Limited Bandwidth for On-Campus Viewing of Baseball Webcast

June 6, 2005
Baylor University will provide live video and audio streams of the NCAA Baseball Regional championship held on the Baylor campus today. The streams will be accessible through the Baylor Athletics web site, http://www.baylorbears.com/.
Baylor faces Stanford in the Championship Game at 2 p.m. today at the Baylor Ballpark. Should Stanford win the game, an additional game will be played 45 minutes following the conclusion of the first game. Both games would be available for free online.
Baylor has provided free streams of the first 5 games of the regional tournament and has seen tremendous traffic. More than 1,100 simultaneous viewers watched the Baylor-TCU game Sunday afternoon, and more than 600 simultaneous viewers watched the Stanford-TCU game Sunday night. A large audience is expected for today's broadcast as well.
Due to the anticipated audience size, Baylor is doubling its bandwidth capacity for streaming this afternoon. Even with this increase in service, the quality of the video stream will be reduced if more than 30-40 on campus users attempt to view the game online at one time.
Faculty, staff and students on the Baylor campus this afternoon are encouraged to limit viewing of the online streams from campus computers. Alternate ways to follow the game include attending the game in person at the Baylor Ballpark (should work schedules permit attendance), listening to the game on ESPN/KRZI 1660 AM, or following the score in progress on the NCAA Scoreboard at http://www.ncaasports.com/baseball/mens/scoreboard/div1/region16.
If you experience network issues or have other questions about Baylor's network during this event, please contact the HELP line at ext. 4357.
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