Official Site of the Boston College Eagles

ACC Reaches All-Time High for Broadcast Coverage of Fall Olympic Sports




Aug. 8, 2013

Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The Atlantic Coast Conference announced broadcast coverage today for its Olympic sports for the upcoming fall season. The league's media rights holders will distribute at least 101 events live, surpassing the previous record of 77 set last year.

"We are pleased to be able to showcase the ACC's Olympic Sports at an unprecedented level this fall," said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. "With Notre Dame, Pitt and Syracuse competing for the first time as league members, it's an exciting time for all the players, coaches and fans. We appreciate the relationship we have with our television partners and look forward to continuing to showcase the ACC and its 15 member schools."

Highlights of the ACC's upcoming fall broadcast schedule include:

- 101 games, totaling 193 school appearances - the highest count in history for ACC fall Olympic sports.

- A total of 82 ACC fall contests will exclusively appear on ESPN networks, including six on ESPNU and 76 on ESPN3. All 82 games will also be available on computers, smartphones, tablets, Xbox and Apple TV via WatchESPN

- The ACC Men's and Women's Soccer Championship games will both be carried live on ESPNU. Both semifinals will be shown on ESPN3. The ACC Field Hockey Championship semifinals and finals will be carried as part of the ACC RSN package and on ESPN3.

- An additional 15 games will be broadcast on the league's regional sports networks (RSN), which include FOX Sports Carolinas, FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Florida, FOX Sports Indiana, Sun Sports, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, NESN, YES, ROOT SPORTS, and MSG.

- The ACC Digital Network (theACC.com) will carry four soccer matches live - two men's and two women's.

BC men's soccer will have one game aired on October 25 at 6:30 p.m. It will run on the regional sports network/ESPN3. Field hockey fans can watch the BC women on October 19 at North Carolina on ESPN3 at 1 p.m. The women's volleyball team has one game that will be broadcast on November 19 at Notre Dame on ESPN3 at 4 p.m.

The women's soccer team has four games to be broadcast all on ESPN3. The first will be BC at Pittsburgh on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m., followed by the Eagles at Clemson on Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. The third game will be on Sept. 29 at NC State at 1 p.m. The fourth game to be broadcast will be at Florida State on October 3 at 7 p.m.