JEFFERSON CITY — Carson-Newman fans will get to see a whole lot more of their team this season.
The university, in partnership with Stretch Internet, will provide free high-definition video streams for all home football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, softball and baseball games this year through the 2018-19 season.
Road football, men’s and women’s basketball as well as select softball and baseball games will feature a free audio stream.
“As part of Carson-Newman’s mission of becoming the premier Christian athletic department in the South, this is just one step closer to that being a reality,” C-N athletic director Allen Morgan said. “Every family member, alum or interested community member can see our games wherever they are in the world. It’s another exciting time in the history of Carson-Newman athletics.”
Fans can watch or listen to the games at cneagles.com/live. Access to live stats and chat with other fans and the announcers will also be available.
Last year, all video streams were done on a pay-per-view basis, with the exception of the Eagles’ second-round football playoff game with Lenoir-Rhyne. More than 1,100 people viewed that stream.
The Carson-Newman football home opener against Wayne State on Sept. 5 will be the inaugural HD stream. And when Alabama-Huntsville comes to town to play the Eagles in women’s soccer the next day, it will be the first time that sport has been video-streamed by the school.
The streams will be available through computers, as well as on Apple and Android mobile devices.
“Carson-Newman fans are everywhere,” said Adam Cavalier, C-N's director of athletic communications. “It’s invigorating to know that an alum in California will be able to see an Eagle football game on an iPad.”
The stream will also feature more camera angles and instant replay. Football games will include seven different camera angles.