Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY
Published 9:45 a.m. ET Aug. 6, 2020
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The Atlantic Coastal Conference released its 11-game, 13-week regular season schedule on Thursday for all 15 members, which now includes Notre Dame.
All teams will play 10 conference games and one non-conference opponent. Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes will open the season with a Sept. 10 game against Alabama-Birmingham, followed by Virginia taking on Virginia Military Institute the next day. Most the teams will have conference matchups on Saturday, Sept. 12.
Peeking ahead on the schedule, a Nov. 7 clash between Clemson and Notre Dame has all the indications of a marquee matchup. The league announced the ACC championship game, which the Irish are eligible for this year, will be played on either Dec. 12 or 19 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Notre Dame’s temporary alignment means yearly rivalries against Stanford, Southern California and Navy (since 1927) must be suspended. The Irish will instead play Western Michigan as its non-conference opponent. They start the season Sept. 12 against Duke.
Two teams, North Carolina and Clemson, are still seeking non-conference opponents for Week 2.
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