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Atlantic Coast Conference

American collegiate athletics conference

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Atlantic Coast Conference
EstablishedMay 8, 1953; 67 years ago (1953-05-08)
AssociationNCAA
DivisionDivision I
SubdivisionFBS
Members15
Sports fielded
  • 28[1]
    • men's: 14
    • women's: 14
Region
HeadquartersGreensboro, North Carolina
CommissionerJames J. Phillips (since February 1, 2021)
Websitewww.theacc.com
Locations

The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is a collegiate athletic conference located in the eastern United States. Headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, the ACC's fifteen member universities compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)'s Division I. ACC football teams compete in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. The ACC sponsors competition in twenty-five sports with many of its member institutions held in high regard nationally. Current members of the conference are Boston College, Clemson University, Duke University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Florida State University, North Carolina State University, Syracuse University, the University of Louisville, the University of Miami, the University of North Carolina, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and Wake Forest University.

ACC teams and athletes have claimed dozens of national championships in multiple sports throughout the conference's history. Generally, the ACC's top athletes and teams in any particular sport in a given year are considered to be among the top collegiate competitors in the nation. Additionally, the conference enjoys extensive media coverage. The ACC was one of the five collegiate power conferences, which had automatic qualifying for their football champion into the Bowl Championship Series (BCS). With the advent of the College Football Playoff in 2014, the ACC is one of five conferences with a contractual tie-in to a New Year's Six bowl game, the successors to the BCS.

The ACC was founded on May 8, 1953, by seven universities located in the South Atlantic States, with the University of Virginia joining in early December 1953 to bring the membership to eight.[2] The loss of South Carolina in 1971 dropped membership to seven, while the addition of Georgia Tech in 1979 for non-football sports and 1983 for football brought it back to eight, and Florida State's arrival in 1991 for non-football sports and 1992 for football increased the membership to nine. Since 2000, with the widespread reorganization of the NCAA, seven additional schools have joined, and one original member (Maryland) has left to bring it to the current membership of 15 schools. The additions in recent years extended the conference's footprint into the Northeast and Midwest.

ACC member universities represent a range of private and public universities of various enrollment sizes, all of which participate in the Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Consortium whose purpose is to "enrich the educational missions, especially the undergraduate student experiences, of member universities".

Locations of the Atlantic Coast Conference member institutions.

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Member universities

Current members

The ACC has 15 member institutions from 10 states. Listed in alphabetical order, these 10 states within the ACC's geographical footprint are Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia. The geographic domain of the conference is predominantly within the Southern and Northeastern United States along the US Atlantic coast and stretches from Florida in the south to New York in the North and from Indiana in the west to Massachusetts farthest east.

In two sports, football and baseball, the ACC is divided into two non-geographic divisions of seven teams each, labeled the "Atlantic" and "Coastal" divisions. Notre Dame does not participate in ACC football and Syracuse does not participate in ACC baseball (the Orange dropped baseball as a varsity sport after the 1971 season), leaving 14 total ACC schools for each of those sports. For all other sports, the ACC operates as a single unified league with no divisions.

When Notre Dame joined the ACC, it chose to remain a football independent. However, its football team established a special scheduling arrangement with the ACC to play a rotating selection of five ACC football teams per season. For the 2020 season, due largely to the suspension of most non-conference games by other Power Five conferences due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, the ACC reached an agreement to allow Notre Dame to play a full, 10-game conference schedule and be eligible to play for the ACC championship.[3]

Since July 1, 2014, the 15 members of the ACC are:

