MHSAA Tournament Audio/Video Available
on Michigan Live
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE --October 14, 1999
Contact: John Johnson or Andy Frushour-- 517.332.5046
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Oct. 27 - The Michigan
High School Athletic Association has entered into an agreement
with Michigan Live to provide high school sports fans audio and
video of selected championship events via the Internet during
the 1999-00 school year.
The MHSAA and Michigan Live have teamed up in recent years to
provide live and on-demand audio of the Association's Boys and
Girls Basketball Finals. This year, that package expands to include
the semifinals in both tournaments, and audio of all eight championship
games of the MHSAA Football Playoffs from the Pontiac Silverdome,
On-demand video will also be added this year, with MHSAA Finals
in Boys and Girls Soccer and Girls Volleyball available for viewing.
Video will be available after games have been aired on the MHSAA
In addition, Michigan Live will also archive video of the new
weekly feature show, MHSAA Magazine, which debuts in January.
All of the audio and video can be accessed off the Michigan Live
Prep Sports page - www.mlive.com/preps.
"This is just another way to provide exposure for the student-athletes
and schools which participate in MHSAA tournaments," said
John R. Johnson, communications director for the Association.
"We're pleased to expand our package with Michigan Live
to put the live audio of more games and on-demand video on the
"This is a great opportunity for us to give our users what
they've been asking for," said Michigan Live Editor-in-Chief
John Bebow. "With in-depth stories, forums, chats, rankings,
and photo galleries, MLive already offers some of the best high
school sports coverage available on the Web. We're very pleased
that the MHSAA has chosen us as a webcasting partner. Our many
viewers will be pleased, too."
The MHSAA is a private, not-for-profit corporation of voluntary
membership by over 1,300 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 conducted in
12 sports for girls and 12 sports for boys which attract approximately
1.3 million spectators each year.
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