ACC football schedule: Conference reveals full 2024 slate with additions of California, Stanford, SMU

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After releasing select game dates throughout the week, the ACC revealed the entirety of its 2024 football schedule on Wednesday. Just like every other power conference, the ACC is set to welcome some new faces thanks to ongoing realignment; California, SMU and Stanford all join the league as expansion members ahead of the 2024 season. That brings the ACC to 18 total members — 17 of which are full-time football participants, plus Notre Dame — with the league, despite its name, now stretching from the Atlantic Coast all the way to the Pacific Coast. 

After Florida State and Georgia Tech clash overseas in Dublin, Ireland, for a Week 0 matchup, the ACC will have Week 1 games spread out across multiple days as the conference kicks off a new chapter. Three games are slated for Thursday, Aug. 29, and another two on Friday, Aug. 30, before the main slate of Week 1 matchups arrive on Saturday, Aug. 31. There’s also a matchup between conference opponents on Labor Day itself when the reigning ACC champion Seminoles host Boston College.

It’s not just Week 1 that features non-Saturday games, either. Select weeknight games will be held all the way up until the closing weeks of the season, all building up to the ACC Championship Game on Dec. 7 in Charlotte. For a second straight year, the league’s two best teams will be the ones competing for the ACC crown after the conference did away with divisions ahead of the 2023 campaign. 

While plenty of traditional ACC matchups will be preserved this fall, there will be no shortage of first-time meetings — eight to be exact — with three…


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