Times Set for First Four Football Games

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Preseason Player of the Year Keith Adams will be seen on TV two of the first four games in 2000.

CLEMSON, SC -- Times have been set for the first four Clemson football games of the 2000 season. The ESPN and ABC television networks have announced their schedule through September 23, which allows schools to determine gametimes for those dates.

On Monday, ABC announced that it would televise the Clemson at Virginia game at 3:30 PM. This will give Clemson two games on ABC in the first four games of the season. Earlier, ABC announced it would televise the Missouri game at 3:30 PM.

Earlier, Clemson announced that the season opener against The Citadel would be a 6:00 PM start. The Wake Forest game on September 16 has not been selected by a television network and will have a 1:00 PM start.

The rest of the Clemson schedule, including the Florida State game in Tallahassee on November 4, will be announced 12 days prior to the game. Some published reports have listed the Clemson vs. Florida State game as a 7:30 PM start. Neither ABC nor ESPN has made an announcement on that game as of yet.

Clemson Football Schedule 2000

Sept. 2 The Citadel, 6:00 PM

Sept. 9 Missouri, 3:30 PM (ABC)

Sept. 16 Wake Forest, 1:00 PM

Sept. 23 at Virginia, 3:30 PM

Sept. 30 at Duke, TBA

Oct. 7 NC State, TBA

Oct. 14 Maryland, (Homecoming) TBA

Oct, 21 at North Carolina, TBA

Oct. 28 Georgia Tech, TBA

Nov. 4 at Florida State, TBA

Nov. 18 South Carolina, TBA

GREENSBORO, NC -- The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today its preliminary television schedule for the 2000 football season. The schedule features 21 appearances over 15 games.

The 2000 gridiron campaign will get underway with defending national champion Florida State and Georgia Tech taking part in a pair of August pre-season games. The Seminoles take on Brigham Young in the Pigskin Classic on ABC at the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday. August 24, Twenty-four hours later the Yellow Jackets will kickoff their 108th season on ESPN against Virginia Tech in the Black Coaches Association Classic in Blacksburg, Va. Both games have 8:00 starting times.

ABC has seven games Involving ACC teams listed on its initial regular season schedule, including three prime time Saturday evening contests. ESPN's initial schedule lists four games, including three prime time Thursday night telecasts, while ESPN2 will carry three games.

The games listed below have been selected prior to the season. The remainder of the television schedule will be selected as the season progresses with selections made either six or 12 days prior to the game. ABC will televise an additional nine ACC games while ESPN and ESPN2 will carry an additional five ACC games. Jefferson Pilot Sports will broadcast ACC games on eight consecutive Saturdays on its syndicated package beginning September 30. Additional non-conference road games may be aired on other conference television packages.

2000 ACC Football Television schedule

(All Times Eastern)

Day	        Date	        Game	                        TV 	Time
Saturday	August 26	Florida State vs, Brigham Young ABC     8:00
Sunday  	August 17	Georgia Tech vs. Virginia Tech  ESPN    8:00
Saturday	September 2	Brigham Young at Virginia       ABC     3:30
Saturday	September 9	NC State at Indiana             ESPN2   Noon
Saturday	September 9     Missouri at Clemson             ABC     3:30
Saturday	September 9     Florida State at Georgia Tech   ABC     8:00
Saturday	September 16	Maryland at West Virginia       ESPN2   Noon
Saturday	September 16	North Carolina at Florida St    ABC     3:30
Thursday	September 21	Georgia Tech at NC State        ESPN    800
Saturday	September 23	Clemson at Virginia             ABC     3:30
Saturday	September 23	Louisville at Florida State     ESPN2   6:00
Thursday	September 28	Florida State at Maryland       ESPN    8:00
Saturday	October 7	Florida State at Miami          CBS     Noon
Thursday	November 9	Virginia at Georgia Tech        ESPN    8:00
Saturday	November 18     Florida at Florida State        ABC     8:00

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