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