There is excitement and perhaps some anxiety about the Florida State football season.
There is also excitement and plenty of anxiety about the ability to watch FSU on the new ACC Network.
Some early programming has been established for the ACC Network. FSU will play two September football games on the channel – Sept. 7 against ULM and Sept. 14 at Virginia – and 12 others games involving ACC schools have already been scheduled for the network.
The FSU soccer team, which looks to defend its national title, will also play an Aug. 25 game on the ACC Network and at least six more this fall on the channel. And more than 150 ACC men’s and women’s basketball games as well as Olympic sports programming will be added in the coming months.
“We are very excited that the first live event on the ACC Network will be an FSU soccer game,” FSU athletics director David Coburn said. “Two of our first three football games will also be televised exclusively on the network.”
The ACC Network will offer must-see TV when it debuts on Aug. 22 with a documentary on Duke basketball. In the days to follow there will be a behind-the-scenes look at Clemson’s 2019 season, studio analysis from the likes of former FSU quarterback EJ Manuel and former FSU assistant Mark Richt as well as live game coverage. The first ACC football game of the season, Georgia Tech at Clemson on Aug. 29, will also be on the channel.
Some of the new programming announced includes showing the “Bowden Dynasty,” the 2017 documentary produced by FSU graduate John Corry. There will also be a behind-the-scenes program on Louisville football as well as a previously-announced series that details Clemson’s preseason camp.
The ACC Network will also feature a whiparound, one-hour football pregame show on Saturdays. The plan is to preview all of the ACC’s teams on gameday.
“We’re going to give you a view into the programs and people like never before,” said Rosalyn Durant, ESPN’s senior VP of college networks.
But just a month away from the launch, major cable pro