Sept. 5, 2007
NEW HAVEN, Conn.--The Yale Athletics Department announced today that live video of 70 home events will be available for free from a computer on yalebulldogs.com as part of the new Yale All-Access package. Yale All-Access debuts with the Yale-Rhode Island volleyball match on Sept. 7 and includes all home contests for the Bulldog volleyball, men's and women's basketball, and men's and women's ice hockey teams. Yale is one of few schools offering all of its All-Access content free of charge. Yale's student radio station, WYBC will provide audio for each event. The games will be archived and available on an on-demand basis.
Athletics Director Tom Beckett said, "We are hoping to stream more Yale athletics contests every year, but we first want to establish a model of success with sports and venues that best support the technology necessary to stream."
"What a fantastic opportunity for people from across the country to see Yale Athletics from the comfort of their homes," volleyball head coach Erin Appleman said. "Alumni and prospective students should benefit greatly from this new service."
The department streamed a total of 20 events during the 2006-07 school year, including all seven Ivy League volleyball tilts and four late-season men's basketball contests as the Bulldogs chased the Ivy title. The women's basketball, men's ice hockey, women's ice hockey, football, squash and gymnastics teams were also featured on last year's package.
"Having our games streamed is tremendous for our program, as all our fans and family members will be able to watch our games. It's the next best thing to being in the friendly confines of the John J. Lee Amphitheater," James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Men's Basketball said.
All Yale volleyball, basketball and hockey contests from the John J. Lee Amphitheater and Ingalls Rink will be streamed live, as well as the Yale Classic volleyball match between national powers Stanford and Penn State on Sept. 15 and select other special events. Some televised Yale games may not be available via All-Access. Those broadcast schedules have not been released.
"We are excited to have all Yale hockey games streamed and look forward to showing off a renovated Ingalls Rink next year," Bulldog women's hockey head coach Hilary Witt said.
To view the video, click on the link on the schedule on the yalebulldogs.com front page. You will be directed to CSTV.com, where you will need to enter an e-mail address and password in order to subscribe to the service.