ACC

ESPN Changes Make-Up of College Hoops Big Monday Slate

ESPN announced today that games featuring the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) will be part of a revamped college basketball Big Monday line-up this season.  The Big 12 Conference will return to the Big Monday rotation.

Here is the schedule of Big Monday match-ups, which begin January 13th:

2014 ESPN Big Monday presented by Bud Light Men’s Basketball Schedule
Note: All game televised on ESPN (Schedule subject to change)
Date Time (ET) Game
January 13 7 p.m. Virginia at Duke
9 p.m. Kansas at Iowa State
January 20 7 p.m. North Carolina at Virginia
9 p.m. Baylor at Kansas
January 27 7 p.m. Duke at Pitt
9 p.m. Oklahoma State at Oklahoma
February 3 7 p.m. Notre Dame at Syracuse
9 p.m. Iowa State at Oklahoma State
February 10 7 p.m. Maryland at Virginia
9 p.m. Kansas at Kansas State
February 17 7 p.m. North Carolina at Florida State
9 p.m. Oklahoma State at Baylor
February 24 7 p.m. Syracuse at Maryland
9 p.m. Oklahoma at Kansas
March 3 7 p.m. Notre Dame at North Carolina
9 p.m. Kansas State at Oklahoma State

ESPN Unveils Labor Day, Thursday and Friday ACC Football Schedule

ESPN today announced its schedule of Labor Day, Thursday and Friday college football games involving the ACC.

Here is the schedule, which launches August 29th:

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Thu, Aug 29 TBD North Carolina at South Carolina ESPN
Mon, Sep 2 8 p.m. Florida State at Pittsburgh ESPN
Fri, Sep 6 8 p.m. Wake Forest at Boston College ESPN or ESPN2
Thu, Sep 19 TBD Clemson at NC State ESPN
Thu, Sep 26 TBD Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech ESPN
Thu, Oct 17 TBD Miami (Fla.) at North Carolina ESPN
Thu, Nov 14 TBD Georgia Tech at Clemson ESPN
Fri, Nov 29 TBD Miami (Fla.) at Pittsburgh ABC, ESPN or ESPN2

ESPN Sets ACC Football Games for Labor Day, Select Thursday Nights

Even though we are more than six months away from the kick-off to the 2012 college football season, ESPN has unveiled plans for a Labor Day telecast as well as select Thursday night games featuring the Atlantic Coast Conference.  Additional games featuring the conference are still to be announced.

Here is the initial schedule:

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Mon, Sep 3 8 p.m. Georgia Tech at No. 20 Virginia Tech ESPN
Thu, Oct 25 TBD No. 23 Clemson at Wake Forest ESPN
Thu, Nov 1 TBD No. 20 Virginia Tech at Miami ESPN
Thu, Nov 8 TBD No. 8 Florida State at No. 20 Virginia Tech ESPN
Thu, Nov 15 TBD North Carolina at Virginia ESPN

ESPN Takes Wraps Off ACC Hoops Schedule

ESPN has released its 2011-2012 schedule of ACC basketball games.  As part of its 12-year agreement between the conference and the network last year, ESPN has exclusive rights to all conference games.

New this year will be ESPN’s addition of the ACC Sunday Night Basketball telecasts previously held by Raycom Sports.  Raycom will still air a number of ACC match-ups.

Here is the entire ACC Conference Schedule and the networksfor viewing:

