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New Story: Radakovich says scheduling decision looms as ACC meetings begin


Posted: May 12, 2014 9:59 AM
 

 
Radakovich says scheduling decision looms as ACC meetings begin

The annual ACC meetings begin this week at Amelia Island, and Clemson Athletic Director Dan Radakovich hopes the league takes a vote and finds resolution on whether the league will have an eight or nine game conference schedule. What does he say about the vote? What does he say about a potential ACC-SEC series? Rich Barnes-USAT Full Story »



Re: New Story: Radakovich says scheduling decision looms as ACC meetings begin

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Posted: May 12, 2014 10:05 AM
 

So the ACC is again talking about moving to the nine-game schedule that was previously nixed... One of the more professionally run SB Nation sites, Blogger So Dear (Wake Forest), has a beautifully written article on why the ACC should move to nine games. The only problem is it’s completely wrong.

Their key point is that Wake Forest will go six years without playing North Carolina. There are countless other examples of long gaps between playing conference opponents and it’s because of this that the article calls the ACC a “conglomerate conference,” and suggests that playing nine games would make it a “true conference.”

While the frustration with not seeing UNC or Miami on a semi-regular basis is understandable, it’s not worth handing over essentially the entire football schedule to the powers that be in Greensboro. It may also be solved more effectively by eliminating divisions as the conference has already officially supported.

Consider this. Major college football programs play seven-home games per year. Clemson already has South Carolina on the schedule annually. Additionally, they host an in-state FCS program, which has important benefits for the state. That leaves just two non-conference games. Every third year one of those games will be Notre Dame. That slot in recent years has been given to Georgia, Auburn, TCU, or Alabama and is played on the road in years which Clemson hosts South Carolina and at home when they travel to Columbia. The final slot is their “seventh home game” and generally features a team like Georgia State or Central Michigan.

Those who support the move to nine-games falsely claim that it’ll create more relevant games by replacing those Georgia State type games with teams like Virginia Tech, but that’s simply not the case. Even in the most simplistic situation, setting the Notre Dame complication aside momentarily, you have the following:

5 ACC road games
4 ACC home games
South Carolina
2 Remaining home games

To reach your total of seven home games, you’ll need to schedule the two remaining games at home to reach seven. The option for a home-and-home is not available because the following season, Clemson will replace the fifth ACC road game with a trip to SC-Columbia and will still need to fill those slots with home games.

The programs that generate the bulk of the TV revenue for the ACC–Clemson and FSU–will travel to Athens and Dallas to face major BCS conference teams to open 2014. Those are the games that captivate fans, not Clemson v. Duke and certainly not Wake Forest v. North Carolina. There is a reason the two most important programs in the conference strongly oppose the move to nine games. We finally broke the Tobacco Road grip and got the ACC basketball tournament to rotate to great venues such as the Barclays Center and Time Warner Cable Arena. Let’s not fall back in step and eliminate some of the most intriguing non-conference games just to make sure we can play Duke and Pittsburgh more regularly.


Re: New Story: Radakovich says scheduling decision looms as ACC meetings begin


Posted: May 12, 2014 10:23 AM
 

Your post was well thought out except there was no consideration for the ACC network and adding 7 conference football games will be more money for the conference as a whole.
I personally would rather us play Miami and VaT every 2nd or 3rd year that have another home game.
I think the nine game conference schedule will pass now because of the ACC Netwrok and the fact that a home game in most ACC schools with FSU, Clemson or VaT means a sellout. and the other teams want us to play them in their stadium. I understand Wake wanting UNC on their schedule as often as possible for the same reason.


"Those are the games that captivate fans" is so right why


Posted: May 12, 2014 11:09 AM
 

can't Bozo and the other basketball clowns see this?

We need games like UGA where our fan base is energized and loving Clemson football. (Another Duke or NC State or Pitt--snooze-fest where no one comes is sickening).


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Posted: May 12, 2014 10:13 AM
 

The ACC should adopt a similar rule to the SEC... you have to play a 9th game against a major conference opponent. The caveat could be that you could pick an opponent from the other division that is not on your schedule for that year and play them as a NON-CONFERENCE game. In other words, UNC could schedule a home and home against Wake outside of the ACC schedule that would not count as an ACC game (similar to the way that the ND games won't count). That way the schools that want a 9th ACC game can have it, but others could choose a game against SEC, Big 12, Big1G, etc.

