TALLAHASSEE -- Another Labor Day opener, a pair of bye weeks, midseason trips to Clemsonand Boston College and the possibility for multiple nationally-televised games are among the contests outlined on Florida State's 2013 football schedule, which was released Monday afternoon.

As reported by the Orlando Sentinel on Sunday, the Seminoles' conference title defense begins Sept. 2 when they travel to Pittsburgh's Heinz Field to help welcome the Pitt Panthers to the ACC. After officially leaving the Big East Conference later this summer, the Panthers join Syracuse as full members of the ACC this fall.

Pitt athletics director Steve Pederson called opening at home with FSU "a great boost."

The 8 p.m. Labor Day showdown, televised by ESPN, will be FSU's first Monday night game since 2009, when the Seminoles hosted Miami in another conference opener. They lost that game, 38-34.

"We are excited to open up the season with a great opponent like Pitt and getting to play a new opponent at their venue to welcome them to the ACC," FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said.

This marks the first time since 2007 that FSU has started a season on the road.

In order to accommodate the Pitt-FSU opener, the Seminoles had to drop their previously scheduled opener against Wofford. Since the ACC assisted FSU with removing the Aug. 31 game, the Seminoles will not owe the Terriers the $475,000 cancellation fee that was agreed upon in the original game contract, FSU athletics director Randy Spetman said.

Bethune-Cookman replaces Wofford. The Wildcats come to Tallahassee on Sept. 21. Bethune-Cookman had an opening to work with after getting dropped by UCF so the Knights could pick up a game against Penn State. Wofford will end up playing Baylor instead of FSU.

One weekend after the trip to Pittsburgh, the Seminoles will have a bye before resuming their schedule.

Week 3 features a Sept. 14 non-conference showdown with Nevada. The Seminoles and Wolfpack were originally scheduled to play Sept. 21.

On Oct. 19, the Seminoles will be coming off their second bye when they travel to Clemson. Most believe the Tigers will battle with the Seminoles for the Atlantic Division title by season's end. The off week will come at a good time for a team that will be looking to gear up for a difficult showdown in the always intimidating stadium nicknamed "Death Valley."

Absent from the Seminoles' schedule for the first time since 2005 will be a Thursday night game. Aside from the Labor Day opener, they will only play on Saturdays this season. Last season, at Virginia Tech, the Seminoles won a nationally-televised Thursday night thriller when they snuck past the Hokies 28-22 on a touchdown pass from EJ Manuel to Rashad Greene in the closing seconds.

In addition to the conference games, the Seminoles will play four out of the ACC. After facing Nevada and Bethune-Cookman in Weeks 3 and 4, FSU plays Idaho on Nov. 23. The game against the Vandals had already been announced.

FSU hosts Syracuse in the Orange's first trip to Tallahassee as a member of the ACC on Nov. 16. The conference finale is scheduled as FSU's Homecoming.

"Having the conference part of our season over heading into the stretch makes it easier for us to get ready for a huge rivalry game against Florida," Fisher said. "It can be tough to play a game before Florida with a conference championship berth on the line. To get that part of our season handled than get a very good team like Idaho before we go into the big rivalry game is a plus."

One week after facing Idaho, FSU's regular season concludes with the annual rivalry with Florida. After losing 37-26 in Tallahassee this past season, the Seminoles travel to Gainesville on Nov. 30.

This year's ACC championship game will be held at Charlotte, N.C.'s Bank of America Stadium on Dec. 7. It will begin at 8 p.m. and be broadcast by ESPN. The Seminoles claimed their first conference championship since 2005 when they beat Georgia Tech in December's title game, 21-15.

Below is FSU's complete 2013 schedule. Unless otherwise noted, kickoff times and television channels are TBA:

Sept. 2 -- at Pittsburgh (Labor Day)*

Sept. 7 -- Bye

Sept. 14 -- Nevada

Sept. 21 -- Bethune-Cookman

Sept. 28 -- at Boston College*

Oct. 5 -- Maryland*

Oct. 12 -- Bye

Oct. 19 -- at Clemson*

Oct. 26 -- North Carolina State*

Nov. 2 -- Miami*

Nov. 9 -- at Wake Forest*

Nov. 16 -- Syracuse (Homecoming)*

Nov. 23 -- Idaho

Nov. 30 -- at Florida

*Denotes ACC game 

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