Boston College will host Northwestern in the 2011 football season opener on Saturday, September 3 at noon, ESPN and the ACC announced on Wednesday. The game will be shown nationally on ESPNU.
The time slot isn't the greatest, though I'm glad to see the BC-NU game televised nationally. After the Northwestern game, BC might be relegated to the internets (read: ESPN3.com) for several games before the Eagles hit the heart of the ACC schedule with games at Virginia Tech and/or Clemson.
This year marks the first year of the ACC's new 12-year