Courtesy: Duke Sports Information Release: 08/22/2012
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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