Atlantic Coast Conference sets Pitt football opponents

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The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Pitt's rotating Atlantic Division football opponents for the next 11 seasons.

The Panthers, members of the Coastal Division, will play eight league games each season: six against Coastal Division opponents (Duke, Georgia Tech, Miami, North Carolina, Virginia and Virginia Tech), one against Syracuse (Atlantic Division) and one against another Atlantic Division team. The Atlantic teams, other than Syracuse, will rotate through Pitt's schedule over a 12-year period.

Beginning with this season, Pitt's crossover opponents will be Florida State, at Boston College (2014), Louisville (2015), at Clemson (2016), North Carolina State (2017), at Wake Forest (2018), Boston College (2019), at Florida State (2020), Clemson (2021), at Louisville (2022), Wake Forest (2023) and at North Carolina State (2024).


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