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Aug 08, 2019

ESPN & ACCN Announce Lineup for Clemson-GT

Via ESPN Press Release

Special Edition College GameDay Built By The Home Depot Heads to Clemson for ACCN Opener

  • GameDay Live from Clemson 6-7 p.m. ET on ESPN and ACC Network; 7-8 p.m. Exclusively on ACCN
  • More than Nine Hours of Coverage Live from Clemson on Thursday, Aug. 29
  • Packer and Durham on Location
  • Additional Week 0 and Week 1 Alternate Viewing Options
  • All ACC Watch Party

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Coverage of ACC football on ACC Network (ACCN), the new, 24/7 national platform launching on Thursday, Aug. 22, will be substantial throughout Weeks 0 and 1 of the upcoming college football season. Programming highlights include All ACC Watch Party, the debut of The Huddle – ACCN’s signature football show, and a special edition College GameDay Built By The Home Depot live from Clemson.

GameDay will be live from Clemson, S.C., home of the reigning College Football Playoff National Champion, in advance of the Georgia Tech at Clemson game on Thursday, Aug. 29 at 8 p.m. ET on ACCN, marking the inaugural football game on the new network.

The GameDay set will be located on the concourse level of Memorial Stadium from 6-8 p.m. The program will air exclusively on ACCN from 7-8 p.m., leading into kickoff, while the first hour of the show will be on ESPN and ACC Network from 6-7 p.m.

The Huddle team of host Jac Collinsworth, analysts Eric Mac Lain, EJ Manuel and Mark Richt, will be on the field of Memorial Stadium providing insight and analysis pregame, with a presence on GameDay, and at halftime. Additionally, the crew will host an exclusive one-hour postgame show with full analysis and live guests from the stadium on ACCN.

O’Brien and Hasselbeck Call First ACCN Game

Dave O’Brien and Tim Hasselbeck will call Georgia Tech at Clemson with sideline reporters Katie George and ESPN’s Maria Taylor for the first league game of the season.

Packer and Durham Live From Clemson

ACCN’s daily morning show Packer and Durham hosted by Mark Packer and Wes Durham will be live from Clemson on Thursday, Aug. 29 from 7-10 a.m. delivering news and commentary from around the ACC’s 15 institutions.

GameDay is Back in Tiger Town

GameDay, beginning its 26th season this year, returns to Tiger Town for the first time since October 1, 2016 when Clemson defeated Louisville, 42-36. The pregame show will air live form inside Memorial Stadium.

The show will include its traditional crew – host Rece Davis, analysts Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard, David Pollack and Taylor.

Previewing Week 0 and 1 Football Programming on ACCN

DateTime (ET)ProgramNetwork
Thu, Aug. 2211 p.m. The Huddle Launch SpecialACCN
Fri, Aug. 238 p.m. The Huddle Season PreviewACCN
Sat, Aug. 246 p.m.All ACC: Insiders SpecialACCN
 7 p.m.All ACC Watch Party: Miami vs. FloridaACCN
Thu, Aug. 297 a.m.Packer and Durham from ClemsonACCN
 6 p.m.College GameDay Built By The Home DepotESPN/ACCN
 7 p.m.College GameDay Built By The Home DepotACCN
 8 p.m. Georgia Tech at ClemsonACCN
Fri, Aug. 306 p.m.The HuddleACCN
 8 p.m.Utah State at Wake ForestACCN
Sat, Aug. 3111 a.m.The HuddleACCN
 NoonEast Carolina at NC StateACCN
 4 p.m.Virginia Tech at Boston CollegeACCN
 7:30 p.m.Virginia at PittACCN
Mon, Sept. 28 p.m.All ACC Watch Party: Notre Dame at LouisvilleACCN


About ACC Network
Owned and operated by ESPN in partnership with the Atlantic Coast ConferenceACC Network (ACCN) is a new 24/7 national network dedicated to ACC sports launching on 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.

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