Institution Location Founded Joined Type Enrollment Endowment
(millions)
Nickname Colors
Atlantic Division
Boston College Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 1863 2005 Private 14,513 $2,520 Eagles          
Clemson University Clemson, South Carolina 1889 1953 Public 24,387 $774.5 Tigers          
Florida State University Tallahassee, Florida 1851 1991[a] 41,900 $1,700 Seminoles          
University of Louisville Louisville, Kentucky 1798 2014 22,640 $719.8 Cardinals          
North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina 1887 1953 35,479 $1,400 Wolfpack          
University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, Indiana 1842 2013 Private 12,292 $13,800 Fighting Irish          
Syracuse University Syracuse, New York 1870 22,484 $1,390 Orange     
Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, North Carolina 1834 1953 8,116 $1,370 Demon Deacons          
Coastal Division
Duke University Durham, North Carolina 1838 1953 Private 15,892 $8,610 Blue Devils          
Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, Georgia 1885 1979[b] Public 32,718 $2,170 Yellow Jackets          
University of Miami Coral Gables, Florida 1925 2004 Private 17,331 $1,050 Hurricanes               
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, North Carolina 1789 1953 Public 29,847 $3,670 Tar Heels          
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1787 2013 State-related 28,664[c] $4,310 Panthers          
University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia 1819 1953 Public 24,360 $9,600 Cavaliers          
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, Virginia 1872 2004 33,403 $1,358 Hokies          
  1. ^ Although Florida State joined the ACC in 1991, it did not compete for the league's football championship until 1992.[4]
  2. ^ Although Georgia Tech joined the ACC in 1979, it did not compete for the league's football championship until 1983.[5]
  3. ^ Excludes enrollment at the university's four additional regional campuses, all of which have their own athletic programs. With those campuses added, the university's enrollment is 34,934.[6]

Former members

On July 1, 2014, the University of Maryland departed for the Big Ten Conference and the University of Louisville joined from the American Athletic Conference (formerly, the Big East Conference). In 1971, the University of South Carolina left the ACC to become an independent, later joining the Metro Conference in 1983 and moving to its current home, the Southeastern Conference, in 1991.

Institution Location Founded Joined Left Type
(affiliation)
Current
Conference
Nickname/Colors
University of South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina 1801 1953 1971 Public (USCS) SEC Gamecocks

         

University of Maryland College Park, Maryland 1856
(as Maryland Agricultural College)
1953 2014 Public (USM) Big Ten Terrapins

                   

Membership timeline

University of LouisvilleSyracuse UniversityUniversity of PittsburghUniversity of Notre DameBoston CollegeVirginia TechUniversity of MiamiFlorida State UniversityGeorgia Institute of TechnologyWake Forest UniversityUniversity of VirginiaUniversity of South CarolinaNorth Carolina State UniversityUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillUniversity of Maryland, College ParkDuke UniversityClemson University

Full members Non-football members

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History

Founding and early expansion

The ACC was established on June 14, 1953, when seven members of the Southern Conference left to form their own conference.[note 1][7] These seven universities became charter members of the ACC: Clemson, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina, and Wake Forest. They left partially due to the Southern Conference's ban on post-season football play that had been initiated in 1951. (Clemson and Maryland had both defied the Southern Conference's bowl rule following the 1951 season and were banned from playing other conference teams in the 1952 season).[8] After drafting a set of bylaws for the creation of a new league, the seven withdrew from the Southern Conference at the spring meeting on the morning of May 8, 1953, at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. The bylaws were ratified on June 14, 1953, and the new conference was created.[9] The conference officials indicated a desire to add an eighth member, and candidates mentioned were Virginia and West Virginia.[10] On December 4, 1953, officials convened in Greensboro, North Carolina, and admitted Virginia, a former Southern Conference charter member that had been independent since 1937, into the conference.[11] Virginia's president Colgate Darden argued fiercely against joining the ACC or any conference, while UVA athletics director Gus Tebell argued in favor.[12] In the end, UVA's Board of Visitors approved joining the ACC by a vote of 6–3.[12]

In 1960, the ACC implemented a minimum SAT score for incoming student-athletes of 750, the first conference to do so. This minimum was raised to 800 in 1964, but was ultimately struck down by a federal court in 1972.[13]

On July 1, 1971, South Carolina left the ACC to become an independent.

