ACC Announces 2012-13 Conference Championships Lineup

May 16, 2012

Greensboro, N.C. (theACC.com) -- ACC Commissioner John Swofford announced the location and dates of the 2012-13 ACC Championships today. The lineup includes 19 events in five states, 10 at neutral sites and nine at campus sites.

The Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championship, hosted by Virginia Tech, starts the season on October 27, 2012. The following weekend, the 2012 Field Hockey Championship will be played at the University of North Carolina November 1, 2 and 4.

The 2012 ACC Women’s Soccer Championship, which will include quarterfinals on campus sites for the second year on October 28, will play the semifinal and final matches at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. on November 2 and 4. This marks the ninth time in 10 years of competition have been played in Cary. After playing the first two rounds at campus site on November 5 & 6, Men’s Soccer semfinals and final will take place at the Maryland Soccerplex in Germantown, Md. on November 9 and 11. This marks the second time the complex hosted the championship, the last being in 2006. The 2012 ACC Volleyball Champion is determined by regular-season play and does not have a tournament.

Rounding out the 2012 ACC Fall Championships will be the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game in Charlotte, N.C. on December 1. This marks the third-straight year the event is held at Bank of America Stadium.

The 2013 ACC Winter Championships begin February 13 when the Swimming & Diving Championships come to the brand new Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, N.C. The Women’s Swimming & Diving Championship along with Men’s Diving competition takes place February 20-23 while the Men’s Championship concludes February 27-March 2. The Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field Championships return to Virginia Tech for the ninth time on February 21-23 and on March 9 the Wrestling Championship returns to the University of Maryland for the first time since 2008.

Both the ACC Women’s and Men’s Basketball Tournaments return to Greensboro, N.C. at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, played March 7-10 and 14-17, respectively. The 2013 Spring Championships begin the week of April 18 with the Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships at NC State April 18-20 and Women’s Golf Championship at Sedgefield Country Club April 19-21.

The following weekend will see five additional ACC Champions crowned in the sports of Men’s and Women’s Tennis, Men’s Golf and Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse. The ACC Tennis Championships will be played at Cary Tennis Park in Cary, N.C. for the fifth-straight year, April 25-28. The Men’s Golf Championship returns to The Old North State Club at Uwharrie Point in New London, N.C. for the 12th-straight year on April 26-28.

Both the 2013 ACC Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Championships will be held at the University of North Carolina, played on April 26 and 28 and April 25, 26 and 28, respectively. This marks the first time since 2010 both events have been held at the same location.

The month of May will determine the final three ACC Champions for the year in Rowing, Softball and Baseball. Rowing will be held at Lake Hartwell hosted by Clemson University on May 12 while the Softball Championship heads to Florida State University May 9 through 11. The final ACC championship, Baseball, will return to Durham, N.C., May 22 through 26.

For complete information on all ACC Championships, visit Championships Central presented by Havoline at theACC.com/championships.