ACCN to provide unprecedented coverage of ACC field hockey, volleyball and women’s soccer

Greensboro, NC – ACC Network (ACCN) the new, 24/7 national platform launching on August 22, 2019, will elevate the ACC’s field hockey, women’s soccer and volleyball programs with unprecedented national television coverage this fall.

ACCN will exclusively televise 62 field hockey, women’s soccer and volleyball games in its debut year – representing a 90 percent increase in the number of ACC women’s events available on an ESPN linear network over last year and the most live, national coverage of ACC women’s fall sports ever.

The 62 regular season and tournament games on ACCN:

  • 30 women’s soccer games
  • 20 volleyball games  
  • 12 field hockey games

Reigning NCAA Champion Florida State will open ACCN’s women’s soccer slate on Sunday, Aug. 25, as the Seminoles host Wisconsin, marking the first exclusive live event on the network, while NCAA Field Hockey Champion North Carolina hosts Penn on Sunday, Sept. 8, as part of a doubleheader to kickoff ACCN field hockey coverage. Wake Forest will play Princeton earlier that day in Chapel Hill, N.C., at 10:30 a.m., on ACCN. ACCN’s volleyball opener features Notre Dame hosting Valparaiso on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m.

“As we roll out the women’s sports programming fall schedule for ACCN, we’re thrilled to showcase all ACC programs including the reigning NCAA champions in women’s soccer and field hockey. Women’s sports exposure is a priority for the conference, and ACCN will elevate access to them by providing unprecedented national coverage throughout the regular season as well as conference championships,” said Stacie McCollum, ESPN senior director of programming and acquisitions.

Dedicated Windows
Volleyball and women’s soccer will each have a dedicated night of live programming each week with volleyball airing on Wednesdays, and women’s soccer Thursdays throughout the regular season, with additional matches on Sundays. ACC field hockey games will be showcased on Fridays and Sundays throughout the fall. ACCN will also televise the preliminary rounds and final of the ACC Field Hockey Championship, as well as the quarterfinals and semifinals of the ACC Women’s Soccer Championship.

Keeper Cam Technology
Technology and innovation will be at the forefront of ACCN’s coverage of women’s soccer as telecasts will feature ESPN’s exclusive “Keeper Cam” goal post camera system currently used on ESPN’s Major League Soccer productions. The technology utilizes cameras mounted inside the goal posts at both the four-inch and two-and one-half inch heights to provide unique views of the area in front of the goal, as well as straight down the goal line. The ACC will be the first and only collegiate conference to deploy the camera system.

“ACC women’s soccer has consistently been a national powerhouse, and has been the home for so many that have competed at the highest levels for club and country,” said Amy Rosenfeld, ACCN senior coordinating producer. “This legacy of great soccer deserves the best technology we can offer. We are so excited to debut “Keeper Cam” on women’s soccer coverage for the first time in history, exclusively on ACCN.”

ACC Field Hockey on ACCN

Sun, Sept. 81 p.m.Penn at North CarolinaACCN
Sun, Sept. 810:30 a.m.Princeton vs Wake Forest (at Chapel Hill, N.C.)ACCN
Sun, Sept. 153 p.m.William & Mary at North CarolinaACCN
Fri, Sept. 204 p.m.Virginia at SyracuseACCN
Fri, Oct. 44 p.m.Duke at North CarolinaACCN
Fri, Oct. 184 p.m.Duke at VirginiaACCN
Mon, Oct. 286 p.m.Liberty at VirginiaACCN
Thu, Nov. 7NoonACC Championship Quarterfinal ACCN
Thu, Nov. 72:30 p.m.ACC Championship Quarterfinal ACCN
Thu, Nov. 75 p.m.ACC Championship Quarterfinal ACCN
Fri, Nov. 8NoonACC Championship SemifinalACCN
Sun, Nov. 1011 a.m.ACC Championship FinalACCN

