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Sport ACC announces plans to go ahead with football, Fall Sports

01:10  30 july  2020
01:10  30 july  2020 Source:   msn.com

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The conference announced Thursday that it is delaying the start of the 2020 season for all sports until at least Sept. This decision, based on the lingering impact of the coronavirus in the United States, is the first way in which the 2020 ACC sports season has officially been impacted.

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The Atlantic Coast Conference made a bold — questionable? — move Tuesday in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference is going forward with football and its Fall sports schedule, starting the week of Sept. 7-12.

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Per the ACC’s statement:

“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.”

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“Today’s decision was made after months of thoughtful planning by numerous individuals throughout the conference,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. “The Board’s decision presents a path, if public health guidance allows, to move forward with competition. Our institutions are committed to taking the necessary measures to facilitate the return in a safe and responsible manner. We recognize that we may need to be nimble and make adjustments in the future. We will be as prepared as possible should that need arise.”

The schedule will feature the football schools playing 10 conference games and one non-conference opponent. That allows Notre Dame to fill out its schedule as the school plays many ACC schools anyway in a typical season. Another intriguing point, Notre Dame will be eligible to play in the conference’s championship game.

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A model of the football schedule was posted on social media:

The football breakdown per the release:

ACC Football:

The season’s first games will take place the week of Sept. 7-12 The 2020 scheduling model includes 11 games (10 plus one: 10 conference and one non-conference) All non-conference game opponents, selected by the respective school, must be played in the home state of the ACC institution, and all non-conference opponents must meet the medical protocol requirements as agreed upon by the ACC The 11 games will be played over at least 13 weeks with each team having two open dates There will be one division Notre Dame will also play a 10-game conference schedule and be eligible to compete in the 2020 ACC Football Championship Game All television revenue for the 2020 season, including Notre Dame’s home games broadcast by NBC, will be shared equally by all 15 institutions The ACC Football Championship Game will be played on either December 12 or 19 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, and will feature the top two teams based upon highest conference-game winning percentage All 15 teams will continue to be part of the ACC’s bowl selection process; should Notre Dame win the ACC Football Championship Game they would be eligible for the Orange Bowl, if not selected as a College Football Playoff semifinal team The 2020 ACC Football week-by-week schedule and television selections will be released in the future MORE:

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The ACC announced today that they will play a nine game conference football schedule when Pittsburgh and Syracuse join the league. “We have been engaged in discussions on the various options for integrating Pitt and Syracuse since early fall ,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford.

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