Just three months out from the ACC Network launch, we’ve been hearing more and more about its arrival and where it might get carried. Specific to the Syracuse Orange’s actual sporting events, however, we haven’t heard a lot to date. Or we didn’t, before SU athletic director John Wildhack spoke to Syracuse.com’s Chris Carlson this week.
Nothing earth-shattering here, but after years of struggling to find where exactly you can find non-revenue sports on streaming services, we’re going to be getting a lot more games for the Orange’s more unsung squads like volleyball, soccer (men’s and women’s), field hockey and softball. Considering field hockey won a national title in the last five years, and men’s soccer has been to the College Cup in that stretch too, seems the attention has been due for some time.
“Soccer Sundays” — already for MLS — are likely coming to ACC Network as well, to avoid overlap with football. Now if only we could buy Syracuse’s gorgeous kits...
More on all of the rest of Carlson’s conversation with Wildhack, plus the rest of your Syracuse-related links below:
Wildhack said the biggest difference for fans will be in the amount of non-revenue sports offerings that will be broadcast on cable television. While Syracuse has prided itself on putting a high number of its events on ACC Network Extra, the ACC Network offerings will all have a high production value and will be available on traditional television.
“Obviously, everybody’s disappointed when you get knocked out of the tournament. That’s our fan base. That’s the staff. That’s all of us. We had a really, really strong regular season, had some great wins,” Wildhack said. “I think we’re still one of the pre-eminent programs in the country. Our strength of schedule is always top two or three. And we’ll continue to do that. Obviously the ACC’s fantastic at lacrosse.”
“My time at Syracuse was absolutely amazing. Everything I learned when playing for a Hall of Fame coach, that’s what kids dream about growing up. It was so great to have that opportunity. We made the NCAA Tournament twice and played some amazing teams, players and coaches. It’s something that I’ll always take with me.”
NY Giants: 5 takeaways from the start of OTA practice (North Jersey.com)
So much is made about Taysom Hill with the Saints, but Hill plays special teams — he’s not just a gadget quarterback. Which is why Monday was interesting with Dungey, who was in fact playing special teams on punt coverage. He’s obviously a talented athlete and if the Giants can find a way to turn him into an asset there, his chances of making this work increase exponentially.
The soon-to-be junior, committed to Oregon, holds offers from Syracuse, Ole Miss, Tennessee and USC among others. This is the fourth time McGee has transferred high schools and while that may raise some eyebrows, the coaches at East speak highly of his character on and off the field.