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Fifty/50: ACC Network Announces Programming Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Title IX – ESPN Press Room

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Title IX and as part of ESPN’s Fifty/50 initiative, ACC Network will have 120 hours of programming celebrating women’s sports June 15-June 23, including three original programs premiering on Thursday, June 23.
All Access with Pitt Women’s Lacrosse | The Inaugural Season | June 23 | 7 p.m.
ACC Network (ACCN) will offer a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the Pitt women’s lacrosse team as it competed in its first official season as an NCAA Division I program with All Access with Pitt Women’s Lacrosse | The Inaugural Season. The one-hour documentary looks back at the process to start a program after Pitt Athletics Director Heather Lyke announced the university would add women’s lacrosse as a varsity sport on November 1, 2018, and how it culminated February 11, 2022 with the team’s dramatic win in overtime in their inaugural game. More
Hidden Dynasty: The Story of Carolina Women’s Soccer | June 23 | 8 p.m.
North Carolina’s unrivaled women’s soccer dominance will be chronicled in a one-hour original documentary Hidden Dynasty: The Story of Carolina Women’s Soccer. Executive produced by Emmy and Peabody Award winner Ross Greenburg, Hidden Dynasty tells the story of the building of the North Carolina women’s soccer team, the women who paved the way and its head coach and Anson Dorrance. More
Pushing Forward: Title IX in the ACC | June 23 | 9 p.m.
Pushing Forward: Title IX in the ACC is a one-hour film examining the long-lasting success of athletes within the ACC who have benefited from Title IX and whose impact is still being felt today. It will look at some of the most memorable moments in ACC sports, how NIL and prominent athletes and coaches are still making a difference as well as a round-table discussion with the ACC’s three female athletics directors – Nina King (Duke), Heather Lyke (Pitt) and Carla Williams (Virginia). 
All Access The ACC Life: Best of Women’s Sports | June 22 | 8 p.m.
A one-hour special All Access The ACC Life: Best of Women’s Sports highlights the women’s programs that have been featured in the original series since it launched in 2020, giving viewers unprecedented access into the life of these student-athletes as they balance academics, practices and competition. Women’s sports programs featured in this episode include several NCAA Champion teams: North Carolina field hockey, Virginia swimming and diving, Florida State softball and women’s soccer, NC State cross country and Notre Dame fencing.
Best of ACC Women’s Sports from 2021-22
ACCN will feature seven straight days of the best of ACC women’s sports from the 2022 season beginning June 15 – including field hockey (June 15), fencing, rowing, golf and tennis (June 16), volleyball (June 17), women’s basketball (June 18), softball (June 19), women’s lacrosse (June 20) and women’s soccer (June 21). Each day will showcase instant classics and memorable performances including ACC Championships and more starting at midnight each day (schedule subject to change).
ACCN’s Packer and Durham will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX throughout the month of June, and All ACC will have a one-hour special examining the impact of ground-breaking gender equity legislation on June 15 at 8 p.m., in addition to its nightly shows.
About ACC Network
Owned and operated by ESPN in partnership with the Atlantic Coast ConferenceACC Network (ACCN) and its digital platform ACCNX is a 24/7 national network dedicated to ACC sports that launched on August 22, 2019. ACCN televises more than 500 regular-season and tournament games from across the conference’s 27 sponsored sports plus a complement of news and information shows and original programming. Together, ACCN and its digital platform, ACCNX, combine to feature more than 1,500 ACC events each year. ESPN has been televising ACC content since 1979 and has exclusive rights to every conference-controlled game across all sports and championships.
Carriage agreements are in place with the following video providers: Comcast’s Xfinity, Cox, DIRECTV, DIRECTV STREAM, DISH Network, Frontier, fuboTV, Hulu+ Live TV, Mediacom, Optimum, Sling TV, Spectrum TV, Suddenlink, Verizon Fios, YouTube TV, members of the NCTC, NRTC and Vivicast, among others. All ACCN games will also be available on the ESPN App to authenticated subscribers. Fans interested in learning more about ACCN can visit https://getaccn.com.
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