Sept. 17, 2001
GREENSBORO, N.C. –
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Monday that the Duke at Clemson and Georgia Tech at Florida State football games cancelled this past Saturday, have been rescheduled for Saturday, December 1, 2001.
“We looked at a number of different scenarios for both games,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. “Because of academic considerations, the Thanksgiving Holiday and the six Florida High School Championship games being played in Florida State’s Doak Campbell Stadium on December 6-8, December 1st became the best date for both games.”
The starting time for the Georgia Tech at Florida State contest is to be determined.
All seven ACC games scheduled for last Thursday and Saturday have been rescheduled. The West Virginia at Maryland game will be played on September 29, Northern Illinois at Wake Forest will be played on either November 23 or 24, and the Ohio University at NC State contest has been rescheduled for November 24. Penn State at Virginia, SMU at North Carolina, Duke at Clemson and Georgia Tech at Florida State will all be played on December 1.
“We looked at the limited number of options we had in rescheduling the game and when it came down to it, December 1 was really our only viable option,” Florida State Director of Athletics, Dave Hart, Jr. Rescheduling for December 8 was not an option as we are committed to hosting six State High School Playoff games from December 6-8 with the championships on Saturday.
“John Swofford, in his role as ACC Commissioner, will work with our television partners to determine the kickoff time for the game. As soon as that has been established, we will let everyone know so that adjustments can be made by all parties affected by the change.”