — Posted by kornfan2448

    We weren't talking about the Duke-Carolina football game. Try to keep up.

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again01

    13-0 dating back to 2007. Think I'm keeping up just fine, thanks!

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Oct 4, 1:32 p.m.

    Carolina thought they could run from the Pack by only playing us once a season in basketball.... View More

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again01

    Why would Carolina run from a sure win?

    — Posted by kornfan2448

    We weren't talking about the Duke-Carolina football game. Try to keep up.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Oct 4, 1:31 p.m.

    Carolina thought they could run from the Pack by only playing us once a season in basketball.... View More

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again01

    Yes, we are so afraid of your basketball team. Funny, how NCSU has a mediocre season (after... View More

    — Posted by tarheelgrad1998

    Carolina is jumping OUT of the elite class, and State is jumping in.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Oct 4, 1:30 p.m.

    Carolina thought they could run from the Pack by only playing us once a season in basketball.... View More

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again01

    This MUST have been meant to be funny and if so it sort of was if one likes dry humor. If not,... View More

    — Posted by trueblue0100

    It ends in another couple of months, hence my comment. Carolina is not going to like it when, in addition to the never ending scandal, they also lose one of the few things they have left to be happy about -- their winning streak against State.

  • kornfan2448 Oct 4, 1:02 p.m.

    Carolina thought they could run from the Pack by only playing us once a season in basketball.... View More

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again01

    Why would Carolina run from a sure win?

  • tarheelgrad1998 Oct 4, 12:43 p.m.

    Carolina thought they could run from the Pack by only playing us once a season in basketball.... View More

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again01

    Yes, we are so afraid of your basketball team. Funny, how NCSU has a mediocre season (after many terrible ones) followed by a good tournament run, and suddenly, they're world beaters everyone is afraid of playing.

    You may very well have a better season than us, but it's a little early to assume NCSU is going to make a major leap to elite, in the class with Duke and UNC.

  • hintonpp2 Oct 4, 12:23 p.m.

    yeah!! can't wait for 'Cuse to come into the ACC, and show up all those Wolf Puppies, Tar Shes and Puke how real basketball is played. Bring it on.

    You are about to see some hoops... We'll get you back to MSG early so you can enjoy what's left of the Big East Tour. in March Make you feel right at home.

  • trueblue0100 Oct 4, 12:01 p.m.

    Swofford is a UNC-CHeat bafoon.

    Notre Dame makes NO sense to the ACC. Pitt makes no sense to the... View More

    — Posted by MarcoPolo

    Whoever assumed that ignornace and immaturity might improve were vastly wrong.

  • trueblue0100 Oct 4, 11:57 a.m.

    Carolina thought they could run from the Pack by only playing us once a season in basketball.... View More

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again01

    This MUST have been meant to be funny and if so it sort of was if one likes dry humor. If not, then it is the most inane statement since the "Last Supper" or maybe it was the "Parting of the Red Sea". How long has the futility gone on?

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Oct 4, 11:43 a.m.

    Carolina thought they could run from the Pack by only playing us once a season in basketball. NOT SO FAST, HOLES! LOL

More...

 

 

  • ACC: Clemson at NC State

    Tonight at 9:00 on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: NC State at Georgia Tech

    Saturday at 12:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • SEC: Arkansas at Florida

    Saturday at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA: Waste Management Phoenix Open

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: Duke at Notre Dame

    Tonight at 7:30 on 620am

  • ACC: NC State vs. Clemson

    Tonight at 9:00 on WRAL-FM

  • SEC: Kentucky at Missouri

    Tomorrow at 9:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • NHL: Hurricanes vs. St. Louis

    Friday at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
7:30pm Tonight
ND
DUKE
8:30pm Tonight
SAN
CHA
9:00pm Tonight
NCSU
CLEM
9:00pm Tonight
MEM
ECU
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
DET
7:00pm Tonight
CLE
POR
7:30pm Tonight
TOR
SAC
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
BOS
8:00pm Tonight
ATL
BRK
8:00pm Tonight
HOU
DAL
8:00pm Tonight
NOP
DEN
8:00pm Tonight
NYK
OKC
8:30pm Tonight
SAN
CHA
9:00pm Tonight
UTA
LAC
10:30pm Tonight
PHO
WAS
7:00pm Tonight
VERM
GTDNS
 
7:00pm Tonight
NAVY
AMER
 
7:00pm Tonight
UMBC
BING
 
7:00pm Tonight
JMU
DEL
 
7:00pm Tonight
RICH
DUQ
7:00pm Tonight
UNCW
ELON
 
7:00pm Tonight
USB
HART
 
7:00pm Tonight
WMARY
HOF
 
7:00pm Tonight
COL
LAF
 
7:00pm Tonight
PSU
MINN
7:00pm Tonight
MAINE
UNH
 
7:00pm Tonight
DREX
NE
 
7:00pm Tonight
FORD
RIU
7:00pm Tonight
SFLA
SMU
7:00pm Tonight
MARQ
SHU
7:00pm Tonight
LSU
SCAR
7:00pm Tonight
UCF
TEMPL
7:00pm Tonight
LONG
UNCA
 
7:00pm Tonight
FSU
WAKE
7:00pm Tonight
CCAR
WINT
 
7:00pm Tonight
OU
WRST
 
7:30pm Tonight
ND
DUKE
7:30pm Tonight
GHND 0
HC 0
 
7:30pm Tonight
CSOU
RAD
 
7:30pm Tonight
OKLA
TTU
8:00pm Tonight
BRAD
DRAK
 
8:00pm Tonight
BUCK
LEH
 
8:00pm Tonight
WICHS
LOYC
8:00pm Tonight
ILLST
MIZST
 
8:00pm Tonight
PEAY
MORE
 
8:00pm Tonight
SDKST
NEOM
 
8:00pm Tonight
ARST
ORST
8:00pm Tonight
HOU
RICE
8:05pm Tonight
SILL
NIOWA
9:00pm Tonight
NCSU
CLEM
9:00pm Tonight
MEM
ECU
9:00pm Tonight
MIAMI
GT
9:00pm Tonight
PURD
IND
9:00pm Tonight
TCU
KU
9:00pm Tonight
BC
LOU
9:00pm Tonight
MISS
MSST
9:00pm Tonight
CREI
STJ
10:00pm Tonight
SJST
AFA
10:00pm Tonight
ARZ
OREG
11:00pm Tonight
WASH
STAN
7:30pm Tonight
NJD
TOR
8:00pm Tonight
WAS
PIT
10:30pm Tonight
LOS
CHI