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Online Audio Will Move to Subscription Service for 2004-2005 Season

Online Audio Will Move to Subscription Service for 2004-2005 Season

June 25, 2004

Frequently Asked Questions

Clemson University Athletic Department audio broadcasts for the sports of football, men’s and women’s basketball and baseball in 2004-05 will be available to Tiger fans online for a nominal monthly fee, as announced today by the Department of Athletics. Clemson and Learfield/ISP, the broadcast partner of Clemson Athletics, are teaming with Yahoo! Sports to deliver real-time audio broadcasts throughout the 2004-05 school year.

The broadcasts, available on www.clemsontigers.com and Yahoo! Sports, will be offered next season for the very affordable price of $4.95 per month. The Clemson University Athletic Department had previously absorbed the cost for the service through the 2003-04 season.

The Yahoo! Sports audio offerings are available for both broadband and dial-up users, and enable fans to listen to the radio broadcast of their official school radio station. As a result, alumni that live thousands of miles from Clemson will be able to follow every game as if they were back on campus.

For the 2004 football season, of the 12 current members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Georgia Tech, Miami, North Carolina, N.C. State, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest have subscription packages. Similar on-line subscription audio services include CNN, Major League Baseball, NFL, NBA, PGA, NASCAR and FoxSports.

All available post-season broadcasts will be included, in addition to all regular-season contests for each of the sports, as well as Tiger Calls with Head Men’s Basketball Coach Oliver Purnell and Head Football Coach Tommy Bowden. The move to a pay service is a growing trend in athletics, and has been implemented to help the department recoup the costs of providing such a service to fans.

Beginning in July, Tiger fans will be able to sign up for the broadcast service through www.clemsontigers.com. A link will be provided on the front page of the site. All of the schools that are making audio content available via Yahoo! Sports College Broadcast in 2004-05 – including Clemson – will offer the following subscription packages:

  1. School Pass Subscription – users can access all broadcasts for Clemson on a monthly basis. For example, users can pay $4.95 per month to gain access to all streamed sports broadcasts for only Clemson.
  2. College Pack Subscription – each school will be integrated into and offered as part of the College Pack subscription for $9.95/month. This package allows users to access all college broadcasts for ALL schools.

In addition to Clemson, many other major colleges and universities will be featured in Yahoo! Sports College Pack. While the exact list of schools to be included in the service in 2004 is still to be determined, below is a list of schools that were available on the service in 2003:

Alabama, Arizona State, Duke, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisville, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, Purdue, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, Washington State and Wake Forest.

The content for both subscription packages will go live in August and be accessible to users via www.clemsontigers.com.

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