ACC releases football schedules
Trip to Nebraska highlights Tech's non-conference slate
February 8, 2008

The Schedule 2008 Football Schedule
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Atlantic Coast Conference released its 2008 football schedule Friday, with defending champion Virginia Tech's 12-game slate featuring one of the toughest road stretches of Frank Beamer's tenure as head coach of the Hokies. Tech is also scheduled for two appearances on ESPN's Thursday night broadcast for the fifth straight season.

The Hokies are slated to open their 2008 season on Aug. 30 with a neutral site game against East Carolina at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. It will mark the first time Virginia Tech has played a football game in Charlotte since the 1900 season when the Hokies met Clemson there on a neutral field.

Tech will follow the ECU game with back-to-back games at Lane Stadium/Worsham Field against Furman (Sept. 6) and Georgia Tech (Sept. 13) before facing a demanding seven-game stretch in which it plays five games on the road. That stint will begin with games at North Carolina (Sept. 20) and Nebraska (Sept. 27), followed by a home game against Western Kentucky (Oct. 4). After an open weekend (Oct. 11), the Hokies travel to Boston College (Oct. 18) and Florida State (Oct. 25). Consecutive Thursday night games against Maryland (Nov. 6) in Blacksburg and at Miami (Nov. 13) conclude the stint.

The Hokies are scheduled to close the regular season, and their six-game home slate, with ACC games against Duke (Nov. 22) and Virginia (Nov. 29).

New on the schedule this year are Furman, Nebraska and Western Kentucky. Tech and Furman last met in 1947, while the Hokies and Cornhuskers last met in the 1996 Orange Bowl. This will be the first meeting between Tech and the Hilltoppers, who are transitioning to FBS status.

Six of the 12 teams on Tech's schedule played in bowls last year: East Carolina (Hawaii), Georgia Tech (Humanitarian), Boston College (Champs Sports), Florida State (Music City), Maryland (Emerald) and Virginia (Gator).

Once again this season, the league is broken into two separate divisions - the Atlantic (Maryland, Clemson, NC State, Wake Forest, Boston College and Florida State) and Coastal (Virginia, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Duke, Miami and Virginia Tech) - with the two division winners meeting on Dec. 6 in the ACC Championship game at Tampa, Fla.

Times for most games will be made available, as the season gets closer.

The 2008 ACC football schedule is as follows:

2008 ACC Football Composite Schedule
Thursday, August 28
Jacksonville State at Georgia Tech
Charleston Southern at Miami
NC State at South Carolina, ESPN

Saturday, August 30
Boston College at Kent State (Cleveland)
Alabama vs. Clemson (Ga. Dome)
James Madison at Duke
Delaware at Maryland
McNeese State at North Carolina
Southern California at Virginia
Virginia Tech at East Carolina (Charlotte)
Wake Forest at Baylor

Saturday, September 6
Georgia Tech at Boston College
The Citadel at Clemson
Northwestern at Duke
Western Carolina at Florida State
Georgia Tech at Boston College
Maryland at Middle Tennessee St.
Miami at Florida
William & Mary at NC State
Richmond at Virginia
Furman at Virginia Tech
Mississippi at Wake Forest

Thursday, September 11
North Carolina at Rutgers, ESPN

Saturday, September 13
NC State at Clemson
Navy at Duke
UT Chattanooga at Florida State
Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech
California at Maryland
Virginia at Connecticut

Saturday, September 20
UCF at Boston College
SC State at Clemson
Wake Forest at Florida State
Mississippi State at Georgia Tech
Eastern Michigan at Maryland
Miami at Texas A&M
Virginia Tech at North Carolina
East Carolina at NC State

Saturday, September 27
Rhode Island at Boston College
Maryland at Clemson
Virginia at Duke
Colorado vs. Florida State (Jacksonville)
North Carolina at Miami
South Florida at NC State
Virginia Tech at Nebraska
Navy at Wake Forest

Saturday, October 4
Boston College at NC State
Duke at Georgia Tech
Florida State at Miami
Maryland at Virginia
Connecticut at North Carolina
Western Kentucky at Virginia Tech

Thursday, October 9
Clemson at Wake Forest, ESPN

Saturday, October 11
Gardner-Webb at Georgia Tech
UCF at Miami
Notre Dame at North Carolina
East Carolina at Virginia

Thursday, Oct. 16
Florida State at NC State, ESPN

Saturday, October 18
Virginia Tech at Boston College
Georgia Tech at Clemson
Miami at Duke
Wake Forest at Maryland
North Carolina at Virginia

Saturday, October 25
Boston College at North Carolina
Duke at Vanderbilt
Virginia Tech at Florida State
Virginia at Georgia Tech
NC State at Maryland
Wake Forest at Miami

Saturday, November 1
Clemson at Boston College
Duke at Wake Forest
Florida State at Georgia Tech
Miami at Virginia

Thursday, November 6
Maryland at Virginia Tech, ESPN

Saturday, November 8
Notre Dame at Boston College
Clemson at Florida State
NC State at Duke
Georgia Tech at North Carolina
Virginia at Wake Forest

Thursday, November 13
Virginia Tech at Miami, ESPN

Saturday, November 15
Boston College at Florida State
Duke at Clemson
North Carolina at Maryland
Wake Forest at NC State

Thursday, November 20
Miami at Georgia Tech, ESPN

Saturday, November 22
Boston College at Wake Forest
Clemson at Virginia
Duke at Virginia Tech
Florida State at Maryland
NC State at North Carolina

