On Wednesday, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced the locations of its conference championships for the 2013-14 academic year. This coming year will be the first full-year that the conference will be a 15-team one and will include Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Syracuse.
Here's the rundown:
Greensboro, NORTH CAROLINA
-- The Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments will be back at the
Madison Square Garden Greensboro Coliseum in March.
-- ACC Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving will return to the Greensboro Aquatic Center in 2014 for a second consecutive year (Feb. 19-22 and Feb. 26-March 1).
-- In addition to swimming and basketball, Greensboro will also be the site of the 2014 ACC Women's Golf Championship (April 18-20 at Sedgefield Country Club) and the 2014 ACC Baseball Championship (May 20-25 at NewBridge Bank Park).
Charlotte, NORTH CAROLINA
-- The ACC Football Championship will continue to be played at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2013.
Kernersville, NORTH CAROLINA
-- The 2013 Men's and Women's Cross Country Championships will be held at Beeson Park in Kernersville, North Carolina and hosted by Wake Forest.
Cary, NORTH CAROLINA
-- The Cary (N.C.) Tennis Park will host both the 2014 ACC Men's and Women's Championships for the seventh straight year (April 23-27).
-- The 2013 ACC Women's Soccer Championship semifinals and final will again take place at Cary, North Carolina's WakeMed Soccer Park (Nov. 8 and 10).
New London, NORTH CAROLINA
-- ACC Men's Golf Championship will return to the Old North State Club at New London, N.C. for the 14th consecutive year in 2014 (April 25-27).
Germantown, Not North Carolina (actually Maryland)
-- The 2013 Men's Soccer semifinals and final will be held at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown for the second straight year (Nov. 15 and 17).
In addition, five other schools will host fall, winter or spring Olympic sports championships.
Boston College will be the host school for both the 2013 ACC Field Hockey Championship (Nov. 7-10) and the 2014 Women's Lacrosse Championship (April 24-27). Glad to see the school selected to host a conference championship as I believe this is a first for both sports. The Eagles have been competitive in both sports in recent years and despite the ACC being ultra-competitive in both of these sports, perhaps hosting the conference tournament is enough to allow either of these programs to break through and win a conference title.
Clemson University will welcome the 2014 Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships (Feb. 27-March 1) and will again be the host school for the 2014 ACC Rowing Championships on Lake Hartwell on May 17. ACC Softball will travel to the University of Maryland from May 8-10 in 2014. The University of North Carolina will be the site of the 2014 ACC Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships (April 17-19).