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Jun 12, 2019

ACCN Matches Set For Women’s Soccer, Volleyball

On behalf of ESPN and the ACC

ACC Network (ACCN) the new, 24/7 national platform launching on August 22, 2019, will elevate the ACC’s field hockey, women’s soccer and volleyball programs with unprecedented national television coverage this fall.

ACCN will exclusively televise 62 field hockey, women’s soccer and volleyball games in its debut year – representing a 90 percent increase in the number of ACC women’s events available on an ESPN linear network over last year and the most live, national coverage of ACC women’s fall sports ever.

The 62 regular season and tournament games on ACCN:

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Reigning NCAA Champion Florida State will open ACCN’s women’s soccer slate on Sunday, Aug. 25, as the Seminoles host Wisconsin, marking the first exclusive live event on the network, while NCAA Field Hockey Champion North Carolina hosts Penn on Sunday, Sept. 8, as part of a doubleheader to kickoff ACCN field hockey coverage. Wake Forest will play Princeton earlier that day in Chapel Hill, N.C., at 10:30 a.m., on ACCN. ACCN’s volleyball opener features Notre Dame hosting Valparaiso on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m.

“ACC Network will bring unprecedented coverage of our women’s programs this fall, which is one of the goals and benefits of launching ACCN,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. “Collectively, our women’s teams are arguably the best in the country and ACC Network will allow our fans across the country the opportunity to showcase these incredible programs and student-athletes.”

“As we roll out the women’s sports programming fall schedule for ACCN, we’re thrilled to showcase all ACC programs including the reigning NCAA champions in women’s soccer and field hockey. Women’s sports exposure is a priority for the conference, and ACCN will elevate access to them by providing unprecedented national coverage throughout the regular season as well as conference championships,” said Stacie McCollum, ESPN senior director of programming and acquisitions.

 

Dedicated Windows

Volleyball and women’s soccer will each have a dedicated night of live programming each week with volleyball airing on Wednesdays, and women’s soccer Thursdays throughout the regular season, with additional matches on Sundays. ACC field hockey games will be showcased on Fridays and Sundays throughout the fall. ACCN will also televise the preliminary rounds and final of the ACC Field Hockey Championship, as well as the quarterfinals and semifinals of the ACC Women’s Soccer Championship.

 

Keeper Cam Technology

Technology and innovation will be at the forefront of ACCN’s coverage of women’s soccer as telecasts will feature ESPN’s exclusive “Keeper Cam” goal post camera system currently used on ESPN’s Major League Soccer productions. The technology utilizes cameras mounted inside the goal posts at both the four-inch and two-and one-half inch heights to provide unique views of the area in front of the goal, as well as straight down the goal line. The ACC will be the first and only collegiate conference to deploy the camera system.

 

“ACC women’s soccer has consistently been a national powerhouse, and has been the home for so many that have competed at the highest levels for club and country,” said Amy Rosenfeld, ACCN senior coordinating producer. “This legacy of great soccer deserves the best technology we can offer. We are so excited to debut “Keeper Cam” on women’s soccer coverage for the first time in history, exclusively on ACCN.”

ACC Women’s Soccer on ACCN

Date, Time, Game, Network

Sun, Aug. 25, 2 p.m., Wisconsin at Florida State, ACCN

Sun, Aug. 25, 7 p.m., Colgate at Syracuse, ACCN

Wed, Aug. 28, 5 p.m., Santa Clara at Wake Forest, ACCN

Wed, Aug. 28, 7 p.m., Georgetown at Duke, ACCN

Sun, Sept. 1, 2 p.m., West Virginia at Virginia, ACCN

Thu, Sept. 5, 7 p.m., Georgetown at Virginia, ACCN

Thu, Sept. 12, 7 p.m., Colorado at Florida State, ACCN

Sun, Sept. 15, 1 p.m., Furman at NC State, ACCN

Sun, Sept. 15, 6 p.m., South Carolina at Clemson, ACCN

Thu, Sept. 19, 7 p.m., Boston College at Florida State, ACCN

Sun, Sept. 22, 1 p.m. , NC State at Duke, ACCN

Thu, Sept. 26, 7 p.m., NC State at North Carolina, ACCN

Sun, Sept. 29, 2 p.m., Duke at Virginia, ACCN

Sun, Sept. 29, 7 p.m., Pittsburgh at Miami, ACCN

Thu, Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Wake Forest at Louisville, ACCN

Sun, Oct. 6, 2 p.m., Duke at Virginia Tech, ACCN

Thu, Oct. 10, 7 p.m., North Carolina at Duke, ACCN

Sun, Oct. 13, 1 p.m., Virginia at Florida State, ACCN

Sun, Oct. 13, 5 p.m., Virginia Tech at NC State, ACCN

Thu, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., North Carolina at Boston College, ACCN

Sun, Oct. 20, 2 p.m., Notre Dame at Virginia, ACCN

Thu, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., Florida State at North Carolina, ACCN

