“Nineteen televised games in the first three weeks of the season, including 10 national exposures, headline the early-season football television schedule announced Thursday by Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford.”The ACC got pretty creative with their scheduling this year to maximize the first weekend getting two games on Labor Day where they had ESPN’s highest rated game of the season last year Miami-FSU.
“The ACC concludes the weekend with a rare Labor Day doubleheader with Maryland hosting Navy on Labor Day Monday at 4 p.m. at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md., and Virginia Tech facing Boise State in an 8 p.m. game at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. Both games will be nationally televised by ESPN.”Week 3 may be an odd TV selection to some with Georgia Tech and UNC facing off at Noon while Duke gets the prime afternoon slot.
“In addition to the national exposures, Duke will host defending national champion Alabama on Sept. 18, in a game which will be regionally-televised by ABC at 3:30 pm.”But ESPN/ABC jumped at the chance to get Alabama on since CBS will very likely gobble them up the rest of the season.
Rest of the game times to be announced during the season with a 12 day window.
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