Atlantic Coast Conference Adds Eight Games to Women's Basketball Schedule

Oct. 7, 2010

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced the addition of eight televised games to the upcoming 2010-11 ACC Women’s Basketball season. The league schedule now has 53 televised games, which accounts for 94 appearances, the highest-ever in the history of ACC Women’s Basketball in both categories.

The 2007-08 schedule, consisting of 52 televised games and 90 appearances by league members, boasted the previous record for televised games announced prior to the season.

Since the initial release of 45 televised games, the Atlantic Coast Conference and its member institutions’ administrations added five Comcast Sports (CSS) televised contests and three Fox Sports South (Florida) network games.

The 2010-11 ACC Women’s Basketball television schedule begins on Dec. 1 and 2, showing four of the 11 games of the fourth annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge on the Big Ten Network.

Highlighting the remaining package includes eight ESPN and affiliates games, including seven on ESPN2, and 24 conference match-ups on the league’s regional sports network (RSN), inclusive of a battle of last year’s ACC co-regular season champions Duke and Florida State on Friday, Jan. 14. The regional sports network consists of Comcast SportsNet, Fox Sports Net South, Fox Sports Net Florida, and New England Sports Network.

In addition, the schedule includes two nationally televised games on Fox - a rematch of the 2010 ACC championship game between Duke and NC State on Sunday, Jan. 23, and the classic in-state rivalry of North Carolina at Duke on Sunday, Feb. 27, which will conclude the 2010-11 regular season.

Seven games of the 2011 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament to be held March 3-6 at the Greensboro Coliseum will be televised - four on the regional sports network and three nationally on Fox - the 2011 ACC Tournament semifinal games and the championship game.

The 2010-11 women’s basketball season tips-off on Friday, Nov. 12, with opening action for nine teams, while league competition is slated to begin Thursday, Jan. 6, with 10 of the conference’s 12 programs challenging one another.

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