While Air Force was hoping to get all 12 of its football games on television this year, getting only 11 on did provide an opportunity.
Air Force will stream Saturday’s game against Idaho State live on www.goairforcefalcons.com, which will give the academy a chance to try out a new medium for its football games. The broadcast will be free and the academy is hoping for no major glitches.
With a big help from KVOR play-by-play man Jim Arthur, who has been a big part of bringing the radio feed to the internet broadcast, the Falcons think they are ready for the new adventure into online broadcasting. There was a test run at the stadium during last Saturday’s practice, which went well.
“At this point we have not encountered any major issues,” associate athletic director of communications Troy Garnhart said.
Air Force has streamed other sports on its website, but nothing as large as a home football game. Air Force has no idea how many people will tune in online, but Garnhart said the academy expects the number to be in the thousands.