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Aug. 5, 2011
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today the Men’s Soccer broadcast schedule for the upcoming season. The 2011 slate of 12 televised games accounts for 23 appearances - the highest-ever in the history of ACC Men’s Soccer and doubles the coverage from previous years.
ESPNU has announced that one men’s soccer regular-season game, Maryland at North Carolina on October 21, and the 2011 ACC Men’s Soccer Championship final will be broadcast nationally. Also on an ESPN platform will be two regular-season games and the two 2011 ACC Men’s Soccer semifinal games on November 11 (5:30p & 7:30p) available worldwide online at ESPN3.com. The Duke at Maryland challenge on October 14 and Boston College at Virginia contest on October 29 will also be broadcast across the country on ESPN3.com.
Three men’s soccer regular-season games will be regionally televised on FOX Soccer, including Stanford at Maryland on September 2, Virginia at Duke on September 9, and the classic in-state rivalry matchup of Duke and North Carolina on September 30.
The remaining three games on the slate will be broadcast on the ACC’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 Virginia at Clemson on September 30, Maryland at Virginia on October 7, and Maryland at Clemson on October 28.
The 2011 ACC Men’s Soccer broadcast lineup will kick-off on Friday, September 2, when Maryland hosts nonconference foe Stanford on FOX Soccer. The only previous meeting between the Cardinal and Terps led to a Stanford win in the national semifinals in 1998.
The 2010 season saw league teams finish 58-27-10 against nonconference opposition and have five programs ranked in the final national Top 30 polls. In addition, the ACC had three student-athletes named among the 15 semifinalists for the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy. Duke sophomore Andrew Wenger, Maryland junior Matt Kassel, and UNC senior Michael Farfan were selected as semifinalists for the most prestigious college men’s soccer award.
The ACC’s Men’s Soccer programs continue to rank among the best in the country in terms of the NCAA Tournament, having made 168 appearances that include 230 victories in the last 52 years, earning 14 national crowns and making 21 appearances in the title contest. The ACC had five teams selected to the 2010 NCAA Tournament Field of 48, two of which earned a top 4 national seed. Maryland (2), North Carolina (4) earned byes, while Boston College, Duke and Virginia received at-large invites. In addition, 2010 marked the 10th consecutive year at least one team from the ACC was represented in the College Cup.
|2011 ACC Men's Soccer Broadcast Schedule|
|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||ESPN3.com|
|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||ESPN3.com|
|Friday, November 11||5:30 PM||ACC Semifinal #1||ESPN3.com|
|Friday, November 11||7:30 PM||ACC Semifinal #2||ESPN3.com|
|Sunday, November 13||12:00 PM||ACC Championship Game||ESPNU|