ACC Releases Fall Olympic Sports Coverage
Aug. 3, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Atlantic Coast Conference announced broadcast coverage Friday for its Olympic sports for the upcoming fall season. Maryland will have a minimum nine games broadcast nationally.
Men's soccer will have seven regular season games televised, including four home games. The women's soccer match at NC State will be shown on RSN. Fans will also be able to watch the field hockey, women's soccer and men's soccer ACC tournaments live.
The league's media rights-holders will distribute at least 77 events live, more than double any previous fall package.
Highlights of the ACC's upcoming fall broadcast schedule include:
77 games, totaling 145 school appearances - the highest count in history for ACC fall Olympic sports and more than twice as many as the previous high.
All of the ACC Fall Championships' (Men's & Women's Soccer and Field Hockey) semifinals and championship games will be distributed live. The league's regional sports network will carry the 2012 ACC Field Hockey semifinals on November 2 (1:00p, 3:30p) in addition to the league's title game on November 4 at 1 p.m. ESPN3 will carry the Men's and Women's Soccer semifinals contests, while ESPNU will showcase the ACC Championship games on November 4 (Women's) at 1 p.m. and on November 11 (Men's) at Noon. The ACC does not conduct a championship event in the sport of volleyball. The two quarterfinal matches for the 2012 ACC Field Hockey Championship will also be streamed live on theACC.com.
A total of 50 ACC fall contests will appear on ESPN networks including six on ESPNU and 44 on ESPN3. All games on ESPNU will also be simulcast on ESPN3, and all 50 will also be available on the WatchESPN mobile app.
An additional 15 games will be broadcast on the league's regional sports networks (RSN), which reach nearly 32 million households and include FOX Sports Carolinas, SportSouth, FOX Sports Florida, Sun Sports, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, and NESN. All ACC games produced as part of the RSN package will also be available on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app in locations beyond the RSN territory.
Three additional soccer games -- two men's games and one women's game -- will be televised nationally on FOX Soccer as part of the NSCAA Game of the Week series.
As part of the ACC Digital Network's new partnership with YouTube, four men's and three women's soccer games will be streamed live on the site.
In addition to the 77 events announced Friday as part of the ACC's Olympic Sport conference package, other games will be carried by the official websites and regional cable partners of the ACC institutions. Further appearances also may be added as other conferences announce their television packages. A complete listing of those games will be released at a later date.
2012 ACC Fall Olympic Sport Broadcast Schedule - University of Maryland
Dates and times are subject to change
Thursday, Nov 1 1:00 p.m. ACC Quarterfinal #1 (theACC.com)
Thursday, Nov 1 3:30 p.m. ACC Quarterfinal #2 (theACC.com)
Friday, Nov 2 1:00 p.m. ACC Semifinal #1 (RSN)
Friday, Nov 2 3:30 p.m. ACC Semifinal #2 (RSN)
Sunday, Nov 4 1:00 p.m. ACC Championship (RSN)
Friday, Aug 31 7:30 p.m. UCLA at Maryland (ESPN3)
Friday, Sep 14 7:00 p.m. Maryland at NC State (ESPN3)
Friday, Sep 21 7:30 p.m. V. Tech at Maryland (ACCDN on YouTube)
Friday, Oct 5 7:00 p.m. Virginia at Maryland (FOX Soccer)
Friday, Oct 12 7:00 p.m. Maryland at Duke (RSN)
Friday, Oct 19 6:00 p.m. UNC at Maryland (ESPNU)
Thursday, Nov 1 7:00 p.m. Maryland at Wake Forest (ESPN3)
Friday, Nov 9 5:30 p.m. ACC Semifinal #1 (ESPN3)
Friday, Nov 9 8:00 p.m. ACC Semifinal #2 (ESPN3)
Sunday, Nov 11 12:00 p.m. ACC Championship (ESPNU)
Sunday, Oct 7 1:00 p.m. Maryland at NC State (RSN)
Friday, Nov 2 5:00 p.m. ACC Semifinal #1 (ESPN3)
Friday, Nov 2 7:30 p.m. ACC Semifinal #2 (ESPN3)
Sunday, Nov 4 1:00 p.m. ACC Championship (ESPNU)