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BC-Villanova Kickoff Set For Aug. 31 at Noon




May 23, 2013

Boston College will kick off its 2013 campaign against Villanova on Saturday, Aug. 31 at noon at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Mass., according to an announcement made by the Atlantic Coast Conference on Thursday.

The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN3.

The meeting will mark the first between the teams since 1980 and the 46th in series history. The Eagles are 29-15-1 against the Wildcats in the series that dates back to 1922. BC has a 22-9-1 home record against Villanova.

The Eagles' ACC opener against Wake Forest on Friday, Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. will be broadcast nationally on ESPN2.

In additional news announced by the conference on Thursday, the 2013 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game, which will be played for the fourth consecutive year in Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium, is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7, and will have a nationally televised kickoff time of either 7:45 p.m. (on ESPN) or 8 p.m. ET (on ABC).

ESPN2

Launched in 1993 to 10 million homes, ESPN2 is the second largest 24-hour sports network (behind ESPN), seen in approximately 100 million homes with a wide variety of major event and studio programming. Its high-quality schedule includes college football and basketball, tennis including all four Grand Slam events, NASCAR's Nationwide Series, NBA and much more. Studio shows include the popular weekday morning duo of Mike and Mike in the Morning (a simulcast of the ESPN Radio program) and ESPN First Take, weekday afternoon's Sports Nation and shows devoted to college football, NBA and NASCAR.

ESPN3

ESPN3 is ESPN's live multi-screen sports network, a destination that delivers thousands of global sports events annually and accessible online via WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members. It is currently available to more than 85 million homes at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider. The network is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military networks.

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