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GREENSBORO, NC – Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford announced today the composite league schedule for the upcoming 2013-14 ACC women’s basketball season.
Highlights of the upcoming league schedule include:
** Forty-five (45) televised conference games.
** Twenty (20) ESPN network games, including three on ESPN – highlighted by Notre Dame at Duke on Sunday, Feb. 2, Duke at Notre Dame on Sunday, Feb. 23 and Duke at North Carolina on Sunday, March 2 as part of ESPN’s new Sunday afternoon women’s basketball schedule.
** ESPN2 will feature five league games, including three as part of the popular Big Monday series. The Fighting Irish and Maryland will meet in College Park on January 27, North Carolina and Duke will rekindle their rivalry on February 10 in Durham, and the Blue Devils host the Terps on February 17. All four games will tip off at 7 p.m. live on ESPN2.
** ESPNU will showcase two contests: Maryland at North Carolina on Sunday, Jan. 5 and Virginia at Florida State on Sunday, March 2, while ESPN3 will carry 10 exclusive games throughout the season.
** Twenty-five (25) conference games on the ACC’s regional sports network (known as RSN) highlighted by four Thursday night doubleheaders on Jan. 16, Jan. 23, Feb. 13 and Feb. 20. RSN, which reaches in excess of 46 million homes and includes Fox Sports South, Fox Sports Carolinas, Fox Sports Florida, Sun Sports, Fox Sports Indiana, Comcast Sports Net Mid-Atlantic, New England Sports Network (NESN), the YES Network, the Madison Square Garden Network (MSG) in New York and Root Sports in Pennsylvania. All ACC games produced as part of the RSN package will also be available via WatchESPN.
** The 2013-14 women’s basketball season tips off on Friday, Nov. 8, with nine ACC teams in action. The ACC begins league play on Thursday, Jan. 2, with Pittsburgh hosting Florida State, which will also mark the Panthers’ first ACC contest. The 2013-14 slate of conference games marks the inaugural ACC campaign for Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Syracuse. The ACC’s new membership further enhances one of women’s college basketball’s strongest conferences.
** The 37th annual ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament will take place Wednesday-Sunday, March 5-9 at the Greensboro Coliseum. The Championship will begin with three first-round games on Wednesday, followed by the second round, quarterfinals, semifinals and title contest in successive days. Game times and television designations will be announced at a later date.
In addition to the 45 televised league games, three non-conference games will be part of the conference package, and it is anticipated that more games will be added to ESPN3. Further, other games carried by official websites and regional cable partners of ACC institutions. Updates concerning additional appearances will be released as they are confirmed on theACC.com.
For more information on ACC women’s basketball, visit theACC.com and be sure to follow the league on Twitter: @accwbb.
About the ACC
The Atlantic Coast Conference, now in its 61st year of competition and 15 members strong, has long enjoyed the reputation as one of the strongest and most competitive intercollegiate conferences in the nation. ACC members Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Miami, North Carolina, NC State, Notre Dame, Pitt, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest, continue to build upon the cornerstones on which the league was founded in 1953 with a consistent balance of academics, athletics and integrity. For more information, visit theACC.com and follow @theACC and on facebook.com/theACC.