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Major changes to ACC sports for the 2020-2021 school year

The ACC Football Championship will be played on Dec. 12 or Dec. 19 at Bank of America Stadium

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Atlantic Coast Conference laid out its plans for multiple sports in the upcoming year. 

In a news release, they announced that they're pushing back the start of fall sports to Sept. 7 through Sept. 12. Several fall sports are canceled until next year. 

Each sport will see multiple changes including: 

ACC Football:

  • There will be 11 games (10 conference games, one non-conference)
  • There will only be one division.
  • The ACC Championship will be played on Dec. 12 or Dec. 19 at Bank of America Stadium.
  • The 2020 ACC Football week-by-week schedule and television selections will be released in the future.

ACC Fall Olympic Sports:

  • Will begin Sept. 10. 
  • Team sports will play a conference schedule that meets the NCAA minimum amount of games: field hockey (6), women’s soccer (6), men’s soccer (6) and volleyball (10)
  • Schools will continue cross country competitions at their discretion.
  • The cross country championships will be held at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. on October 30, and include all fifteen member schools.
  • The field hockey championship will be held at Duke University on November 5, 6 and 8.
  • The women’s soccer championship will include the top four teams and be held at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. on November 6 and 8, as previously announced. 
  • The men’s soccer championship will include the top four teams and be held at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. on November 13 and 15.

ACC Winter and Spring Olympic Sports

  • Swimming, diving, indoor track, field, and fencing will be postponed until at least Sept. 10. 
  • Fall competition in the sports of men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis, rowing, men’s and women’s lacrosse, softball and baseball has been canceled.
  • Student-athletes in golf and tennis continue to be eligible to compete unattached.
  • Teams in all sports may continue practice at their institution’s discretion.
  • Team practice for all sports will continue at a school's discretion.

For a full list of all the changes click here.