FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 12, 2007
Girls Volleyball Finals Video Live On MHSAANETWORK.COM
EAST LANSING , Mich. - March 12 - The Final games of the 2007 Michigan High School Athletic Association Girls Volleyball Tournament on Saturday (March 17) will be available for live viewing online through the MHSAA Internet Broadcast Network – mhsaanetwork.com.
For the past few years, the MHSAA has streamed live audio of the Semifinal and Final games of a variety of tournaments, including girls volleyball. This will be the first time the Association will stream live video through its broadcast Web site.
The video stream will be the MHSAA-produced telecast of the four championship matches which can be watched on FSN Detroit the weekend of April 7-8. Mark Crawford and Todd Arner will again handle the play-by-play duties for the matches, and Lynn Rosendale will provide the color commentary.
The broadcast schedule begins with the Class D Final at Noon on Saturday, followed by Class C and 2 p.m.; Class A at 4 p.m.; and Class B at 6 p.m.
The online production is a collaborative effort between the MHSAA, One Putt Productions, and Advanced Video Service, in cooperation with the Association’s online broadcast provider, EZStream.com.
Audio will again be available of all Semifinal and Final matches. Joe Jason and Ken Delaney will share the play-by-play duties of those games, with Dean Hadden and Julie Klein sharing the color commentary. Semifinal action begins at 2 p.m. on Thursday and Friday (March 15-16).
This is the second of three straight weekends of MHSAA Finals that will be broadcast on mhsaanetwork.com. Last weekend, approximately 3,000 total listeners, over 2,500 of them live, listened to broadcasts of the Ice Hockey Semifinals and Finals. Next weekend, the network will provide coverage of the Boys Basketball Semifinals and Finals.
The MHSAA is a private, not-for-profit corporation of voluntary membership by over 1,800 public and private senior high schools and junior high/middle schools which exists to develop common rules for athletic eligibility and competition. No government funds or tax dollars support the MHSAA, which was the first such association nationally to not accept membership dues or tournament entry fees from schools. Member schools which enforce these rules are permitted to participate in MHSAA tournaments, which attract approximately 1.6 million spectators each year.
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