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Syracuse Orange

ACC's medical observers another set of eyes to spot injury

When the Atlantic Coast Conference announced a new policy requiring medical observers at every game this season, Syracuse's Brad Pike was hesitant, unsure how it would work. A third of the way through the season, Pike and others like what they've seen since ACC Commissioner John Swofford embraced an NCAA proposal and implemented a league-wide policy. Swofford announced in late July that ACC teams would be required to assign a medical observer selected by each respective school for every game — home, away, and at neutral sites. "I think we're effective right now," said Pike, assistant director of athletics for sports medicine for the Orange and in charge of...