Date Time (ET) Matchup Network(s)
Sat, Jan 7 Noon Duke at Georgia Tech ESPNU
    Virginia Tech at Wake Forest Raycom / ESPN3.com
  2:30 p.m. Boston College at North Carolina Raycom / ESPN3.com
  4 p.m. Florida State at Clemson ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
  6 p.m. Miami at Virginia ESPNU
Sun, Jan 8 6 p.m. ACC Sunday Night Basketball: Maryland at North Carolina State ESPNU
Tue, Jan 10 7 p.m. Florida State at Virginia Tech ESPNU
  9 p.m. Miami at North Carolina Raycom / ESPN3.com
Wed, Jan 11 7 p.m. Wake Forest at Maryland RSN / ESPN3.com
  9 p.m. Georgia Tech at North Carolina State RSN / ESPN3.com
Thu, Jan 12 7 p.m. Clemson at Boston College ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
  9 p.m. Virginia at Duke ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Sat, Jan 14 1 or 4 p.m. North Carolina State at Wake Forest Raycome / ESPN3.com
  2 p.m. North Carolina at Florida State ESPN / ESPN3.com
  3 p.m. Virginia Tech at Boston College RSN / ESPN3.com
Sun, Jan 15 1 or 4 p.m. Georgia Tech at Maryland Raycom / ESPN3.com
  6 p.m. ACC Sunday Night Basketball: Duke at Clemson ESPNU
Tue, Jan 17 9 p.m. Maryland at Florida State ESPNU
Wed, Jan 18 7 p.m. Clemson at Miami RSN / ESPN3.com
Thu, Jan 19 7 p.m. Wake Forest at Duke ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
  8 p.m. Boston College at North Carolina State Raycom / ESPN3.com
    Virginia at Georgia Tech Raycom / ESPN3.com
  9 p.m. North Carolina at Virginia Tech ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Sat, Jan 21 Noon Wake Forest at Boston College Raycom / ESPN3.com
  2:30 p.m. Georgia Tech at Clemson Raycom / ESPN3.com
  4 p.m. Florida State at Duke ESPN / ESPN3.com
Sun, Jan 22 Noon North Carolina State at Miami Raycom / ESPN3.com
  6 p.m. ACC Sunday Night Basketball: Virginia Tech at Virginia ESPNU
Tue, Jan 24 9 p.m. Miami at Georgia Tech ESPNU
Wed, Jan 25 7 p.m. Florida State at Wake Forest RSN / ESPN3.com
  9 p.m. Duke at Maryland ESPN / ESPN3.com
Thu, Jan 26 7 p.m. North Carolina State at North Carolina ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
  9 p.m. Boston College at Virginia ESPNU
Sat, Jan 28 Noon Wake Forest at Clemson Raycom / ESPN3.com
  2:30 p.m. Virginia Tech at Maryland Raycom / ESPN3.com
  8 p.m. Virginia at North Carolina State ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Sun, Jan 29 1 p.m. Miami at Boston College Raycom / ESPN3.com
  6 p.m. ACC Sunday Night Basketball: Georgia Tech at North Carolina ESPNU
Tue, Jan 31 7 p.m. Clemson at Virginia ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
  9 p.m. North Carolina at Wake Forest ESPNU
Wed, Feb 1 7 p.m. Georgia Tech at Florida State RSN / ESPN3.com
  8 p.m. Maryland at Miami Raycom / ESPN3.com
    North Carolina State at Boston College Raycom / ESPN3.com
Thu, Feb 2 7 p.m. Duke at Virginia Tech ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Sat, Feb 4 1 p.m. Boston College at Georgia Tech ESPNU
    Virginia at Florida State Raycom / ESPN3.com
    Wake Forest at North Carolina State Raycom / ESPN3.com
  4 p.m. North Carolina at Maryland ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
    Clemson at Virginia Tech RSN / ESPN3.com
Sun, Feb 5 3 p.m. ACC Sunday Night Basketball: Miami at Duke ESPNU
Tue, Feb 7 7 p.m. Maryland at Clemson ESPNU
Wed, Feb 8 7 p.m. Florida State at Boston College ESPN3.com
  7:30 p.m. Wake Forest at Virginia RSN / ESPN3.com
  9 p.m. Duke at North Carolina ESPN / Raycom / ESPN3.com
Thu, Feb 9 7 p.m. North Carolina State at Georgia Tech ESPNU
  9 p.m. Virginia Tech at Miami ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Sat, Feb 11 1 p.m. Miami at Florida State Raycom / ESPN3.com
    Virginia at North Carolina Raycom / ESPN3.com
  4 p.m. Maryland at Duke ESPN / ESPN3.com
    Clemson at Wake Forest RSN / ESPN3.com
Sun, Feb 12 6 p.m. ACC Sunday Night Basketball: Boston College at Virginia Tech ESPNU
Tue, Feb 14 7 p.m. Virginia at Clemson ESPNU
Wed, Feb 15 7 p.m. North Carolina at Miami ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
  7:30 p.m. Georgia Tech at Wake Forest RSN / ESPN3.com
Thu, Feb 16 7 p.m. Virginia Tech at Florida State ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
  9 p.m. North Carolina State at Duke Raycom / ESPN3.com
    Boston College at Maryland Raycom / ESPN3.com
Sat, Feb 18 1 p.m. Florida State at North Carolina State Raycom / ESPN3.com
    Maryland at Virginia Raycom / ESPN3.com
  3 p.m. Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech RSN / ESPN3.com
  4 p.m. Clemson at North Carolina ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Sun, Feb 19 6 p.m. ACC Sunday Night Basketball: Duke at Boston College ESPNU
Tue, Feb 21 7 p.m. Clemson at Georgia Tech RSN / ESPN3.com
  8 p.m. Miami at Maryland Raycom / ESPN3.com
    North Carolina at North Carolina State Raycom / ESPN3.com
  9 p.m. Virginia at Virginia Tech ESPNU
Thu, Feb 23 7 p.m. Duke at Florida State ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Sat, Feb 25 Noon Virginia Tech at Duke Raycom / ESPN3.com
  1 p.m. Boston College at Wake Forest RSN / ESPN3.com
  2:30 p.m. North Carolina State at Clemson Raycom / ESPN3.com
    Maryland at Georgia Tech Raycom / ESPN3.com
  4 p.m. North Carolina at Virginia ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
Sun, Feb 26 6 p.m. ACC Sunday Night Basketball: Florida State at Miami ESPNU
Tue, Feb 28 9 p.m. Duke at Wake Forest ESPNU
Wed, Feb 29 7 p.m. Maryland at North Carolina ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
    Georgia Tech at Boston College RSN / ESPN3.com
  9 p.m. Miami at North Carolina State RSN / ESPN3.com
Thu, Mar 1 7 p.m. Florida State at Virginia ESPN or ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
  9 p.m. Virginia Tech at Clemson Raycom / ESPN3.com
Sat, Mar 3 Noon Wake Forest at Georgia Tech Raycom / ESPN3.com
  2:30 p.m. Boston College at Miami Raycom / ESPN3.com
  7 p.m. North Carolina at Duke ESPN / ESPN3.com
Sun, Mar 4 Noon Clemson at Florida State ESPN2 / ESPN3.com
  2 p.m. Virginia at Maryland Raycom / ESPN3.com
  6 p.m. ACC Sunday Night Basketball: North Carolina State at Virginia Tech ESPNU

