The Atlantic Coast Conference released its television schedule for the first three weeks of the college football season on Thursday, indicating the start times for conference games and home non-conference contests. They also released the schedule fr the first four Thursday night and first five Friday night games.
As part of the release, Boston College will play a number of nationally-televised games, including two "home games." The Eagles will "host" Georgia Tech on ESPN2 in the Aer Lingus College Football Classic on September 3rd, starting at 12:30 PM local time in Ireland and 7:30 AM Eastern time. This was previously announced as part of the buildup for the game at Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
Following a game at UMass with a start time to be determined (UMass is an independent, so television times will be determined by their athletic department), Boston College plays Virginia Tech in their annual crossover game at 3:30 PM. That game will also appear on the television broadcast of ESPN's family of networks on ESPNU.
The remainder of the Eagles schedule is to be determined with two exceptions - two nationally televised games on Friday nights. The Eagles will host Clemson on October 7th at 7:30 PM and will play at Florida State on November 11th at the same time. The Clemson game is slated for ESPN while the game in Tallahassee is scheduled for ESPN2.
The start of the season for the ACC will be highlighted both by the first ever conference game played in Ireland (with BC) and a huge non-conference game two days later when Florida State plays Ole Miss at 8 PM on ESPN in Orlando, Florida. In addition, Clemson will play Auburn on the road on ESPN on September 3rd, beginning at 9 PM, while the mid-afternoon game will feature North Carolina against SEC opponent Georgia in Atlanta at 5:30 PM
Amon the Thursday and Friday night games, Clemson will travel to Georgia Tech on Thursday, September 22nd, while Louisville will play Duke on October 14th. The first true Friday night game will feature Louisville at Syracuse on September 9th, save for the Labor Day weekend kickoff.
Still to be announced is the time of Virginia Tech at Tennessee in a game that will be played at Bristol Motor Speedway. Road non-conference games have start times dictated by the host institution or conference.