CLEMSON — With the ACC’s grant of rights in place, future football schedules will brandish some continuity for the next decade.
Starting in 2014 and lasting through 2024, Clemson will host North Carolina State, Syracuse, Louisville and South Carolina in even years, and travel to those schools in odd years. Meanwhile, odd years will see Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Boston College and Florida State welcomed to Memorial Stadium, and they will host the Tigers in even years.
The ACC released conference home and away schedules for the 11-year period Tuesday, which also indicated rotating crossover division games for each ACC squad during the stretch. Clemson starts by hosting North Carolina in 2014, followed by a 2015 trip to Miami and hosting Pittsburgh in 2016 for the first time in school history.
Trips to Virginia Tech, UNC, Pitt and Duke beckon in 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2023, respectively. (The Tigers have never played at Pitt.) Clemson will prepare to host Duke (2018), Virginia (2020), Miami (2022) and Virginia Tech (2024) in the future.
In addition, Notre Dame travels to Clemson in the 2015 season; all other future assignments against the Fighting Irish are yet to be determined. Notre Dame is joining the ACC in all sports except for football in 2014, while agreeing to five football games against ACC opponents per year.
The Tigers’ Atlantic Division opponents remain Boston College, Florida State, N.C. State, and Wake Forest. Syracuse is joining the division this fall; Maryland plays its final ACC Atlantic season in 2013, and the Terrapins will be replaced in 2014 by Big East defector Louisville.
Georgia Tech serves as Clemson’s permanent crossover opponent.
Coming off a 10-3 campaign capped by a Chick-fil-A Bowl victory against LSU, Clemson will open its 2013 campaign Aug. 31 at 8 p.m., hosting Georgia in a primetime showdown.