By Chad Waller, NAIA Director of Communications and Sports Information
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – (NAIA Network - Click HERE) The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and NeuLion have announced the video-streaming schedule for the 2014 Winter NAIA National Championships. The following events will offer live video streaming on the NAIA Network located on www.NAIA.org: NAIA Swimming & Diving National Championships; NAIA Indoor Track & Field National Championships; NAIA Wrestling National Championships; NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship; NAIA Division II Women's Basketball National Championship, presented by State Farm; NAIA Division I Women's Basketball National Championship and the Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship. There will be nearly 120 basketball games and over 35 hours of Track and Field, Swimming and Diving and Wrestling action available for the user.
For the second-straight year, the Swimming & Diving and Track & Field National Championships will join the regular winter line-up of the wrestling and all four basketball events. The 58th annual men’s and 34th annual women’s swimming & diving national championships kick-off the schedule with a four-day event, March 5 – 8, from Oklahoma City, Okla. The indoor track & field national championships occur from March 6 – 8 from Geneva, Ohio. All championship sessions will have multiple camera angles and graphics to keep the fan informed with the latest news.
The 57th annual NAIA Wrestling National Championships will be contested in Topeka, Kan., from March 7 – 8. The live-streaming portion will only occur during the finals session from 7 -- 9 p.m. CST on March 8. The NAIA Division II Men’s and Women’s Basketball National Championships run March 12 – 18, with the Division I Men’s and Women’s National Championships taking place March 19 – 25. The first 30 of 31 games will be streamed live via NeuLion for both Division I championships and the Division II men's championship.
The broadcast schedule for all four basketball national championship final games on March 18 and March 25 and the semifinals of the Division II Women's Basketball National Championship on March 17 will be announced next week.
"We are happy to offer NAIA fans this exciting opportunity to watch all seven of the Winter National Championships on the NAIA Network," said Jim Carr, NAIA President and CEO. “We again look forward to partnering with our official video-streaming platform provider, NeuLion, to increase the visibility of our national championships and enhance the student-athlete experience.”
“NeuLion is pleased to bring another season of live championship streaming to the NAIA fans,” said Ed O’Brien, Vice President of NeuLion. “Through our long-standing partnership, we have been able to provide NAIA fans with a high-end experience to view these great events digitally and we look forward to continuing that tradition and building upon it for the future.”
During live streaming of these winter events, the user can watch live statistics on the same website screen and have the opportunity to view Twitter feeds as well. The NAIA and NeuLion have partnered for the last eight seasons. For more information, including how to test your computer and internet connection, click here.
NeuLion is the NAIA’s digital media partner and official video-streaming company of 17 select NAIA National Championship events. NeuLion is a global leader in delivering live and on-demand multimedia content via the Internet on any Internet-enabled devices. The College Division of NeuLion is devoted exclusively to college athletics. With more than 175 collegiate partnerships, NeuLion’s technology provides colleges and universities with the ability to connect with fans through a suite of digital services, including web hosting, integrated video player, fan support, digital marketing, ticketing solutions and live streaming services.
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NAIA National Championship Live Video-Streaming Schedule via NeuLion:
2014 Winter events
(subject to change)
• NAIA Men's & Women's Swimming and Diving National Championships: March 5 – 8, free event; app. 13 hours
• NAIA Men's & Women's Indoor Track and Field National Championships: March 6 – 8, $5.95; app. 22 hours
• NAIA Wrestling National Championships: March 8; 7 - 9 p.m. CST; $9.95
• NAIA Division II Men's Basketball National Championship: March 12-17; 30 games; $9.95 / day; $24.95 / event; $39.95 / 4 basketball events
• NAIA Division II Women's Basketball National Championship, presented by State Farm: March 12-15; 28 games; $9.95 / day; $24.95 / event; $39.95 / 4 basketball events
• NAIA Division I Women's Basketball National Championship: March 19-24; 30 games; $9.95 / day; $24.95 / event; $39.95 / 4 basketball events
• Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship: March 19-24; 30 games; $9.95 / day; $24.95 / event; $39.95 / 4 basketball events