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For those who love to breathe, eat and watch UNF sporting events, you’re in luck. The away games, along with a few of the home games, will be broadcast on Osprey TV through a partnership with A-Sun TV and the UNF athletic department.

“We want students to come and support the teams and really cheer for them,” Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations Jeff Wuerth said. “With the games being broadcast, they will have a home field advantage.”

Certain men’s and women’s soccer and basketball games, along with volleyball, softball and baseball will be shown on Osprey TV. The student television station will build a schedule and will broadcast live any away games they choose.

In addition, Osprey TV will replay some major home games.

Their goal is to play all the men’s basketball away games, according to Osprey TV Program Director Matt Head.

“A-Sun has provided us with an account, and through that account we can gain access to the games,” Head said. “Without a doubt, I think this will bring in more people to watch the games.”

Osprey TV is always available on channel 118 in the dorms. However, UNF Athletics’ marketing and media team in addition with Athletic Director Lee Moon, will decide where else on campus students can enjoy the televised games. The details have yet to be finalized, but Wuerth said the athletics department and Osprey TV are thinking of hosting away game parties at the Boathouse in the Student Union.

Although this year, only away games will be broadcast live, Osprey TV has shown real-time home games in the past. Head said the athletics department took away that privilege this year, and now home games can only be replayed after a match has already ended.

“A concern we had is if all the games were played live, then a lot of students might not come to the games,” Wuerth said. “But we are excited about working with Osprey TV and having the games broadcasted. It’s just another step in the rejuvenation of the athletic department.”

Osprey TV is also looking forward to bringing the UNF games back on their network, Head said. After completing a survey of 100 students last year, the television station found that UNF sporting events were considered their second most popular programming, and they want to do anything they can to bring in more viewers.

If you are not on campus and want to watch a UNF match, live Internet Web casts are available to UNF students through A-Sun TV. Individual games cost $5.99, or monthly or yearly subscriptions are available for $9.99 and $69.99, respectively. All covered events can be viewed at

Osprey TV is working on acquiring an off-campus channel for commuter students and other Osprey fans, but right now they can only be viewed on UNF property. As of now, off-campus viewing can only occur through A-Sun TV.

A-Sun TV will broadcast more than 100 regular season UNF sporting events throughout the 2009-2010 school year, in addition to a number of Atlantic Sun Conference Championships.

“This is especially exciting because it’s our first year as a Division I program,” Wuerth said. “We have some really great games coming up this year and can’t wait to see how the men’s basketball season turns out with Matt Driscoll.”