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ACC Network: A Look Back At Launch Day

ESPN's new network kicks off its live football game coverage in style tonight with reigning College Football Playoff National Champion Clemson welcoming Georgia Tech; here's a look at ACCN's first day

ACC Network kicked off last Thursday (Aug. 22).

The video above takes you behind the scenes of launch day in ESPN’s Bristol studios to whet the appetite for tonight’s inaugural football game on ACC Network — the reigning College Football Playoff National Champion Clemson versus Georgia Tech (8 p.m. ET, ACCN). In addition, College GameDay Built by The Home Depot will air live from Clemson (6-7 p.m. ET on ESPN and ACC Network; 7-8 p.m. exclusively on ACCN).

The Huddle – ACCN’s signature football show – team of host Jac Collinsworth, analysts Eric Mac Lain, EJ Manuel and Mark Richt will be on the field of Memorial Stadium providing insight and analysis pregame, with a presence on GameDay, and at halftime.

Jon McLeod and Amy Ufnowski produced the video.

Studio G: (Facing the camera, L-R) Commentators Kelsey Riggs, Jac Collinsworth, Jordan Cornette and Dalen Cuff on the ACCN set during launch day. (Joe Faraoni/ESPN Images)
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