By Richard Heaton
York Athletics is entering the digital age with the addition of a new live-streaming service. Beginning this month, all indoor athletic events can be streamed online through the York Athletics website.
Such events will include all basketball and volleyball matches, as well as swimming events.
No longer will matches be limited to only students and those who make the trek to the college. Students and fans alike all around the world will now be able to enjoy all of York’s home matches.
For now, the service will be very limited. Basketball and swimming aren’t in season and outdoor sports will not be available for the time being due to connectivity issues.
Assistant Athletic Director John Scarinci mentions the possibility of added sports in the future, saying “If and when our soccer field and track are fixed, we may be able to stream those as well.” He notes that this may not become a reality for at least a few years.
Scarinci himself will play a huge role in the service with set-up and handling and and hopes it can eventually expand beyond simplicity.
“It will start off pretty basic, but we expect to have it grow to a professional-level broadcast over time,” Scarinci said.
The first event that will utilize the streaming service is when the Men’s Volleyball team takes on Bard College at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.