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ACC joins SEC and opts to stay at eight-game football schedule
ACC joins SEC and opts to stay at eight-game football schedule

The Pac-12 and Big Ten conferences have both officially been played for (football) fools. On Monday, the Atlantic Coast Conference joined the Southeastern Conference in announcing it would stick to an eight-game league schedule. So much for the "kumbaya" notion of a level playing field as we lurch forward into the new four-team playoff. It was generally thought all five major conferences would move to nine-game schedules for the new system in which four playoff teams will be selected each year by a selection committee. But, as five leagues stood on the decision cliff, only three leagues jumped on the count of three. The SEC and ACC stayed back and laugh. Why should they...

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