The Washington Times - October 26, 2009, 02:16PM

The six-day option in the ACC’s television contract makes sense, in that it allows networks to put good games in high-profile spots late in the season.

So now that it’s established that the option is a good thing, it’s time to wonder just why Maryland-N.C. State —- two teams with losing records —- got that designation today.


Now, that game isn’t alone. Of the ACC’s five games on Nov. 7, only one has a fixed game time. The other three —- all of which have some obvious impact on the division title races —- are also in game-time limbo.

Anyway, the point is, we won’t know Maryland’s kickoff time at State until the weekend.

The full-yet-incomplete rundown of the league schedule for Nov. 5-7

Nov. 5

Virginia Tech at East Carolina, 7:30, ESPN

Nov. 7

Duke at North Carolina, 3, ESPN360
Florida State at Clemson, TBA
Wake Forest at Georgia Tech, TBA
Virginia at Miami, TBA
Maryland at N.C. State, TBA

—- Patrick Stevens