On Friday afternoon, it was announced that Georgia Tech will take on the Clemson Tigers for the first ever game on the ACC Network.
The highly anticipated ACC Network is expected to launch officially next August and the Georgia Tech football program will be playing a major role in the network’s first week.
The 24/7 network is expected to be similar to ESPN’s SEC Network that will offer 24/7 coverage of ACC athletics and will cover 1,300 events in a single year and will include all 15 member schools of the ACC and 27 different sports. While fans will obviously find a great deal of basketball and football related coverage on the ACC Network, fans will also be able to watch ACC baseball, softball, swimming, etc through the ACC Network.
John Swafford, the Commissioner of the ACC said the following through the ACC’s press release;
"“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.”"
The network will also have news and informational programs in addition to original programming along with their coverage of ACC sporting events.. More details and updates on the content as well as the network as a whole will come, leading up to the launch of the network in August.
Currently, the network is expected to officially launch on August 22, 2019. A week later, the ACC Network will provide it’s first game broadcast when the Yellow Jackets make the trip to Clemson to take on the Tigers in Death Valley. This announcement comes in the middle of an already exciting time for Georgia Tech football as they begin the process of hiring a new coach following the retirement of Paul Johnson.
For whoever the new coach is at Georgia Tech it will certainly be a trial by fire, and an exciting way to kick off a new era in Tech Football.