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ACC Releases 2012-13 Conference Schedule
Sunday 08/22/2012  -  Duke Sports Information
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DURHAM, N.C. – In conjunction with the Atlantic Coast Conference, Duke announced its conference schedule on Wednesday, Aug. 22. For the first time in league history, member schools will play 18-game ACC schedules with all 108 contests scheduled to be broadcast live.

The Blue Devils, winners of 10 or more conference games in 15 of the last 16 seasons, open ACC play on Saturday, Jan. 5 at Cameron Indoor Stadium against Wake Forest. Duke’s conference home slate also includes contests against Clemson (Jan. 8), Georgia Tech (Jan. 17), Maryland (Jan. 26), N.C. State (Feb. 7), North Carolina (Feb. 13), Boston College (Feb. 24), Miami (March 2) and Virginia Tech (March 5).

The Krzyzewski-led Blue Devils’ first road tilt in league play is in Raleigh against N.C. State on Jan. 12 in a noon tip-off on ESPN. Other road games include trips to Miami (Jan. 23), Wake Forest (Jan. 30), Florida State (Feb. 2), Boston College (Feb. 10), Maryland (Feb. 16), Virginia Tech (Feb. 21), Virginia (Feb. 28) and North Carolina (March 9).

Currently, 88 of the 108 conference games (81.5 percent) will be televised on an ESPN network, CBS or carried on the ACC Network.

Twenty-nine games will be shown on ESPN/ESPN2, 20 on ESPNU and three on CBS. The ACC Network will broadcast 36 ACC games while the league’s Regional Sports Networks (Comcast SportsNet, FOX Sports South/FOX Sports Carolinas, FOX Sports Florida, NESN) will carry 20 contests. The North Carolina at Duke game on February 13 will be broadcast by both ESPN and the ACC Network.

All games, with the exception of the three CBS telecasts, will be available through WatchESPN, accessible online at WatchESPN.com and through smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.

For a second year in a row, 10 of ESPNU’s broadcasts will be aired exclusively on the ACC Sunday Night Basketball package which is preceded by a half-an-hour ACC Sunday Night Pregame show. This year’s ACC Sunday night package tips off with Virginia hosting North Carolina at 8:00 p.m., on Sunday, February 6.

In addition, two ACC rivalry games will be featured as part of the ESPN “College GameDay” schedule.  ESPN will be in Raleigh, N.C., on Saturday, Jan. 26, for the battle between North Carolina and host NC State. That game marks the Wolfpack’s first-ever time as a “GameDay” basketball host. The second “College GameDay” will take place on Saturday, March 9, when Duke and UNC tangle in Chapel Hill, N.C., on the final weekend of the regular season.

Duke’s Conference Schedule

Saturday              Jan. 5                     WAKE FOREST                   Cameron Indoor Stadium             ESPNU                  12:00
Tuesday               Jan. 8                     CLEMSON                            Cameron Indoor Stadium             ESPNU                  7:00
Saturday              Jan. 12                  at N.C. State                       Raleigh, N.C.                                      ESPN                     12:00
Thursday             Jan. 17                  GEORGIA TECH                 Cameron Indoor Stadium             ESPN                     9:00
Wednesday        Jan. 23                  at Miami                              Coral Gables, Fla.                             ESPN                     7:00
Saturday              Jan. 26                  MARYLAND                        Cameron Indoor Stadium             CBS                        1:00
Wednesday        Jan. 30                  at Wake Forest                     Winston-Salem, N.C.                      ACCN                    8:00
Saturday              Feb. 2                    at Florida State                  Tallahassee, Fla.                               ESPN                     2:00
Thursday             Feb. 7                    N.C. STATE                          Cameron Indoor Stadium             ACCN                    9:00
Sunday                 Feb. 10                 at Boston College             Chestnut Hill, Mass.                        ESPNU                  6:00
Wednesday       Feb. 13                 NORTH CAROLINA           Cameron Indoor Stadium             ESPN/ACCN      9:00
Saturday              Feb. 16                 at Maryland                        College Park, Md.                            ESPN                     6:00
Thursday             Feb. 21                 at Virginia Tech                 Blacksburg, Va.                                 ESPN/ESPN2      9:00
Sunday                 Feb. 24                 BOSTON COLLEGE            Cameron Indoor Stadium             ACCN                    2:00
Thursday             Feb. 28                 at Virginia                            Charlottesville, Va.                          ESPN                     9:00
Saturday              Mar. 2                   MIAMI                                  Cameron Indoor Stadium             ESPN                     6:00
Tuesday               Mar. 5                   VIRGINIA TECH                 Cameron Indoor Stadium             ESPNU                  7:00
Saturday              Mar. 9                   at North Carolina              Chapel Hill, N.C.                                ESPN                     9:00
Thurs-Sun           Mar. 14-17          ACC Tournament             Greensboro, N.C.                            ESPN/ACCN        TBD

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