Dan Persa #7 of the Northwestern Wildcats throws a pass against the Michigan State Spartans at Ryan Field on October 23 2010 in Evanston Illinois. Michigan State defeated Northwestern 35-27. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Dan Persa
Boston College will host Northwestern in the 2011 football season opener on Saturday, September 3 at noon, ESPN and the ACC announced on Wednesday. The game will be shown nationally on ESPNU.
The time slot isn't the greatest, though I'm glad to see the BC-NU game televised nationally. After the Northwestern game, BC might be relegated to the internets (read: ESPN3.com) for several games before the Eagles hit the heart of the ACC schedule with games at Virginia Tech and/or Clemson ...
... with the notable exception of the BC-Duke game! Apparently there is enough demand to air BC-Duke on actual, live television. BC's September 17 home game against Duke will kickoff at 12:30 PM, and "the game will be televised live by the ACC Network." I love how the GoDuke.com release specifies that the game will be televised LIVE ... as opposed to tape-delayed?
Previously announced kickoff times and TV info:
- BC's primetime showdown against Florida State (Thursday, November 3, 8 PM on ESPN)
- The Holy War game at Notre Dame (Saturday, November 19, 4 PM on NBC)
- BC's Friday afternoon matchup down in Miami Gardens (Friday, November 25, 3:30 PM on ABC)
Kickoff times and television plans for BC's other games will be announced later in the year.