June 4, 2009
ACC announces early season TV and game time schedule
Tech's game times against Marshall and Nebraska announced

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Seventeen televised games in the first three weeks of the season, including five national exposures in a season-opening, seven-day span, headline the early-season football television schedule announced today by Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford. Among those announced were two Virginia Tech home games, the Sept. 12 home opener against Marshall and a big match up with Nebraska the following week.

In all, the ACC announced 13 nationally televised games, 10 of which will occur in the first three weeks, including a doubleheader appearance on Versus on Sept. 19 (Duke–Kansas, 12 noon; Florida State-BYU, 7 pm), a third ESPN Thursday night exposure (Georgia Tech at Miami, Sept. 17, 7:30 pm), another ESPN or ESPN2 telecast (East Carolina at North Carolina, Sept. 19, 12 pm) and a Duke-Army contest on ESPN Classic (Sept. 12).

In all, the ACC will have six games televised in ESPN’s prominent Thursday Night package. Florida State travels to North Carolina on Oct. 22 (8 p.m.), followed by the Tar Heels then visiting Virginia Tech (Oct. 29. 7:30 pm) and the Hokies then traveling to East Carolina (Nov. 5, 7:30 pm).

In addition to the 10 national exposures in the first three weeks of 2009, two games: Baylor at Wake Forest on Sept. 5 and Nebraska at Virginia Tech on Sept. 19 will be regionally televised on ABC, but will also be shown to most of the rest of the country on ESPN2. Both games will have a 3:30 p.m. kickoff.

The ACC’s regional football syndicator—Raycom Sports—begins its 12-week package with a pair of intriguing early-season match-ups as Stanford of the PAC-10 visits Wake Forest on Sept. 12 at BB&T Field, and Boston College travels to Clemson in an early-season ACC Atlantic Division match up on Sept. 19 at Memorial Stadium. Both games will have a noon kickoff. Raycom begins its regional telecasts on Sept. 12 and ends on Nov. 28.

Additionally, one ACC game – TCU at Virginia (Sept. 12) — will be televised on ESPNU and nine games will be offered on ESPN’s video streaming platform, ESPN 360.com, including Tech’s home opener against Marshall on Sept. 12 (1:30 pm).

After the first three weeks of the season (games through Sept. 19) game times and TV will be announced weekly with ESPN/ABC and Raycom Sports making their choices with a 12-day advanced notice beginning on Monday, Sept. 14 (for games on Saturday, Sept. 26).

Tech's updated 2009 football schedule can be found here.

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