Membership in the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association is open to working media members who actively cover any institution in the Atlantic Coast Conference or ACC sports in general (Full Member), as well as to individuals who support the organization and its objectives (Associate Member). Applicants may enroll for the 2016-17 academic year by completing the form below and returning it with the $20 annual membership fee to executive director Dave Goren.
ACC Network Extra Launches Fall Olympic Sports Coverage
More than 330 events available live, including all 2016 Championships
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – An ACC record 331 Olympic sporting events will be streamed live this fall by ACC Network Extra, a dedicated digital channel for ACC sports which makes its debut on Friday, August 19.
The coverage marks the initial phase of the full ACC Network announced July 21 by ESPN and the Atlantic Coast Conference. Live streaming of Olympic sports will increase annually, culminating with 1,300 total ACC events when the linear network launches in 2019.
“We’ve looked forward to the launch of ACC Network Extra with excitement and anticipation since last month’s announcement,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. “ACC Olympic sports have a record of unparalleled success, and it was important to both ESPN and our league to create a model in which each of the ACC's 27 sponsored sports would be carried live to fans in some manner.”
The 2016 Fall Olympic sports schedule includes 354 total events involving ACC schools, with ESPNU scheduled to carry six contests and the Regional Sports Network an additional 17. Every conference Fall Olympic sport championship will be shown live on either a linear platform or ACC Network Extra, beginning with the ACC Cross Country Championships on Oct. 28.
The events covered by ACC Network Extra will be immediately available to users who have access to WatchESPN and the ESPN app. More than 600 total Olympic sporting events – encompassing the Fall, Winter and Spring seasons – will be carried exclusively by ACC Network Extra during the 2016-17 academic year.
ACC Network Extra coverage begins Friday evening with four men’s and women’s soccer matches, and continues this weekend with seven additional soccer matches. Please see the link below for the full schedule of 2016 ACC Fall Olympic sports coverage (soccer, volleyball, field hockey and cross country). Additional events may be added.
Press Release: theACC.com
ACC Commissioner John Swofford on the passing of Bill Dooley:
“Bill Dooley had a profound impact on so many of us who played for him. He was, pure and simple, a football coach in the truest sense. He leaves a lasting legacy on the players he coached, the schools he represented, the Atlantic Coast Conference and the sport of college football. I was fortunate to have him as a part of my life for over four decades – as a coach, colleague and friend. Our thoughts and prayers will remain with Marie and the entire Dooley family.”
ACSMA is officially recognized by the Atlantic Coast Conference as the representative body of media members who cover the ACC on a regular basis. It is an organization of journalists dedicated to fostering a mutually beneficial relationship between the news media and the institutions and administration of the ACC. ACSMA had 113 members for the 2013-14 school year. NSMA executive director Dave Goren oversees ACSMA.
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