Clemson and South Carolina will not play in 2020 (Photo by USA Today Sports)
Just one day after Clemson fans got some great news from the ACC when they announced that they planned to have an 11 game schedule that would allow for 10 conference games and one non-conference game. This meant that it was possible that college football’s longest continuous, non conference rivalry game could still be played.
Per multiple sources the SEC school presidents voted on Thursday to have a 10 game conference only schedule. Clemson and South Carolina will NOT meet in the 2020 season after the SEC voted to follow in the footsteps of the Big Ten and PAC-12’s conference only schedule. They are scheduled to kick off on September 26th.
These two instate rivals have matched up on the gridiron every season since 1909. That makes it the second longest rivalry streak of any type behind Minnesota-Wisconsin who played in their 113th consecutive season this past year.
Clemson has won six consecutive games over South Carolina and a seventh consecutive win would have tied them with the rivalry‘s longest winning streak (1934-40). This historical moment will now have to wait until next season.
This move by the SEC also means ACC-SEC rivalries between Louisville-Kentucky, Florida-Florida State, and Georgia-Georgia Tech are off this season as well.