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    January 11, 2013
    ACC Announces 2013 Conference Football Opponents
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    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Atlantic Coast Conference Friday announced the football conference opponents and sites for the 2013 season incorporating new members Pittsburgh and Syracuse into the 14-team league. As the conference did in its previous expansion in 2005, this year’s schedule of league football opponents is entirely a new scheduling model that is not based off the previous schedule.

    The complete 2013 ACC Football Schedule, including specific dates, is expected to be announced in early February.

    Each ACC team will play eight conference games in football (four home and four away), six games within their division (three home, three away) and two games (one home, one away) with crossover opponents from the opposite division. In 2013, all Atlantic Division members will host their primary crossover opponent while Coastal Division members will host a rotating crossover opponent.

    For Virginia Tech’s non-conference schedule, plus the ACC opponents, click here.

    Each school’s primary crossover opponent does not change, while its rotating crossover opponent will change each year. With the exception of Pittsburgh and Syracuse, all schools will be playing their rotating crossover opponent for the first time since 2009. Pittsburgh joins the Coastal Division while Syracuse will compete in the Atlantic Division and the two schools will play each other annually as primary crossovers. The other primary crossovers will stay consistent. Virginia Tech’s primary crossover continues to be Boston College.

    Also, as in 2006, the new model of conference opponents will result in repeat site games in order to balance home and away schedules. This year, taking into account the existing schedule, there will be a total of just six repeat site games, all limited to the 2013 football season.

    The games with opponents traveling to the same site as in 2012 are: Duke at Wake Forest; Duke at Virginia Tech; Miami at Duke; Georgia Tech at Clemson; Virginia Tech at Boston College; and Virginia Tech at Miami.

    Though the conference is releasing just the 2013 ACC opponents at this time, this schedule model may be used as the basis for a full, multi-year schedule in the future.

    Below is the 2013 conference football opponents for Virginia Tech. The games are listed with divisional games first in alphabetical order, followed by primary crossover (pc) and then rotating crossover (rc) games:

    Virginia Tech
    Duke
    at Georgia Tech
    at Miami
    North Carolina
    Pittsburgh
    at Virginia
    at Boston College (pc)
    Maryland (rc)

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