Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game Returns To Prime Time


by -
Discuss on TigerBoard   Print   | TigerNetcom Facebook ClemsonTigerNet Twitter TigerNet RSS Feed

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference’s 2009 Dr Pepper Football Championship Game will return to prime time national television this year, with an 8 p.m. (ET) kickoff on ESPN, ACC Commissioner John Swofford announced Wednesday.

The 2009 Championship Game will be played on December 5 in Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.

“We are pleased that the 2009 ACC Football Championship Game will be nationally televised by our partners at ESPN,” said Swofford. “Prime-time exposure is always a plus and will be an excellent showcase for our divisional champions to compete for an ACC title and a BCS berth.”

The prime time kickoff is the first for the ACC title contest since the inaugural game in Jacksonville in 2005. The ACC Championship Game has been played at 1 p.m. in each of the past three seasons. The first four ACC Championship Games were televised on ABC.

The ACC was involved in two of ESPN’s highest-rated college football games of 2008. The Miami at Florida (5.0) regular season contest was the network’s highest-rated regular season game, while the Champs Sports Bowl (5.2 rating), which featured Florida State and Wisconsin, was the national sports network’s highest-rated bowl game of the 2008 season.

Rate this Story:
10 votes

Discuss on TigerBoard   Print   | TigerNetcom Facebook ClemsonTigerNet Twitter TigerNet RSS Feed
Post your comments!
Unfinished Business: Mark Fields looking to put it all together in 2018
Unfinished Business: Mark Fields looking to put it all together in 2018
WATCH: Deshaun Watson hype video "Doubted"
WATCH: Deshaun Watson hype video "Doubted"
Fox Sports analyst thinks Deshaun Watson could 'change the sport' of football
Fox Sports analyst thinks Deshaun Watson could 'change the sport' of football
For Trayvon Mullen, knowledge leads to championships
For Trayvon Mullen, knowledge leads to championships
WATCH: Behind the scenes with Clemson Football
WATCH: Behind the scenes with Clemson Football
WATCH: Dabo comes from 17 lengths behind to win.... a horse race
WATCH: Dabo comes from 17 lengths behind to win.... a horse race
Tigers to give "punch-drunk" freshmen the weekend off as Furman prep begins
Tigers to give "punch-drunk" freshmen the weekend off as Furman prep begins
WATCH: Former Clemson WR's diving TD grab
WATCH: Former Clemson WR's diving TD grab
WATCH: Clemson WR commit catch, run for TD in big night
WATCH: Clemson WR commit catch, run for TD in big night
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest