Charlottesville, VA. – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today (July 29) its plans for the 2020 college football season and fall Olympic sports. The ACC Board of Directors announced if public health guidance allows, all seven ACC sponsored fall sports will begin competition the week of Sept. 7-12. Those sports include football, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, volleyball, field hockey, men’s cross country and women’s cross country.
The schedules and broadcasts designations for fall sports will be announced in the future.
Virginia Athletics, in conjunction with state and university officials, will announce guidelines for fans in attendance at home sporting events in the future.
Virginia Football ticket holders will receive information via email about tickets and parking once the schedule is announced and guidelines are established for attendance at Scott Stadium.
To read the ACC’s complete press release, click on this link.
The 2020 football scheduling model includes 11 games – 10 conference and one non-conference contest. UVA’s 2020 ACC home games will include (in alphabetical order): Boston College, Duke, Louisville, North Carolina and NC State. The Cavaliers’ road ACC slate features Clemson, Florida State, Miami, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. The game dates will be announced by the ACC in the future.
UVA’s one non-conference opponent will also be announced at a later date. The ACC scheduling model states that all non-conference games must be played in the home state of the ACC institution.
The 11-game schedule will start the week of Sept. 7-12. The 11-game schedules will be played over 13 weeks with each team having two open dates.
The ACC will use a single division for the 2020 season. Notre Dame will play a full 10-game ACC schedule and be eligible for the ACC Championship. The ACC Championship game will be played in Charlotte, N.C., on either Dec. 12 or 19. Based on overall highest conference-game winning percentage, the top two teams in the conference will compete in the ACC Championship game.
ACC fall sports may begin on Thursday, Sept. 10. Team sports will play a conference schedule that meets the NCAA minimum number of games for teams to be eligible to compete in NCAA Championships – field hockey (six), women’s soccer (six), men’s soccer (six) and volleyball (10). Cross country meets will be scheduled at the school’s discretion.
Any additional games against conference opponents or non-conference opponents are at the respective school’s discretion and all opponents must meet the ACC’s medical standards. Any additional games against conference opponents that are beyond the conference-mandated schedules would not count in the ACC standings.
The ACC Fall Championship schedule will be:
- The cross country championships will be held at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. on October 30, and include all fifteen member schools
- The field hockey championship will be held at Duke University on November 5, 6 and 8
- The women’s soccer championship will include the top four teams and be held at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. on November 6 and 8, as previously announced
- The men’s soccer championship will include the top four teams and be held at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. on November 13 and 15
Winter and Spring Olympic Sports
Competition in the sports of swimming and diving, indoor track and field and fencing will be postponed until at least September 10.
Fall competition in the sports of men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis, rowing, men’s and women’s lacrosse, softball and baseball has been canceled. Student-athletes in golf and tennis continue to be eligible to compete unattached
4TheHoos Virtual Tickets
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