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The Daily Nole — Oct. 6, 2016: ACC Sticking to 8-Game Schedule athletics

With Saturday’s contest between Florida State and Miami now up in the air, we’ll keep you posted with everything you need to know about FSU athletics. Keep checking the news and notes section for updates.

Lead Story

Athletic directors from the Atlantic Coast Conference voted on Wednesday to continue to play an 8-game conference football schedule. Each team will also be required to schedule one non-conference opponent from a Power 5 conference.

The ACC had flirted with the idea of adding an extra conference game. The Pac-12 and Big 12 currently play nine conference games.

Adding the extra game would likely have changed the scheduling philosophy for a number of the conference’s schools and handicapped the ability to add marquee non-conference games for teams like Florida State, Clemson, Louisville and Georgia Tech, who play annual end-of-the-year rivalry games against SEC opponents.

Between the Lines

There were no FSU athletic events scheduled for Wednesday.

On the Agenda

FSU soccer will be on the road to take on Boston College. The match is set to begin at 7 p.m. EST.

News and Notes

With Hurricane Matthew out in the Atlantic Ocean, date, time and location of the scheduled game between Florida State and Miami are subject to change. For now, it is still set for 8 p.m. EST on Saturday night at Hard Rock Stadium.

The ACC has changed its format for the conference’s annual baseball tournament. Instead of eight teams, 12 teams will be invited to the ACC Tournament. Instead of two 4-team pools, there will four 3-teams pools. The winner of each pool will advance to the conference’s semifinals.

FSU’s men’s basketball team is ranked No. 25 in ESPN’s Way-Too-Early Top 25.

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Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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