Racial integration

Racial integration of all-white collegiate sports teams was high on the regional agenda in the 1950s and 1960s. Involved were issues of equality, racism, and the alumni demand for the top players needed to win high-profile games. The ACC took the lead. First they started to schedule integrated teams from the north. Finally ACC schools—typically under pressure from boosters and civil rights groups—integrated their teams.[14] With an alumni base that dominated local and state politics, society and business, the ACC flagship schools were successful in their endeavor—as Pamela Grundy argues, they had learned how to win:

The widespread admiration that athletic ability inspired would help transform athletic fields from grounds of symbolic play to forces for social change, places where a wide range of citizens could publicly and at times effectively challenge the assumptions that cast them as unworthy of full participation in U.S. society. While athletic successes would not rid society of prejudice or stereotype—black athletes would continue to confront racial slurs...[—minority star players demonstrated] the discipline, intelligence, and poise to contend for position or influence in every arena of national life.[15]

1978 and 1991 expansions

The ACC operated with seven members until the addition of Georgia Tech from the Metro Conference, announced on April 3, 1978, and taking effect on July 1, 1979, except in football, in which Tech would remain an independent until joining ACC football in 1983. The total number of member schools reached nine with the addition of Florida State, also formerly from the Metro Conference, on July 1, 1991, in non-football sports and July 1, 1992, in football. The additions of those schools marked the first expansions of the conference footprint since 1953, though both schools were still located with the rest of the ACC schools in the South Atlantic States.

2004–2005 expansion

The ACC added three members from the Big East Conference during the 2005 conference realignment: Miami and Virginia Tech joined on July 1, 2004, and Boston College joined on July 1, 2005, as the league's twelfth member and the first from the Northeast. The expansion was controversial, as Connecticut, Rutgers, Pittsburgh, and West Virginia (and, initially, Virginia Tech) filed lawsuits against the ACC, Miami, and Boston College for allegedly conspiring to weaken the Big East Conference.

2010–present

The ACC Hall of Champions opened on March 2, 2011, next to the Greensboro Coliseum arena, making the ACC the second college sports conference to have a hall of fame after the Southern Conference.[16][note 2]

On September 17, 2011, Big East Conference members Syracuse University and the University of Pittsburgh both applied to join the ACC.[18] The two schools were accepted into the conference the following day, once again expanding the conference footprint like previous expansions.[19] Because the Big East intended to hold Pitt and Syracuse to the 27-month notice period required by league bylaws, the most likely entry date into the ACC (barring negotiations) was July 1, 2014.[20] However, in July 2012, the Big East came to an agreement with Syracuse and Pitt that allowed the two schools to leave the Big East on July 1, 2013.[21][22]

On September 12, 2012, Notre Dame agreed to join the ACC in all conference sports except football as the conference's first member in the Midwestern United States. As part of the agreement, Notre Dame committed to play five football games each season against ACC schools beginning in 2014.[23] On March 12, 2013, Notre Dame and the Big East announced they had reached a settlement allowing Notre Dame to join the ACC effective July 1, 2013.[24]

On November 19, 2012, the University of Maryland's Board of Regents voted to withdraw from the ACC to join the Big Ten Conference effective in 2014.[25] The following week, the Big East's University of Louisville accepted the ACC's invitation to become a full member, replacing Maryland effective July 1, 2014.[26]

The ACC's presidents announced on April 22, 2013, that all 15 schools that would be members of the conference in 2014–15 had signed a grant of media rights (GOR), effective immediately and running through the 2026–27 school year, coinciding with the duration of the conference's then-current TV deal with ESPN. This move essentially prevents the ACC from being a target for other conferences seeking to expand—under the grant, if a school leaves the conference during the contract period, all revenue derived from that school's media rights for home games would belong to the ACC and not the school.[27] The move also left the SEC as the only one of the FBS Power Five conferences without a GOR.[28]

In July 2016, the GOR was extended through the 2035–36 school year, coinciding with the signing of a new 20-year deal with ESPN that would transform the then-current ad hoc ACC Network into a full-fledged network. The new network launched as a digital service in the 2016–17 school year and as a linear network in August 2019.[29]

