Webcasting Set For 2010 Big Ten/Big East Challenge

February 11, 2010

Collegebaseball360.com To Stream Nine Games Live

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Collegebaseball360.com, the fastest-growing college baseball website on the internet, will be providing live video webcasts for nine of the 30 scheduled games of the 2010 Big Ten/BIG EAST Baseball Challenge, hosted by the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Sports Commission Feb. 26-28, Scott Lowe, CEO of event manager API Sports announced today, The webcasts commence with one of the Challenge’s opening contests, Rutgers vs. Iowa, Friday, Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. at Al Lang Stadium in St. Pete.

“Last year we teamed up with the participating schools’ sports information directors to provide links to their live in-game statistics on our website at www.BigTenBIGEASTChallenge.com,” said API CEO Scott Lowe. “The amount of traffic generated that weekend indicated that there was tremendous interest in the event, so we decided to team up with CollegeBaseball360.com to provide live streaming action in 2010. We are very excited by the partnership and see this as a natural evolution as the Challenge continues to grow.”

In addition to the Rutgers-Iowa clash, other games available on the opening Friday include Cincinnati vs. Penn State at 1 p.m. from Al Lang Stadium as well as St. John’s vs. Minnesota (4 p.m.) and Louisville vs. Michigan (7:30 p.m.) from Dunedin Stadium. The Saturday Feb. 27 webcast slate features Villanova vs. Indiana (10 a.m. from Al Lang), Purdue vs. Cincinnati (4 p.m. from Jack Russell) and Ohio State vs. Notre Dame (4 p.m. from Bright House Field). Challenge webcasts wrap up with Northwestern vs. Seton Hall at 10 a.m. and Michigan State vs. West Virginia at 1 p.m. Sunday from Al Lang.  In addition, interviews with players and coaches and other interesting features will be provided from the 2010 Big Ten/BIG EAST Challenge.

Award-winning broadcaster Sean Stires will handle the bulk of the play by play duties during the 2010 Big Ten/Big East Challenge.  Tampa Bay Rays Broadcasting Coordinator Sean Houston will pitch-in with play by play duties at the Challenge as well.

The 2010 Challenge gets under way on Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, with 10 a.m. starts at the Naimoli Complex, Jack Russell and Al Lang. Naimoli hosts 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. games on Friday and Saturday, with Jack Russell and Al Lang offering starts at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. those days. St. John’s takes on Minnesota at 4 p.m. Friday at Dunedin Stadium, followed by a matchup of traditional NCAA Tournament contenders when Michigan faces Louisville at 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s doubleheader at Bright House Field features Notre Dame against Ohio State at 4 p.m., with USF taking on Illinois in the nightcap at 7:30 p.m.  Sunday there will be 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. games at Jack Russell, Al Laing and Naimoli.

2010 Big Ten/BIG EAST Baseball Challenge Webcast Schedule

Friday Feb. 26

10 am      Rutgers vs. Iowa                             Al Lang Stadium

1 pm        Cincinnati vs. Penn State                Al Lang Stadium

4 pm        St. John’s vs. Minnesota                 Dunedin Stadium

7:30pm    Louisville vs. Michigan                   Dunedin Stadium

Saturday Feb. 27

10 am      Villanova vs. Indiana                      Al Lang Stadium

1 pm        Purdue vs. Cincinnati                      Jack Russell Stadium

4 pm        Ohio State vs. Notre Dame            Bright House Field

Sunday Feb. 28

10 am      Northwestern vs. Seton Hall           Al Lang Stadium

1 pm        Michigan State vs. West Virginia   Al Lang Stadium

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