Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim has teamed with a technology company that works with virtual reality, according to a report from CNBC.
The veteran Syracuse head coach appears on CNBC’s “Squawk Alley” to talk about the new endeavor and he seems excited about the possibilities — including for golf.
“Next Galaxy really appeals to me as a sports fan,” Boeheim said on CNBC’s “Squawk Alley” on Thursday. “You are going to be right there in the action and have a front row seat”
According to a CNBC article from Jessica Golden, the company Boeheim is working with has connections to Syracuse. Mary Spio, a graduate of Syracuse, created Next Galaxy the content provider to virtual reality headsets like the Occulus Rift and other mounted VR devices. Users experience fully immersive virtual and augmented events when they use it.
And check out this intriguing passage from the story:
Spio said fans will be able to pick camera angles, zoom in on players and even hear what players and coaches are saying in real time. “You will literally be able to feel the experience,” she said in the story.
Kansas is also working with a virtual reality company know as EON Reality and began their work with the company in 2013. The California-based company is setting up the infrastructure for the Kansas athletic department and hopes to implement some virtual elements within two years.
I’m not sure what this will bring to college basketball or the fan experience, but the possibilities don’t sound bad.