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University of Wisconsin Oshkosh alumni and friends will be able to watch the Oct. 18 Homecoming football game from anywhere in the world — as long as they have an internet connection.

The Titans will take on defending NCAA Division III champion UW-Whitewater at 1:30 p.m. CST at Oshkosh Sports Complex’s J. J. Keller Field at Titan Stadium, 450 Josslyn St. With the click of a mouse, Titans fans can access the game on streaming video from the UW Oshkosh athletics Web site (www.titans.uwosh.edu) by clicking on “live video.”

The online broadcast is free, courtesy of the UW Oshkosh Alumni Association’s sponsorship. Watching games online normally costs $8, the price of going to the game in person.

For best results, viewers should have a high-speed Internet connection. QuickTime Player, downloadable free at www.apple.com/quicktime download, is required.

Webcast coverage increases

First offered in early 2007 with select games, streaming video has been expanded this fall to include 12 games in a variety of sports, said Kennan Timm, UW Oshkosh sports information director. More than 50 athletic events have been webcasted since February 2007.

The play-by-play audio and video feed is provided by Titan TV and Stretch Internet. Timm is grateful to the students of UW Oshkosh’s Radio/TV/Film department, who make the service possible.

“It is a great partnership and we are fortunate to have their resources on campus,” Timm said.

Alumni Director Christine Gantner said she was eager to sponsor the game so that alumni everywhere have the opportunity to be part of their alma mater’s Homecoming celebration.

“Streaming the game live is another way to involve alumni, especially those in far away places,” she said.

A complete schedule of UW-Oshkosh webcasts can be found at http://secure.stretchinternet.com/demo/games.php?user=uwosh&o=cal_stamp.

Arizona alumni plan Homecoming party

On October 18, an alumni event in Scottsdale, Ariz., will coincide with Homecoming; streaming video of the game will enhance that celebration.

“They will all be watching the game there with us,” Gantner said. “It’s exciting to see our alumni in Arizona planning their own Homecoming celebration and being a part of ours through the football game.”

The Arizona event will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Salty Señorita. An unlimited build-your-own-taco bar, giveaways, prizes and a cash bar will be available for $16 per person. Send check payable to Jerry Gonyo to 6528 E. Whispering Mesquite Trail, Scottsdale, AZ 85266-7210 prior to Oct. 10.

For more information about the Arizona event, contact Jerry Gonyo ’64, at jerndar@cox.net or (480) 595-5653.

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