By John Johnson
MHSAA Communications Director
The Winter Championship Season on MHSAA.tv begins this weekend with two days of live coverage of the Upper Peninsula Swimming & Diving Finals at Marquette High School.
The Diving Finals take place Friday (Feb. 20), beginning at 2:30 p.m., followed by the Swimming Finals on Saturday (Feb. 21), starting at 10 a.m. The events are available on a subscription basis: $9.95 for a Day Pass and $14.95 for a Month Pass.
The purchase of a Month Pass during the U.P. Swimming & Diving Finals, for example, would allow viewing through the Girls Basketball Semifinals on March 18-19 and also allow access to the Team and Individual Wrestling Finals, the Girls Competitive Cheer Finals, the Ice Hockey Semifinals and Finals, the Girls Gymnastics Finals, the Lower Peninsula Boys Swimming & Diving Finals.
Basketball contests dominate the content this week for School Broadcast Program members, which will again have cameras at over 40 sporting events.
The School Broadcast Program gives members an opportunity to showcase excellence in their schools by creating video programming of athletic and non-athletic events, with students gaining skills in announcing, camera operation, directing/producing and graphics. The program also gives schools the opportunity to raise money through advertising and viewing subscriptions.
Here’s the schedule of School Broadcast Program members planning to cover varsity competition over the next week for broadcast at MHSAA.tv. The following events will have live streaming video unless otherwise indicated:
Tuesday, February 17
Boys Basketball – L’Anse at Calumet, 7 p.m.
Ice Hockey – Houghton at Calumet, 7 p.m.
Boys Basketball – Grand Rapids Covenant Christian at Comstock Park, 7 p.m.
Girls Basketball – Ann Arbor Huron at Haslett, 7 p.m. (HD)
Boys Basketball – Mio at Rogers City, 7 p.m. (Video On Demand following event)
Girls Basketball – Lansing Everett at East Lansing, 7 p.m. (VOD)
Boys Basketball – Posen at AuGres-Sims, 7:15 p.m.
Girls Basketball – Coloma at Plainwell, 7:15 p.m.
Friday, February 20
Swimming & Diving – Upper Peninsula Diving Finals at Marquette, 2:30 p.m.
Girls Basketball – Flint Beecher at Montrose, 5:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball – Allendale at Comstock Park, 6 p.m.
Boys Basketball – Rogers City at Hillman, 7 p.m.
Boys Basketball – Flint Beecher at Montrose, 7 p.m.
Boys Basketball – Fairview at Posen, 7 p.m.
Ice Hockey – Birmingham Brother Rice at Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood, 7:15 p.m.
Boys Basketball – Sturgis at Plainwell, 7:15 p.m.
Girls Basketball – Allendale at Comstock Park, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 21
Swimming & Diving – Upper Peninsula Swimming Finals at Marquette, 10 a.m.
Ice Hockey – Warren DeLaSalle at Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood, 5:20 p.m.
Tuesday, February 24
Girls Basketball – Saginaw Arts & Sciences at Montrose, 5:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball – Painesdale-Jeffers at Calumet, 7 p.m.
Boys Basketball – Posen at Rogers City, 7 p.m. (VOD)
Boys Basketball – Oscoda at AuGres-Sims, 7 p.m.
Boys Basketball – Saginaw Arts & Sciences at Montrose, 7:15 p.m.
Live stats of select basketball games also are available on MHSAA.tv. Check out the MHSAA.tv website on game night to see which schools are streaming live stats, or stop by to view stats following games on an On-Demand basis. A Day Pass to view live stats is $1.95. All sporting events – live or delayed – are available on MHSAA.tv on a subscription basis for their first 72 hours online.
A portion of each subscription is returned to the school originating the broadcast. Video subscriptions run $9.95 for a Day Pass and $14.95 for a Month Pass. Some schools also are offering Annual Passes at a discounted rate. All sporting events become available for free On-Demand viewing three days after they have been posted.
To view all of the recent School Broadcast Program productions, go to MHSAA.tv, click On-Demand on the nav bar of the left side of the page, and on the Filters tab at the top of next page, click on All States and then select Michigan.
Also available below is an SBP highlights package from the past week, including a 51-47 win in the girls game and a 55-48 decision in the boys game over Haslett to deadlock the two schools at the top of the Red Division in both genders.
Schools interested in becoming a part of the School Broadcast Program should contact John Johnson at the MHSAA Office.