Aug. 24, 2004
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Santa Clara University and CollegeSports.com are combining to expand their live coverage of Bronco sports this season with the addition of live streaming video feeds of most of the school's home athletic events, beginning with a Sept. 1 volleyball match against Sacramento State. CollegeSports.com is a business unit of CSTV: College Sports Television (www.collegesports.com), the home of college sports. A part of College Sports Pass, a subscription-based service provided by RealNetworks, the live video feeds will be available on Santa Clara's official athletic website at www.SantaClaraBroncos.com as well as collegesports.com and real.com. Santa Clara also announced plans to continue providing live audio webcasts for most men's and women's soccer matches as well as nearly every home and away men's and women's basketball game this season. The school will also continue to provide live statistical coverage of at least six sports through the popular Gametracker feature. "Through our partnership with CollegeSports.com, we have been able to provide Santa Clara Bronco fans with some of the most comprehensive live web coverage of any school in the country for the past several years," said SCU Associate Athletic Director Richard Kilwien. "The addition of live video streaming to SantaClaraBroncos.com helps us continue to increase the visibility of our athletic programs as well as define the importance of remaining on the cutting edge of technology. Bronco fans can now watch the games, listen to an audio broadcast and view the statistics all right from the convenience of their home computer." SantaClaraBroncos.com launched on the CollegeSports.com (previously Official College Sports Network/FANSonly Network) network of college websites in November of 2000. The site recently went through a redesign that increased its functionality and array of services. Bronco fans can purchase athletic event tickets, merchandise and apparel or join Ruff Riders or Bronco Kidz right from the site. In addition, the website features a deep menu of content, including news, statistics, biographical sketches, historical background and other information on the university and its athletics program. College Sports TV currently has agreements with distributors that represent more than 52 million homes nationwide, including the top three national distributors: Comcast, DirecTV and Time Warner Cable. For information on CSTV availability in particular markets, consumers can log on to www.collegesports.com/getcstv or call their cable or satellite operator. CSTV is comprised of two primary business units: College Sports TV and CollegeSports.com. College Sports TV televises regular season and championship event coverage from every major collegiate athletic conference, in addition to nine NCAA Championships. The network also has a programming and marketing agreement with the U.S. Olympic Committee. CollegeSports.com, the most-trafficked college sports Web site, and its network of nearly 160 official athletic sites for top colleges, universities and athletic associations, are the number one online source for college sports news, information, scores and analysis.