The ACC will be getting plenty of exposure in the first three weeks of the season with 19 televised games, the conference announced on Thursday.
The ACC begins with nationally televised neutral site games on Saturday and Monday of Labor Day weekend, starting with UNC and LSU in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta (ABC, 8 p.m. ET). The ACC concludes the weekend with a rare Labor Day doubleheader with Maryland hosting Navy 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.
I wonder if I could make it to both without getting a ticket ...
In all, the ACC announced 13 nationally televised games, 10 of which will occur in the first three weeks, including four games on Sept. 11:
Florida State at Oklahoma (ABC/ESPN2 3:30 p.m. ET)
Miami at Ohio State (ESPN 3:40 p.m. ET)
A doubleheader on FSN with Georgia Tech at Kansas (noon) and Virginia at USC (10:30 p.m. ET).
The ACC will have two more national TV appearances on Sept. 18, as Clemson travels to Auburn (ESPN, 7 p.m. ET), and Wake Forest travels to Stanford (ESPN2, 11:15 p.m. ET).
The ACC will have four Thursday night games on ESPN:
Cincinnati at NC State (Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m. ET)
Miami at Pittsburgh (Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m. ET)
Florida State at NC State (Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m. ET)
Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech (Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m. ET)
Duke will host defending national champion Alabama on Sept. 18, in a game which will be regionally televised by ABC at 3:30 p.m.
The ACC’s regional football syndicator -- Raycom Sports -- begins its 12-week package with Duke at Wake Forest on Sept. 11, and a week later, North Carolina hosts Georgia Tech at Kenan Stadium in what figures to be a key Coastal Division contest. Both games will kick off at noon. Raycom begins its regional telecasts on Sept. 11 and ends on Nov. 27.
Additionally, four ACC games will be televised on ESPNU:
Samford at Florida State (Sept. 4, 12 p.m.)
Kent State at Boston College (Sept. 11, 3:30 p.m.)
BYU at Florida State (Sept. 18, 3:30 p.m.)
Maryland at West Virginia (Sept. 18, 12 p.m.)
NC State at UCF (Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m.) and NC State at East Carolina (Oct. 16, 12 p.m.) -- will be televised on CBSCS.
Finally, 12 ACC games will be streamed online over ESPN’s 24/7 broadband sports network -- ESPN3.com -- allowing fans an opportunity to view all of the ACC’s games during the first three weeks of the season.
After the weekend of Sept. 18, game times and TV will be announced weekly with ESPN/ABC and Raycom Sports making their choices with a 12-day advanced notice, beginning on Monday, Sept. 13 (for games on Saturday, Sept. 25).