Charlottesville, VA As part of the announcement of early-season television selections, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced today that Virginia’s first three games of the 2008 football season will be televised and the game times are now set for those contests.
The Cavaliers’ home opener at Scott Stadium on Aug. 30 will kickoff at 3:30 p.m. and be televised by ABC (regional) and ESPN2. UVa’s Sept. 6 home contest vs. Richmond is slated for a 3:45 p.m. start and will be carried by ESPNU. Virginia’s first road game of the season at Connecticut on Sept. 13 will start at 7:30 p.m. and also be shown by ESPNU.
Virginia’s opener against USC will air regionally on ABC and to the rest of the nation on ESPN2. It is one of three ACC games to receive expanded coverage through the league’s television agreements with its broadcast partners.
After the first three weeks of the season (games through Sept. 13), game times and TV will be announced weekly with ESPN/ABC and Raycom Sports making their choices with a 12-day advance notice beginning on Monday, Sept. 8 (for games on Saturday, Sept. 20).
Season tickets and mini-ticket packages are still on sale for Virginia’s 2008 campaign.
The Season Kickoff mini-package includes the Cavaliers’ games vs. USC (Aug. 30), Richmond (Sept. 6) and East Carolina (Oct. 11) and is available for $101. The ACC mini-package is available for $168. The package features the Cavaliers’ four ACC home games against Maryland (Oct. 4), North Carolina (Oct. 18), Miami (Nov. 1) and Clemson (Nov. 22).
Fans can purchase season tickets or mini-ticket packages online at VirginiaSports.com or by calling the UVa athletics ticket office at 1-800-542-8821 or 434-924-8821 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Fans can order the packages in person by visiting the athletics ticket office in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Season ticket holders may also take advantage of benefits such as ticket resale access through Virginia’s Ticket Marketplace and electronic ticket transfer and ticket return opportunities.
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