ACCT Basketball Finals Move From Sunday to Saturday…

Brian Horace General Information 2 Comments

Pretty interesting move and I don’t hate it:

The new tournament schedule, mutually agreed upon by the ACC and ESPN, will feature Friday semifinal games at 7 and 9 p.m. ET, followed by the championship game on Saturday evening at 8:30 p.m. All 14 tournament games will continue to be televised nationally by ESPN and the ACC Network.

“This is kind of a ‘Back to the Future’ moment for our conference,” ACC Commissioner John Swofford said. “The Sunday championship game worked tremendously well for more than three decades, but I believe our schools, teams and our fans will be excited about crowning a champion on Saturday night. This will be a win-win for everyone involved – players, coaches, fans – and we greatly appreciate our television partners, ESPN and the ACC Network, working with us to make this happen.”

I’ve been a Duke fan for as long a I can remember, been actively writing about the team since probably 2006 or so, seriously since 2009. I am a homer so expect no less than that. I always welcome suggestions no matter how blunt. I am also a huge music fan, not genre specific and by music fan I mean music snob. Enjoy.
  • If it worked tremendously well for more than 3 decades, why change it? The old saying goes, “If it aint broke, don’t fix it”. IMO

  • I think they are trying to be more inclusive of the new schools in the ACC, schools like syracuse and pitt