Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Florida State and N.C. State broadcast their spring games, all online on either ACC Network Extra or ESPN3. North Carolina did not have a spring game, nor will Virginia. Boston College, Duke, Florida State and N.C. State all chose to self-produce their games. An email to Clemson on the topic was not answered Wednesday.
Tech has the capacity to do one high-quality broadcast at a given time, athletic department spokesman Mike Flynn said, and chose not to produce two broadcasts of lesser quality. Flynn said that it wasn’t necessarily a decision of softball over the spring game, but noted that softball is in-season and that the series had been scheduled in advance of the spring game. The softball games will be streamed on ACC Network Extra.
“We’d love for our fans to come watch it,” Johnson said. “Come to the stadium. It’s going to be a nice night and beautiful weather. Come watch it live. When you can watch it sitting at home, sometimes it’s easier to do that.”
Johnson said that it would be different if ESPN wanted to broadcast the spring game on one of its channels, as it is doing with Georgia on Saturday, because of the potential to help recruiting.
“But to stream it?” he asked. “That doesn’t do anything for you.”