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ACC, ESPN to launch ACC Network in 2019

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The Atlantic Coast Conference’s television network will launch in August 2019, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday. The person also said ESPN and the ACC also will start a digital channel next month that will be available online. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the network has not been formally announced by ESPN or the ACC. The launch of the network will be discussed this week when the ACC holds its preseason…

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Northwestern, Tennessee coming to Tampa for Outback Bowl

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The Outback Bowl announced on Sunday that the No. 13 Northwestern Wildcats of the Big 10 will square off against the No. 23 Tennessee Volunteers from the Southeastern Conference on New Year’s Day. The game will mark the second meeting between the schools with Tennessee winning the 1996 Citrus Bowl, 48-28. Northwestern enters the game with a 10-2 record, finishing second in the Big 10’s West Division. After winning their first five games, they suffered two lopsided losses to Iowa…

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Things to watch: All eyes on Oklahoma, Big Ten showdown

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College football’s regular season has three weeks left, including championship weekend. Week 12 is all about Oklahoma. The Sooners state is the site for three big games, all with major postseason implications. Elsewhere, the Big Ten’s game of the year will be played in Columbus, and Michigan is not invited. Virginia Tech says goodbye to one of the greatest coaches in college football history. Plus, several division titles could be handed out. Here are things to watch for in Week…

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