ESPN Updates 2011 ACC College Football Telecast Schedule

ESPN has added more games to it’s schedule of college football from the Atlantic Coast Conference.  Here is the updated schedule.

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Sep 1 7:30 p.m. Western Carolina at Georgia Tech ESPN3.com
Sep 3 Noon Northwestern at Boston College ESPNU
3:30 p.m. Troy at Clemson ESPN3.com
3:30 p.m. Louisiana Monroe at No. 6 Florida State ESPNU
6 p.m. Liberty at North Carolina State ESPN3.com
6 p.m. William & Mary at Virginia ESPN3.com
7 p.m. Richmond at Duke ESPN3.com
Sep 5 8 p.m. Miami at Maryland * ESPN
Sep 10 3:30 p.m. No. 7 Stanford at Duke ESPNU
3:30 p.m. Wofford at Clemson ESPN3.com
6 p.m. Charleston Southern at No. 6 Florida State ESPN3.com
Sep 17 Noon No. 22 Auburn at Clemson ABC
Noon No. 24 West Virginia at Maryland ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU
3:30 p.m. Virginia at North Carolina ESPNU
6 p.m. South Alabama at North Carolina State ESPN3.com
6:30 p.m. Gardner-Webb at Wake Forest ESPN3.com
7:30 or 8 p.m. No. 10 Ohio State at Miami ESPN or ABC
7:30 or 8 p.m. No. 1 Oklahoma at No. 6 Florida State ESPN or ABC
Sep 22 8 p.m. North Carolina State at Cincinnati * ESPN
Oct 27 8 p.m. Virginia at Miami * ESPN
Nov 3 8 p.m. No. 6 Florida State at Boston College * ESPN
Nov 10 8 p.m. No. 19 Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech * ESPN
Nov 17 8 p.m. North Carolina at No. 19 Virginia Tech * ESPN
Nov 25 3:30 p.m. Boston College at Miami * ABC
Dec 3 8 p.m. Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game ESPN

Sports Media Weekly Podcast #34- Rob King, ESPN.com

Sports Media Weekly After a welcomed week off on vacation we are back with another edition of the Sports Media Weekly Podcast.

Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I talk about the growing ratings for Versus during this year’s NHL Playoffs, rumblings that Fox may move some of its Saturday MLB games to prime time, ESPN’s new 12-year deal with the Atlantic Coast Conference, and what ESPN has in the pipeline as unveiled to advertisers and the media this week in New York.

Speaking of ESPN, our guest this week is Rob King, Vice President and Editor-in Chief of ESPN Digital Media.  We talk to Rob about the evolution of ESPN online, specifically it’s expansion to the local media markets in Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, and New York.  We also ask Rob about whether Bill Simmons will be staying with ESPN.com and the controversy last year over the WWL’s Twitter and social media policy.