Sports: UVa., Virginia Tech basketball to get plenty of TV time

Story by Chris Graham

The ACC-Big Ten Challenge, the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Classic and lots of ACC are on the TV schedule for Virginia and Virginia Tech basketball fans this fall and winter.

Virginia Tech will be on TV 21 times in 2008-2009, including three times during the Nov. 20-23 Puerto Rico Tip-Off Classic and for the Hokies’ Dec. 1 home game against Wisconsin in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

Both Tech games against Duke – on the road on Jan. 4 and at home on Feb. 28 – as well as the March 4 home tilt with UNC will be televised, as will the home-and-home games with UVa. on Jan. 10 and Feb. 18.

Virginia gets 19 TV games, including the Dec. 2 ACC-Big Ten Challenge game at Minnesota, a Dec. 20 home game against SEC foe Auburn and a Jan. 3 home game with Xavier. Both of the Cavs’ games with UNC, at home on Jan. 15 and on the road on Feb. 7, as well as the Feb. 1 road game at Duke, are on the TV schedule as well.



12/2/08 at Minnesota ESPN2 9:30

12/20/08 Auburn FSNS/CSN 4:00

12/28/08 at Georgia Tech FSN 5:30

1/3/09 Xavier CSN 2:00

1/6/09 Brown FSNS 7:00

1/10/09 at Virginia Tech RSN 4:00

1/15/09 North Carolina ESPN/ESPN2 9:00

1/20/09 at Maryland Raycom 8:00

1/24/09 Florida State RSN 4:00

2/1/09 at Duke FSN 2:00

2/7/09 at North Carolina Raycom 4:00

2/10/09 at Florida State RSN 7:00

2/15/09 Clemson Raycom 1:00

2/18/09 Virginia Tech Raycom 8:00

2/21/09 at NC State Raycom 1:00

2/26/09 Miami Raycom 8:00

2/28/09 Wake Forest Raycom 2:00

3/3/09 at Clemson RSN 7:00

3/7/09 Maryland ABC 3:30


Virginia Tech 

11/20/08 Virginia Tech in Puerto Rico Tip-Off Classic ESPNU 11:00am

11/21/08 Virginia Tech in Puerto Rico Tip-Off Classic ESPNU TBA

11/23/08 Virginia Tech in Puerto Rico Tip-Off Classic ESPN2/ESPNU TBA

12/1/08 Wisconsin ESPN2 7:00

12/9/08 at Georgia FSNS 7:00

12/14/08 Longwood CSN 2:00

12/29/08 at Charleston Southern FSNS/CSN 7:00

1/4/09 at Duke FSN 7:45

1/10/09 Virginia RSN 4:00

1/21/09 at Wake Forest ESPN2 7:00

1/25/09 at Miami FSN 5:30

1/29/09 Clemson ESPN/ESPN2 7:00

1/31/09 at Boston College Raycom 8:00

2/8/09 NC State Raycom 1:30

2/14/09 at Maryland Raycom 4:00

2/18/09 at Virginia Raycom 8:00

2/21/09 Florida State RSN 8:00

2/25/09 at Clemson ESPN2 7:30

2/28/09 Duke ABC 3:30

3/4/09 North Carolina ESPN 7:00

3/8/09 at Florida State Raycom 2:00

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