ACC Announces Kickoff for ACC Football Championship Game


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GREENSBORO, NC -- Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford announced Wednesday that the 2007 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game, scheduled to be held at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium (formally Alltel Stadium) in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday, December 1, will have a 1 pm (EST) kickoff and will be nationally televised by ESPN on ABC Sports.

?We are pleased to announce this year?s ACC Football Championship Game will be televised nationally at 1 pm,? said Swofford. ?Our first two championship games featured four different conference teams, and as our 12 league programs prepare for the upcoming 2007 season we know a common goal for each is to be playing on December 1 in Jacksonville.?

The afternoon kickoff is the second straight for the ACC?s championship contest, and its third straight national appearance on ABC. Both previous games have been played at Jacksonville?s Alltel Stadium.

The inaugural Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game in 2005 had an 8 pm kickoff, with Florida State taking a 27-22 decision from Virginia Tech.

Last year, the ACC?s second gridiron championship game had a 1 pm start with Wake Forest claiming a 9-6 triumph over Georgia Tech.

Ticket and event information for this year?s Dr Pepper ACC Championship Football Game may be obtained by accessing the ACC?s official website at theacc.com or by calling the Gator Bowl Association at 800.374.BOWL.

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ACC Announces Kickoff for ACC Football Championship Game
B-Meist®
1pm. Shocking, horrible venue, and horrible fan support.
ClemsonZJ
Last years attendance was more indicative.....
BigCUFan®
Which makes me wonder why refs hate Clemson so much.
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Isn't it funny how all fans think the refs "hate" their team***
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Coot doesn;t know there is a conspiracy against CU!
MackDaddy®
IIRC, VT vs. FSU in the first game wasn't even close to sold
ClemsonZJ
FSU had a medicore season (by FSU standards)
BigCUFan®
Year one was pretty full--I was there.....
milerock®
That's what happens....
BigCUFan®
Charlotte is ideal location
Paws-itive Tiger
yeah so it can be 40 degrees at gametime.***
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Doesn't effect the Big XII.***
ClemsonZJ
cause big 12 is full of schools who care about football.
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Re: cause big 12 is full of schools who care about football.
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I've been to Jacksonville plenty of times....
BigCUFan®
The stadium is nice, the city is not imo***
poppatiger
you gotta stay in Ponte Vedra Beach sometime.***
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and that's a problem?***
cutgrfan®
I think Atlanta would be a better location
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the city would hate it if Tech played in it.
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Tech rarely sells out its own home games***
BigCUFan®
i know, i get free tix all the time and rarely go.
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the venue is not horrible at all. and the weather is usually
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lol, I agree...I remember
Pole301
Nothing wrong with the venue---as nice a stadium
milerock®
last years attendance was our fault***
GOONIETIGER
or miami,vt,and fsu's too***
poppatiger
jax sux...put it in mickey land***
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ACC announces home office to move to Jax. more at 11***
poppatiger
last year's game would have been bad no matter what
poppatiger
Put it in Charlotte and actually sell tickets.******
El Tigre'
Re: whats with the 1 p.m. starts!?
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I'm Ron Burgandy?***
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