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January 11, 2013
The University of Miami's 2013 conference football opponents and sites have been set to incorporate new members Pittsburgh and Syracuse into the 14-team league, the ACC announced Friday.
In 2013, Miami will host Georgia Tech, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest at Sun Life Stadium. The Hurricanes will travel to Duke, North Carolina, Pittsburgh and Florida State.
As the conference did in its previous expansion in 2006, this year's schedule of league football opponents is entirely a new scheduling model that is not based off the previous schedule. The complete 2013 ACC Football Schedule, including specific dates, is expected to be announced in early February.
Each ACC team will play eight conference games in football (four home, four away), six games within their division (three home, three away) and two games (one home, one away) with crossover opponents from the opposite division. In 2013, all Atlantic Division members will host their primary crossover opponent, while Coastal Division members will host a rotating crossover opponent.
Each school's primary crossover opponent does not change, while its rotating crossover opponent will change each year. With the exception of Pittsburgh and Syracuse, all schools will be playing their rotating crossover opponent for the first time since 2009. Pittsburgh joins the Coastal Division while Syracuse will compete in the Atlantic Division and the two schools will play each other annually as primary crossovers. The other primary crossovers will stay consistent. The primary crossovers are:
ATLANTIC DIVISION COASTAL DIVISION
Boston College Virginia Tech
Clemson Georgia Tech
Florida State Miami
NC State North Carolina
Wake Forest Duke
Also, as in 2006, the new model of conference opponents will result in repeat site games in order to balance home and away schedules. This year, taking into account the existing schedule, there will be a total of just six repeat six games, all limited to the 2013 football season.
The games with opponents traveling to the same site as in 2012 are: Duke at Wake Forest; Duke at Virginia Tech; Miami at Duke; Georgia Tech at Clemson; Virginia Tech at Boston College; and Virginia Tech at Miami.
Though the conference is releasing just the 2013 ACC opponents at this time, this schedule model may be used as the basis for a full, multi-year schedule in the future.
MIAMI'S 2013 NON-CONFERENCE
MIAMI'S 2013 ACC FOOTBALL
*all home games played at Sun Life Stadium (Miami Gardens, Fla.)