Posted by Chip Patterson
When the ACC announced that unusual circumstances had delayed the release of the 2012 schedule, many believed it was a direct result of West Virginia canceling their Sept. 8 trip to Tallahassee to play Florida State. But with the Seminoles have now filled that slot with Savannah State, and indicated the full ACC regular season schedule should be released "shortly."
But the ACC still needs to wait for one more team before releasing that schedule.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Georgia Tech's agreement to open the season against Virginia Tech on Labor Day has forced a schedule shuffle that has not yet been solved.
“Hopefully, we’re getting to a conclusion, but it’s been pretty frustrating,” associate athletic director Wayne Hogan said Wednesday.
“We’re close, I hope we can announce something pretty soon.”
Georgia Tech was scheduled to play Middle Tennessee on Sept. 8, but with a short week following the trip to Blacksburg on Monday night (Sept. 3) the school would prefer to schedule an FCS opponent for that weekend.
The game against Middle Tennessee will be played later in the season. The Yellow Jackets' original opponent for opening weekend, Southern Louisiana, has been removed from the schedule.
The Yellow Jackets and the Hokies have combined to win every Coastal Division title since the league expanded to two divisions in 2005. In each season the winner of the matchup, usually played later in the year, has gone on to the ACC Championship Game. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN, just like the Maryland-Miami opener in 2011.
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