Did you know the ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) is based in Greensboro? The organization was founded in 1953, when seven members of the Southern Conference (SoCon) left to form their own conference in response to a partial ban on postseason play.
Of the seven founding members, five remain in the Conference today — NC State, Duke, UNC, Wake Forest, and Clemson — along with 10 other member universities: UVA, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Miami, Boston College, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, and Syracuse.
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The men’s conference schedule begins Saturday, Dec. 12 and runs through Saturday, Mar. 6, 2021. Each team will play 20 total conference games — in addition to multiple non-conference games — including: four games (home and away) against the two primary rivals, eight games (home and away) against four repeating teams + eight single games (home and away) against individual remaining teams.
Here’s when you can catch the first ACC match-ups for each local team (times TBD) —
Men’s teams 🐺 NC State at Louisville | Wed., Dec. 16 😈 Duke at Notre Dame | Wed., Dec. 16 👣 UNC at NC State | Tues., Dec. 22
Women’s teams 😈 Duke vs. Louisville | Thurs., Dec. 10 👣 UNC at Wake Forest | Thurs., Dec. 10 🐺 NC State at Boston College | Sun., Dec. 13
Will fans be allowed at games this winter? Duke announced on Wednesday that only players, essential personnel, and broadcast media will be able to attend games on campus. UNC + NC State have not yet made announcements, but have said they will adjust capacity requirements according to state and local government’s guidelines. All games can be streamed through the ACC Network. Check local listings for additional coverage.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schedules are subject to change. Any conference game that cannot be played will only be rescheduled if both teams’ existing schedules allow for it.
Alright, let’s settle this. Which local team do you route for?
Use the links below to send these deets to all your ACC basketball fans… or engage in some friendly fan rivalry.
Weather ○71º | Partly cloudy | 20%chance of rain ⛅ ○ Raleigh saw ~5 inches of rain between Wednesday and Thursday nights + some areas around the Triangle saw flooding up to 13 inches. We’re looking forward to drier conditions this weekend. ☔ (WRAL)
Development ○ Homes by Dickerson, a Raleigh-based firm, has filed plans to develop a 19-home subdivision near Rex Hospital. The homes will be built across 7.8 acres and are expected to be listed at prices over $900,000. 🏘️ (Triangle Business Journal)
Biz ○ Next Thursday, Nov. 19 at 5 p.m., xElle Ventures will host a Female Founders Pitch Competition. Five finalists — including Orion Brown of the Black Travel Box and Happy Ghosh of Kalia Health — will present six-minute pitches for their companies. The winner will be determined by a panel of judges and receive $1,000. Register here to attend virtually for free. 🗣️ (GrepBeat)
Holiday ○ The Piper Lights holiday lights display in Wake Forest will be held as a drive-thru only event this year. Located at 5725 Fixit Shop Road, the setup features seven acres of displays + will be open to the public November 27 through January 1, 2021. Attendance is free, but donations are accepted. 💡 (via Triangle on the Cheap)
ShopLocal ○ This Sunday, Nov. 15, 50+ local businesses are participating in the Holly Raleigh Warehouse Sale — a virtual, online, flash holiday sale event. Ticket holders will receive 20% off all purchases. Cost is $5 for general admission, $10 for early entry, $15 for VIP, and $50 for early bird shopaholics. 🛍️
Listen ○ The debut album from Durham piano prodigy Justin-Lee Schultz (age 13) drops today. Gruv Kid features a cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Do I Do,” a collaboration with keyboardist Bob James + contributions from Justin-Lee’s father and sister. Start listening here. 🎹 (INDY Week)
You may have seen this map circulating on social media this week, and Raleigh, we take issue. ICYMI, the artist took the liberty of identifying the most popular Thanksgiving side dishes in each state, and NC fell deep into mac and cheese territory.
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Dish ○ The Downtown Durham Streetery | Fri., Nov. 13 | 5–9:30 p.m. | Downtown Durham | Cost of purchase | The City of Durham will open multiple streets to pedestrian traffic, have musical performances, and hang festive lights. Visitors can walk around, pick up food, and shop at the local shops downtown. 🍽️ ○ RTP Food Truck Rodeo | Fri., Nov. 13 | 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. | 800 Park Offices Drive, Morrisville | Free | The rodeo will have various food trucks in the parking lot of Frontier RTP Campus. Guests can order ahead or onsite and are welcome to eat at socially-distanced tables, in their cars, or take it home. 🥟
Saturday ○ Falling for Color Gardening & Landscape Design Symposium | Sat., Nov. 14 | 9 a.m.–6:30 p.m. | Virtual | $50-65 | The JC Raulston Arboretum is bringing together a panel of experts in horticulture and conservation to inform participants on how to make the best out of their fall garden and landscaping. 🍂 ○ Family Fun: Upcycled Journal Making | Sat., Nov. 14 | 11 a.m.–12 p.m. | Virtual | $15 | A NC State Craft Center staff member will help you turn your old books, paper, and cardboard into a fun, personalized journal. ♻️
Sunday ○ The Raleigh Market | Sun., Nov. 15 | 9 a.m.–5 p.m. | NC State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road | Free | Visitors can shop vintage, handmade, and antique treasures. 🧺 ○ Balloonacy | Sun., Nov. 15 | 1:30–2:30 p.m. + 3:30–4:30 p.m. | Raleigh Little Theatre, 301 Pogue Street | $12+ | RLT is having its first in-person performance since February under Phase 3 reopening protocols. Balloonacy is a one-person show for younger audiences about acceptance, imagination, and companionship. 🎈
Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.