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ACC announces future basketball scheduling format

Posted on: February 3, 2012 2:43 pm
Edited on: February 3, 2012 2:57 pm
 

By Jeff Borzello

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced its future scheduling formats for all sports, once Pittsburgh and Syracuse join the conference.

For basketball, the ACC will begin playing an 18-game conference schedule in the 2012-13 season. There will be 14 teams in the league when Pitt and Syracuse join, so each school will have one “primary partner.”

  • Boston College – Syracuse
  • Clemson – Georgia Tech
  • Duke – North Carolina
  • Florida State – Miami (Fl.)
  • Maryland – Pitt
  • NC State – Wake Forest
  • Virginia – Virginia Tech

The “partners” will play each other twice every season, while the other 12 teams will rotate in groups of four every seasons. One year, two teams will play each other both home and away; one year, at home only; and one year, away only. It’s essentially based on three-year cycles where partners play each other six times and everyone else four times.

Yes, that means we get to see Boston College and Syracuse play each other twice each year, but the partnerships do seem to make the most sense geographically. Would I prefer to see Syracuse and Pitt play twice every season? Of course, but that simply isn’t doable.

The league also announced that all 14 teams would make the conference tournament, meaning we could get five days of ACC tournament action.

Category: NCAAB
Comments

Since: Nov 2, 2006
Posted on: February 4, 2012 4:41 pm
 

ACC announces future basketball scheduling format

If they are gonna change the schedule, they should change it so both North Carolina/Duke games are on the weekend rather than have a game on a Wednesday night in the middle of the season. Several marquee matchups in the Big Ten and Big East meet on the weekend twice and Duke vs. North Carolina is the biggest rivalry in college basketball now.

And have both games (or at least one of them) on CBS (or any other free network).



Since: Nov 20, 2011
Posted on: February 4, 2012 11:00 am
 

ACC announces future basketball scheduling format

Still don't understand why basketball was skewered to make the  2-6 in bowl games ACC into a football super conference.  Syracuse and Pitt football programs are low to middle of the pack at best.  The ACC is a basketball conference, it will NEVER be a football powerhouse like the SECC.  Reducing the quality of the basketball conference to make a boring football conference which stretches from NY to FL seems short sighted and doomed to fail...



Since: Dec 4, 2010
Posted on: February 4, 2012 10:31 am
 

ACC announces future basketball scheduling format

Why not 'double or triple' up on partners and really cut into the (nearly) two month pre-season of cupcakes?  Geographically you could lump NY/Mass/Pa/Va (5 teams), NC/Md (5 teams), SC/Ga/Fla (4 teams).  ALL POWER SIX confs. need to schedule more conf. games and less SW Tech Barber Colleges ;)  PS As for the column..why isn't Syr and Pitt (twice) doable? 




Since: Dec 30, 2010
Posted on: February 3, 2012 11:03 pm
 

ACC announces future basketball scheduling format

Thats already Duke and North Carolina ignorance, now that Syracuse is leaving the Big East they will play a weak conference schedule, besides UNC and Duke there really isn't any overly difficult team in the ACC. Year in and year out it's going to be UNC, SU, Duke or Pitt



Since: Oct 18, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 8:18 pm
 

ACC announces future basketball scheduling format

"Mr Article writer" did not make this up, he is simpy reporting what the ACC announced as next years schedule.



Since: Feb 23, 2007
Posted on: February 3, 2012 7:06 pm
 

ACC announces future basketball scheduling format

@
  Greatest rivalry in sports,I think not... Ever heard of NY Yankees & Boston Red Sox,That's the greatest rivary in all sports



Since: Jan 17, 2012
Posted on: February 3, 2012 5:21 pm
 

ACC announces future basketball scheduling format

Year in and year out...I don't think so. I'm a big Syracuse fan, but lets be realistic that the ACC has some very good teams. No team is going to win year in and year out.



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2012 5:19 pm
 

ACC announces future basketball scheduling format

Uh, excuse me Mr. article writer.  When was it announced that Pitt and Saracuse would be in the ACC in 2012-13? If they honor the 27 month waiting period, that puts them in the league in 2013-14.  Just sayin'.



Since: Mar 16, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2012 4:50 pm
 

ACC announces future basketball scheduling format

Obviously my Tar Heels will play Duke twice a year. Can't split up the greatest rivalry in sports. But UNC not playing Maryland, or NC State twice every year guaranteed will be annoying. I like watching UNC play Maryland because it historically is a great game every year. I like that Syracuse is in the ACC becasue they are a basketball power but I would have much rather seen UConn then PITT join. I understand though the ACC needs PITT for football because the ACC has become an absolute joke in football.

When Miami joined the ACC years ago I remember thinking wow FSU, Miami, VTech, UNC, and Clemson in the ACC. Wow what a great football conference. That idea has gone right down the toilet with Miami becoming a weak power. Adding PITT who generally is a descent football team does help a bit but not much. At least the ACC will be the SEC of basketball in 2013.



Since: Feb 24, 2007
Posted on: February 3, 2012 4:26 pm
 

ACC announces future basketball scheduling format

I really don't like this but what else are you going to do? You can't play 26 conference games. My preference would be to have more teams you play twice and then everyone else you play once, The teams you play once obviously, every other year change venues. They could increase the number of conference games by one or two if needed to accomadate everyone. At the end of the year they will need more play in games I guess with the top 2 teams getting a bye? i could even live with playing more teams twice and some teams only playing every other year. it would not break my heart since we don't play them now anyway to skip Syracse and Pitt every other year, and Miami and BC could go into that mix as well!


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