Louisville learns cross-division ACC foes

The University of Louisville won't join the Atlantic Coast Conference for another year but on Tuesday the football team found out its cross-division opponents for the next 11 years. The Cardinals will have a tough schedule in 2014.

The University of Louisville's move into the Atlantic Coast Conference won't happen for another year but the Cardinals are getting excited.

And that's because the ACC released on Tuesday the cross-division opponents for each of the ACC members, making the fan base a little anxious.

Virginia will be the U of L cross-division opponent every year from 2014-24, meaning the two schools will rotate sites each year. U of L will travel to Virginia in '14 and the Cavaliers will play at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in 2015.

Miami, Fla., will be the cross-division opponent in 2014 and host the Hurricanes in Papa John's.

U of L's rotating cross-divisional games against the Coastal Division are the Miami (‘14), at Pittsburgh (‘15), Duke (‘16), at North Carolina (‘17), Georgia Tech (‘18), at Miami (‘19), Virginia Tech (2020), at Duke (‘21), Pittsburgh (‘22), at Georgia Tech (‘23) and North Carolina (‘24).

The ACC will have 14 teams in the league and each team will play eight conference games in a season. Three of the divisional games will be played at home, while three will be played on the road. Each team will also have one home and one road game against the cross-divisional foes.

Florida State, North Carolina State and Wake Forest are also expected to be home games along with Miami in '14, while ACC road games would be Virginia, Notre Dame, Boston College, Syracuse and Clemson.


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