ACC Women's Basketball Reaches 97 Television Appearances for 2006-07
Oct. 17, 2006
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Atlantic Coast Conference has added three televised games to its 2006-07 women's basketball schedule, reaching 54 televised games and 97 television appearances, the highest total since the inception of women's basketball, announced by Commissioner John Swofford.
In addition to the originally televised games, which included 30 conference match-ups on the league's regional sports networks, the ACC has added two games on Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS) and one on College Sports Television (CSTV). Florida State will travel to Clemson on Thursday, Jan. 18, while the Tigers will battle Miami on Sunday, Jan. 28 at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Fla. Both set to showcase on CSS, while Maryland hosts Wake Forest on Jan. 21 for a 4 p.m. ET CSTV broadcast.
The four regional sports networks, which include Comcast SportsNet, Fox Sports Net South, SunSports, and New England Sports Network (NESN), reach approximately 24 million households. The league's newest television partner, the New England Sports Network (NESN), is seen in nearly 3.7 million homes.
ACC teams will make 97 television appearances, highlighted by Michigan State at Maryland (1/6) on CBS and Tennessee at North Carolina (12/3) on ESPN. In addition, the ACC will broadcast nine games on ESPN2 and five nationally on Fox Sports Net and affiliates.
Extending television coverage will also positively affect the 2007 ACC Women's Basketball Tournament to be held March 1-4 at the Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum as the league will now have seven of the 11 tournament games broadcasted - four on the league's regional sports networks and three nationally on Fox Sports Net and affiliates. FSN will also broadcast both ACC Tournament semifinal games and the 2007 ACC Championship game.
This year's top seed of the ACC Tournament will be featured in the 3 p.m. ET time slot of the ACC Quarterfinal game to be held on Friday, March 2. RSN will feature the first two games of the respective first and second round ACC Tournament gamedays.
Other contests highlighting this season's ACC schedule include: Duke at Rutgers in the Jimmy V Classic, which will take place in Piscataway, N.J., on Monday, December 4, Connecticut at North Carolina on Monday, January 15, and Duke at Tennessee on Monday, January 22. All three games will air on ESPN2.
A nationally televised hour-long preview on the ACC will air on Fox Sports Net and affiliates on November 28.
The 12 ACC women's basketball coaches will be available to the media on Tuesday, Oct. 24 for the 2006-07 ACC Women's Basketball Preseason Media Teleconference. Audio replay will be available later that day on TheACC.com.