GREENSBORO, N.C. – All-time highs in national television appearances and games televised, as well as a record-setting number of overall TV appearances, highlight the 2013-14 Atlantic Coast Conference basketball schedule released today by Commissioner John Swofford.
The league’s 15 member schools are scheduled to make an ACC-record 252 national television appearances, breaking the record of 201 set last year. League schools will also make 402 overall TV appearances, eclipsing the previous record of 327 set a year ago.
In addition, ACC teams will take part in 253 televised games, topping the 200-game mark set in 2010-11.
All 135 regular season ACC games and each of the 14 ACC Tournament games are slated to be televised on an ESPN network, the ACC Network, CBS Sports, or on one of the league’s 10 regional cable networks.
The conference also unveiled the 2014 ACC Tournament logo. The 61st annual event will be held Wednesday, March 12 through Sunday, March 16 at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Each of the ACC controlled regular-season games, with the exception of the six CBS telecasts, will be available through WatchESPN. WatchESPN is accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members and on Apple TV to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.
The 2013-14 season marks the inaugural ACC campaign for Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Syracuse. The ACC’s new membership further enhances a league that has historically been college basketball’s strongest.
The 15 schools that will comprise the ACC in 2013-14 have made 51 trips to the Final Four and have captured 13 NCAA National Championships. Current league members have won 22,151 games, including 532 in NCAA Tournament play and have had 681 NBA draft picks, including 221 first-round selections.
Additionally, three of the top five, four of the top 10 and five of the top 25 winningest programs in NCAA Division I basketball history currently reside in the ACC.
Three of the five active Division I coaches that have been selected for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame - Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, North Carolina’s Roy Williams and Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim - are in the ACC. When Louisville’s Rick Pitino joins the league’s coaching ranks in 2014-15, the ACC will have four of the five active Naismith Hall of Fame coaches.