What is the GLVC Sports Network?
The GLVC Sports Network (GLVCSN) is the official streaming network of the Great Lakes Valley Conference – the first NCAA Division II conference to create an inclusive, league-wide network. Through its programming, GLVCSN showcases both the academic and athletic success of the Conference and its 16 member institutions.
What is on GLVCSN?
GLVCSN serves as the official streaming platform for all GLVC member sports, regardless of league sponsorship. Since 2014, the Conference office streamed all 38 GLVC Championships while a total of 2,653 events across 16 of the league’s 21 sports were streamed on campus, including baseball (511 events), men’s basketball (452), women’s basketball (401), softball (391), women’s volleyball (314), women’s soccer (217), men’s soccer (204), and football (70). A focus was placed on men’s and women’s basketball coverage for the 2015-16 season, while an emphasis on women’s volleyball and football will be the target for the 2016-17 campaign. Baseball, softball and soccer will become the focus of the 2017-18 academic season.
Will athletic events be the only content aired on GLVCSN?
No. It is GLVCSN’s mission to showcase the complete student-athlete experience, ranging from competition and championships to the classroom and the community. The GLVCSN will stream annual events such as the GLVC Football Kickoff and the Enterprise GLVC Awards Reception, while member institutions will be encouraged to provide additional content originated from its respective campuses.
What does it cost to watch?
All live and on-demand archived video is available completely free of charge!
How can I watch GLVCSN?
GLVCSN is available on both your desktop and mobile/tablet devices. GLVCSN.com is the official website of the GLVCSN, while the GLVCSN app is available for iOS in the App Store and Android on Google Play. Mobile devices including iPhone, iPad, and Android will work with the default web browser. Devices should be kept up to date and connected to a reliable data connection for optimal playback. Apple users and owners of an AppleTV device can simply ‘throw’ the webcast from their iPhone or iPad using the AirPlay feature. See How to Use Airplay. Computer users can output their display directly to an HDMI signal if supported, otherwise a converter may be required. These options may require advance setup and we suggest using an ‘On Demand’ archive to test prior to watching a live event. In addition, GLVCSN is also available via the Roku app, which provides the simplest way to stream entertainment to your TV.
Is a certain internet browser required to view games?
We recommend to use an updated version of Google Chrome for optimal viewing and compatibility. If your browser is older or outdated, there is a chance that it will not correctly load the website. Also, be sure to update to the most recent version of Adobe Flash. Flash is required for optimal playback on desktop computers.
What kind of Internet connection do I need to view a live streaming video?
We recommend viewing from a wired connection with a download bandwidth of at least 1000-2000Kbps (1-2Mbps). However the stream may require higher speeds if the stream is being encoded at a higher bitrate. To test your speed, go to http://www.speedtest.net. Bandwidth fluctuates constantly (especially on WiFi and mobile internet), so running three (3) tests is recommended. As a general rule, your download bandwidth must be greater than the bitrate of the stream you are trying to view.
What does the future hold for GLVCSN?
GLVCSN will continue to evolve in the years to come, offering complete coverage of the Conference’s seven core sports (men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, baseball, softball, and volleyball), as well as football and other events.
Is GLVCSN on Twitter?
Yes, currently all information regarding the GLVC Sports Network can be found through GLVCSN’s official Twitter account, @GLVCSN. Additional information on the GLVC can be found on the Conference’s official Twitter account, @GLVCsports.