The ACC's 14-team football schedule setup has caught the ire of at least one conference athletic director.
Associated Press writer Gary Fineout reports "internal emails" from ACC ADs that show plans to discuss a football schedule restructuring and a tweaking of the division structure in January. Syracuse athletic director Daryl Gross is pushing the effort.
Gross cites a current setup that doesn't spread the wealth on games in the conference's major markets and regions.
"I strongly believe this is an urgent matter with significant branding, revenue and competitive fairness components," Gross told the AP.
Status quo for now is each school having one permanent cross-divisional rival and one more on a rotating basis. For example, Clemson won't play Virginia until 2020 in Death Valley and their next trip to Charlottesville won't come until after 2024.
The Syracuse AD said there's "obvious playing partners," but that doesn't hold true for the bulk of the conference.
Originally, the ACC was set to go to a nine-game schedule when Syracuse and Pittsburgh joined, which was nixed after schools with ACC-SEC rivalries voiced their displeasure.
Also in place starting 2014 is Notre Dame playing five games a season versus ACC teams.
Clemson's ACC Schedule 2014-16 (tentatively)
2014: Home - Louisville, N.C. State, North Carolina, Syracuse; Away - Boston College, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Wake Forest.
2015: Home - Boston College, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Wake Forest; Away - Louisville, Miami, N.C. State, Syracuse.
2016: Home - Louisville, N.C. State, Syracuse, Pittsburgh; Road - Boston College, Florida State, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech
2014 ACC Divisions
Atlantic: Boston College, Clemson, Florida State, Louisville, N.C. State, Syracuse, Wake Forest.
Coastal: Duke, Georgia Tech, Miami, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Virginia Tech.