Atlantic Coast Conference

ACC College Basketball Schedule on ESPN

ESPN continues to role out its schedule of college basketball games this season.  Today ESPN announced a slate of 130 games featuring the teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Here is the schedule of games:

Date Time (ET) Matchup Network(s)
Sun, Dec 8 12:30 p.m. Virginia Tech at Miami (Fla.) ESPNU
Thu, Dec 12 7 p.m. Maryland at Boston College ESPNU
Sat, Jan 4 Noon Pitt at NC State ESPN3 *& ACC Network
2 p.m. Miami (Fla.) at Syracuse ESPN3 * & ACC Network
Georgia Tech at Maryland ESPN3 * & ACC Network
4 p.m. Clemson at Boston College ESPN3 * & RSN ^
5 p.m. Virginia at Florida State ESPN2
Sun, Jan 5 8 p.m. ACC Sunday Night Basketball: North Carolina at Wake Forest ESPNU
Mon, Jan 6 7 p.m. Maryland at Pitt ESPN2
Tue, Jan 7 7 p.m. Georgia Tech at Duke ESPNU
9 p.m. NC State at Notre Dame ESPN3 * & ACC Network
Syracuse at Virginia Tech ESPN3 * & ACC Network
Wed, Jan 8 7 p.m. Wake Forest at Virginia ESPN3 * & RSN ^
9 p.m. Miami (Fla.) at North Carolina ESPN2
Thu, Jan 9 7 p.m. Florida State at Clemson ESPN3 * & RSN
Sat, Jan 11 Noon North Carolina at Syracuse ESPN
Notre Dame at Georgia Tech ESPN3 * & ACC Network
Wake Forest at Pittsburgh ESPN3 * & ACC Network
Boston College at Virginia Tech ESPN3 * & RSN ^
2 p.m. Duke at Clemson ESPN3 * & RSN ^
5 p.m. Virginia at NC State ESPN2
Sun, Jan 12 8 p.m. ACC Sunday Night Basketball: Maryland at Florida State ESPNU
Mon, Jan 13 7 p.m. Big Monday: Virginia at Duke ESPN
9 p.m. Syracuse at Boston College ESPNU
Tue, Jan 14 9 p.m. Pitt at Georgia Tech ESPNU
Wed, Jan 15 7 p.m. Notre Dame at Maryland ESPN2
Clemson at Virginia Tech ESPN3 * & RSN ^
9 p.m. Florida State at Miami (Fla.) ESPN3 * & ACC Network
NC State at Wake Forest ESPN3 * & ACC Network
Sat, Jan 18 Noon Boston College at North Carolina ESPN or ESPN2
Florida State at Virginia ESPN3 * & ACC Network
2 p.m. Miami (Fla.) at Georgia Tech ESPN3 * & RSN ^
4 p.m. Pitt at Syracuse ESPN or ESPN2
Wake Forest at Clemson ESPN3 * & ACC Network
Sun, Jan 19 6 p.m. ACC Sunday Night Basketball: Virginia Tech at Notre Dame ESPNU
Mon, Jan 20 7 p.m. Big Monday: North Carolina at Virginia ESPN
9 p.m. Maryland at NC State ESPNU
Tue, Jan 21 8 p.m. Notre Dame at Florida State ESPN3 * & ACC Network
Clemson at Pitt ESPN3 * & ACC Network
9 p.m. Georgia Tech at Boston College ESPNU
Wed, Jan 22 7 p.m. Wake Forest at Virginia Tech ESPN3 * & RSN ^
7:30 p.m. Duke at Miami (Fla.) ESPN2
Sat, Jan 25 Noon Florida State at Duke ESPN or ESPN2
3 p.m. Notre Dame at Wake Forest ESPN3 * & ACC Network
Virginia Tech at Virginia ESPN3 * & ACC Network
6 p.m. Pitt at Maryland ESPN2
Sun, Jan 26 1 p.m. Georgia Tech at NC State ESPN3 * & ACC Network
6 p.m. ACC Sunday Night Basketball: Clemson at North Carolina ESPNU
Mon, Jan 27 7 p.m. Big Monday: Duke at Pitt ESPN
Tue, Jan 28 9 p.m. Virginia at Notre Dame ESPNU
Wed, Jan 29 7 p.m. North Carolina at Georgia Tech ESPN2
Virginia Tech at Boston College ESPN3 * & RSN ^
9 p.m. Florida State at NC State ESPN3 * & ACC Network
Miami (Fla.) at Maryland ESPN3 * & ACC Network
Syracuse at Wake Forest ESPN3 * & RSN ^
Sat, Feb 1 Noon Maryland at Virginia Tech ESPN3 * & ACC Network
Boston College at Notre Dame ESPN3 * & ACC Network
Georgia Tech at Wake Forest ESPN3 * & RSN ^
2 p.m. NC State at North Carolina ESPN or ESPN2
4 p.m. Clemson at Florida State ESPN or ESPN2
6:30 p.m. Saturday Primetime: Duke at Syracuse ESPN
Sun, Feb 2 12:30 p.m. ACC Sunday Night Basketball: Virginia at Pitt ESPNU
