Report: ACC football expected to play conference-only schedule in 2020 — Potentially

The ACC seems to be following in the Big Ten’s footsteps. According to a report from Stadium’s Brett McMurphy on Twitter, the ACC expects to play a conference-only schedule for the 2020 ACC football season.

Earlier Thursday afternoon, news broke that the Big Ten planned to have conference-only schedule for all fall sports, including football.

McMurphy also notes that if Notre Dame needs to round-out its schedule due to concerns with COVID-19, ACC commissioner John Swofford said the league will assist.

Notre Dame has 12 games on its schedule for 2020; however, plenty of that will be up in the air now, including an Oct. 3 matchup with Wisconsin that’s off the table now. Currently, six ACC teams are already on Notre Dame’s schedule for 2020: Wake Forest, Pitt, Duke, Clemson, Georgia Tech and Louisville.

Update: Minutes after McMurphy’s tweet, Ed Hardin of the Greensboro News & Record chimed in, too. Hardin states that, as of right now, the ACC is still weighing its options for the 2020 season. According to Hardin, the conference-only schedule is a possibility for the league, but “everything is still on the table.”


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