CHICAGO – In collaboration with the Production Services and Student Media departments at Saint Xavier University, the SXU Athletics Department is proud to announce the addition of Stretch Internet as its web streaming provider for the upcoming 2013-14 academic year. The addition will allow fans and followers of Cougar Athletics to watch SXU home athletic events live on their computers or mobile devices as well as provide a live stats option to track the progress of the games. All live and archived content will be available through its new GameCentral portal currently linked to the SXU Athletics website at www.sxucougars.com.
"This is a significant enhancement to our department and should make all fans of Saint Xavier University Athletics extremely excited," said Rob Huizenga, SXU's Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Information. "This allows us the opportunity to bring our sports to the fans either in video or live stats format. Any fan with a smartphone or a computer with Internet access now has the ability to watch home athletic events from anywhere in the world. Although it's not the same as being at a live game, it's definitely the next best thing."
Saint Xavier Athletics rolls out its new GameCentral portal at tomorrow's huge football home opener against NAIA defending national champion Marian University (Ind.). The game is scheduled for a 6 p.m. kickoff at Bruce R. Deaton Memorial Field in Chicago, but the video streaming will be available through the portal starting at 5:30 p.m. Stretch Internet was founded in 2003 and partners with more than 200 colleges, universities, high schools, collegiate conferences, professional sports organizations, radio stations and businesses across the nation for their streaming needs.
Access the new GameCentral portal by clicking here, on the video camera icon on the gameday scoreboard, by clicking on the GameCentral banner ad that rotates at the bottom of the SXU Athletics main page, or by clicking on the icon in the upper left hand corner of each page on the Saint Xavier Athletics website.