Governor's Cup football game still possible after ACC's announcement

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"I don't know (if) this could lead to Notre Dame being a full member in football, " James said on a conference call with reporters.

Miami athletic director Blake James called the schedule "aspirational" as concerns about COVID-19 have put major college football in the fall in peril.

The full ACC schedule will be released at a later date.

The Hurricanes had been scheduled to open the season against the Temple Owls at Hard Rock Stadium on Sept. 5, with other non-league contests scheduled for Sept. 12 against Wagner at home, Sept. 17 against Alabama-Birmingham and Sept. 26 at Michigan State. North Carolin had Auburn on its schedule.

With the Big 12 only having 10 teams, the SEC's remaining 10 teams (the ones without ACC rivalry games) should play the 10 Big 12 programs. That game can be against anyone but has to take place in the home state of the ACC school. Would that prompt Notre Dame to re-think its independent status? All 15 ACC schools will share all television revenue for the 2020 season. Part of that discussion is who you will be playing and when.

Notre Dame will not play the Hurricanes in 2020. The conference said it's to be determined if the event is rescheduled.

The league has also moved back the start of the season to September 26 and the SEC Championship Game to December 19. The league could also adjust to a 10-game conference-only schedule, too, depending on the mechanics of a piecemeal out-of-conference slate.

Gary Stokan, the CEO of the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, in a statement said: "We certainly understand the ACC is doing what they feel is in the best interest of the conference and the health of their teams, staff and student athletes, and as our partners, we support them in that decision".

Sports Illustrated's Ross Dellenger reported Wednesday that the SEC was "moving closer" to a conference-only 10-game schedule.

5. Navy off the schedule for first time since 1926?

. The Gamecocks and Tigers have met every year since 1909.

Too many other conferences may have already walked away from the table for the Big 12 to make an aggressive play.

The big news was its plans for football - 10 conference games and one non-conference game over 13 weeks plus the ACC football championship December 12 or 19 in Charlotte. They're a great football program.

Like I said when this terrible virus started to effect the United States and shortly after the sports world, it's hard enough to try and guess what's going to happen in two weeks, let alone in two months.

The good news for Wolfpack fans is that path to a higher winning percentage will be a lot easier without Clemson and Notre Dame on the schedule.