ACC Network Set for Unprecedented ACC Women’s Basketball Coverage for the 2019-20 Season

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ACC Network Set for Unprecedented ACC Women’s Basketball Coverage for the 2019-20 Season

  • 60 Total Women’s Basketball Games on ACCN
  • Double and Tripleheaders Thursday and Sunday
  • Conference Rivalries Featured

ACC Network (ACCN), the new, 24/7 national platform dedicated to ACC sports, will highlight ACC women’s basketball with unprecedented national television coverage for the 2019-20 season.

ACCN will exclusively air 60 regular-season games in its debut season, including 42 conference matchups, representing a 46-game increase in the number of ACC women’s basketball events available on ESPN’s linear networks over last year. Additional games on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will be announced in the coming weeks.

ACC Women’s Basketball On ACCN  

  • Nonconference Play Tips on Nov. 11

ACC women’s basketball coverage on ACCN gets off to a strong start with North Carolina hosting Navy on Monday, Nov. 11. Louisville and Notre Dame make their first appearances on the network three days later, on Thursday, Nov. 14, marking the first doubleheader of the season. Three-time Women’s Final Four participant Louisville meets Central Michigan at 6 p.m. ET, while two-time NCAA Champion Notre Dame plays Michigan State at 8 p.m.

Other marquee nonconference matchups include Syracuse hosting preseason top-ranked Oregon on Sunday, Nov. 24, along with a pair of Big Ten/ACC Challenge doubleheaders on Wednesday, Dec. 4 and Thursday, Dec. 5. Miami hosts Indiana and the Fighting Irish welcome Minnesota on Dec. 4, while North Carolina hosts Illinois and Florida State plays Michigan State on Dec. 5.

  • ACC WBB Double and Tripleheaders

ACCN will feature 18 doubleheaders and five tripleheaders on Thursdays and Sundays throughout the season. Conference play on ACCN tips off on Sunday, Dec. 29 with Boston College hosting NC State at noon followed by Wake Forest playing at Miami at 2 p.m.

Conference matchups highlight five Sunday tripleheaders on ACCN set for Jan. 5, Jan. 12, Jan. 26, Feb. 9 and Feb. 23. The first tripleheader on ACCN on Sunday, Jan. 5 includes Wake Forest welcoming Georgia Tech at noon, Duke playing at Louisville at 2 p.m. and Syracuse hosting Notre Dame at 4 p.m.

  • Rivalry Alert

Rivalries will reignite this season with at least six fierce rivalry games on ACCN. Virginia and Virginia Tech meet on Sunday, Jan. 19 at 3 p.m. and again on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. in the Commonwealth Clash. Miami plays at Florida State and NC State hosts North Carolina on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., respectively. Duke and North Carolina play their first of two games on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m., at Cameron Indoor, and Louisville hosts Notre Dame on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 3 p.m.

Original Programming on ACCN

Along with a full slate of basketball games on ACCN, original programming will also highlight hoops coverage on the network.

A rare, behind-the-scenes look at the 2019-20 Notre Dame women’s basketball program will be showcased leading into the upcoming season in All Access with Notre Dame Women’s Basketball. ACCN cameras had exclusive access to daily team activities along with a variety of off-the-court events, as this program follows the team on its journey toward discovering its new identity through team bonding, sunrise workouts, and practices. The one-hour show will premiere on ACCN on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 9 p.m.

  • ACC WBB on ESPN Networks

Eight women’s basketball games are set for net flex selections, with the matchups to be determined for either ESPN2 or ACCN at a later date. In total, more than 70 ACC women’s basketball games will air on ESPN’s networks throughout the 2019-20 season.

  • Strength of ACC WBB

The ACC sent eight teams to the NCAA tournament in 2019, with Notre Dame appearing in the national title game for the second straight year and fifth time overall. Five ACC teams are listed among ESPN’s Way-Too-Early Top 25 for 2019-20: No. 8 Louisville, No. 11 Florida State, No. 15 NC State, No. 20 Notre Dame and No. 22 Miami, while the league has five of the top 20 freshman classes as ranked by ESPN Hoopgurlz this season – No. 8 NC State, No. 11 Notre Dame, No. 13 Duke, No. 15 Louisville and No. 16 Florida State.

