Notre Dame football will take on Duke on November 9 in a game that will be exclusively shown on the new ACC Network.
- The game will pit one of the top football programs in the country in Notre Dame against a Duke team that will look to have a bounce back year after posting 3-5 conference record in 2018.
- The game was announced prior to Notre Dame’s College Football Playoff Semifinal matchup against Clemson on Saturday.
- The ACC Network will launch on Thursday, August 22, 2019 and will air 1,300 live events annually across its TV and digital offerings.
- The first conference football game will kick off on the new all-ACC platform when Georgia Tech visits Clemson for a Thursday night contest on August 29.
- The ACC Network will be owned and operated by ESPN in partnership with the Atlantic Coast Conference.
What they’re saying:
- ACC Commissioner John Swofford: “We continue to look ahead to the launch of the ACC Network with great anticipation, and this is another step in the process. Showcasing all of our outstanding programs remains a top priority, and our partnership with ESPN allows fans to have greater access than ever before. I also commend our schools who have done an outstanding job in their preparations for a successful launch.”
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