ACC Network (ACCN), the new, 24/7 national platform launching on August 22, will kick off its fall sports coverage on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 2 p.m. ET, when reigning NCAA women’s soccer champion Florida State hosts Wisconsin at the Seminole Soccer Complex in Tallahassee, Fla. ACCN will showcase the ACC’s men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball and field hockey programs with unprecedented national television coverage this fall.

As previously announced, ACCN will exclusively televise 89 field hockey, men’s soccer, women’s soccer and volleyball games in its debut year – representing more than a 90 percent increase in the number of ACC events available on an ESPN linear network over last year and the most live, national coverage of ACC fall sports ever.

The 89 regular season and tournament games on ACCN:

  • 30 women’s soccer games
  • 28 men’s soccer games
  • 19 volleyball games
  • 12 field hockey games

Dedicated Windows

Volleyball and men’s and women’s soccer will each have a dedicated night of live programming each week with volleyball airing on Wednesdays, women’s soccer Thursdays and men’s soccer on Fridays throughout the regular season, with additional matches on Sundays. ACC field hockey games will be showcased on Fridays and Sundays throughout the fall.

ACCN Fall Sports Lead Announce Teams

Familiar faces to ACC fans will be in the booth throughout the fall. ACCN’s lead announce teams for men’s and women’s soccer are Dalen Cuff with former Boston College All-American and U.S. National Team member Charlie Davies, and Jenn Hildreth alongside former Virginia All-American and U.S. Women’s National Team member Angela Hucles, respectively. Additionally, former Louisville standouts Jennifer Hoffman and Katie George will serve as analysts for volleyball games on ACCN, while Alex Perlman and Leah Secondo will call the action for every field hockey matchup on the network.

ACC Championship Coverage

ACCN will televise the preliminary rounds and final of the ACC Field Hockey Championship, the quarterfinals and semifinals of the ACC Women’s Soccer Championship as well as the first round, quarterfinals and semifinals of the ACC Men’s Soccer Championship.

Keeper Cam Technology

Technology and innovation will be at the forefront of ACCN’s coverage of men’s and women’s soccer as telecasts will feature ESPN’s exclusive “Keeper Cam” goal post camera system currently used on ESPN’s Major League Soccer productions. The technology utilizes cameras mounted inside the goal posts at both the four-inch and two-and one-half feet heights to provide unique views of the area in front of the goal, as well as straight down the goal line. The ACC will be the first and only collegiate conference to deploy the camera system.

Source: Press Release

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