The ACC introduced on Wednesday its plan to start seven fall sports activities, together with soccer, throughout the week of Sept. 7-12.
ACC soccer groups are slated to play an 11-game season in 2020, with 10 convention video games and one non-conference matchups. The league says that every non-conference opponent “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.”
Notre Dame can even be included within the ACC schedule in 2020, with its convention opponents being Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Louisville, Syracuse, Boston School, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Pittsburgh and Wake Forest. The Combating Irish will likely be eligible to compete for the ACC championship for the primary time, per the convention.
All groups will play in a single division, with the 2020 ACC championship sport slated for both Dec. 12 or Dec. 19.
“Today’s decision was made after months of thoughtful planning by numerous individuals throughout the conference,” ACC commissioner John Swofford stated in an announcement on Wednesday. “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.”
Fall Olympic sports activities throughout the ACC could start on Sept. 10. Subject hockey, girls’s soccer and males’s soccer groups will play six convention video games, whereas volleyball groups will play a minimum of 10 video games.
The ACC’s 2020-21 basketball schedule has but to be introduced.