RIO GRANDE – The University of Rio Grande has announced that all of its sporting event webcasts will be free to fans for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.
The webcasts, which include men’s / women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s / women’s basketball, baseball and softball, have been streamed on a pay-per-view basis for the past five seasons.
âDue to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, we have made the decision not to allow fans to our basketball games. As a result of this decision, we have further decided to ensure free viewing / listening to our live broadcast for all sporting events for the remainder of the school year, âsaid Jeff Lanham, Rio Sporting Director. Big.
School officials worked with PrestoSports, the parent company of streaming provider Stretch Internet, to make the step in time for Friday night’s women’s basketball game at Alice Lloyd.
âI am very supportive of webcasts of our sporting events and wanted to keep everyone connected during the pandemic,â said Ryan Smith, president of the University of Rio Grande. âThese are tough times for everyone. Currently, we cannot allow the families and friends of our student-athletes – as well as those of our opponents – to attend games in person. I think we all think giving everyone access to the video from these contests is the right decision. “
Links to the streaming are also available on the school sports website, www.rioredstorm.com.