Start time for home games for current ACC teams, since the beginning of the 2013 season pic.twitter.com/knDR5dODbn— Joe Giglio (@jwgiglio) September 25, 2018
I would say our fanbase has varied opinions on the ideal start time, but it is easy to understand why BC plays so many early games.
-- The 3:30 and night games are primarily the best games in the ACC on any given weekend. Those are the ones that ESPN and ABC fight for. Since 2013, we've been middle of the pack (at best). Our games have rarely had any impact on the overall conference picture.
-- All of our cupcake games start at 1 pm. Some schools might put their non-televised gimme games at night or later in the day. BC put ours at 1 pm. They must see this as the ideal given the challenges with parking, tailgating and noise.
--BC rarely falls into the secondary 3:30 game. Depending on how crowded the ACC schedule is on a given weekend, there can be a regional sports network game at 3:30 pm. BC has played in this game on occasion, but not often. This is actually because we have more value to our TV partners in the earlier noon slot.
Unless we get back in the rankings soon, I think we will continue to play in early games the rest of the season.