University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Patrick Gallagher
"This newly enhanced partnership between the Atlantic Coast Conference and ESPN is as fitting as it is exciting. The ACC and ESPN have long been leaders and innovators in their respective endeavors, and the launch of the ACC Network is a powerful example of what can happen when they are working in partnership. This collaboration will help provide our student-athletes with the resources necessary to compete and achieve at the highest levels. Moreover, each of our 19 varsity sports programs at Pitt will have a world-class showcase, giving these student-athletes tremendous exposure nationwide and beyond."
University of Pittsburgh Athletic Director Scott Barnes
"The unveiling of the ACC Network is a tremendously exciting and impactful development for our conference, student-athletes and fans across the country. The ACC brand is historic and accomplished. Today's announcement reaffirms the ACC's stature as one of the country's strongest and most influential leagues. The ACC footprint covers 45% of the nation's television audience, the largest of any league in the country. With games and competitions accessible on multiple platforms, our student-athletes will enjoy unprecedented exposure. The ACC Network will help us continue to provide our young people with the greatest opportunities to achieve their academic, athletic and personal goals during their collegiate careers. We are thrilled about the many opportunities and possibilities created by the ACC Network."
Pitt Football Coach Pat Narduzzi
"The ACC is one of America's elite conferences so it only makes sense we would partner with ESPN, the World Wide Leader in Sports. The exposure we will receive from the ACC Network will be incredible. It is going to be a great promotional platform for not only Pitt football but Pitt Athletics as a whole."
Pitt Men's Basketball Coach Kevin Stallings
"The ACC and ESPN have been great partners for many years and this is a tremendous announcement in a mutually beneficial relationship. The added exposure will give our student-athletes unprecedented coverage across the country and help to expand the ACC brand. The added resources generated by the ACC Network will also enable us to provide even better opportunities for our student-athletes to achieve success in the classroom, in competition and in the community."
Pitt Women's Basketball Coach Suzie McConnell-Serio
"The launch of the ACC Network is incredible news for women's basketball. ESPN has been so important in the growth of our game. The increased exposure has resulted in tremendous gains from a fan standpoint. At Pitt we are very proud to play in the country's strongest basketball conference and we will be equally proud to represent the league on the ACC Network."
Pitt Men's Soccer Coach Jay Vidovich
"The ACC has been working diligently on creating a network opportunity like this and the effort has paid off. We are partnered with the very best in ESPN. This will give the ACC and Pitt nationwide exposure. Closer to home, we are committed to building soccer in our own region of Pennsylvania and the ACC Network will help that effort tremendously."