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Question for ACC Basketball photographers
Matt Cashore, Photographer
South Bend | IN | USA | Posted: 1:49 PM on 02.12.13
->> Local AP photographer says he read on this forum that the ACC has a conference rule against attaching remotes to the basket stanchion. Searching various permutations of "+acc +remote" did turn up this:

http://www.sportsshooter.com/message_display.html?tid=14157

Which is 8 years old and looked to me to be nothing more than a way of saying "if a SID decides he/she simply doesn't like remotes he/she can ban 'em and cite this rule as giving him/her the authority to do so."

So...as of 2013...stanchion remotes...Conference rule? Yes? No? Up to the individual schools?

Thanks.
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Chuck Liddy, Photographer, Photo Editor
PLANET | EARTH | | Posted: 1:57 PM on 02.12.13
->> It's usually up to individual schools. But we (our three beat photographers) don't have any problems putting remotes up anywhere I can think of....that is except Duke where they have old school baskets that come down from the ceiling. Now glass cams are an entirely different animal...that's where you can run into problems. But if you mean using magic arms on the standard to put up a camera.....I've been to every ACC venue and never seen one where you couldn't. that said...often there's no room at big games because everybody and their dog put up remotes....hope this helps.
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Sam Morris, Photographer
Henderson (Las Vegas) | NV | USA | Posted: 2:44 PM on 02.12.13
->> What Chuck said. The only thing I can add is that I hung a glass remote at UNC this season, but no gobos are allowed which cut down on the number of usable frames.
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TJ Root, Photographer, Student/Intern
Towson | MD | United States | Posted: 3:02 PM on 02.12.13
->> The refs have been real picky about them this season but there is definitely no such ACC specific rule. At Maryland we have had a few instanced of a ref asking for a remote to be taken down but as of late everyone has been mounting them a little further back (that's to say a bit behind the front of the pad) and making sure they use a soft hood which has been fine so far.
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Brian Westerholt, Photographer
Kannapolis | NC | USA | Posted: 3:42 PM on 02.12.13
->> Vern Verna wanted to put one up at Wake Forest for the Duke game and he was told no by the Wake basketball SID.
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Chuck Liddy, Photographer, Photo Editor
PLANET | EARTH | | Posted: 4:55 PM on 02.12.13
->> ...yeah but wake would prefer we didn't make any photos there this year anyway.....8)
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Matt Cashore, Photographer
South Bend | IN | USA | Posted: 11:34 PM on 02.12.13
->> Thanks for the info, sounds like "institution's discretion" as I'd guessed.

At a recent women's hoops game I saw a very good example of why we want to keep our post remotes high and behind the padding. Had there been a low-mounted remote it would have been a noggin-camera collision for sure.

We've had a bit of "remote-a-palooza" all of a sudden at ND. The arena management guys--whose trust I've worked for over 20 years to earn--have taken notice and have told me that at this point they're leaving it up to us photogs to police ourselves.

Needless to say I'm worried.

Anyway, that's what started the discussion with the AP photog & led to my question. So who knows...when ND joins the ACC season after next maybe we will have already gotten ourselves banned from the stanchion and conference rules or lack thereof will be a moot point.
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Chuck Liddy, Photographer, Photo Editor
PLANET | EARTH | | Posted: 11:49 PM on 02.12.13
->> I think it'll be okay Matt. Most everywhere is reasonable about remotes. As I said earlier the main problem is the NUMBER of remotes. it used to be just the wire services and local papers...now guys who shoot for fan sites wanna put up remotes...I think at the ACC tourney last year there were seven on one standard.
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Vern Verna, Photographer
Greenville | SC | United States | Posted: 11:16 PM on 02.27.13
->> there is an acc rulebook on remotes. every game managemnt person will have it in his rulebook. The rule on remotes on the stanchion says it has to be behind or above the pad. It also says the sid has last authority. it doesnt say but the refs also have the most say. At wake i wanted to put up a glass cam and he didnt allow it cause the rulebook says it cant be attached to the glass. he read that as any part of the backboard. I have never had much problems in 20 years in the southern part of the acc, havent been in too many of the northern schools.
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