ACC Reaches All-Time High for Fall Olympic Sport Broadcast Coverage

Aug. 5, 2011


GREENSBORO, N.C. ( – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today the Olympic Sport coverage for the upcoming fall season. The league’s schedule has 38 televised games, which accounts for 75 appearances, the highest-ever in the history of ACC Fall Olympic Sports and triples coverage from previous years.

“This is an unprecedented number of fall televised games for the ACC, and I’m confident our exposure will only continue to grow,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. “I appreciate our television partners collaborating together to set a new standard. This lineup is a terrific opportunity to showcase the quality of our players, schools and conference as well as giving fans access to more content than ever before.”

Highlights of the ACC’s upcoming fall schedule includes:

** 38 broadcasted games, totaling 75 school appearances – the highest count in ACC Fall Olympic Sport history.

** 17 games across ESPN Networks, including six on ESPNU, highlighted by Miami at Florida State volleyball on September 14, which is part of ESPNU’s Wednesday Night Volleyball Series, Virginia at North Carolina women’s soccer on September 25, and Maryland at North Carolina men’s soccer on October 21. will also air worldwide 11 contests, including a rematch of the 2010 NCAA Field Hockey Championship between defending champion Maryland and North Carolina on October 22.

** 15 conference matchups on the league’s regional sports network (known as RSN), which consists of several regional cable syndicated networks throughout the ACC footprint. The RSN package, which reaches up to 24 million households, will showcase Duke at Wake Forest volleyball on September 16, Boston College at Maryland women’s soccer on September 22, and Virginia at Clemson men’s soccer on September 30 – just to name a few.

** Four additional regionally televised games on FOX Soccer (three men’s games and one women’s game), including the classic in-state rivalry matchup of Duke and North Carolina (men’s) on September 30 and Virginia Tech at Virginia (women’s) on October 20.

** 100 percent of the ACC Fall Championships’ (Men’s & Women’s Soccer and Field Hockey) semifinals and championship games will be covered. The league’s regional sports network will carry the 2011 ACC Field Hockey semifinals on November 4 (1:00p, 3:30p) in addition to the league’s title game on November 6 at 1 p.m. will carry Men’s and Women’s Soccer semifinals contests, while ESPNU will showcase the ACC Championship games on November 6 (Women’s) at 1 p.m. and on November 13 (Men’s) at Noon. The ACC does not conduct an ACC Championship event in the sport of volleyball.

** The two ACC quarterfinal matches for the 2011 ACC Field Hockey Championship will also be streamed live on

The 2010-11 academic year concluded with the league pocketing two more national team titles, including Field Hockey, and 18 individual NCAA crowns. In all, the ACC has now won 45 national team titles since the beginning of 2000, and won two or more NCAA titles in 29 of the past 31 years.


2011 ACC Fall Olympic Sport Broadcast Schedule
Field Hockey
Saturday, October 22 1:00 PM Maryland at North Carolina
Thursday, November 3 1:00 PM ACC Quarterfinal #1
Thursday, November 3 3:30 PM ACC Quarterfinal #2
Friday, November 4 1:00 PM ACC Semifinal #1 RSN
Friday, November 4 3:30 PM ACC Semifinal #2 RSN
Sunday, November 6 1:00 PM ACC Championship Game RSN
Men's Soccer
Friday, September 2 7:30 PM Stanford at Maryland FOX Soccer
Friday, September 9 7:00 PM Virginia at Duke FOX Soccer
Friday, September 30 7:00 PM Virginia at Clemson RSN
Friday, September 30 7:00 PM Duke at North Carolina FOX Soccer
Friday, October 7 7:00 PM Maryland at Virginia RSN
Friday, October 14 7:00 PM Duke at Maryland
Friday, October 21 5:30 PM Maryland at North Carolina ESPNU
Friday, October 28 7:00 PM Maryland at Clemson RSN
Saturday, October 29 7:00 PM Boston College at Virginia
Friday, November 11 5:30 PM ACC Semifinal #1
Friday, November 11 7:30 PM ACC Semifinal #2
Sunday, November 13 12:00 PM ACC Championship Game ESPNU
Wednesday, September 14 8:00 PM Miami at Florida State ESPNU
Friday, September 16 7:00 PM Duke at Wake Forest RSN
Friday, September 23 7:00 PM North Carolina at Maryland RSN
Sunday, October 9 1:00 PM Florida State at NC State RSN
Wednesday, October 19 6:00 PM North Carolina at Duke ESPNU
Sunday, October 30 1:00 PM Duke at Georgia Tech
Sunday, October 30 1:00 PM Virginia Tech at Miami RSN
Sunday, November 13 1:00 PM Georgia Tech at NC State RSN
Friday, November 18 7:00 PM Florida State at Clemson
Women's Soccer
Thursday, September 15 8:00 PM Florida State at Wake Forest RSN
Thursday, September 22 8:00 PM Boston College at Maryland RSN
Sunday, September 25 3:00 PM Virginia at North Carolina ESPNU
Thursday, September 29 7:00 PM North Carolina at Florida State
Thursday, September 29 8:00 PM Virginia at Duke RSN
Thursday, October 6 8:00 PM Clemson at North Carolina RSN
Thursday, October 20 7:00 PM Virginia Tech at Virginia FOX Soccer
Thursday, October 20 7:00 PM Duke at Wake Forest
Friday, November 4 5:30 PM ACC Semifinal #1
Friday, November 4 7:30 PM ACC Semifinal #2
Sunday, November 6 1:00 PM ACC Championship Game ESPNU