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Academics and ACCAC

Academic rankings

Among the major NCAA athletic conferences that sponsor NCAA Division I FBS football, including the current "Power Five conferences", the ACC has been regarded as having the highest academically ranked collection of members based on U.S. News & World Report[30][31][32][33][34][35] and by the NCAA's Academic Progress Rate.[36][37]

Academics and Research
School Endowment[38]
(in 2017 US$ billions)
Major Faculty Awards[39](total awards) Princeton Review Rating[40](scale 60–99) US News US Ranking[41] Washington Monthly US Ranking[42] ARWU US Ranking[43] NTU US Ranking[44] CWTS Leiden US Impact Ranking[45] Scimago US Higher Education Ranking[46] URAP US Ranking[47] US News/QS World Rankings[48]
Boston College $2.477700 6 85 37 57 100 138 155 123 145 339
Clemson $0.741802 3 78 70 114 156 138 110 125 123 701
Duke $7.911175 30 92 10 12 20 14 15 14 16 21
Florida State $0.681370 9 68 57 81 70 91 81 107 75 431
Georgia Tech $2.091110 21 86 29 31 43 47 41 32 45 70
Louisville $0.712295 5 69 192 221 156 119 103 105 110 1001
Miami $1.021508 7 78 57 277 61 59 58 41 54 252
North Carolina $3.432911 19 77 29 23 23 20 23 18 21 80
North Carolina State $1.293743 11 75 84 84 71 72 43 57 56 263
Notre Dame $10.727653 14 80 15 22 71 101 96 93 87 216
Pittsburgh $4.200206 13 80 57 143 35 17 13 20 19 142
Syracuse $1.338287 11 77 54 28 156 138 145 172 129 501
Virginia $6.953380 15 87 28 36 61 53 50 55 46 173
Virginia Tech $1.146055 10 73 74 19 100 95 53 65 63 367
Wake Forest $1.329255 3 94 27 75 136 86 95 85 88 411

ACCAC and ACC academic network

The members of the ACC participate in the Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Consortium (ACCAC), a consortium that provides a vehicle for inter-institutional academic and administrative collaboration between member universities. Growing out of a conference-wide doctoral student-exchange program that was established in 1999, the ACCAC has expanded its scope into other domestic and international collaborations.[49]

The stated mission of the ACCAC is to "leverage the athletic associations and identities among the 15 ACC universities in order to enrich the educational missions of member universities." To that end, the collaborative helps organize various academic initiatives, including fellowship and scholarship programs, global research initiatives, leadership conferences, and extensive study abroad programs.[50] Funding for its operations, 90% of which is spent on direct student support, is derived from a portion of the income generated by the ACC Football Championship Game and by supplemental allocations by individual universities and various grants.[51]

ACCAC academic programs

Major academic programs that have been implemented under ACCAC include:

  • The annual Meeting of the Minds (MOM) undergraduate research conference.[52]
  • The annual Student Leadership Conference.[53]
  • The Creativity and Innovation Fellowship Program in which each university receives $12,500 to award between two and five undergraduate students ACCAC fellowships for research or creative projects.[54]
  • The Summer Research Scholars Program in which every ACC university will receive $5,000 to support up to two of its undergraduate students in conducting research in residence at another ACC university during a minimum 10 week period over the summer.[55]
  • The ACC Debate Championship[56]
  • The ACC Inventure Prize Competition is a Shark Tank-like innovation competition for teams of students from ACC universities.[57]
  • The Student Federal Relations Trip to Washington, D.C. is an annual trip of student delegates from ACC universities to the nation's capital.[58]
  • The Creativity Competition is planned to be an ACC-wide, team-based interdisciplinary competition emphasizing use of creative design and the arts to begin in 2017.[58]
  • The Distinguished Lecturers Program in which five ACC universities select an outstanding faculty member as The ACCAC's Distinguished Lecturer. In addition to an award stipend, the ACCAC provides financial support to enable each ACC university to sponsor a "distinguished lecture event" on their campus.[59]
  • The Executive Leadership Series is a two-day skill enhancement programs designed for Deans, Vice Provosts, and Vice Chancellors of ACC universities.[58]
  • The annual Student President Conference.[60]
  • The Coach for College Program, primarily for student-athletes and run through Duke University with support from the ACCAC, that takes 32 ACC students to Vietnam for three weeks in the summer to coach hundreds of middle school children.[61]
  • The Traveling Scholars Program which allows PhD candidates from one ACC campus to access courses, laboratories, library, or other resources at any one of the other ACC member institution campuses.[62]
  • The Clean Energy Grant Competition that helps coordinate geographically defined clusters of ACC universities in competition for United States Department of Energy Clean Energy Grants.[62]
  • The Study Abroad Program collaborative which allows cross registration in study abroad programs enroll in programs sponsored by an ACC university other than their "home" university.[62] A Student Study Abroad Scholarship program that awarded two to five ACCAC scholarships for study abroad was discontinued in 2013, but is targeted for renewal in 2014–15.[63]

