FREE WEBCAST WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR FSU-GVSU FOOTBALL CONTEST
Anchor-Bone Classic Selected As Part Of CSTV's "Games Of The Week" Package
Ferris State University football fans and alumni throughout the world will have an opportunity to watch the Bulldogs square off against archrival Grand Valley State on Saturday, Oct. 27, free of charge via a live audio and video broadband webcast.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recently announced the FSU-GVSU contest will be one of four NCAA Division II Football "Games of the Week" slated to be shown on Oct. 27 as part of the NCAA's Division II broadband initiative in partnership with CSTV.
Kickoff for the annual Anchor-Bone Classic is set for 7 p.m. (EDT) at GVSU's Arend D. Lubbers Stadium in Allendale, Mich. The winner of the West Michigan rivalry contest will receive the Anchor Bone Trophy sponsored by Huntington Bank.
The broadband webcast will feature both live video and audio from the game. In order to access the service, fans will need to visit the CSTV/Division II website at http://www.cstv.com/ncaa/divii. Additional links to the webcast will be available through the FSU athletics website (www.ferris.edu/sports) as the game approaches.
Division II and CSTV are in the second season of a multi-year television and broadband partnership that will showcase more than 80 live Division II regular-season events over the internet to a national audience. The service began last season for football along with men's and women's basketball. It was recently expanded to include selected volleyball matches this season.
The broadband schedule is evenly distributed among Division II conferences, with each league being represented in at least three contests. The games are chosen by the NCAA Division II Presidents Council and the NCAA Division II Media Advisory Group. They are produced in cooperation with NCAA Productions.
The CSTV agreement, which runs through 2009, provides an amplified platform to highlight Division II contests and student-athlete accomplishments, while also promoting the intercollegiate athletics philosophy for Division II member institutions. There are more than 74,800 student-athletes competing at 290 NCAA Division II colleges and universities nationwide.
While the Oct. 27 game will mark the first time the Bulldogs have been part of the Division II/CSTV broadband package, it won't be the first time Bulldog football games have been available to fans across the world. This season, all Bulldog home games and selected road contests are available on an internet pay-per-view basis via an agreement with B2 Networks. More information on the service can be found on Ferris' official athletics website at www.ferris.edu/sports.