ACC Announces Changes To Football, Basketball Scheduling Following Expansion

The addition of Pittsburgh and Syracuse means a nine-game conference football schedule and a rotating "group" system for basketball.

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2012 ACC Football Schedule Delayed Because Of West Virginia

Still waiting on your favorite ACC team's 2012 football slate to be revealed? Blame Big Eas... er, Big 12 member West Virginia, who could still face a lawsuit after bailing on Florida State for a non-conference series scheduled to begin in September.

The league is either being super nice to the Seminoles, or just a little gun shy in not revealing its 2012 schedule with a simple "TBD" included for the non-conference game on FSU's schedule (similar "in-progress" reveals have been done this offseason for new SEC members Texas A&M and Missouri, as well as the "new" Big 12).

The likeliest situation for FSU is that they'll plug in an opponent from what's left of the 2012 Big East, which will feature only seven teams (and WHAT an Orange Bowl it's gonna be!). Those schools are scrambling to replace the Mountaineers among others, and would likely take a high-profile series with the 'Noles. Louisville played a one-and-one FSU in recent years.

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ACC Football Scheduling: Georgia Tech Hopes To Balance Rivalry Games

Georgia Tech officials reacted favorably to the ACC's new football and scheduling formats in the wake of expansion - Pittsburgh and Syracuse will join the conference in the coming years, although when exactly is still unclear - but it seems the biggest issue with scheduling involves teams already belonging to the ACC.

In an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Tech officials expressed hope that lopsided rivalry scheduling could be addressed, so that ticket sales could be balanced out year to year:

Tech officials hope that the expansion will permit them to address having rivals Clemson, Virginia Tech and Georgia all at home in odd years and on the road in even years. The quirk has caused fluctuation in season ticket sales and revenues.

"If there’s a window of opportunity, I know that [athletic director Dan Radakovich] is going to want to jump on that," Tech associate athletic director Wayne Hogan said.

One note - with the addition of an extra conference game each season and their annual rivalry game against SEC foe Georgia, that leaves the Jackets with just two opponents available for non-conference play. In the AJC report, Hogan indicated the spots would be filled with one FCS opponent and one FBS opponent likely from a non-BCS conference. That logic would virtually eliminate Tech from considering a spot in the annual Chick-Fil-A Kickoff game in the Georgia Dome, or any high-profile non-conference game.

For more info on Georgia Tech and ACC expansion, go to From The Rumble Seat. For college football news from around the country, check out SB Nation's college football news hub.

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ACC Announces Changes To Football, Basketball Scheduling Following Expansion

The addition of Pittsburgh and Syracuse means a nine-game conference football schedule and a rotating "group" system for basketball.

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