The ACC Network is set to launch on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, and Clemson and Georgia Tech will make history a week later.
Clemson will host the Yellow Jackets on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, the ACC announced Friday afternoon. The game will be the first football game on the new ACC Network.
“That series has been a very good one over the years. It’s an excellent rivalry within the league,” ACC commissioner John Swofford said. “Obviously both programs over the years have had a great deal of success and certainly Clemson most recently with their run in the College Football Playoffs. We felt like it was a natural game and a really good one to kick off the network.”
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Swofford said he spoke with Georgia Tech and Clemson about playing the game on Thursday night to open the season before the schedule was finalized.
“The thing that has been really good from our schools is that they’re all in on the network and you have to have it that way,” Swofford said. “Everybody understands the importance of scheduling and particularly at this point in time when you’re starting a network.”
The ACC commissioner is thrilled that all eyes will be on the league that Thursday night.