The ACC announced on Monday that the Miami football game at Virginia will be televised by regional sports networks with a 12:30 PM kickoff. In South Florida, the game will likely be picked up by Bally Sports. The Miami at Virginia game will be the third straight for Miami on a regional sports network.
Outside of Miami, the game will be streamed on ESPN 3. In South Florida, the game could be blacked out via the ESPN 3 streaming service. The Miami game at Virginia is also the third straight for Miami with a 12:30 PM kickoff. Expect Florida State at Miami on November 5 to be televised on one of the ESPN networks.
The ACC Network is owned by ESPN. Prior to the Virginia Tech game, three of the previous four Miami games were televised on an ESPN Network. Having games televised by one of the major networks is important for maximum exposure for the football program. Most of the remaining Miami games should be televised nationally.
In addition to Florida State, Clemson and Pittsburgh should be expected to be picked up by ABC, ESPN, or The ACC Network. The ACC Network televised the Miami game versus Southern Mississippi earlier this season. Miami at Texas A&M was on ESPN with the network’s lead announcing team calling the game.
Miami at North Carolina was on ESPN2 earlier this month. The Hurricanes are still one of the most well-known name brands in college football. Miami can still play meaningful games late in November. With a 1-1 record, the Hurricanes are still in the race to win the ACC Coastal but will need help.
North Carolina leads the ACC Coastal division with a 3-0 record and has the best overall record at 6-1. Clemson has the best overall record in the ACC at 7-0 and is on top in the Atlantic division at 5-0. Number 14, 6-0, 3-0 Syracuse will play at Clemson on Saturday. Miami does not play Syracuse this season.