Los Angles, CA (PressExposure) April 11, 2008 -- There's no shortage of college sports in the United States. At any given time on television, there's likely to be some university playing another on the football field or basketball court. College sports are big business in the U.S. and they have the fan base to support it. For example, College Sports Television which was the first 24-hour network devoted exclusively to collegiate athletics reaches more than 52 million homes nationwide.
With so many people showing interest in college sports, football and basketball dominate the headlines, leaving other less popular sports, such as lacrosse and soccer, in the dust. Colleges and Universities now have the opportunity to announce certain sporting events that hadn't typically received as much exposure in the past. The Internet is now becoming the new distribution platform for sports. With the ability to watch from anywhere and chat with others while watching, sports fans are going online more often to catch their favorite games.
For sports enthusiasts hoping to see the latest track and field or swimming event from their alma mater, the Internet provides a convenient way for not only watching these types of sporting events but also interacting with other fans, placing bets with sportsbooks, buying tickets or even customizing their viewing experiences. Some media players even allow schools to provide their fans with a variety of camera angles to choose from and allow for viewer participation with polls and surveys.
With these kinds of features as well as the ability to broadcast whatever sporting events they like, Universities may soon be giving fans their own virtual stadiums where seating is always front row and the weather is always clear.