Notre Dame opens ACC play against Duke, won't play Navy
Aug 07 2020
The ACC has released Florida State's updated 2020 football schedule. The ACC had announced plans last week for a 10-game league slate with one nonconference game and its championship game played either December 12 or 19.
Louisville was originally scheduled to open the season on September 2 against North Carolina State and face a slate that included eight Atlantic Coast Conference games and four non-conference opponents.
Nine of the Orange's 11 opponents remained the same from the original schedule, which featured four nonconference and eight conference games.
As of now, WMU's 2020 nonconference schedule features the season opener at Cincinnati on Friday, Sept. 11 and a trip to Notre Dame on Saturday, Sept. 19. Syracuse will also have five away games instead of the originally planned six, with two of those opponents finishing the 2019 season in the AP Top 25 (Notre Dame and Clemson).
The schedule includes at least two open dates (Oct. 3 and November 7), with the ACC Championship Game to be played on either December 12 or 19 in Charlotte, N.C. The top two teams in the final ACC standings will participate in the ACC title game.
It will be the first home game in December since the Cardinals defeated CT 48-17 during the 2006 season. The league championship game will take place either December 12 or 19 in Charlotte.
The Fighting Irish and the Midshipmen, who had been scheduled to play on Labor Day weekend, will not face off in 2020.
Oh yeah, and Notre Dame really is still committed to doing this.
That nonconference opponent for the Irish?
The Cardinals will not play their annual rivalry game against Kentucky this season for the first time since 1993. In terms of location, those games must take place in the home state of the ACC program. "So I think it kind of came to reality today that, 'Hey, we may actually play, this is important, we better go to work'".