ACC Women’s Soccer on ACCN

Sun, Aug. 252 p.m.Wisconsin at Florida StateACCN
Sun, Aug. 257 p.m.Colgate at SyracuseACCN
Wed, Aug. 285 p.m.Santa Clara at Wake ForestACCN
Wed, Aug. 287 p.m.Georgetown at DukeACCN
Sun, Sept. 12 p.m.West Virginia at VirginiaACCN
Thu, Sept. 57 p.m.Georgetown at VirginiaACCN
Thu, Sept. 127 p.m.Colorado at Florida StateACCN
Sun, Sept. 151 p.m.Furman at NC StateACCN
Sun, Sept. 156 p.m.South Carolina at ClemsonACCN
Thu, Sept. 197 p.m.Boston College at Florida StateACCN
Sun, Sept. 221 p.m. NC State at DukeACCN
Thu, Sept. 267 p.m.NC State at North CarolinaACCN
Sun, Sept. 292 p.m.Duke at VirginiaACCN
Sun, Sept. 297 p.m.Pittsburgh at MiamiACCN
Thu, Oct. 37 p.m.Wake Forest at LouisvilleACCN
Sun, Oct. 62 p.m.Duke at Virginia TechACCN
Thu, Oct. 107 p.m.North Carolina at DukeACCN
Sun, Oct. 131 p.m.Virginia at Florida StateACCN
Sun, Oct. 135 p.m.Virginia Tech at NC StateACCN
Thu, Oct. 177 p.m.North Carolina at Boston CollegeACCN
Sun, Oct. 202 p.m.Notre Dame at VirginiaACCN
Thu, Oct. 247 p.m.Florida State at North CarolinaACCN
Sun, Oct. 271 p.m.Florida State at Wake ForestACCN
Thu, Oct. 318 p.m.Duke at Florida StateACCN
Sun, Nov. 31 p.m.ACC Championship Quarterfinal ACCN
Sun, Nov. 33 p.m.ACC Championship Quarterfinal ACCN
Sun, Nov. 35 p.m.ACC Championship Quarterfinal ACCN
Sun, Nov. 37 p.m.ACC Championship Quarterfinal ACCN
Fri, Nov. 82:30 p.m.ACC Championship SemifinalACCN
Fri, Nov. 85 p.m.ACC Championship SemifinalACCN

ACC Volleyball on ACCN

Wed, Sept. 47 p.m.Valparaiso at Notre DameACCN
Wed, Sept. 187 p.m.Michigan at Notre DameACCN
Wed, Sept.  256:30 p.m.Pittsburgh at VirginiaACCN
Sun, Sept. 29NoonBoston College at Georgia TechACCN
Sun, Sept. 294 p.m.Virginia Tech at PittsburghACCN
Wed, Oct. 27 p.m.North Carolina at NC StateACCN
Sun, Oct. 6NoonPittsburgh at Florida StateACCN
Wed, Oct. 97 p.m.Georgia Tech at ClemsonACCN
Sun, Oct. 133 p.m.Notre Dame at DukeACCN
Wed, Oct. 167 p.m.Louisville at Notre DameACCN
Sun, Oct. 20NoonSyracuse at Florida StateACCN
Wed, Oct. 237 p.m.Wake Forest at DukeACCN
Sun, Oct. 273 p.m.Pittsburgh at LouisvilleACCN
Wed, Oct. 30TBDMiami at Florida StateACCN
Friday, Nov. 156 p.m.NC State at MiamiACCN
Sun, Nov. 171 p.m.Syracuse at Notre DameACCN
Friday, Nov. 22TBDFlorida State at PittsburghACCN
Sun, Nov. 241 p.m.Duke at Florida StateACCN
Wed, Nov. 27TBDLouisville at PittsburghACCN
Sun, Dec. 11 p.m.Clemson at SyracuseACCN

*Additional games slated for ACC Network Extra, ACCN’s digital platform available on the ESPN App, will be announced at a later date.

Strength of ACC Women’s Fall Sports Programs
The ACC’s women’s soccer and field hockey programs have set the standard of excellence for their peers in college athletics. ACC teams combine for 26 NCAA women’s soccer championships, and 19 NCAA field hockey titles. The ACC won both in 2018 with North Carolina capturing its seventh NCAA field hockey crown and Florida State earning its second women’s soccer national title in program history. The ACC sent five volleyball teams to the 2018 NCAA Volleyball Championship, and has collected a league record 11 bids overall in the last two seasons. 

About ACC Network
Owned and operated by ESPN in partnership with the Atlantic Coast ConferenceACC Network (ACCN) is a new 24/7 national network dedicated to ACC sports set to launch August 22, 2019. Approximately 450 live contests including 40 regular-season football games, 150 men’s and women’s basketball games, and 200 other regular-season competitions and tournament games from across the conference’s 27 sponsored sports will be televised annually, plus a complement of news and information shows and original programming. Together, the ACCN and its digital platform, ACC Network Extra (ACCNE), will feature 1,350 ACC events in its first year. ESPN has been televising ACC content since 1979 and has exclusive rights to every conference-controlled game across all sports and championships.

*Carriage agreements are already in place with the following video providers: Altice, DIRECTV, Google Fiber, Hulu Live TV, Optimum, PlayStation Vue, Suddenlink, TVision and Verizon Fios, among others. All ACCN games will also be available on the ESPN App to authenticated cable subscribers. Fans interested in learning more about ACCN can visit