There's no question that the move to the ACC has been a boon to Boston College's non-revenue sports. With Virginia, North Carolina, Duke, Florida State and Miami, the conference's Olympic sports are some of the strongest in the country. So it's only fitting that the conference announced today that a record 38 games will be broadcast for the fall season with appearances by 75 programs.
Boston College men's soccer's road game at Virginia on October 29 will be shown on ESPN3.com (7 PM) while the women's soccer team's match with Maryland will be televised on RSN on Thursday, September 22 at 8 PM.
In addition, the ACC's Fall Championships for men's soccer, women's soccer and field hockey will all get 100 percent coverage:
"100 percent of the ACC Fall Championships' (Men's & Women's Soccer and Field Hockey) semifinals and championship games will be covered. The league's regional sports network will carry the 2011 ACC Field Hockey semifinals on November 4 (1:00p, 3:30p) in addition to the league's title game on November 6 at 1 p.m. ESPN3.com will carry Men's and Women's Soccer semifinals contests, while ESPNU will showcase the ACC Championship games on November 6 (Women's) at 1 p.m. and on November 13 (Men's) at Noon. The ACC does not conduct an ACC Championship event in the sport of volleyball.
The two ACC quarterfinal matches for the 2011 ACC Field Hockey Championship will also be streamed live on theACC.com."
Last season, both the men's and women's soccer teams reached the ACC Tournament semifinals. The women fell to second-seeded Maryland 1-0 in overtime while the men lost to North Carolina by the same score in regulation. In field hockey, the fourth-seeded Eagles fell to fifth-seeded Wake Forest 2-1 in overtime in the ACC Quarterfinals.
Here's to hoping one of the Eagles' three fall Olympic Sports programs breaks through and brings a second ACC title home to Chestnut Hill.