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Clemson-Georgia series in jeopardy

ATHENS, Ga. – Clemson and Georgia have started talks that could result in the cancellation of the football series planned between the two schools for 2013 and 2014.

UGA athletics director Greg McGarity confirmed the talks Tuesday, though there has been “no resolution or final determination yet,” according to UGA.

Talks were initiated by Clemson as a result of the ACC’s move earlier this year to expand to a nine-game conference schedule to accommodate 14 members in the league.

The Tigers already face rival South Carolina each season and are concerned about keeping seven home games on the schedule each year.

As it stands now, conversations will be ongoing between parties, and it appears unlikely at this point that the games will be planned as originally agreed to in a deal that dates back to Aug. 2005.

Georgia and Clemson were tentatively scheduled to play to open the 2013 and 2014 seasons, with the Bulldogs on the road in 2013 and Tigers returning the trip to Athens in 2014. In each case, the road team was set to receive $300,000 for the game.

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