ACC Network: Starting Aug. 22, when will the switch flip on?

By this point, many folks know that the official start date for the ACC Network is Aug. 22, a Thursday. One week later, No. 1 Clemson will host Georgia Tech as the network’s first marquee live broadcast. However, ahead of that game, here are a few more items of importance with the network’s launch.

First up, the ACC Network will go live at 7 p.m. ET on Aug. 22. Leading off for the network will be a two-hour showing of its flagship news and information show, All ACC. That night, the show will be driven by Kelsey Riggs, Jac Collinsworth, Jordan Cornette and Dalen Cuff — and feature several big name guests.

  • ACC Commissioner John Swofford
  • Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney
  • Duke Basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski
  • Heisman Trophy winner and former Florida State quarterback Charlie Ward
  • Two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion and former North Carolina women’s soccer great Kristine Lilly
  • Notre Dame women’s basketball head coach Muffet McGraw
  • Former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson


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Following All ACC, the network will also debut its a documentary film on Duke Basketball — The Class That Saved Coach K. That film, which tracks the 1986 Duke Basketball class, will run for close to 90 minutes. (Quick aside: I saw this documentary at an advanced screening Tuesday night in Durham. It was good; I’m ready for basketball season now.)

After the conclusion of the documentary, the ACC Network will also launch the premiere of The Huddle, its signature football show. Collinsworth will host that program along with analysts Eric Mac Lain, EJ Manuel and Mark Richt. (The Huddle will return Friday night at 8 p.m., too.)

Another note: the first 10 minutes of the network launch will be available across four other ESPN channels: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPNEWS.

Additionally, here’s specific channel information regarding the network and several of its providers, including Spectrum.


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