The ACC athletic directors voted on Wednesday to keep the league schedule at eight games in the future

The Atlantic Coast Conference athletic directors voted on Wednesday to keep the league football schedule at eight games in the future.

University of Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich said recently he would like to see the ACC football schedule remain at eight league games in order for the Cardinals' to have some "flexibility to schedule a couple non-conference games that we can truly play."

Even with the addition of the ACC Network, Jurich said he was still a fan of the eight-game league schedule.

On Wednesday, the U of L boss man got it wish for the time being.

In their meetings in Chapel Hill, N.C., the ACC athletic directors voted for the league to continue its eight-game conference football schedule. The ADs also voted to play one power-conference non-league opponent each year.

The league was also looking at the option to play a nine-game league schedule with one power-conference non-league game or staying at eight league games and also adding a second power-conference non-league opponent each season.

Jurich has said several times he was in favor of the eight-game schedule to protect teams like Eastern Kentucky, Murray State, Indiana State and Southern Illinois - who are in the area and could get paychecks from the Cardinals for a game.

The eight games - plus one power-conference non-league game is no problem for the Cardinals. U of L already plays Kentucky and in the future has games scheduled with Alabama, Purdue, Indiana and Notre Dame.

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