ACC Football Schedule Released: Odds and Ends


  • The ACC released the full schedule for the 2016 football season. The official release can be found here.
  • Miami will play four games against North Carolina schools this year with away games versus Appalachian State and NC State, and home games against Coastal rivals UNC and Duke. The Hurricanes would like to add Charlotte to their NC itinerary, but the 49ers simply don’t have room on their schedule.




  • SC8 sources obtained the list of the six denied requests:
    • NC State requested UNC’s non-conference schedule.
    • UNC requested to move all of their games before the anticipated May release of NCAA sanctions.
    • Duke requested to move the November 5th home game versus Virginia Tech to Blacksburg.
    • Wake Forest requested historical reenactments of the 2006 season in place of live football games.
    • NC State requested a bye week following the Notre Dame/Clemson/Louisville stretch to break in their interim head coach.
    • All of Duke’s opponents requested to play them in basketball instead.
  • UNC will host NC State on Friday, November 25th, and the game will likely kick off at noon. That’s not even a joke. Like, seriously. It’s probably a noon game.
  • NC State plays nine consecutive games, with the 9th and final game coming on a short week versus UNC. Y’all have a legitimate beef with that one, but you certainly don’t need our permission to complain about the schedule.
  • Duke’s last five games come against Coastal opponents, so we’re guaranteed of “Duke controls its own destiny” talk until at least October 28th.
  • UNC plays Georgia and Florida State in the first five games, so we’ll be robbed of “UNC should be ranked higher” debate when the first CFP polls are released. The Heels will be ranked appropriately, one way or the other.
  • Wake Forest will have two extra days to prepare for Duke as they open the season on a Thursday night versus Tulane, and don’t have “top” back-to-back opponents until Louisville and Clemson towards the end of the year. Six wins are certainly in play with Virginia as their Coastal crossover game.
  • Three Coastal teams, Duke, UNC and Miami, have bye weeks before the Georgia Tech game.
  • Two teams, Louisville and Georgia Tech, have bye weeks before the Duke game.
  • No teams have a bye week before playing NC State.
  • Virginia Tech has a bye week before playing North Carolina.
  • There are 5 games featuring North Carolina schools in non-conference action
    • Duke vs. NCCU
    • Virginia Tech vs. ECU
    • NC State vs. ECU
    • Miami vs. Appalachian State
    • Louisville vs. Charlotte