Mon, Feb 3 7 p.m. Big Monday: Notre Dame at Syracuse ESPN
Tue, Feb 4 8 p.m. Georgia Tech at Clemson ESPN3 *& ACC Network
Maryland at North Carolina ESPN3 * & ACC Network
9 p.m. Wake Forest at Duke ESPNU
Wed, Feb 5 7 p.m. Boston College at Virginia ESPN2
Pitt at Miami (Fla.) ESPN3 * & RSN ^
9 p.m. Virginia Tech at Florida State ESPN3 * &RSN ^
Sat, Feb 7 Noon North Carolina at Notre Dame ESPN3 * & ACC Network
Virginia at Georgia Tech ESPN3 * & ACC Network
Virginia Tech at Pitt ESPN3 * & RSN ^
2 p.m. NC State at Miami (Fla.) ESPN3 * & RSN ^
3 p.m. Florida State at Maryland ESPN2
6 p.m. Duke at Boston College ESPN
Sun, Feb 9 6 p.m. ACC Sunday Night Basketball: Clemson at Syracuse ESPNU
Mon, Feb 10 7 p.m. Big Monday: Maryland at Virginia ESPN
9 p.m. Miami (Fla.) at Florida State ESPNU
Tue, Feb 11 7 p.m. Wake Forest at NC State ESPNU
Clemson at Notre Dame ESPN3 * & RSN ^
Wed, Feb 12 7 p.m. Syracuse at Pitt ESPN or ESPN2
Boston College at Georgia Tech ESPN3 * & RSN ^
9 p.m. Duke at North Carolina ESPN & ACC Network
Sat, Feb 15 Noon Virginia at Clemson ESPN or ESPN2
3 p.m. NC State at Syracuse ESPN3 * & ACC Network
6 p.m. Maryland at Duke ESPN or ESPN2
Miami at Virginia Tech ESPN3 * & RSN ^
8 p.m. Florida State at Wake Forest ESPN3 * & RSN ^
Sun, Feb 16 6 p.m. ACC Sunday Night Basketball: Notre Dame at Boston College ESPNU
Mon, Feb. 17 7 p.m. Big Monday: North Carolina at Florida State ESPN
Tue, Feb 18 7 p.m. NC State at Clemson ESPNU
Wake Forest at Maryland ESPN3 * & RSN ^
9 p.m. Duke at Georgia Tech ESPN3 * & ACC Network
Virginia at Virginia Tech ESPN3 * & ACC Network
Wed, Feb 19 7 p.m. Boston College at Syracuse ESPN2
9 p.m. Notre Dame at Miami (Fla.) ESPN3 * & RSN ^
Sat, Feb 22 Noon Boston College at Miami (Fla.) ESPN3 * & ACC Network
Wake Forest at North Carolina ESPN3 * & ACC Network
Clemson at Georgia Tech ESPN3 * & RSN ^
2 p.m. Notre Dame at Virginia ESPN or ESPN2
NC State at Virginia Tech ESPN3 * & RSN ^
6 p.m. Syracuse at Duke ESPN or ESPN2
Sun, Feb 23 6 p.m. ACC Sunday Night Basketball: Florida State at Pitt ESPNU
Mon, Feb 24 7 p.m. Big Monday: Syracuse at Maryland ESPN
Tue, Feb 25 7 p.m. Virginia Tech at Duke ESPNU
Clemson at Wake Forest ESPN3 * & RSN ^
Wed, Feb 26 7 p.m. Georgia Tech at Notre Dame ESPN2
Miami (Fla.) at Virginia ESPN3 * & RSN ^
8 p.m. North Carolina at NC State ESPN3 * & ACC Network
Pitt at Boston College ESPN3 * & ACC Network
Sat, Mar 1 Noon Miami (Fla.) at NC State ESPN3 * & ACC Network
2 p.m. Pitt at Notre Dame ESPN or ESPN2
2:30 p.m. North Carolina at Virginia Tech ESPN3 * & ACC Network
4 p.m. Syracuse at Virginia ESPN or ESPN2
Boston College at Wake Forest ESPN3 * & RSN ^
Sun, Mar 2 1 p.m. Maryland at Clemson ESPN3 * & ACC Network
6 p.m. ACC Sunday Night Basketball: Georgia Tech at Florida State ESPNU
Mon, Mar 3 7 p.m. Big Monday: Notre Dame at North Carolina ESPN
9 p.m. NC State at Pitt ESPNU
Tue, Mar 4 7 p.m. Georgia Tech at Syracuse ESPN3 * & RSN ^
8 p.m. Virginia Tech at Maryland ESPN3 * & ACC Network
Miami at Clemson ESPN3 * & ACC Network
9 p.m. Florida State at Boston College ESPNU
Wed, Mar 5 7 p.m. Duke at Wake Forest ESPN2
Sat, Mar 8 2 p.m. Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech ESPN or ESPN2
Wake Forest at Miami ESPN3 * & RSN ^
4 p.m. Pitt at Clemson ESPN3 * & ACC Network
9 p.m. Saturday Primetime: North Carolina at Duke ESPN
Sun, Mar 9 2 p.m. Syracuse at Florida State ESPN3 * & ACC Network
6 p.m. ACC Sunday Night Basketball: Boston College at NC State ESPNU

