Basketball games to be streamed live this weekend

Western Today staff

All of the games from the combined Women's and Men's NCAA Division II West Regionals will be streamed live on the Internet.

Go to http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/wwu.portal# and select the game you want to see. Games will also be available to watch afterward at the same website. This service is provided in part by WWU Athletics and Stretch Internet.

The complete schedule of games:

2013 NCAA DIVISION II MEN’S WEST REGIONAL

March 15 (Fri.)

Game #1 - No.3 Seattle Pacific (25-3) vs. No.6 Grand Canyon (23-7) – 12 noon
Game #2 - No.2 Cal Poly Pomona (27-2) vs. No.7 Chico State (19-10) - 2:30 p.m.
Game #3 - No.4 Dixie State (22-6) vs. No.5 CSU San Bernardino (19-8) – 5 p.m.
Game #4 - No.1 Western Washington (27-2) vs. No.8 Chaminade (20-9 ) - 7:30 p.m.

March 18 (Mon.)

  • Game #5 - Winner Game #1 vs. Winner Game #2 – 2:30 p.m.
  • Game #6 - Winner Game #3 vs. Winner Game #4 – 7:30 p.m.

March 19 (Tue.)

  • Game #7 - Winner Game #5 vs. Winner Game #6 – 8:30 p.m.

Home team is highest seed in each game

2013 NCAA DIVISION II WOMEN’S WEST REGIONAL

March 16 (Sat.)

Game #1 - No.3 UC San Diego (22-10) vs. No.6 Grand Canyon (22-8) - 12 noon
Game #2 - No.2 Simon Fraser (23-5) vs. No.7 Northwest Nazarene (20-8) - 2:30 p.m.
Game #3 - No.4 Chico State (23-5) vs. No.5 Cal State Monterey Bay (19-8) - 5 p.m.
Game #4 - No.1 WWU (25-3) vs. No.8 Academy of Art (23-8) - 7:30 p.m.

March 18 (Mon.)

Game #5 - Winner Game #1 vs. Winner Game #2 – 12 noon
Game #6 - Winner Game #3 vs. Winner Game #4 – 5 p.m.

March 19 (Tue.)

Game #7 - Winner Game #5 vs. Winner Game #6 - 6 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions from Stretch Internet:

What do I need to access live or on-demand broadcasts?

Desktop computer users will need Flash 10.0 or greater and an Internet connection with a download speed of at least 1.0 Mbps (1,000 Kbps) for video broadcasts and 50 Kbps for audio-only broadcasts. You can measure your connection speed at www.speedtest.net.

How do I access archived broadcasts?

All archived broadcasts will be available in the "On Demand" tab of the portal. Keep in mind that our staff manually edits and prepares most audio archives before they are posted to the portal, so please allow up to 72 hours for those to post. Video archives are generally available almost immediately following the event. Keep in mind that many schools choose not to archive some or all of their events.

Why am I experiencing low-quality audio or video?

If you're experiencing buffering, which occurs when the video or audio continually starts and stops, please ensure you have sufficient bandwidth and computer resources available. Buffering can also occur if there are connection issues on-site, though a message will generally be posted in the portal if this is the case. If you're not experiencing buffering, but encountering other issues, such as pixellated video or distorted audio, there are very likely issues at the originating site. We work proactively with our partners to address these issues and are generally able to resolve them in a timely manner, but certain conditions are outside our control. Please use the "Support Request" link at the bottom of the portal if you're experiencing quality issues and don't see any messages in the portal regarding technical difficulties.

Who do I contact with a complaint about the broadcast production?

If you don't have any issues with the quality, but have a complaint about an element of the production, you can use the support request link at the bottom of the portal to contact us. While Stretch Internet does NOT produce the broadcasts and makes no warranties about the content of any broadcast, we can relay your comments or concerns to the school producing the event. Examples of production-related complaints include poor camera operation, mispronunciations, factual inaccuracies, etc.

Can I enlarge the video?

You can choose to enlarge the video by clicking on either of the "View larger" or "View Fullscreen" icons underneath the video player. Keep in mind that the quality of the video may decrease slightly when enlarged. Depending on your hardware, you may be able to output our video streams to your television. Please check your computer and television user manuals for more information.

Can I access broadcasts on my mobile device?

Our streams are currently supported on the iPhone platform, which includes the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Our streams will also be compatible with mobile devices that fully support Flash 10.1 as soon as manufacturers have fully tested and ported the software to their devices. Keep in mind that you still must have sufficient bandwidth available to your device to access our streams. While audio-only streams do not require much bandwidth and can generally play back even over the slower AT&T Edge network, video streams will generally only play back smoothly with a solid 3G or wireless connection.

Also check out the new WWU Vikings Athletics YouTube page at http://www.youtube.com/user/WWUVikingsAthletics for more features and highlights.