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They promised to stay at 8 to get the schools to accept


Posted: May 12, 2014 10:17 AM
 

the Notre Dame deal and now they want to bring it up again. What a bunch of crap.

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Re: They promised to stay at 8 to get the schools to accept


Posted: May 12, 2014 10:26 AM
 

Just ask UNC, whatever they want is what the ACC will end up doing.


UNC didn't support initial expansion.***


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Re: They promised to stay at 8 to get the schools to accept

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Posted: May 12, 2014 10:26 AM
 

Playing GaState last year was a bunch of crap! I would much rather have seen a game against Pitt or Miami or even Duke!

With the way Clemson is currently recruiting we need to stop playing SCSt and Furman and Woffords, Play as tough an OOC schedule as we can and try to get in the 4 game playoff...


It's not that simple.....


Posted: May 12, 2014 10:32 AM
 

For financial reasons, Clemson is adamant about playing seven home games annually. When scheduling OOC games, the premier OOC opponents are going to want, at least, a home and away. In some cases, certain teams has insisted on a two-for-one arrangement; something Clemson would not agree to do.

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Re: It's not that simple.....true but our whining about this


Posted: May 12, 2014 10:51 AM
 

rings pretty hollow when we seat about twice as many as some conf schools. they dont care about this.

you play 8 because why would any idiot set up an odd number of conf games ? its idiocy typical of the ACC

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Re: It's not that simple.....true but our whining about this


Posted: May 12, 2014 12:08 PM
 

Clearly you haven't thought this through.

All of the teams in a division would have the same number of home/road games, so there wouldn't be an advantage over division rivals (outside of strength of schedule).


There are teams that have insisted on a 2 for 1 w/ Clemson?!


Posted: May 12, 2014 10:57 AM
 

I don't see ANY team/situation that would warrent us taking two road trips.


Yes...which is why we haven't done it.


Posted: May 12, 2014 11:03 AM
 

Penn State is one of those teams.

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Posted: May 12, 2014 12:39 PM
 




Yea...that's pretty much what we've told them...


Posted: May 12, 2014 1:45 PM
 

which explains why we've never played them during the regular season. I believe Michigan also insisted on a two-for-one.

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Really? Look at who some of the others are playing...


Posted: May 12, 2014 4:12 PM
 

FSU - Citadel, (the rest of the OOC schedule is respectable - OK St, Notre Dame, Florida)

Bama - Florida Atlantic, Southern Miss, Western Carolina. Their powerhouse OOC is WestByGodVirginia

Oklahoma - La Tech, Tulsa

Auburn - San Jose St., La Tech, Samford

Oregon - South Dakota, Wyoming

Michigan St. - Jacksonville St., Eastern Michigan, Wyoming

Ohio St. - Navy, Kent St., Cincinnati

Georgia - Troy, Charleston Southern

Baylor - Northwestern St., Buffalo, SMU

USuC - ECU, Furman, South Alabama

So don't give me that crap about not playing 2 cupcakes. Some of these teams play three. And keep in mind that Ga St. was shoehorned into the schedule when Swoffie canceled the 9th conference game. We can get into the playoffs just by taking care of business against Ga, FSU, and USuC and running the table on the rest of the conference. The schedule is tough enough as it is.

Oh, and the teams above are ESPN's way too early top 10 for 2014.

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Re: They promised to stay at 8 to get the schools to accept


Posted: May 12, 2014 10:36 AM
 

yeah pretty much my view also. why keep voting it down only to bring it up again. This junk gets old

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Do away with divisions


Posted: May 12, 2014 10:30 AM
 

Two best teams go to ACC Championship game. Keep one permanent rival (FSU for us) and rotate through every other team.

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Re: Simple Solution


Posted: May 12, 2014 10:58 AM
 

sulfuric acid??

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Radakovich needs to worry about the sorry state of


Posted: May 12, 2014 10:25 AM
 

the baseball program.


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