When the ACC Network was announced, it was an exciting time for the entire conference. The SEC had already had their own network for a while, and everyone had wondered when the time was coming for the best conference in the country to get their time in the spotlight. When it finally got announced, the possibilities of how Carolina athletics could be highlighted filled our hearts with glee...and then the first show to be announced was about Duke.
However, Tar Heels fans will now get a chance to see and hear everything that goes on behind the scenes in Carolina basketball this October, as the basketball program’s Twitter account announced today that the ACC Network will debut an All Access show covering the team for the 2019-20 season.
Coach Williams invites you to Carolina Basketball practice? You better run! ♂️— Carolina Basketball (@UNC_Basketball) July 25, 2019
All Access: A Season With Carolina Basketball coming to the @accnetwork this October
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Here is the ACC Network’s own promo for the show:
Here’s what Stacie McCollum, senior director of programming and acquisitions for the ACC Network had to say about their new show:
“We are excited to showcase one of the most successful basketball programs of all time in a dedicated season-long access series,” said Stacie McCollum, senior director of programming and acquisitions. “All Access: A Season with Carolina Basketball will provide fans a first look at the new players and an unfiltered experience with the Tar Heels both on and off the court. We have a unique opportunity to follow hall of fame head coach Roy Williams during this special season as he is nine wins from passing his mentor, the legendary Dean Smith, on college basketball’s all-time wins list.”
The network’s cameras will provide access to a lot of daily Carolina basketball activities, including practices, workouts, team bonding events, road trips during the regular season, a behind-the-scenes look at Late Night With Roy, and peeks into the famous pick-up games that current players have with Tar Heels alumni. It’s an exciting day for Tar Heel fans everywhere, and I for one can’t wait to see how the show turns out.
The most exciting thing about the announcement of the ACC Network’s new show covering Carolina basketball is that this is only one of the many great shows that could come out of ESPN’s new venture. The future looks bright for what the network can be, and hopefully they continue to add more fantastic programming like the show that was just announced. If you haven’t already, check out www.GetACCN.com to learn how you can get the channel, and if you are a Spectrum customer, be sure to call them and demand that they add the ACC Network before its debut in August.