A few years ago the ACC began to coordinate the announcements of conference schedules (non-conference stuff is still left to the individual schools). This was before the debut of the ACC Network, so now it’s only logical to take a press release and move it to TV. Why not? You have a network, you gotta fill it with something and the repeated content gets old. Woody and Billy Packer’s spawn could liven things up too. It’s not exactly appointment TV.
So why not make a show out of the schedules? We expect it will mimic, to some extent, the NCAA tournament show CBS does every year and they’ll unveil team by team.
Or maybe not. Maybe they’ll highlight promising games and rank schedules and who gets who twice vs. who gets who once...things like that.
However it works, we’re more likely to wait for the text version. We appreciate the games and occasionally some documentaries, but so far, the ACC Network hasn’t really done very much that’s interesting. It’s a lost opportunity. Since the Pac-12 hired a guy from the entertainment world as commissioner (George Kliavkoff), you can expect he’ll demand compelling content. We hope the ACC’s new commissioner does the same.
The women’s schedules get announced on Wednesday while the men are up Thursday.