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ACC cherishes exposure of Thursday Night Lights
Virginia Tech Pittsbu Heal
Pittsburgh wide receiver Tyler Boyd (23) makes a catch in front of Virginia Tech cornerback Kendall Fuller (11) and takes it in for a touchdown in the first quarter of an NCAA football game on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) - photo by Associated Press
Atlantic Coast Conference football has enjoyed a long run in the starring role on Thursday Night Lights. The league has been playing football on Thursday nights since 1991. Sure, the short week presents challenges when it comes to game preparations, but ACC coaches say the benefits of being center stage on national television are too great to pass up.