Morgantown, W.VA. – The proverbial hits keep coming to the fall football season. With fall camp projected to start August 7, and no guarantee as to if that is even happening, West Virginia’s 2020 schedule took another blow late afternoon Wednseday.
The ACC announced their plan for fall sports, including football. The ACC football teams will play a 10-1 season for the 2020 season. This means that all of the teams in the ACC will play ten conference games and just one non-conference game. The non-conference game must be played at the home sight of the ACC school, and the opponent must agree to and adhere to the medical and safety parameters set by both that school and the ACC.
Wednesday’s decision eliminated half of the teams slated to play in Atlanta’s Chick-Fil-A Kickoff weekend: Florida State, University of North Carolina and University of Virginia. West Virginia, Georgia and Auburn are the three remaining teams still ‘slated’ to participate.
The ACC has also made the decision to move the season back to start the weekend of September 12. This decision comes days after the NCAA announced its allowance of teams to move up from week one to week zero.
The ACC falls in line with the Big Ten and the Pac-10 in its decision to play only conference games. The SEC and the Big 12 have yet to release a decision on what they plan to do.
The Big 12 has football media days on Monday, August 3. Commissioner Bob Bowlsby stated Wednesday that the conference will have a presidents’ meeting Monday evening. West Virginia football has fall camp on the calendar to start August 7.