ACC Women’s Basketball on ACCN

Date Time  Matchup Network
Mon, Nov 11 7 p.m. Navy at North Carolina ACCN
Thu, Nov 14 6 p.m. Central Michigan at Louisville ACCN
8 p.m. Michigan State at Notre Dame ACCN
Sun, Nov 17 3 p.m. Northwestern at Duke ACCN
Tue, Nov 19 6:30 p.m. UMES at Virginia Tech ACCN
Thu, Nov 21 6:30 p.m. UT-Chattanooga at Louisville ACCN
Sun, Nov 24 2 p.m. South Carolina at Clemson ACCN
Sun, Nov 24 4 p.m. Oregon at Syracuse ACCN
Wed, Dec 4 6 p.m. Big Ten/ACC Challenge
Indiana at Miami
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8 p.m. Big Ten/ACC Challenge
Minnesota at Notre Dame
ACCN
Thu, Dec 5 6 p.m. Big Ten/ACC Challenge
Illinois at North Carolina
ACCN
8 p.m. Big Ten/ACC Challenge
Michigan State at Florida State
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Wed, Dec 11 6:30 p.m. DePaul at Notre Dame ACCN
Sun, Dec 15 Noon Elon at NC State ACCN
2 p.m. St. Johns at Florida State ACCN
Tue, Dec 17 6:30 p.m. Miami (Ohio) at Pittsburgh ACCN
Thu, Dec 19 6:30 p.m. Chattanooga at NC State ACCN
Sun, Dec 22 1:30 p.m. Michigan at Florida State ACCN
Sun, Dec 29 Noon NC State at Boston College ACCN
2 p.m. Wake Forest at Miami ACCN
Thu, Jan 2 6 p.m. Wake Forest at Duke ACCN
8 p.m. Florida State at Syracuse ACCN
Sun, Jan 5 Noon Georgia Tech at Wake Forest ACCN
2 p.m. Duke at Louisville ACCN
4 p.m. Notre Dame at Syracuse ACCN
Thu, Jan 9 6 p.m. Duke at Virginia ACCN
8 p.m. Louisville at Miami ACCN
Sun, Jan 12 Noon Syracuse at Miami ACCN
2 p.m. Virginia at Boston College ACCN
4 p.m. NC State at Notre Dame ACCN
Thu, Jan 16 6 p.m. Florida State at NC State ACCN
8 p.m. Notre Dame at Duke ACCN
Sun, Jan 19 1 p.m. Miami at Notre Dame ACCN or ESPN2
1 p.m. Louisville at North Carolina ACCN or ESPN2
3 p.m. Virginia Tech at Virginia ACCN
Thu, Jan 23 6 p.m. Clemson at Miami ACCN
8 p.m. Duke at Syracuse ACCN
Sun, Jan 26 2 p.m. Miami at Florida State ACCN
4 p.m. Pittsburgh at Louisville ACCN
6 p.m. North Carolina at NC State ACCN
Thu, Jan 30 6 p.m. Georgia Tech at Miami ACCN
8 p.m. Virginia Tech at Syracuse ACCN
Sun, Feb 2 2 p.m. Notre Dame at Georgia Tech ACCN
Thu, Feb 6 6 p.m. North Carolina at Duke ACCN
8 p.m. Florida State at Louisville ACCN
Sun, Feb 9 Noon Virginia at Florida State ACCN
2 p.m. Duke at Miami ACCN or ESPN2
2 p.m. Louisville at Syracuse ACCN or ESPN2
4 p.m. Pittsburgh at Notre Dame ACCN
Thu, Feb 13 6 p.m. Duke at Pittsburgh ACCN
8 p.m. Louisville at NC State ACCN
Sun, Feb 16 1 p.m. Miami at Clemson ACCN or ESPN2
1 p.m. Florida State at Duke ACCN or ESPN2
3 p.m. Notre Dame at Louisville ACCN
Thu, Feb 20 6 p.m. Clemson at Syracuse ACCN
8 p.m. NC State at Miami ACCN
Sun, Feb 23 Noon Syracuse at Notre Dame ACCN
2 p.m. Virginia at Virginia Tech ACCN
4 p.m. Florida State at Georgia Tech ACCN
Thu, Feb 27 6 p.m. Boston College at Louisville ACCN
8 p.m. Syracuse at NC State ACCN
Sun, Mar 1 Noon Virginia Tech at Louisville ACCN
2 p.m. Duke at North Carolina ACCN or ESPN2
2 p.m. Notre Dame at Florida State ACCN or ESPN2

 

About ACC Network

Owned and operated by ESPN in partnership with the Atlantic Coast ConferenceACC Network (ACCN) is a new 24/7 national network dedicated to ACC sports that launched on August 22, 2019. Approximately 450 live contests including 40 regular-season football games, 150 men’s and women’s basketball games, and 200 other regular-season competitions and tournament games from across the conference’s 27 sponsored sports will be televised annually, plus a complement of news and information shows and original programming. Together, the ACCN and its digital platform, ACC Network Extra (ACCNX), will feature 1,350 ACC events in its first year. ESPN has been televising ACC content since 1979 and has exclusive rights to every conference-controlled game across all sports and championships.

Carriage agreements are in place with the following video providers: Cox, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Google Fiber, Hulu Live TV, Optimum, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, Spectrum TV, Suddenlink, TVision, Verizon Fios, YouTube TV, members of the NCTC, NRTC and Vivicast, among others. All ACCN games will also be available on the ESPN App to authenticated subscribers. Fans interested in learning more about ACCN can visit www.GetACCN.com.

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