increaThe Golden Gopher football webcasts on Channel 4000 this season will have new and expanded capabilities. First and foremost, after overwhelming demand, the number of slots for web listeners was increased to accommodate up to 150,000 listeners. In addition, new interactive services are available. Webcast viewers can listen to the game called by WCCO AM's Ray Christensen while they access player and coaches bios, statistics, game notes, national bowl previews and other news services. Fans can also order tickets online for future games while listening to the game going on that Saturday. The webcasts can be accessed at www.gophersports.com or at channel4000.com.
"The expanded capabilities of the site are amazing," said IBS Sports Director Kevin Smith. "The fan can be involved with the game on a new level with access to all kinds of information without losing the webcast. The fact that you can look up the career statistics of a player the moment he scores a touchdown or order tickets while you listen, really brings the internet fan closer to the game."