Which is a huge plus. Although how that final game at Virginia isn't on national television I don't know.
Notre Dame usually appears on CBS at least once during the season. Looking at the schedule, it appears the only possibilities would be the Dec. 16 game vs. Indiana and the game you mentioned at Virginia on Mar. 3.
CBS is already scheduled to carry Syracuse vs. Georgetown at 12:30 PM ET on Dec. 16. The tip time for the Indiana game is TBA, though the games usually tip in the mid-afternoon/early evening. Fox is another possibility due to the Big 10 contractual ties.
with the schedule release. It would appear we have no regular season CBS games this season.
According to a little quick digging, the Crossroads Classic TV rights are based on the conference rights and alternate years:
In even years they are Indiana (Big Ten) and Butler (Big East)
In odd years they are ND (ACC) and Purdue (Big Ten)
So at least through the current agreement end of 2019, since ND is always playing IU or Purdue in their "off" year, the ACC affiliation always controls the broadcast rights to our game.
ND is the only one of the four teams in a conference not affiliated with Fox Sports.
Usually (at least, the past couple of years) the game involving IU is on an ESPN channel and the game involving Purdue is on Big Ten Network.
Don't forget -- That idiot Delaney moved the B1G Tournament up a week just so they could play it in the hallowed Madison Square Garden.
It is possible the DePaul game ends up on FOX as a lead in to their college football that day.
At Duke 1/29, at UNC 2/12, home vs. Miami 2/19.
No Sunday night ESPNU games. In fact, the only Sunday game on the schedule is December 3 vs. St. Francis Brooklyn, at 2 pm (between MSU and Ball State).
The league made certain that we had Saturday games( one starting at 8:00 p.m.) before Big Monday
away games against its darlings, Duke and North Carolina.
Not good for the ACC old guard to see its flagship schools loose regularly to a Catholic school known for football.
And both Duke and UNC have games the Saturday before we play them on Big Monday. We all know how protective the ACC is of those two, but this is not a particularly illustrative example of that.
Including the 1/13 game against UNC. The residence halls don't open back up until Sunday 1/14.
Duke...well, they don't really play anyone away. No seriously. They play at BC, Pitt, Miami, Wake, St.J, UNC, Clemson and VTech. Pitt and possibly Miami would be during winter break.
UNC away games: FSU, UVA, UND, VTech, Clem, NCS, Lou, Syr, Duke
That's a tough slate for UNC. But they also play at FSU, UVA and ND during winter break.
And see if they can't open things up a day earlier.
GT home, Cuse away, GT away, UNC home, Ville home
I live about a 1 1/2 hour drive away from the Carrier Dome. The game is on a Saturday, and before SU's students will be returning from break. That means that: (a) it'll be much easier for me to get to the game than if it were played on a weeknight; and (b) there will be far more tickets available (and perhaps at a cheaper price) than is usually the case. Also, I have to think that playing an away game at Syracuse before its students return from break has to be beneficial to our team.
I do agree with you and the poster below that we have a tough conference schedule coming out of the gate.
Still, that's a lot of firepower we'll be going up against.