A Day In The Life Of ACC Digital Network Host Jeff Fischel

Special to theACC.com by ACCDN Guest Reporter, Jacob Dennis

Everyone knows that ACC Tournament week is a busy one for media members.  But ACC Digital Network host Jeff Fischel takes it to a whole new level.  Check out what a typical Greensboro day looks like for the ACCDN host:

  • Before the tournament games even start, Fischel is on the radio discussing upcoming matchups or promoting the ACC Digital Network.  This week, he spoke with Time Warner Cable about #ACCStar, which is the award given to the tournament’s top performer in a given day.
  • Then, the ACCDN host begins interacting with basketball fans on social media.  He will often ask fans for game predictions or simply discuss storylines for a given day.  This week, Fischel made the trek up to Coliseum section 223 to hang out with some Twitter followers.

 

  • At halftime of each game, Fischel conducts interviews.  This week, the ACCDN host has interviewed each school’s “ACC Legend.”  He also participated in a tear-jerking surprise during halftime of an early round game, as a war veteran was presented with a new home via Operation Coming Home.

  • After each game, Fischel catches up with each team’s top performer.  This week in Greensboro, he has interviewed the likes of Xavier Rathan-Mayes, Cat Barber, Malcolm Brogdon and Brice Johnson.

Fischel with Brogdon

  • After conducting interviews, participating in halftime surprises, promoting the ACCDN and engaging with fans on social media, Fischel starts the cycle over.  There were four ACC Tournament games on both Wednesday and Thursday, so the ACCDN host stayed pretty busy.  But even after the games are over, Fischel doesn’t go home.  When the players and fans are gone and the lights are turned down, he heads upstairs to break down the day’s action with Drew Barry and Jason Capel.

The bottom line is that Jeff Fischel is likely the only media member that is required to know each storyline for every ACC team in order to interview players, write stories and interact with fans.  We imagine that after five days of non-stop basketball action, he’ll need to take a nap or three.