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ACC releases 2004-05 ACC basketball schedule

Posted Wednesday, August 18, 2004

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Record-setting 261 television appearances highlight 2004-05 ACC basketball schedule.

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A record-setting 261 television appearances involving Atlantic Coast Conference teams headline the league's 2004-05 basketball schedule as released by Commissioner John Swofford. The schedule also boasts an all-time high 172 televised games involving ACC teams and marks the 10th-straight year that the league has had more than 200 television appearances. Highlights of the 2004-05 ACC basketball schedule are:

# ACC teams will make 132 appearances on national television networks, including 50 appearances on ESPN, 34 on FSN, 29 on espn2, 10 on ABC and nine on CBS.

# Eighty of the league's 88 regular season conference games, including 36 on national television networks, are scheduled to be televised ... the league's four-day, 10-game ACC Tournament to be held at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C., (March 10-13) is also slated to be broadcast by Raycom/Jefferson-Pilot, ESPN and ESPN2.

# FSN will televise 20 Sunday afternoon and evening games on a national basis starting with the Southern California at North Carolina game on November 28 ... 14 of the 20 Sunday games are conference match-ups.

# Headlining the non-conference schedule is the sixth annual ACC-Big 10 Challenge, pairing two of the nation's premier conferences in a regular season challenge series ... last year the ACC won the Challenge forthe fifth-straight time winning seven of the nine games played ... also included in the regular-season schedule are 31 games against 26 non-conference opponents that earned NCAA Tournament berths a year ago.

# The ACC returns 40 starters and 99 lettermen from a year ago, including 11 of the 15 players who earned All-ACC recognition and 20 of the league's top 25 scoring leaders ... for the second time in league history, eight ACC teams took part in post-season play and six teams were ranked in the final AP and Coaches' polls ... the ACC earned the highest regular season RPI rating ever accorded a conference ... the league posted a 14-6 mark in NCAA Tournament play and became the first conference in NCAA Tournament history to have five teams seeded four or higher.

Television Appearances By Year
2004-05 261
2003-04 231
2002-03 231
2001-02 224
2000-01 219
1999-00 213
1998-99 222
1997-98 206
1996-97 204
1995-96 201
1994-95 182
1993-94 170
1992-93 178
1991-92 159
1990-91 121
1989-90 132

2004-05 Games & Appearances Breakdown
Title Games App.
Raycom & JP Sports 37 69
ESPN 26 42 FSN 20 34
ESPN2 19 21
Regional Sports Networks* 11 21
ABC 6 10
Fox Sports Net South 10 10
Sunshine 10 10
Comcast 10 10
CBS 6 9
Raycom & JP Sports/ESPN 4 8
Raycom & JP Sports/ESPN2 4 8
FSN South/Sunshine 3 3
FSN South/Comcast 2 2
Raycom 2 2
Madison Square Garden Network 2 2
* Regional Sports Networks comprised of FSN South, Sunshine and Comcast.

Televised Games by Year
2004-05 172
2003-04 152
2002-03 154
2001-02 145
2000-01 143
1999-00 138
1998-99 141
1997-98 133
1996-97 130
1995-96 130
1994-95 95
1993-94 87
1992-93 94
1991-92 81
1990-91 74
1989-90 81

 
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