On Wednesday the ACC (finally) released the upcoming 2019 conference schedule for the ACC teams.
Going in to the day we already knew the Virginia Cavaliers would host William and Mary on Friday, September 6th, the Old Dominion Monarchs on September 21st, they’d travel to South Bend to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on September 28th, and they’d host the Liberty Flames again on November 23rd.
We assumed correctly that the Liberty game would come the weekend before the Commonwealth Cup against Virginia Tech.
We also knew UVa had an open date Labor Day weekend (August 31) and would likely coincide with an ACC game to kick off the new, shiny ACC Network along with the Clemson Tigers - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets game the Thursday before. The Pittsburgh Panthers also had an open date scheduled that weekend, so a UVa-Pitt matchup was likely to start the season.
And what do you know! The Hoos will open the season next year at Pitt on Saturday, August 31.
Sandwiched between William and Mary and Old Dominion will be the Florida State Seminoles’ first trip to Charlottesville since the 2004 upset* (*feels like it anyway).
After Notre Dame, the Cavaliers will run off a string of ACC games including a trip to Miami to begin October for a Friday night showdown, Duke the following Saturday, and back to back road trips to Louisville and North Carolina.
They will round out the season with three straight home games including Georgia Tech on November 9th, the aforementioned Liberty game on the 23rd, and the annual Commonwealth Cup against Virginia Tech again on Black Friday after Thanksgiving.
Below is the official tweet from Virginia football showcasing the entire schedule.
2019 Schedule— Virginia Football (@UVAFootball) January 16, 2019
9.6–WILLIAM & MARY (Fri.)
9.28–at Notre Dame
10.11–at Miami (Fri.)
11.2–at North Carolina
11.29–VIRGINIA TECH (Fri.)
Details: https://t.co/S0bsT4Qlog pic.twitter.com/CgNVQcj8CL
If you want to know the schedule for all 14 ACC teams this upcoming year, the ACC has you covered as well!