By R.L. Bynum
Set your DVRs!
When it’s UNC’s turn during ACC Network School Takeovers on Tuesday, you’ll see 10 memorable victories in nine sports from the last school year that aired on an ESPN channel.
You won’t see the Tar Heels’ Final Four victory over Duke because that aired on TBS, but you’ll get a chance to relive their 94–81 victory in Durham to ruin Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s last home game (6 p.m.), a softball no-hitter, an amazing football comeback and three ACC Tournament championship wins.
In alphabetical order, programming spotlighting each league school began on July 5 with Boston College and concludes on July 19 with Wake Forest.
The Carolina blue programming day starts with the No. 22-ranked men’s soccer team’s senior day 3–1 win over No. 11 Notre Dame at midnight and ends with a pair of big women’s lacrosse wins over Boston College on the way to the national title: The 16–7 victory in the ACC Tournament championship game, which airs at 8 p.m., and the 12–11 win in the national-championship game at 10 p.m.
With its perfect season, Coach Jenny Levy’s women’s lacrosse team is the only UNC team with two games on the schedule. UNC’s takeover day, like with all of the school takeover days, features women’s sports in prime-time hours in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Title IX.
If you haven’t seen the excellent documentary on UNC women’s soccer, “Hidden Dynasty: The Story of Carolina’s Women’s Soccer,” you’ll get a couple of chances to watch or record it: at 2 a.m. and 5 p.m.
ACC Network will show two other ACC Tournament championship-game wins in addition to the women’s lacrosse triumph. The baseball team’s 9–5 win over N.C. State airs at 9:30 a.m. and the No. 10-ranked field hockey team’s win over No. 14 Virginia airs at 3:30 p.m.
There is only one women’s basketball game on the schedule and that choice leans toward the rivalry rather than the best win. The best win was the thrilling 66–65 upset in Carmichael of No. 3 Louisville. Instead, ACC Network will replay the Tar Heels’ 74–46 senior day drubbing of Duke at 7:30 a.m.
If you like offense, you’ll get plenty of it at 12:30 p.m. with the replay of Carolina’s 58–55 home football victory over Wake Forest in which the Tar Heels rallied from a 21-point deficit.
Unless you’re a night owl, set your DVR to catch a glimpse of history when, at 3 a.m., ACCN shows Hannah George’s softball no-hitter in a 2–0 home win over UNC Wilmington.
Men’s lacrosse fans should get up early. At 5 a.m., one of the segments on an episode of “All Access ACC Life” will spotlight the team. Chris Gray will be the focus and he’s shown being mic’d up at practice and in the Virginia game.
At 5:30 a.m., the 14–13 senior-day men’s lacrosse victory over Syracuse will air.
Tuesday ACCN schedule
Midnight — Men’s soccer, Oct. 29, 2021: No. 22 UNC’s 3–1 senior day victory over No. 11 Notre Dame
2 a.m. — “Hidden Dynasty: The Story of Carolina’s Women’s Soccer”: A thorough, well-done documentary on how Anson Dorrance built the program into one of the best in the history of college sports
3 a.m. — Softball, March 15, 2022: UNC’s 2–0 home win over UNC Wilmington as Hannah George pitches a no-hitter
5 a.m. — “All Access ACC Life,” season 2, episode 5: One of the three segments in this episode highlights UNC’s men’s lacrosse team, specifically Chris Gray. It features gray mic’d up at practice and during a game against Virginia.
5:30 a.m. — Men’s lacrosse, April 16, 2022: No. 15 UNC’s 14–13 senior day win over Syracuse
7:30 a.m. — Women’s basketball, Feb. 27, 2022: No. 18 UNC’s 74–46 senior day win over Duke
9:30 a.m. — Baseball, May 29, 2022: UNC’s 9–5 ACC Tournament championship-game victory over N.C. State in Charlotte
12:30 p.m. — Football, Nov. 6, 2021: UNC’s rallies from 21 points down for a 58–55 home win over Wake Forest
3:30 p.m. — Field hockey, Nov. 7, 2021: No. 10 UNC’s 1–0 ACC Tournament championship-game victory over No. 14 Virginia in Syracuse
5 p.m. — “Hidden Dynasty: The Story of Carolina’s Women’s Soccer”: A thorough, well-done documentary on how Anson Dorrance built the program into one of the best in the history of college sports
6 p.m. — Men’s basketball, March 5, 2022: UNC’s 94–81 win at No. 4 Duke to ruin Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s final home game
8 p.m. — Women’s lacrosse, May 7, 2022: No. 1 UNC’s 16–9 ACC Tournament championship-game victory over No. 2 Boston College at Dorrance Field
10 p.m. — Women’s lacrosse, May 29, 2022: No. 1 UNC’s 12–11 NCAA tournament championship-game victory over No. 2 Boston College in Baltimore
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