Labor Day and Thursday Primetime Matchups Highlight Early ACC College Football Selections for 2010
An ESPN Labor Day doubleheader and marquee matchups on Thursday nights are among the telecasts involving ACC teams slated for ESPN’s 2010 college football schedule. Additional games will be announced in the coming months. Highlights include:
- ESPN’s Labor Day doubleheader Monday, Sept. 6, will feature games from NFL stadiums, beginning at 4 p.m. with Maryland vs. Navy from M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens, followed by Boise State vs. Virginia Tech from FedEx Field, home of the Washington Redskins, at 8 p.m. An ESPN.com early pre-season poll for 2010 ranks Boise State nationally at third and Virginia Tech at sixth.
- ESPN’s popular Thursday night series — ESPN College Football Primetime – will feature four telecasts involving ACC teams, all at 7:30 p.m., highlighted by:
- Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech on Nov. 4 in a showdown between ACC Coastal Division rivals. Georgia Tech defeated then-No. 4 Virginia Tech 28-23 last year for its first home victory against the Hokies since 1990. Virginia Tech is ranked No. 6 and Georgia Tech No. 13 in the ESPN.com early pre-season poll.
- Miami will visit former BIG EAST Conference foe Pittsburgh on Sept. 23. It will mark the first time the teams have played since 2003, a 28-14 Hurricanes victory. Pittsburgh is ranked No. 15 and Miami No. 17 in the ESPN.com early pre-season poll.
- North Carolina State will appear twice: Sept. 16 against Cincinnati, coming off an undefeated regular season, and Oct. 28 against ACC foe Florida State.
- The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game from Atlanta as part of the third annual Dick’s Sporting Goods Kickoff Week will feature LSU vs. North Carolina on Saturday, Sept. 4. Time and network are to be determined.
The 2010 ACC schedule through Nov. 4 (additional selections to be announced):
|Sat, Sep 4||TBD||LSU vs. North Carolina (from Atlanta) *||TBD|
|Mon, Sep 6||4 p.m.||Navy vs. Maryland (from Baltimore)||ESPN|
|8 p.m.||Boise State vs. Virginia Tech (from Landover, Md.) *||ESPN|
|Thu, Sep 16||7:30 p.m.||Cincinnati at North Carolina State||ESPN|
|Thu, Sep 23||7:30 p.m.||Miami at Pittsburgh||ESPN|
|Thu, Oct 28||7:30 p.m.||Florida State at North Carolina State||ESPN|
|Thu, Nov 4||7:30 p.m.||Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech||ESPN|
* Previously announced