The ACCAC also supports periodic meetings among faculty, administration, and staff who pursue similar interests and responsibilities at the member universities either by face-to-face conferences, video conferences, or telephone conferences. ACCAC affinity groups include those for International Affairs Officers, Study Abroad Directors, Teaching-Learning Center Directors, Chief Information Officers, Chief Procurement Officers, Undergraduate Research Conference Coordinators, Student Affairs Vice Presidents, Student Leadership Conference Coordinators, and Faculty Athletic Representatives To the ACC.[64]

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Spending and revenue

Total revenue includes ticket sales, contributions and donations, rights/licensing, student fees, school funds, and all other sources including TV income, camp income, food, and novelties. Total expenses includes coaching/staff, scholarships, buildings/grounds, maintenance, utilities and rental fees, and all other costs including recruiting, team travel, equipment and uniforms, conference dues, and insurance costs.

Conference
Rank
(2016–17)
National Rank
(2016–17)
Institution 2016-17 Total Revenue from Athletics[65] 2016-17 Total Expenses on Athletics[65]
1 13 Florida State University $144,514,413 $143,373,261
2 22 University of Louisville $120,445,303 $118,383,769
3 26 Clemson University $112,600,964 $111,126,235
4 35 University of North Carolina $96,551,626 $96,540,823
5 39 University of Virginia $92,865,175 $100,324,517
6 44 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University $87,427,526 $90,716,423
7 47 North Carolina State University $83,741,572 $86,924,779
8 51 Georgia Institute of Technology $81,762,024 $84,852,123
N/A N/A Boston College Not reported Not reported
N/A N/A Duke University Not reported Not reported
N/A N/A Syracuse University Not reported Not reported
N/A N/A University of Miami Not reported Not reported
N/A N/A University of Notre Dame Not reported Not reported
N/A N/A University of Pittsburgh Not reported Not reported
N/A N/A Wake Forest University Not reported Not reported

