A fourth straight appearance in prime time for the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game and 11 national exposures in the first three weeks of the season, including six national TV appearances on the opening weekend of the year, headline the Atlantic Coast Conference early season TV football schedule announced Thursday by the ACC.
Six student-athletes from the Virginia baseball team have been named to the 2013 All-ACC Baseball Team, which was announced by the league office Monday. In addition to the league-high six all-conference honorees, head coach Brian O’Connor was named the ACC Coach of the Year, while Joe McCarthy (Fr., Scranton, Pa.) was tabbed the ACC Freshman of the Year.
The Virginia baseball team has earned the No. 3 seed at the 2013 ACC Tournament and will open tournament play at 3 p.m. Wednesday against No. 6 seed Virginia Tech. The tournament will be contested Wednesday through Sunday (May 22-26) at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, N.C.
A total of 51 players from Atlantic Coast Conference schools have signed free agent contracts or received invitations to attend free agent camps from teams in the National Football League.
The Virginia men’s basketball team will host Wisconsin in the 15th ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The game will mark the second consecutive meeting between Virginia and Wisconsin in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and the fourth meeting overall. The Cavaliers defeated Wisconsin, 60-54, last season in Madison and own a 2-1 advantage over the Badgers in the all-time series. Wisconsin defeated Virginia, 66-56, in the 1999 Top of the World Classic in Fairbanks, Alaska. The only other meeting between the two teams came in the Milwaukee Classic during the 1974-75 season when Virginia won 86-78 in Milwaukee, Wis.
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced the dates, networks and game times for its 2013 Football Bowl Games. In all, the ACC will have eight guaranteed bowl slots, with one additional conditional contract.
The Atlantic Coast Conference Council of Presidents announced today that each of the current and future 15-member institutions has signed a grant of media rights, effective immediately. The news might not mean much at first glance, but according to analysts, the deal will prevent the ACC from having its members poached until the 2026-2027 academic year at the earliest, meaning a likely end, for now, anyway, to the ongoing instability that has marked college conference memberships.
A total of nine spring football games of teams that will compete for the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Football Championship and a trip to Charlotte for the 2013 ACC Football Championship Game, will be available on ESPN3 this spring, ESPN and the ACC announced Wednesday.
A pair of Trey McKinney-Jones three-pointers bookended a late 13-4 Miami run that lifted the Hurricanes to their first ACC Tournament championship with an 87-77 win over North Carolina on Sunday.