ACC and ESPN officials want to make the largest splash possible for the league network’s launch later this year, and for basketball that means league games in November. Every ACC team except Duke will play a conference game in the first week of November, with four of the games airing on the new network. NC State will host Georgia Tech on Nov. 5.
No game times have been set but I’m sure we can expect prime time doubleheaders on the ACC Network on both of those days. It remains to be seen if this ends up being an annual thing, and I’d be fine with it if it did. Whatever it takes to help bring in that network cheddar, man.
The ACC is also moving to a 20-game league schedule to help support the network with inventory, so getting a few games played in November makes the scheduling adjustment a bit easier as well.