Facilities

School Football stadium Cap. Soccer stadium Cap. Basketball arena Cap. Baseball stadium Cap. Softball stadium Cap.
Boston College Alumni Stadium 44,500 Newton Campus Sports Complex 1,100 Conte Forum 8,606 Brighton Field at Harrington Athletics Village 2,500 Harrington Athletics Village at Brighton Field 1,000
Clemson Memorial Stadium 81,500 Riggs Field 6,500 Littlejohn Coliseum 9,000 Doug Kingsmore Stadium 6,524 McWhorter Stadium 1,000
Duke Wallace Wade Stadium 40,004 Koskinen Stadium 4,500 Cameron Indoor Stadium 9,314 Jack Coombs Field
Durham Bulls Park
2,000
10,000
Duke Softball Stadium 1,300
Florida State Bobby Bowden Field
at Doak Campbell Stadium
79,560 Seminole Soccer Complex 2,000 Donald L. Tucker Center 13,800 Mike Martin Field
at Dick Howser Stadium
6,700 JoAnne Graf Field at the Seminole Softball Complex 1,000
Georgia Tech Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field 55,000 Non-soccer school Hank McCamish Pavilion 8,600 Russ Chandler Stadium 4,157 Shirley Clements Mewborn Field 1,500
Louisville Cardinal Stadium 60,800 Dr. Mark & Cindy Lynn Stadium 5,300 KFC Yum! Center 22,090 Jim Patterson Stadium 4,000 Ulmer Stadium 2,200
Miami Hard Rock Stadium 65,326 Cobb Stadium 500 Watsco Center 7,972 Mark Light Field
at Alex Rodriguez Park
5,000 Non-softball school
North Carolina Kenan Memorial Stadium 50,500 Dorrance Field 4,200 Dean Smith Center (M)
Carmichael Arena (W)
21,750
8,010
Boshamer Stadium 5,000 Anderson Stadium 500
North Carolina State Carter–Finley Stadium 57,583 Dail Soccer Field 3,000 PNC Arena (M)
Reynolds Coliseum (W)
19,722
5,500[66]
Doak Field 3,000 Dail Softball Stadium N/A
Notre Dame Notre Dame Stadium 80,795 Alumni Stadium 2,500 Edmund P. Joyce Center 9,149 Frank Eck Stadium 2,500 Melissa Cook Stadium 850
Pittsburgh Heinz Field 65,500 Ambrose Urbanic Field
at Petersen Sports Complex
735 Petersen Events Center 12,508 Charles L. Cost Field
at Petersen Sports Complex
900 Vartabedian Field
at Petersen Sports Complex
600
Syracuse Carrier Dome 49,262 SU Soccer Stadium 1,500 Carrier Dome 35,446 Non-baseball school Softball Stadium at Skytop 650
Virginia Scott Stadium 61,500 Klöckner Stadium 8,000 John Paul Jones Arena 14,593 Davenport Field at Disharoon Park 5,500 Palmer Park 522
Virginia Tech Lane Stadium 65,632 Sandra D. Thompson Field 2,500 Cassell Coliseum 9,847 English Field 1,033+ Tech Softball Park 1,024
Wake Forest Truist Field 31,500 W. Dennie Spry Soccer Stadium 3,000 Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum 14,407 David F Couch Ballpark 3,823 Non-softball school

Sports

The Atlantic Coast Conference sponsors championship competition in thirteen men's and fourteen women's NCAA-sanctioned sports.[67] The most recently added sport was fencing, added for the 2014–15 school year after having been absent from the conference since 1980; Boston College, Duke, North Carolina, and Notre Dame participate in that sport.[68]

Since all ACC members (including non-football member Notre Dame) field FBS football teams, they are subject to the NCAA requirement that FBS schools field at least 16 teams in NCAA-recognized varsity sports. However, the ACC itself requires sponsorship of only four sports—football, men's basketball, women's basketball, and either women's soccer or women's volleyball.[69] All ACC members sponsor all five of the named sports except Georgia Tech, which sponsors women's volleyball but not women's soccer.

Teams in ACC Conference competition
Sport Men's Women's
Baseball 14
Basketball 15 15
Cross country 15 15
Fencing 4 4
Field hockey 7
Football 15
Golf 12 12
Lacrosse 5 8
Rowing 9
Soccer 12 14
Softball 12
Swimming & diving 11.5 12
Tennis 13 14
Track and field (indoor) 15 15
Track and field (outdoor) 15 15
Volleyball 15
Wrestling 6

Men's sponsored sports by school

Member-by-member sponsorship of the 13 men's ACC sports for the 2020–21 academic year.

