ACC Announces 2007 Pre-Season Football Television Schedule

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Greensboro, NC?Twenty televised games over the first three weeks of the season, including 10 national exposures, headline the 2007 Atlantic Coast Conference pre-season television schedule released today by ACC Commissioner John Swofford.

The Conference, along with its television partners ABC/ESPN and Lincoln-Financial/Raycom Sports, announced its TV selections for the first three weeks of the season as well as Thursday night games for the year and the league?s Dr Pepper Football Championship Game, which will be held for the third straight year in Jacksonville, Fla., this year on Saturday, Dec. 1.

The ACC title game, which will be televised nationally on ABC with a 1 pm kickoff, is one of two national exposures on ABC, joining Miami?s Sept. 8 game at Oklahoma, set for a 12 noon (ET) kickoff.

Another prominent national exposure for the Conference will be the annual Labor Day Monday Night match-up on ESPN which this year will feature Clemson hosting Florida State in an 8 pm contest. ?Bowden Bowl IX? is one of two match-ups of Atlantic Division Championship hopefuls that weekend as defending ACC Champion Wake Forest travels to Boston College on Sept. 1 for a 3:30 pm contest on ABC. Another national exposure that weekend occurs when Georgia Tech travels to Notre Dame in a 3:30 pm contest on NBC.

On Saturday, Sept. 8 alone, the ACC will have eight games televised, a single-day high for the league. Seven of those games will be national exposures including Miami at Oklahoma (12 pm) on ABC, Nebraska at Wake Forest on ESPN (12 pm), NC State at Boston College on ESPN2 (2:30 pm) and Virginia Tech at LSU on ESPN (9:15 pm).
The Conference will also be featured on ESPN?s Thursday night national package five times, with all of the games having a 7:30 pm kickoff including West Virginia at Maryland (Sept. 13), Texas A&M at Miami (Sept. 20), Florida State at Wake Forest (Oct. 11), Boston College at Virginia Tech (Oct.25) and Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech (Nov. 1).
Lincoln Financial Sports/Raycom, which produces the ACC?s regionally- syndicated TV package begins its broadcasts on Sept. 8 with Duke traveling to Virginia in a 12 noon contest. LFS/R also will televise the Virginia at North Carolina game on Sept. 15 as part of its 12 consecutive weeks of telecasts which conclude on Nov. 23.

After the first three weeks of the season, ACC home games are selected on a 12-day option by ESPN/ABC or Lincoln Financial Sports/Raycom.
In all, 28 television games are listed including several contests announced earlier by other conferences or schools including three appearances on Notre Dame?s NBC package, two games on CSTV, one game on the Versus Cable Network and one game on the new Big Ten Network.

In addition to the games slated for television, ESPN also announced five ACC games which will be available in the first three weeks of the season on their video-streaming service?ESPN 360. The ACC ESPN 360 coverage begins on Sept. 1 with three games at 6 pm in James Madison at North Carolina, Central Florida at NC State and Villanova at Maryland. Two more contests follow on Sept. 15, Ohio at Virginia Tech, slated for a 1:30 pm kickoff and Wofford at NC State, a 6 pm start. Games streamed on ESPN 360 utilize the existing starting time announced by the ACC host school.

Date		Game				Network		Time
Sept. 1		East Carolina at Virginia Tech	ESPN2		12 pm
Sept. 1		Marshall at Miami		ESPNU		12 pm
Sept. 1		Virginia at Wyoming		Versus		2 pm
Sept. 1		Wake Forest at Boston College	ABC		3:30 pm
Sept. 1		Georgia Tech at Notre Dame	NBC		3:30 pm
Sept. 3		Florida State at Clemson	ESPN		8 pm
Sept. 8		Miami at Oklahoma		ABC (N)		12 pm
Sept. 8		Nebraska at Wake Forest		ESPN		12 pm
Sept. 8		Duke at Virginia		LFS/R		12 pm
Sept. 8		Samford at Georgia Tech		ESPNU		1:30 pm
Sept. 8		NC State at Boston College	ESPN2		2:30 pm
Sept. 8		UAB at Florida State		ESPNU		5 pm
Sept. 8		North Carolina at East Carolina	CSTV		6 pm	
Sept. 8		Virginia Tech at LSU		ESPN		9:15 pm
Sept. 13	West Virginia at Maryland	ESPN		7:30 pm
Sept. 15	Virginia at North Carolina	LFS/R		12 pm	
Sept. 15	FIU at Miami			ESPNU		3:30 pm
Sept. 15	Duke at Northwestern		Big 10 Net.	8 pm	
Sept. 15	Boston College at Georgia Tech	ESPN2		8 pm
Sept. 15	Florida State at Colorado	ESPN		10 pm
Sept. 20	Texas A&M at Miami		ESPN		7:30 pm
Sept. 22	Duke at Navy			CSTV		1 pm
Oct. 11		Florida State at Wake Forest	ESPN		7:30 pm
Oct. 13		Boston College at Notre Dame	NBC		3:30 pm
Oct. 25		Boston College at Virginia Tech	ESPN		7:30 pm	
Nov. 1		Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech	ESPN		7:30 pm
Nov. 17		Duke at Notre Dame		NBC		2:30 pm	
Dec. 1		Dr Pepper ACC Championship	ABC (N)		1 pm	

ESPN 360
Sept. 1		James Madison at North Carolina	ESPN 360	6 pm
Sept. 1		Central Florida at NC State	ESPN 360	6 pm
Sept. 1		Villanova at Maryland		ESPN 360	6 pm
Sept. 15	Ohio at Virginia Tech		ESPN 360	1:30 pm
Sept. 15	Wofford at NC State		ESPN 360	6 pm

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