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Atlantic Coast Conference Pre-Season TV Football Schedule Announced

Atlantic Coast Conference Pre-Season TV Football Schedule Announced

May 30, 2006

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The 2006 Atlantic Coast Conference pre-season television football schedule released today lists 18 games, including 12 regular season conference match-ups. The schedule is comprised of the first three weeks of the season and its ESPN Thursday night package.

ESPN is slated to televise nine games, while ESPN2 will carry two games, including Boston College at Central Michigan in the league’s season opener on Thursday, August 31. ABC will air five games including the league’s second annual ACC Football Championship game scheduled for Alltel Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 2. Lincoln Financial Sports/Raycom is slated to carry two conference games starting with the Duke at Wake Forest contest on September 9.

The ACC has three primetime national telecasts scheduled over the first three weekends of the season starting with Notre Dame at Georgia Tech on Sept. 2 (ABC; 8:00), Florida State at Miami, Sept. 3 (ABC; 8:00) and Clemson at Florida State, Sept. 16 (ESPN; 7:45).

After the weekend of September 16, ABC, ESPN and Lincoln Financial Sports/Raycom will make their weekly selections using a 12-day option. The 2006 ACC pre-season television football schedule is as follows:

Thursday, August 31Boston College at Central Michigan    ESPN2                        6 pm

Saturday, Sept. 2Rutgers at North Carolina                    ABC                            3:30 pmNotre Dame at Georgia Tech                ABC                            8 pm

Monday, Sept. 4Florida State at Miami                         ABC                            8 pm

Saturday, Sept. 9Clemson at Boston College                  ABC                            3:30 pmVirginia Tech at North Carolina           ESPN                          12 pmDuke at Wake Forest                        LFS/Raycom               12 pm

Thursday, Sept. 14Maryland at West Virginia                   ESPN                          7:30 pm

Saturday, Sept. 16Duke at Virginia Tech                          LFS/Raycom               12 pmBrigham Young at Boston College          ESPN2                        12 pmClemson at Florida State                     ESPN                          7:45 pm

Thursday, Sept. 21Virginia at Georgia Tech                      ESPN                          7:30 pm

Thursday, Oct. 5Florida State at NC State                     ESPN                          7:30 pm

Thursday, Oct. 12Virginia Tech at Boston College           ESPN                          7:30 pm

Thursday, Oct. 19North Carolina at Virginia                   ESPN                          7:30 pm

Thursday, Oct. 26Clemson at Virginia Tech                     ESPN                          7:30 pm

Thursday, Nov. 23Boston College at Miami                      ESPN                          7:30 pm          

Saturday, Dec. 2

Dr. Pepper ACC Football Championship      ABC      1:00 p.m.