Saturday, November 29
Maryland at Boston College
South Carolina at Clemson
North Carolina at Duke
Florida at Florida State
Georgia Tech at Georgia
Miami at NC State
Virginia at Virginia Tech
Vanderbilt at Wake Forest

Saturday, December 6
Fourth Annual Dr Pepper
ACC Championship Game
ABC, Tampa, Fla.
2008 ACC Team by Team Football Schedules
Boston College
Aug. 30 at Kent State (Cleveland)
Sept. 6 Georgia Tech
Sept. 20 UCF
Sept. 27 Rhode Island
Oct. 4 at NC State
Oct. 18 Virginia Tech
Oct. 25 at North Carolina
Nov. 1 Clemson
Nov. 8 Notre Dame
Nov. 15 at Florida State
Nov. 22 at Wake Forest
Nov. 29 Maryland
Aug. 30 Alabama (Georgia Dome)
Sept. 6 The Citadel
Sept. 13 NC State
Sept. 20 SC State
Sept. 27 Maryland
Oct. 9 at Wake Forest (Thu.)
Oct. 18 Georgia Tech
Nov. 1 at Boston College
Nov. 8 at Florida State
Nov. 15 Duke
Nov. 22 at Virginia
Nov. 29 South Carolina
Aug. 30 James Madison
Sept. 6 Northwestern
Sept. 13 Navy
Sept. 27 Virginia
Oct. 4 at Georgia Tech
Oct. 18 Miami
Oct. 25 at Vanderbilt
Nov. 1 at Wake Forest
Nov. 8 NC State
Nov. 15 at Clemson
Nov. 22 at Virginia Tech
Nov. 29 North Carolina
Florida State
Sept. 6 Western Carolina
Sept. 13 UT Chattanooga
Sept. 20 Wake Forest
Sept. 27 Colorado (Jacksonville)
Oct. 4 at Miami
Oct. 16 at NC State (Thu.)
Oct. 25 Virginia Tech
Nov. 1 at Georgia Tech
Nov. 8 Clemson
Nov. 15 Boston College
Nov. 22 at Maryland
Nov. 29 Florida
Georgia Tech
Aug. 28 Jacksonville State
Sept. 6 at Boston College
Sept. 13 at Virginia Tech
Sept. 20 Mississippi State
Oct. 4 Duke
Oct. 11 Gardner-Webb
Oct. 18 at Clemson
Oct. 25 Virginia
Nov. 1 Florida State
Nov. 8 at North Carolina
Nov. 20 Miami (Thu.)
Nov. 29 at Georgia
Aug. 30 Delaware
Sept. 6 at Middle Tennessee State
Sept. 13 California
Sept. 20 Eastern Michigan
Sept. 27 at Clemson
Oct. 4 at Virginia
Oct. 18 Wake Forest
Oct. 25 NC State
Nov. 6 at Virginia Tech (Thu.)
Nov. 15 North Carolina
Nov. 22 Florida State
Nov. 29 at Boston College
Aug. 28 Charleston Southern (Thu.)
Sept. 6 at Florida
Sept. 20 at Texas A&M
Sept. 27 North Carolina
Oct. 4 Florida State
Oct. 11 UCF
Oct. 18 at Duke
Oct. 25 Wake Forest
Nov. 1 at Virginia
Nov. 13 Virginia Tech (Thu.)
Nov. 20 at Georgia Tech (Thu.)
Nov. 29 at NC State
North Carolina
Aug. 30 McNeese State
Sept. 11 at Rutgers (Thu.)
Sept. 20 Virginia Tech
Sept. 27 at Miami
Oct. 4 Connecticut
Oct. 11 Notre Dame
Oct. 18 at Virginia
Oct. 25 Boston College
Nov. 8 Georgia Tech
Nov. 15 at Maryland
Nov. 22 NC State
Nov. 29 at Duke
NC State
Aug. 28 at South Carolina (Thu.)
Sept. 6 William & Mary
Sept. 13 at Clemson
Sept. 20 East Carolina
Sept. 27 South Florida
Oct. 4 Boston College
Oct. 16 Florida State (Thu.)
Oct. 25 at Maryland
Nov. 8 at Duke
Nov. 15 Wake Forest
Nov. 22 at North Carolina
Nov. 29 Miami
Aug. 30 Southern California
Sept. 6 Richmond
Sept. 13 at Connecticut
Sept. 27 at Duke
Oct. 4 Maryland
Oct. 11 East Carolina
Oct. 18 North Carolina
Oct. 25 at Georgia Tech
Nov. 1 Miami
Nov. 8 at Wake Forest
Nov. 22 Clemson
Nov. 29 at Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech
Aug. 30 East Carolina (Charlotte)
Sept. 6 Furman
Sept. 13 Georgia Tech
Sept. 20 at North Carolina
Sept. 27 at Nebraska
Oct. 4 Western Kentucky
Oct. 18 at Boston College
Oct. 25 at Florida State
Nov. 6 Maryland (Thu.)
Nov. 13 at Miami (Thu.)
Nov. 22 Duke
Nov. 29 Virginia
Wake Forest
Aug. 30 at Baylor
Sept. 6 Mississippi
Sept. 20 at Florida State
Sept. 27 Navy
Oct. 9 Clemson (Thu.)
Oct. 18 at Maryland
Oct. 25 at Miami
Nov. 1 Duke
Nov. 8 Virginia
Nov. 15 at NC State
Nov. 22 Boston College
Nov. 29 Vanderbilt