TUCSON--The remaning four University of Arizona soccer matches, all Pacific-10 Conference games, will be shown as live webcasts on arizonaathletics.com.
The university's Center for Computing and Information Technology provided the necessary networking gear to accomplish the netcasts, said Greg Shaffer, the athletics department's IT director. He and new athletic department web services coordinator Mike Lowery, a former employee at CCIT, helped solidfy the project this week.
"The difficulty for such projects with soccer's Lohse Stadium -- and Drachman Track Stadium for that matter -- stems from the fact that it's a physical location off campus, away from the myriad of services typically available through CCIT," Shaffer said. "But some of the people at CCIT helped us find a solution to provide this broadband feature from that location for our web site," he said.
UA has been able to webcast several of its sports including audio for football, volleyball matches, some women's basketball games, gymnastics meets, and baseball and softball games. Audio for men's basketball also is streamed, although video for it and football, as well as selected other Pac-10 events, is typically exclusive under rightsholders agreements with conference and local providers.
UA will play the Oregon schools next week, with the Oregon Ducks at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, and Oregon State at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8. The other two matches left on the home schedule include UCLA at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20 and Southern California slated to play at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22.
No. 24 Arizona visits Cal State Fullerton for its final non-conference match Thursday, Sept. 28.