By Chad Waller, NAIA Director of Communications and Sports Information
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and NeuLion have announced the video-streaming schedule for the 2013 Fall NAIA National Championships. The following fall events will offer live video and audio streaming on the NAIA Network located on www.NAIA.org: the NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship, the NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship, presented by the Sports Medicine Center at the Orthopaedic Group, P.C. and Encore Rehabilitation, Inc. and the NAIA Volleyball National Championship, presented by J&L Enterprises and the CNOS Foundation. There will be over 75 separate games available for the user.
The single-elimination men's and women's soccer national championships run from Dec. 2 – Dec. 7. The 16-team men's event takes place for the second-straight year in Montgomery, Ala., at the Emory Folmar YMCA Soccer Complex. The 16-team women's tournament will be contested in Orange Beach, Ala., at the Orange Beach Sportsplex. Both championships will broadcast all 15 matches each on the NAIA Network with the title contests scheduled for Dec. 7.
For the first time in the 34-year history of the volleyball national championship, all 47 matches will be streamed live from Sioux City, Iowa. This schedule includes 36 pool play matches on three courts played from Dec. 3 – 5 and single-elimination action running from Dec. 6 – 7. The national championship final will cap off the tournament at 7 p.m. CDT on Dec. 7.
"The 2013 Fall National Championships will offer another exciting round of live streaming, especially with the addition of all of the volleyball matches for the first time in history,” NAIA President and CEO Jim Carr said. “I want to thank NeuLion for the continued partnership that allows NAIA fans around the world the opportunity to watch exciting intercollegiate championship action.”
The NAIA Network gives fans access to complete live video coverage of select national championships. In addition, fans have the opportunity to watch championship game archives, championship game highlights and feature stories. During live streaming of these fall events, the user can watch live statistics on the same website screen and have the opportunity to view Twitter feeds as well.
“We are excited to kick off another season of exciting championships with the NAIA,” 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 this fall.”
NeuLion is the NAIA’s digital media partner and official video-streaming company of 18 select NAIA National Championship events. Each of these select national championship events can be viewed on the NAIA Network. 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 a global leader in delivering live and on-demand multimedia content via the Internet on any Internet-enabled device. 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 – 2013 Fall events
(subject to change)
• Men’s Soccer National Championship: Dec. 2 – 7 (15 matches)
• Women's Soccer National Championship: Dec. 2 – 7 (15 matches)
• Volleyball National Championship: Dec. 3 – 7 (47 matches)
Future coverage of NAIA National Championships will be announced at a later date.
About the NAIA
Since 1937, the NAIA has administered programs and championships in proper balance with the overall educational experience. In 2000, the NAIA reaffirmed its purpose to enhance the character-building aspects of sport. Through the Champions of Character program, the NAIA seeks to create an environment in which every student-athlete, coach, official and spectator is committed to the true spirit of competition through five core values: integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership. The NAIA has evolved from a small college basketball tournament in 1937 to a national athletics association comprised of 260 member institutions representing 60,000 student-athlete participating in 23 national championships.