School Baseball Basket­ball Cross country Fencing Football Golf Lacrosse Soccer Swimming & diving Tennis Track & field
(indoor)
Track & field
(outdoor)
Wrestling Total ACC men's sports
Boston College Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N 11
Clemson Y[a] N N N Y Y[a] Y[a] N 9
Duke Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 13
Florida State Y N N N Y Y N 9
Georgia Tech N N N N 9
Louisville Y N Y N Y Y Y Y N 10
Miami Y N N N N Y[b] Y Y N 7.5
North Carolina Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 13
North Carolina State Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y 11
Notre Dame Y Y Y Y Y N 12
Pittsburgh Y N N N Y N Y Y 9
Syracuse N Y N N N N Y Y N 7
Virginia Y N Y Y Y Y 12
Virginia Tech Y N Y N Y Y Y Y Y 11
Wake Forest Y N Y N N Y Y Y N 9
Totals 14 15 15 4 15 12 5 12 11.5 13 15 15 6 151.5
  1. ^ a b c Clemson will drop its men's program in the sport of athletics (i.e, cross country and track & field) after the 2020–21 school year.[70]
  2. ^ Miami participates in diving only. For the purposes of this chart, Miami men's diving is counted as sponsoring half of the sport of men's swimming & diving.

Men's varsity sports not sponsored by the Atlantic Coast Conference which are played by ACC schools:

School Ice hockey Rifle Rowing[a] Sailing[a] Skiing Squash [a]
Boston College Hockey East no no NEISA EISA no
North Carolina State no GARC & SEARC[b] no no no no
Notre Dame Big Ten no no no no no
Syracuse ESCHL[a][c] no EARC no no no
Virginia no no no no no Independent[71]
  1. ^ a b c d Not governed or recognized by the NCAA.
  2. ^ Co-ed Rifle Team
  3. ^ Not recognized by Syracuse University as a varsity team.

Women's sponsored sports by school

Member-by-member sponsorship of the 14 women's ACC sports for the 2020–21 academic year.

School Basketball Cross country Fencing Field hockey Golf Lacrosse Rowing Soccer Softball Swimming & diving Tennis Track & field
(indoor)
Track & field
(outdoor)
Volleyball Total ACC women's sports
Boston College Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 14
Clemson Y N N Y N Y Y N Y 10
Duke Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 14
Florida State Y N N Y N N Y Y Y Y 10
Georgia Tech N N N N N N 8
Louisville Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 13
Miami Y N N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y 10
North Carolina Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 14
North Carolina State Y N N Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y 10
Notre Dame Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y 13
Pittsburgh Y N N N N[a] N Y N Y Y 8
Syracuse Y N Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y 11
Virginia Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 13
Virginia Tech Y Y N N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y 11
Wake Forest Y Y N Y Y N N N N Y Y Y Y 9
Totals 15 15 4 7 12 8 9 14 13 12 14 15 15 15 169
  1. ^ Pitt to add women's lacrosse beginning in the 2022 season (2021–22 school year).[72]

Women's varsity sports not sponsored by the Atlantic Coast Conference which are played by ACC schools:

School Beach volleyball Gymnastics Ice hockey Rifle Sailing[a] Skiing Squash[a]
Boston College no no Hockey East no NEISA EISA no
Florida State CCSA no no no no no no
North Carolina no EAGL no no no no no
North Carolina State no EAGL no GARC & SEARC[b] no no no
Pittsburgh no EAGL no no no no no
Syracuse no no CHA no no no no
Virginia no no no no no no Independent[71]
  1. ^ a b Not governed or recognized by the NCAA.
  2. ^ Co-ed Rifle Team

Current champions

Champions from the previous academic year are indicated in italics.

Season Sport Men's
champion
Women's
champion
Fall 2019 Cross country[73] Syracuse NC State
Field hockey[74] North Carolina
Football[75] Clemson
Soccer Virginia[76] North Carolina[77]
Volleyball
Winter 2019–20 Basketball Canceled[a] NC State[78]
Fencing[79] Notre Dame Notre Dame
Swimming & diving NC State[80] Virginia[81]
Track & field (Indoor)[82] Florida State Virginia Tech
Wrestling NC State[83]
Spring 2020 Baseball Canceled
Softball Canceled
Golf Canceled Canceled
Lacrosse Canceled Canceled
Rowing Canceled
Tennis Canceled Canceled
Track & field (outdoor) Canceled Canceled
  1. ^ Florida State, as the top seed of the tournament, was awarded the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

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