Oct. 11, 2006
ATHENS, Ohio - Ohio University students with access to the school's high-speed ethernet network will able to watch the ESPN360 on-line broadcast of the Bobcats' football game at Illinois on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. ET.
Bobcat fans, including faculty and staff, whot are able to watch the game should also take note that the University has scheduled maintenance work on the campus internet system on Saturday. With the short notice of the ESPN360 broadcast, the Information Technology Department was unable to reschedule due to its significant investment in the maintenance work. The project is very likely to be finished by the 7 p.m. kickoff time, however that time can not be guaranteed. If the internet maintenance does not go smoothly it could impact the ability to utilize ESPN360 from campus computers.
ESPN360 is free to those whose internet service providers subscribe to the service. ISPs that currently offer ESPN360 include Frontier, US Cable, Verizon, BELD, Charter LA, Charter St. Louis, Grande, Mediacom, MidHudson, SMU, StarStream, MTC, Iowa Network Services, Conway and Liberty PR. For more information, visit www.espn360.com.
Fans outside the University whose ISP does not offer ESPN360 can still access the game on their computer through ESPN GamePlan. The cost is $21.95 for a week's subscription that includes access to 18 games currently on the on-line schedule. For more information on ordering the package and the computer system requirements to watch the game, go to www.espn.com and search for gameplan.
The Bobcats return home for their annual homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 21 against Buffalo. Kickoff at Peden Stadium is set for 2 p.m. For ticket information, call the Ohio Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800-575-CATS.