The ACC released its TV schedule for the first three weeks of the football season:
|Saturday, September 13th|
|Navy at Duke||12:00 Noon||ESPNU|
|NC State at Clemson||12:00 Noon||RAYCOM|
|Cal at Maryland||12:00 Noon||ESPN or ESPN2|
|Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech||3:30 PM||ABC (and ESPN)|
|Chattanooga at FSU||3:45 PM||ESPNU|
|Virginia at Connecticut||7:30 PM||ESPNU|
Good news! One other bit:
After the first three weeks of the season (games of Sept. 13) game times and TV will be announced weekly with a ESPN/ABC and Raycom Sports making their choices with a 12-day advanced notice beginning on Monday, Sept. 8 (for games on Saturday, Sept. 20).
So it looks like we won’t hear about the Wake Forest game until a couple weeks into the season. But looking at the ACC schedule that weekend, it’ll be a close one:
Saturday, September 27
Rhode Island at Boston College
Maryland at Clemson
Virginia at Duke
Colorado vs. Florida State (Jacksonville)
North Carolina at Miami
South Florida at NC State
Virginia Tech at Nebraska
Navy at Wake Forest
Navy-Wake is probably the 6th best game TV-wise on that slate, ahead of only URI-BC and UVA-Duke. That’s assuming that David Cutcliffe hasn’t immediately turned Duke around, in which case their game might leapfrog Navy-Wake. Assuming that (as in previous weeks) there are 6 games televised by the ESPNs/Raycom/ABC (which might not be a good assumption at all for all I know), that puts us squarely on the bubble. VT-Nebraska is a Big 12 game, so if that one ends up on Fox Sports Net or TBS or something, that might help. But I would guess that it’s high-profile enough to be picked up by ESPN or ABC. We may be looking at ESPN360 for this one.
But at least you have an easy decision now if you were wondering which road game to attend!