Feb. 14, 2011

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Collegebaseball360.com will provide live webcasts for 13 of the 24 games, including all three appearances by Notre Dame, at this weekend’s third annual BIG EAST/Big Ten Baseball Challenge, hosted by the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Sports Commission.

The Irish play at 4:00 p.m. ET on Friday, Feb. 18, against Michigan State at Florida Auto Exchange (Dunedin) Stadium, 4:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 19, against Purdue at Al Lang Stadium and 10:00 a.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 20, against Penn State at the Walter Fuller Baseball Complex.

Notre Dame’s three games can be viewed at http://collegebaseball360.com/category/challenge-webcast-2/.

“We are extremely excited to again webcast games at the BIG EAST/Big Ten Baseball Challenge,” said College Baseball 360 Editor Sean Stires. “Last year nearly 12,000 viewers logged-on to watch the eight games we were able to webcast, which prompted us to add five more games to this year’s schedule.”

The arrangement guarantees each of the 16 participating schools will have at least one game carried live, but the Irish and Louisville are the only schools to have all three games carried via the website.

Collegebaseball360.com will webcast all eight games that will be played at Al Lang Stadium, as well as two games at Florida Auto Exchange (Dunedin) Stadium, two at Bright House Field in Clearwater and one game at the Walter Fuller Baseball Complex in St. Petersburg.

Award winning sportscaster Sean Stires, Bradenton Marauders announcer Joel Godett and Ian Dooley will provide the play-by-play for the 13 games.

With the goal of continually providing unique content, Collegebaseball360.com continues to be one of the fastest growing college baseball sites on the internet.

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