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WVU’s Game against Florida State in Jeopardy as ACC Announces Schedule Changes

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Wednesday afternoon, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced a new set of 2020 plans for all seven of its fall sports, including football.

Among the news plans are that fall seasons will not start until the week of Sept. 7, football schedules will be 11 games long and each team will play 10 in conference games and one non-conference game.

These announcements put WVU’s previously scheduled Sept. 5 game against Florida State in major jeopardy. Despite everything the ACC announced this afternoon, there are still several things we do not yet know and will not know until Florida State announces it.

WVU has already lost one of its games off the 2020 schedule, a Sept. 19 meeting with Maryland. The Big 10 announced moving to a conference-only schedule earlier this month.

What We Know:

  • West Virginia will not play Florida State on Sept. 5. The ACC has set a hard start date of Sept. 7 for all fall sports.
  • If the game were to be played, WVU would have to play in Florida, despite the game originally being scheduled to play at Mercedez-Benz Stadium in Georgia. The ACC has made it so any out of conference games must be played in that team’s home state.

What We Don’t Know:

  • Florida State will get to pick which non-conference opponent they play. Other than WVU, FSU also had Florida and Samford as non-conference home opponents on its original 2020 schedule and was also slated to visit Boise State, which now cannot happen.
  • The Big 12 has yet to announced any plans for fall ,competition so we do not know how many, if any, non-conference games WVU will be able to play in 2020. Other than Maryland and Florida State, WVU was scheduled to Play Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 12.
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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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