The Atlantic Coast Conference announced its fall Olympic sports schedules on Friday. The announcement follows the previous release on plans for football and fall Olympic Sports on July 29 and applies with enhanced health and safety protocols of the ACC’s Medical Advisory Report.
ACC men’s soccer kicks off the weekend of Sept. 10-13. Teams will play in two regions, with six conference games against regional opponents over a nine-week period. An eight-team ACC Championship will begin Sunday, Nov. 15 and continues with the semifinals on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The four North Carolina institutions will serve as the quarterfinal and semifinal venues. The championship game is planned for Sunday, Nov. 22, at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina.
ACC women’s soccer also begins next weekend. There will be an eight-game conference schedule, which concludes on Sunday, Nov. 1. An eight-team ACC Championship is planned for WakeMed Soccer Park, beginning Tuesday, Nov. 10. The semifinals will be played on Friday, Nov. 13, while the championship will be Sunday, Nov. 15.
ACC cross country action begins for several teams the weekend of Sept. 11-12, and the season will continue through the weekend of Oct. 23-24. The 2020 ACC Championships are planned for Friday, Oct. 30, at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina.
The ACC field hockey regular season opens Friday, Sept. 18 and concludes Sunday, Nov. 1. Each of the ACC’s seven teams will play a six-game conference schedule (single round-robin). Duke is scheduled to play host to the ACC Championship Nov. 5, 6 and 8.
ACC Volleyball will play an eight-game conference schedule in three regions. Over five weeks, beginning Sept. 25-27, each team will play its four region opponents twice.
Broadcast selections via the ACC’s television partners are in progress and once finalized will be reflected on theACC.com.
The Division I men’s and women’s championships are scheduled for March 15. However, there is some concern in the membership about conducting cross country, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field in the spring term. The Division I Competition Oversight Committee will continue to evaluate the issue. For now, 255 runners from each gender will compete at the cross country finals site. Regular-season competition could be conducted Jan. 30-March 6, with championships selections on March 7.
The semifinals and finals are scheduled for May 7-9. The championship bracket will consist of 12 teams: 10 automatic qualifiers and two at-large selections. Normally, the bracket size for the championship is 16 teams. Regular-season competition will be conducted Feb. 12-April 23. Selections would occur April 24.
Action at the finals site for the Men’s College Cup is May 13-17. The bracket will consist of 36 teams, with 24 automatic qualifiers and 12 at-large selections. The normal bracket size for the sport is 48, with four teams advancing to the finals site. Regular-season competition can be played Feb. 3-April 24, with selections on April 25.
Action at the finals site for the Women’s College Cup is May 13-17. The bracket will consist of 48 teams, with 31 automatic qualifiers and 17 at-large selections. Normally, the bracket size for the women’s soccer championship is 64 teams, with four teams advancing to the finals site. Regular-season competition can be played Feb. 3-April 24, with selections on April 25.
The finals site of the championship is scheduled for April 23-25, with a 48-team bracket. Thirty-two of the teams will be automatic qualifiers, with 16 at-large selections. The normal bracket size for the championship is 64 teams. Regular-season play will span from Jan. 22-April 10, with selections April 11.