Sun, Oct. 27, 1 p.m., Florida State at Wake Forest, ACCN

Thu, Oct. 31, 8 p.m., Duke at Florida State, ACCN

Sun, Nov. 3, 1 p.m., ACC Championship Quarterfinal, ACCN

Sun, Nov. 3, 3 p.m., ACC Championship Quarterfinal, ACCN

Sun, Nov. 3, 5 p.m., ACC Championship Quarterfinal, ACCN

Sun, Nov. 3, 7 p.m., ACC Championship Quarterfinal, ACCN

Fri, Nov. 8, 2:30 p.m., ACC Championship Semifinal, ACCN

Fri, Nov. 8, 5 p.m., ACC Championship Semifinal, ACCN

ACC Volleyball on ACCN

Date, Time, Game, Network

Wed, Sept. 4, 7 p.m., Valparaiso at Notre Dame, ACCN

Wed, Sept. 18, 7 p.m., Michigan at Notre Dame, ACCN

Wed, Sept.  25, 6:30 p.m., Pittsburgh at Virginia, ACCN

Sun, Sept. 29, Noon, Boston College at Georgia Tech, ACCN

Sun, Sept. 29, 4 p.m., Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh, ACCN

Wed, Oct. 2, 7 p.m., North Carolina at NC State, ACCN

Sun, Oct. 6, Noon, Pittsburgh at Florida State, ACCN

Wed, Oct. 9, 7 p.m., Georgia Tech at Clemson, ACCN

Sun, Oct. 13, 3 p.m., Notre Dame at Duke, ACCN

Wed, Oct. 16, 7 p.m., Louisville at Notre Dame, ACCN

Sun, Oct. 20, Noon, Syracuse at Florida State, ACCN

Wed, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., Wake Forest at Duke, ACCN

Sun, Oct. 27, 3 p.m., Pittsburgh at Louisville, ACCN

Wed, Oct. 30, TBD, Miami at Florida State, ACCN

Friday, Nov. 15, 6 p.m., NC State at Miami, ACCN

Sun, Nov. 17, 1 p.m., Syracuse at Notre Dame, ACCN

Friday, Nov. 22, TBD, Florida State at Pittsburgh, ACCN

Sun, Nov. 24, 1 p.m., Duke at Florida State, ACCN

Wed, Nov. 27, TBD, Louisville at Pittsburgh, ACCN

Sun, Dec. 1, 1 p.m., Clemson at Syracuse, ACCN

 

ACC Field Hockey on ACCN

Date, Time, Game, Network

Sun, Sept. 8, 1 p.m., Penn at North Carolina, ACCN

Sun, Sept. 8, 10:30 a.m., Princeton vs Wake Forest (at Chapel Hill, N.C.), ACCN

Sun, Sept. 15, 3 p.m., William & Mary at North Carolina, ACCN

Fri, Sept. 20, 4 p.m., Virginia at Syracuse, ACCN

Fri, Oct. 4, 4 p.m., Duke at North Carolina, ACCN

Fri, Oct. 18, 4 p.m., Duke at Virginia, ACCN

Mon, Oct. 28, 6 p.m., Liberty at Virginia, ACCN

Thu, Nov. 7, Noon, ACC Championship Quarterfinal, ACCN

Thu, Nov. 7, 2:30 p.m., ACC Championship Quarterfinal, ACCN

Thu, Nov. 7, 5 p.m., ACC Championship Quarterfinal, ACCN

Fri, Nov. 8, Noon, ACC Championship Semifinal, ACCN

Sun, Nov. 10, 11 a.m., ACC Championship Final, ACCN

 

Strength of ACC Women’s Fall Sports Programs

The ACC’s women’s soccer and field hockey programs have set the standard of excellence for their peers in college athletics. ACC teams combine for 26 NCAA women’s soccer championships, and 19 NCAA field hockey titles. The ACC won both in 2018 with North Carolina capturing its seventh NCAA field hockey crown and Florida State earning its second women’s soccer national title in program history. The ACC sent five volleyball teams to the 2018 NCAA Volleyball Championship, and has collected a league record 11 bids overall in the last two seasons.

 

About ACC Network

Owned and operated by ESPN in partnership with the Atlantic Coast Conference, ACC Network (ACCN) is a new 24/7 national network dedicated to ACC sports set to launch August 22, 2019. Approximately 450 live contests including 40 regular-season football games, 150 men’s and women’s basketball games, and 200 other regular-season competitions and tournament games from across the conference’s 27 sponsored sports will be televised annually, plus a complement of news and information shows and original programming. Together, the ACCN and its digital platform, ACC Network Extra (ACCNE), will feature 1,350 ACC events in its first year. ESPN has been televising ACC content since 1979 and has exclusive rights to every conference-controlled game across all sports and championships.

 

*Carriage agreements are already in place with the following video providers: Altice, DIRECTV, Google Fiber, Hulu Live TV, Optimum, PlayStation Vue, Suddenlink, TVision and Verizon Fios, among others. All ACCN games will also be available on the ESPN App to authenticated cable subscribers. Fans interested in learning more about ACCN can visit www.GetACCN.com.

 

 

Media Contact: Amy Ufnowski amy.l.ufnowski@espn.com or 336-337-1249; @AmyUf

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