A fourth straight appearance in prime time for the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game and 11 national exposures in the first three weeks of the season, including six national TV appearances on the opening weekend of the year, headline the Atlantic Coast Conference early season TV football schedule announced Thursday by the ACC.
Virginia football head coach Mike London announced Thursday (May 16) that junior running back Clifton Richardson (Newport News, Va.) is leaving the Cavaliers’ program. He will have two years of athletic eligibility left.
A total of 51 players from Atlantic Coast Conference schools have signed free agent contracts or received invitations to attend free agent camps from teams in the National Football League.
Virginia football mini-ticket packages and single-game tickets for the Cavaliers’ home contests against BYU (Aug. 31) and Oregon (Sept. 7) go on sale at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 13. Fans may also choose from the three-game Kickoff Package or two four-game mini-packages.
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced the dates, networks and game times for its 2013 Football Bowl Games. In all, the ACC will have eight guaranteed bowl slots, with one additional conditional contract.
The Atlantic Coast Conference Council of Presidents announced today that each of the current and future 15-member institutions has signed a grant of media rights, effective immediately. The news might not mean much at first glance, but according to analysts, the deal will prevent the ACC from having its members poached until the 2026-2027 academic year at the earliest, meaning a likely end, for now, anyway, to the ongoing instability that has marked college conference memberships.
Virginia will host the University of Notre Dame at Scott Stadium in 2015, as announced today by the Atlantic Coast Conference. The ACC announced which league members the Fighting Irish will play in the first three seasons of their football partnership with the conference that begins with the 2014 season.
The Virginia athletics department will present three new 30-minute installments of “The Building of a Program” television show starting Friday, April 5 on Comcast SportsNet and Saturday, April 6 on Charlottesville Newsplex stations, WCAV CBS 19, WVAW ABC 16 and WAHU FOX 27.
Virginia and BYU announced today the addition of games in 2019 and 2020 to their future football series. The two schools previously announced a two-game series for the 2013 and 2014 seasons.