The Big Ten is planning to only do conference games this college football season. A question we raised about that was what about Notre Dame, which has no conference affiliation but plays Wisconsin?
While that answer is still unclear with regards to the Big Ten, we have an answer with what the ACC expects to do with their Notre Dame games:
ACC football also expected to play conference-only games, sources told @Stadium. Last month, ACC commish John Swofford told @Stadium if Power 5 schools played conference-only schedules that ACC would assist Notre Dame with as many games as it needed
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) July 9, 2020
It now seems that all the dates of the college football schedule are in flux, but here are the ACC games Notre Dame has lined up this season right now:
- 9/26: Wake Forest
- 10/17: Pittsburgh
- 10/31: Duke
- 11/7: Clemson
- 11/14: Georgia Tech
- 11/21: Louisville
It is going to be absolutely wild to see how this college football season winds up shaking out. I continue to believe that they are going to play in the Fall, but right now it appears as if things are trending in the direction of about a month of delays. This logic is based on the idea of out-of-conference games, which traditionally happen in September (except for Notre Dame, which is conference-independent in football), being eliminated to buy some time.