ESPN/ACC Extend Multi-Platform Rights Agreement Through 2026-2027

The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and ESPN have announced an extension to the network’s exclusive multi-platform rights agreement through the 2026-2027 academic year.

The expanded deal will provide ESPN with more title sponsorship rights, more men’s regular-season and conference tournament basketball games, more conference football games, and dozens more Olympic sports competitions. The deal will provide premier content to numerous ESPN multimedia platforms, including ESPN, ESPN on ABC, ESPN2, WatchESPN.com, ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPN 3D, ESPN Mobile TV, ESPN GamePlan, ESPN FULL COURT, ESPN Buzzer Beater/Goal Line, ESPN International, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Classic and ESPN.com.

With the addition of Pittsburgh and Syracuse to the conference, ESPN will be telecasting 30 more men’s college basketball games and 14 football games per season.

“This expansion and extension of our exclusive agreement brings tremendous value to our company and to ACC fans everywhere” said John Skipper, president, ESPN and co-chair, Disney Media Networks in a press release. “We look forward to showcasing this premier conference across all platforms through 2027.”
 
“We are excited to have further enhanced our partnership with ESPN through the extension of our multimedia contract,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. “We are proud that ESPN has invested so deeply in the ACC both from a resource and exposure standpoint. As we look to the future, this relationship will be tremendous for our schools, fans, coaches and student-athletes.”
ESPN has been televising ACC content since 1979.  Here are some of the key provisions of the extended deal:
  • Football on national TV: Extensive regular-season action on Saturday afternoon and nights, primetime Thursdays, three Fridays including Thanksgiving Friday, Labor Day Monday and the ACC Football Championship Game;
  • Men’s basketball on national TV: The most comprehensive coverage of regular-season games and the entire conference tournament produced and distributed via ESPN; regular-season matchups of the storied Duke-North Carolina rivalry each year; full national telecasts on all games televised on an ESPN platform; a weekly ACC Sunday Night Basketball franchise on ESPNU;
  • Women’s basketball: Numerous women’s regular-season basketball games and the entire conference tournament;
  • Olympic sports: An extensive commitment to the league’s soon to be 23-sponsored Olympic sports with regular-season and championship telecasts, highlighted by baseball, softball, lacrosse, and men’s and women’s soccer;
  • Digital media: Exclusive ACC football, men’s and women’s basketball, and Olympic sports games as well as simulcasts on ESPN3. Live ACC games, including football and basketball, on ESPN Mobile TV;
  • ESPN 3D: Select live ACC action on ESPN 3D;
  • Additional outlets: Select ACC action on ESPN International, ESPN GamePlan, ESPN FULL COURT, ESPN Classic and ESPN Deportes; and extensive content rights for ESPN.com.

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.