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ACC keeps current 8-game conference schedule for football

September 16, 2020

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ The Atlantic Coast Conference athletic directors have voted to keep the conference’s current eight-game conference schedule with at least one nonconference game against a Power 5 team. The athletic directors were considering switching to a nine-game schedule, according to The New York Times, for financial reasons and due to pressure from ESPN, which recently entered into a deal with the ACC to create a conference network and online streaming platform.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe ACC and the Southeastern Conference are the only power conferences that don’t play a nine-game conference schedule. Sticking with the eight-game format gives Syracuse and the other ACC schools more flexibility in creating their schedules — giving them the option of scheduling a weaker opponent to help bowl chances. Commentscenter_img Published on October 5, 2016 at 6:27 pm Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettuslast_img

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