On Thursday, the ACC announced that the league's 15 men's basketball programs will make an ACC-record 252 national television appearances in 2013-14 and Boston College will be featured in several of them. Complete schedule by date, including the TV listings, is here. Below is the Eagles' breakdown:
Friday, 11/8: Boston College at Providence Friars, FS1, 6:00
Sunday, 11/10: Boston College vs. UMass Minutemen, TBA, Coaches vs. Cancer, Boston, Mass
Thursday, 11/14: Toledo Rockets at Boston College, ESPN3, 7:00, 2K Sports Classic, Boston, Mass.
Sunday, 11/17: Florida Atlantic Owls at Boston College, ESPNU, 8:00, 2K Sports Classic, Boston, Mass.
Thursday, 11/21: Boston College vs. Connecticut Huskies, ESPN2, 7:00, 2K Sports Classic, MSG, New York, N.Y.
Friday, 11/22: Boston College vs. Indiana Hoosiers / Washington Huskies, ESPN2/U, TBA, 2K Sports Classic, MSG, New York, N.Y.
Tuesday, 11/26: Sacred Heart Pioneers at Boston College, ESPN3, 7:00
Wednesday, 12/4: Boston College at Purdue Boilermakers, ESPN2, 9:00, Big Ten/ACC Challenge
Sunday, 12/8: Boston College at USC Trojans, Pac-12, 7:00
Thursday, 12/12: Maryland Terrapins at Boston College, ESPNU, 7:00
Sunday, 12/15: Philadelphia University at Boston College, ESPN3, noon
Sunday, 12/22: Boston College at Auburn Tigers, CSS, 2:00
Saturday, 12/28: Va. Commonwealth Rams vs. Boston College, TBA, Brooklyn (N.Y.) Hoops Festival
Wednesday, 1/1: Boston College at Harvard Crimson, 4:00
Saturday, 1/4: Clemson Tigers at Boston College, RSN, 4:00
Saturday, 1/11: Boston College at Virginia Tech Hokies, RSN, noon
Monday, 1/13: Syracuse Orange at Boston College, ESPNU, 9:00
Saturday, 1/18: Boston College at North Carolina Tar Heels, ESPN/2, noon
Tuesday, 1/21: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Boston College, ESPNU, 9:00
Wednesday, 1/29: Virginia Tech Hokies at Boston College, RSN, 7:00
Saturday, 2/1: Boston College at Notre Dame Fighting Irish, ACCN, noon
Wednesday, 2/5: Boston College at Virginia Cavaliers, ESPN2, 7:00
Saturday, 2/8: Duke Blue Devils at Boston College, ESPN, 6:00
Wednesday, 2/12: Boston College at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, RSN, 7:00
Sunday, 2/16: Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Boston College, ESPNU, 6:00
Wednesday, 2/19: Boston College at Syracuse Orange, ESPN2, 7:00
Saturday, 2/22: Boston College at Miami Hurricanes, ACCN, noon
Wednesday, 2/26: Pittsburgh Panthers at Boston College, ACCN, 8:00
Saturday, 3/1: Boston College at Wake Forest Demon Deacons, RSN, 4:00
Tuesday, 3/4: Florida St. Seminoles at Boston College, ESPNU, 9:00
Sunday, 3/9: Boston College at N.C. State Wolfpack, ESPNU, 6:00
61st Annual ACC Tournament, Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum
Wednesday, 3/12 (First Round), ESPN networks/ACCN TBA
Thursday, 3/13 (Second Round), ESPN networks/ACCN 12:00 / 2:00 / 7:00 / 9:00
Friday, 3/14 (Quarterfinals), ESPN networks/ACCN 12:00 / 2:00 / 7:00 / 9:00
Saturday, 3/15 (Semifinals), ESPN/ACCN 1:00 / 3:00
Sunday, 3/16 (Finals), ESPN/ACCN 1:00
Overall, a pretty underwhelming TV schedule with some less-than-ideal start times. Sunday at 8 PM for FAU? Midweek 8 PM and 9 PM tips? Brutal. Only six games confirmed on ESPN or ESPN2. Fans who went without getting to see the BC-USC football game on the Pac-12 Network will have the same issue for the basketball game.
And no one wants to televise the UMass or Harvard Good For New England games? Don't they know that these games are Good For New England? But hey, Boston College at Providence to open the season on Fox Sports 1 with Gus Johnson on the call, if that's your cup of tea.