Watch the NAIA Tournament Selection Show live tomorrow
Grand Island, Neb. (March 9, 2010) — Press Release Courtesy of College Fanz Sports Network
This March, College Fanz Sports Network, the world's largest online college sports community launched by ESPN founder Bill Rasmussen, will offer live video streaming broadcasts of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics' (NAIA) men's and women's basketball tournament selections. The NAIA Division I men's and women's basketball championship tournament selection show is scheduled for Wednesday, March 10th at 4 p.m. Eastern/3 p.m. Central. Both broadcasts will be available, live and free on-demand, at www.CollegeFanz.com. The first show aired last Wednesday, March 3rd, with the NAIA Division II men's and women's basketball championship tournament selection show. "We are excited to bring the live announcements of the outstanding teams competing in all four NAIA basketball championship tournaments to College Fanz, and provide students, alumni and fanz around the world with coverage of this truly unique and historic college basketball national championship tourney," said Rasmussen, founding partner and Chief Executive Officer of College Fanz. "The NAIA boasts the oldest basketball tournament in the country, starting in 1937, and the caliber of play is outstanding." College Fanz is the exclusive "first source" for the announcement of the NAIA tournament brackets, which include the Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship, the Division I Women's Basketball National Championship, the Division II Men's Basketball National Championship and the State Farm-NAIA Division II Women's Basketball National Championship.
"NAIA tournament basketball selections have never been televised before and these two live broadcasts will showcase the 128 men's and women's teams that will compete in this year's event.," said Jason Dannelly, a veteran NAIA sports commentator and Director of College Relations for College Fanz. The post-season selection show is not a new idea to College Fanz as history was made last fall with the announcement of the NAIA football championship series. Viewers came in droves to find out who was going to make the postseason football championship and to see the College Fanz announcers offer expert analysis of the teams. Starting this past fall, College Fanz broadcast the inaugural seasons of the "College Fanz NAIA Football Game of the Week" and the "College Fanz NAIA Basketball Game of the Week." These highly-successful broadcasts were viewed by fanz in over 100 countries. College Fanz features video stream broadcasting 24 hours a day, seven days a week with programming that includes highlights and features covering a wide-range of college sports, student-athletes, coaches, rivalries, mascots, marching bands, fanz and alumni. All College Fanz broadcasts are available at www.CollegeFanz.com About College Fanz: Launched September 7, 2007, 28 years to the day that Bill Rasmussen's ESPN dream went on the air for the first time, College Fanz Sports Network is the world's largest online college sports community, with students, alumni, and other fanz of college sports. College Fanz boasts over 22,000 web pages devoted to more than 1,450 colleges and universities competing in over 225,000 NCAA and NAIA athletic events. Fans can post videos, photographs, and comment on their favorite teams and schools, participate in contests, and communicate with other fans in a compelling and ever-growing social network. Live and on-demand broadcasts of selected college games further enhance the constantly-evolving content offered on College Fanz. Additional information is available at www.CollegeFanz.com