ACC Network announces UVA season opener for 2019-20

In the process, they announced UVA’s season-opening contest on the basketball front.

With the new ACC format of playing a 20-game league schedule, there was bound to be changes, but eight teams in the league will open with ACC opponents.

Among those teams is UVA, which will open the season on the road at Syracuse on November 6th.

Below is the joint press release from ESPN and the ACC Network:

ACC Network Programming: 2019 Season-Opening Basketball Games, Original Film and Multi-Part Documentary Film, Daily Radio Simulcast Show Revealed

* Exclusive telecasts of four ACC men’s conference basketball games to open the season November 5 and 6

* The Class That Saved Coach K documentary to debut on launch night

* The Tournament: A History of ACC Basketball film event set for 2020-21

* Packer and Durham coming to ACCN

ESPN provided a first look at planned content for ACC Network (ACCN), the new, 24/7 national platform that will launch on August 22, 2019. At an event held prior to the semifinals of the 2019 New York Life ACC Tournament at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C., network officials announced four ACCN exclusive early-season conference basketball games featuring eight ACC institutions (November 5 and 6), an ESPN Films documentary, The Class That Saved Coach K, and a multi-part film, The Tournament: A History of ACC Basketball, and a daily talk show Packer and Durham hosted by Mark Packer and Wes Durham on ACCN and simulcast on SiriusXM radio.

“With just over five months from the launch of ACCN, we continue to assemble a compelling programming slate of live events and original content that speaks to ACC fans’ interests and the conference’s hallmarks of historic achievement and unmatched basketball success,” said Rosalyn Durant, ESPN senior vice president, college networks.

Season-Opening Games

The 2019-20 men’s basketball season will open strong on ACCN with four high-profile matchups on November 5 and 6. Leading off, Georgia Tech will play at NC State, and Miami will host Louisville on November 5. The following day, Virginia visits Syracuse and North Carolina hosts Notre Dame.

Date, Event, Network

Tue., Nov. 5, Louisville at Miami, ACCN

Tue, Nov. 5, Georgia Tech at NC State, ACCN

Wed., Nov. 6, Notre Dame at North Carolina, ACCN

Wed., Nov. 6, Virginia at Syracuse, ACCN

Original Programming

The rich traditions and excellence of ACC men’s basketball will receive the ESPN Films treatment through a pair of documentary projects, The Class That Saved Coach K, and The Tournament: A History of ACC Basketball.

The Class That Saved Coach K

Set to debut on August 22, 2019 – the night of ACCN’s launch, this one-hour documentary tells the story of Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski and his 1982 recruiting class that, over four years, would overcome a bumpy start to change the narrative – turning the Blue Devils around and setting its coach on a historic course. Members of that class, including Mark Alarie, Jay Bilas, Johnny …read more

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