The 2018 ACC spring football practice schedule has begun, and it’s the perfect way for fans to fill their football fix during the offseason. Most of the teams in the conference will host a spring game at some point in April.
N.C. State, Wake Forest, Louisville and Syracuse have already played their spring games. The Wolfpack and Demon Deacons each played their games on April 7 while the Cardinals and Orange held their games in prime time on Friday night.
North Carolina was scheduled to play its game Saturday, but the school cancelled it. That leaves the ACC with eight other spring games on Saturday, April 14.
Find kickoff times, dates, TV channel, and how to watch online information below:
2018 ACC spring football game dates, times, TV channels
All spring practice game times, dates and TV channels are subject to change.
|Team||Spring Game Date||Time (ET)||TV Channel|
|Boston College||April 14||11:30 a.m.||ACCNExtra|
|Clemson||April 14||2:30 p.m.||ESPN|
|Duke||April 14||1 p.m.||ACCNExtra|
|Florida State||April 14||6 p.m.||ACCNExtra|
|Georgia Tech||April 20||7 p.m.||TBA|
|Louisville||April 13||7:30 p.m.||NA|
|Miami||April 14||6 p.m.||TBA|
|N.C. State||April 7||1 p.m.||ACCNExtra|
|Pitt||April 14||1 p.m.||TBA|
|Syracuse||April 13||7 p.m.||ACCNExtra|
|Virginia Tech||April 14||3 p.m.||TBA|
|Wake Forest||April 7||3 p.m.||TBA|
How to watch 2018 ACC spring football games online
Nearly all the ACC spring football games will be on ACC Network Extra.
Clemson is the only ACC team that will have its spring game broadcast live on ESPN.
2018 ACC spring football game previews, key storylines
N.C. State got things rolling for ACC spring football games with its kickoff on Saturday, April 7. There apparently isn’t too many superstitious people in upstate New York, as Syracuse follows its division rival with the second earliest ACC spring game kickoff on Friday, April 13.
Louisville moved its spring game to Friday night because of a bad weather forecast for Saturday. In their game, Cardinals fans saw their first glimpse of what the quarterback position will be like without Lamar Jackson. Sophomore Jawon Pass is the favorite to win the job, but redshirt freshman Malik Cunningham is also in the mix.
The most anticipated ACC spring football game will be Florida State’s game on April 14. The Seminoles are the only team in the conference with a new head coach, and this will be the first opportunity for the public to see Willie Taggart on the sidelines in Tallahassee. Taggart replaces Jimbo Fisher, who left in December for Texas A&M.
The quarterback battle in Clemson shouldn’t be too shabby either. Senior Kelly Bryant led the Tigers back to the College Football Playoffs in his first season as a starter, but highly-touted 5-star quarterback prospect Trevor Lawrence is pushing Bryant for the starting role this spring. If Lawrence has a big spring game, things could get interesting behind center for the Tigers.
And don’t forget about the Miami Hurricanes, who will have their spring game on April 14 after not holding one last year. Senior Malik Rosier helped the Hurricanes begin last season 10-0, but a three-game losing streak to end 2017 placed doubts into people’s minds about his ability to lead Miami to an ACC Championship. Rosier will be out to prove fans wrong and reaffirm that he’s the starter for the Hurricanes.
It’s possible there could be more cancellations, but North Carolina is the only ACC school that won’t have a spring game this year. Eight of the 14 teams in the conference will host their spring game on Saturday, April 14.
Georgia Tech and Virginia have the two latest spring games this season. The Yellow Jackets will hold their game on Friday, April 20 while the Cavaliers bring up the rear with a very late spring game on Saturday, April 28.