You've been hearing all along how streaming video on the Internet is going to be the Next Big Thing. Well, Rice University sure hopes so - they just signed a deal to have their basketball and baseball games broadcast in that fashion.
The subscription-based serviced was created by by MaxVu Sports Broadcasting Network (MSBN), subsidiary of MaxVU, Inc., a Houston-based company, which teamed with the Owls to bring fans this exciting new way to see their favorite teams play live on the Internet.
Rice will offer the Tulsa game on Jan. 11, 2003, and the women's game against Hawaii on Jan. 30, free of charge. Links to OwlVision are located at RiceOwls.com or at MaxVuSports.tv. Following those games, all scheduled baseball games will be available to viewers at a low subscription cost of only $8 per game. Season packages for the baseball season are also available. Rice baseball, coming off of its third College World Series appearance, is scheduled to make 20 appearances on OwlVision, including games against defending national champion Texas, Texas A&M, Houston, Nebraska, and Mississippi.