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Our ACC Foes

08 Aug Our ACC Foes

Get to know our new rivals, and just how crazy their own fans are.

Boston College

Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA
Enrollment: 14,100
Nickname: Eagles
Colors: Maroon & Gold

Notable: If you’ve ever attended a Boston Red Sox game, you know Boston loves Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline.” That tradition carries over to BC football games where fans at Alumni Stadium belt it out as one.

Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech

Atlanta, GA
Enrollment: 25,034
Nickname: Yellow Jackets
Colors: Old Gold & White

Get to know the Ramblin’ Wreck. This 1930 Model A Ford Sport Coup has led the team onto Grant Field for every home game since 1961. Prior to the game, the car meets the team and cheerleaders in Yellow Jacket Alley to lead them on the field.

Notre Dame

Notre Dame

South Bend, IN
Founded: 1842
Enrollment: 12,124
Nickname: Fighting Irish
Colors: Gold & Blue

The football team attends a pregame mass before each game. From there, players and coaches walk together to the stadium. Fans gather to form a tunnel from the church to the stadium surrounding the team.

Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA
Enrollment: 30,598
Nickname: Hokies
Colors: Chicago Maroon & Burnt Orange

We hope you’re into Metallica. To get the crowd fired up before each game at Lane Stadium, “Enter Sandman” is played over the PA system. Bonus: The concession of choice at football games? Smoked turkey legs.

Clemson

Clemson

Clemson, SC
Enrollment: 22,698
Nickname: Tigers
Colors: Clemson Orange & Regalia

The football team takes part in what some call “the most exciting 25 seconds in college football.” The football team dresses at Fike Field House and runs through the gate and down the grassy hill onto the field at the start of each game.

Miami

Miami

Coral Gables, FL
Founded: 1925
Enrollment: 16,774
Nickname: Hurricanes
Colors: Orange, Green & White

At the start of the fourth quarter in football, fans and players hold up four fingers. Some believe that it’s because the game is always won in fourth quarters. Others use it as a symbol that the “U” always owns the last quarter.

Pitt

Pitt

Pittsburgh, PA
Enrollment: 34,934
Nickname: Panthers
Colors: Blue & Gold

Pitt is a zoo, literally. The student section is nicknamed the Oakland Zoo and some students come dressed in animal costumes for the game.

Wake Forest

Wake Forest

Winston-Salem, NC
Enrollment: 7,591
Nickname: Demon Deacons
Colors: Old Gold & Black

Game day planning includes a trip to the store for toilet paper. In the case of big wins, Wake Forest students gather on Hearn Plaza to throw rolls of toilet paper over the trees and lawn.

Duke

Duke

Durham, NC
Enrollment: 14,950
Nickname: Blue Devils
Colors: Duke Blue & White

Cameron Crazies—the rowdy students who fill the seats along the baselines at Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium—camp out in a tent city outside of the stadium just to get a seat for the game. The tent city is known as Krzyzewskiville, after long-time coach Mike Krzyzewski.

North Carolina

North Carolina

Chapel Hill, NC
Founded: 1789
Enrollment: 29,135
Nickname: Tar Heels
Colors: Carolina Blue & White

Students love to be seated in the “Tar Pit” for home football games. The tunnel that the team emerges from onto the field cuts right through the pit. Student fans get to help get the team hyped.

Syracuse

Syracuse

Syracuse, NY
Enrollment: 21,789
Nickname: Orange
Color: Orange

College students love pizza. And in Syracuse, Varisty Pizza has made itself part of Syracuse’s football tradition. The famous campus pizzeria has pennants on the wall for each team Syracuse plays that season. When Syracuse wins, the pennant of the losing team is turned upside down for the rest of the year.

Florida State

Florida State

Tallahassee, FL
Founded: 1851
Enrollment: 41,473
Symbol: Seminoles
Colors: Garnet & Gold

At the beginning of each home football game, a student portraying Native American Seminole leader Osceola rides down the field on an Appaloosa horse named Renegade. The student plants a flaming spear at midfield to start the game.

NC State

NC State

Raleigh, NC
Enrollment: 33,989
Nickname: Wolfpack
Colors: Red & White

Students make the “Sign of the Wolf” to showcase their school spirit (a lot of like our “L”). Touch your middle finger and your ring finger to your thumb to make the nose. Point your pinky and forefinger in the air to make the ears.

Virginia

Virginia

Charlottesville, VA
Enrollment: 23,464
Nickname: Cavaliers, Wahoos, ‘Hoos
Colors: Orange & Blue

At Virginia, expect to hear the phrase “Girls in pearls and guys in ties.” Yep. Unofficially, gameday attire is business casual.