It will be the first game in the launch of the ACC Network, which will go on air a week earlier than the opener, on Aug. 22. The Tech-Clemson series is one of the oldest in the ACC, one that well predates the conference’s founding in 1953. It is evidently a matchup that the conference believes can drive interest and viewership.
“With just under nine months until launch, we are all systems go with ACC Network preparations,” ESPN president and co-chairman James Pitaro said Friday in a statement. “The strength of the season-opening game between Georgia Tech and Clemson is indicative of the robust schedule and programming we have planned for ACC fans.”