Sept. 19, 2012
THE FLATS – Three of Georgia Tech’s non-conference men’s basketball home games have been picked up for television coverage, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced Wednesday, including the Yellow Jackets’ Dec. 4 game against Georgia, which will be televised nationally on ESPNU at 7 p.m.
The ACC’s Regional Sports Network, which includes FS South in the Southeastern United States as well as regional cable networks from Miami to Boston, will televise Tech’s games against Alabama State on Dec. 17 (7 p.m.) and The Citadel on Dec. 22 (4 p.m.).
All 18 of Tech’s ACC games will be televised, and these additions bring to 25 the total number of Yellow Jackets’ games on television in 2012-13, including all three games at the Anaheim Classic and the ACC-Big Ten Challenge contest at Illinois.
The five remaining non-conference home games – Nov. 9 vs. Tulane, Nov. 14 vs. Presbyterian, Dec. 8 vs. UNC-Wilmington, Dec. 29 vs. Fordham and Jan. 2 vs. Chattanooga – will tip at 7 p.m. and be available for viewing online via ESPN3.
All Tech games which appear on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU are also available through the WatchESPN application on smartphones and tablets to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider. Most games televised on the ACC Network or the RSN affiliates can be viewed online at ESPN3.
Season tickets are on sale now and excellent seats still remain. Fans wishing to purchase tickets can go online (click here to purchase) or call the Georgia Tech Ticket Office directly at 888-TECH-TIX (832-4849). Tech will open a basketball season ticket sales office for a limited time beginning Monday, September 24, 2012 for prospective ticket buyers desiring to view, in person, available seating at McCamish Pavilion. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The ACC’s 12 member schools are scheduled to make an ACC-record 201 national television appearances, breaking the record of 192 set last year. League schools will also make 327 overall TV appearances, eclipsing the previous record of 304 set a year ago.
In addition, ACC teams will take part in 208 televised games, topping the 200-game mark set in 2010-11.
For the first time in league history, member schools will play 18-game ACC schedules with all 108 contests scheduled to be broadcast live, including 53 on a national basis either on ESPN (50) or CBS (3).
All 11 games of the 2013 ACC Tournament will be jointly broadcast by ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU and the ACC Network.