September 9th, 9:15 pm: This entry originally posted on September 2nd, but got buried in the UNC scandal coverage. We’re going to bring it back to the top of the blog to correspond with the good news that Coach Lowe has a big time in home visit tonight with a top high school prospect out of DeMatha. (Click here)
What more appropriate topic for the first day of College Football season than…BASKETBALL!? (Do you wonder why the Atlantic Coast Conference struggles to build a reputation in Football?)
We shared a pretty good preview of NC State’s projected 2010-2011 Basketball Schedule in this link last week, but today the ACC offices have released the entire schedule (accessible by clicking here).
|Tue||Nov 9th||Pfeiffer (Exhibition in Reynolds)||7:00|
|Fri||Nov 12th||Tennessee Tech||7:00|
|Thu||Nov 18th||in Charleston Classic vs ECU|
|Fri||Nov 19th||in Charleston Classic||ESPNU|
|Sun||Nov 21st||in Charleston Classic||ESPNU|
|Sat||Nov 27th||Farleigh Dickinson||2:00|
|Wed||Dec 1st||@ Wisconsin||7:15||ESPN2|
|Sat||Dec 4th||@ Syracuse||5:30||ESPN2|
|Sat||Dec 11th||USC Upstate (Reynolds)||2:00|
|Thu||Dec 16th||Youngstown State||7:00||FSSO|
|Sun||Dec 19th||Arizona||4:45||Fox Sports|
|Wed||Dec 22nd||Delaware State||7:00|
|Tue||Dec 28th||Alabama A&M||7:00|
|Sat||Jan 1st||San Diego||Noon||FSNS|
|Tue||Jan 4th||Elon (Greensboro Coliseum)||7:00|
|Sat||Jan 8th||Wake Forest||2:30||Raycom|
|Tue||Jan 11th||@ Boston College||9:00||ESPNU|
|Sat||Jan 15th||@ Florida State||4:00||Raycom|
|Tue||Jan 25th||@ Clemson||7:00||RSN|
|Sat||Jan 29th||@ North Carolina||2:00||ESPN|
|Wed||Feb 2nd||Virginia Tech||7:00||ESPN/ESPN2|
|Sat||Feb 5th||@ Duke||6:00||ESPN/ESPN2|
|Sun||Feb 13th||@ Wake Forest||1:00||Raycom|
|Sun||Feb 20th||@ Maryland||5:30||Fox Sports|
|Wed||Feb 23rd||North Carolina||9:00||Raycom|
|Sat||Feb 26th||Georgia Tech||2:00||Raycom|
|Tue||Mar 1st||@ Virginia||7:00||RSN|
|Sun||Mar 6th||Florida State||6:00||Fox Sports|
|Mar 12th – 15th||ACC Tournament||in Greensboro, NC|
This link will take you to GoPack’s article.
The league’s 12 member schools are scheduled to make an ACC-record 182 national television appearances, breaking the record of 179 set a year ago. In addition, ACC teams will appear in 198 games, topping the 193-game mark first set in 2008-09 and matched last year. League schools will also make 300 overall TV appearances, tying the mark, originally set in 2008-09.
By the Numbers 182 – ACC teams are scheduled to make an all-time high 182 appearances on national television networks, including 137 appearances on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU, 36 on Fox Sports Net, seven on CBS and two on HDNet.
24 – ACC teams are scheduled to play a total of 24 games against 23 non-conference opponents that earned NCAA Tournament berths in 2009-10.
20 – Fox Sports Net and affiliates will televise 20 Sunday afternoon and evening games on a national basis, starting with College of Charleston at North Carolina (5:30) and Florida State hosting Florida (7:45) on November 28. Fourteen of the 20 FSN Sunday games are conference match-ups.
This link will take you to some breakdown from Backing the Pack:
– NC State opens the season at the RBC Center on November 12th against Tennessee Tech before hitting the road for the Charleston Classic.
– No conference game in December this year–our first ACC game isn’t until January 8th. No random OOC game in the middle of league play, either.
– We’ll be on the ESPN family of networks ten times.
– Six non-conference games will be televised (two @ Charleston, Wisconsin, Syracuse, Arizona, San Diego). My memory may be off, but that seems like more than we typically get.
– As far as marquee OOC home games go, we’re out of luck. There’s Arizona and Arizona. The good stuff happens either on the road or in Charleston.
– Breaking down conference play:
x2: Wake Forest, Duke, North Carolina, Florida State, Clemson
Home-only: Miami, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech
Road-only: Maryland, Boston College, Virginia
– Beginning conference play with Wake Forest and road trips to BC and FSU gives us a shot at a good start, which would probably be a good idea. The brutal stretch begins in late January: at UNC, vs. VT, at Duke back-to-back-to-back. And that stretch is sandwiched by a pair of road games. Four road trips in five games, with the heavy-hitters in the middle. Fun times.
– OOC foes with 2010 Pomeroy Rating in parenthesis:
Tenn Tech (251)
Fairleigh Dickinson (316)
USC Upstate (280)
Youngstown State (225)
Delaware State (264)
Alabama A&M (334)
San Diego (219)