Campus Clips: UK FanCam to Capture High-Def Image of Rupp Arena; Atlantic 10 Men’s Hoops to Receive Record Coverage

As a part of the festivities surrounding Saturday’s marquee men’s college basketball matchup between North Carolina and Kentucky, the UK FanCam will take an ultra-high-def, 5 billion pixel 360 degree image from center court of Rupp Arena. The Kentucky Athletic Department is asking fans to be in their seats 18 minutes prior to tipoff (12 minutes on the pregame clock) to fill up the arena for the shoot. This high-definition image will capture Rupp Arena in its entirety, and the image takes between 5-7 minutes to shoot. Once rendered, fans will be able to “step inside” the 360 gigapixel image and look around, as if they were standing on the court for a frozen moment of time. The resolution of 5 billion pixels is so high that fans will be able to zoom in to find themselves or friends, “tag” themselves in the photo, and share via email, Facebook and Twitter. Fans can even cruise around the arena to see who else was in the stands…

…The Atlantic 10 Conference is set to enjoy its most covered men’s basketball season in league history with over 291 games available on television or web video streaming. The A-10 announced that 142 games would be televised through its television partners CBS Sports and ESPN in addition to local and regional coverage. An additional game (Dec. 9 – Richmond vs. VCU) was added to the ESPN package and ESPN3 coverage was finalized. At least 26 games will be shown on ESPN3, including six games exclusive to the streaming network. This brings the total number of A-10 men’s games available via television and ESPN3 to 169, the most in league history. In addition all 122 non-televised home men’s basketball games will also be live video streamed through the A-10’s member websites. Will be supplemented by the streaming of away games via Atlantic 10 non-conference opponents websites as well…

…The Rider University Department of Athletics and digital media partner NeuLion, re-launched GoBroncs.com, the official web site of Rider Athletics. Fans will gain additional access to multiple mobile applications, Rider’s social media outlets and an updated media player to access BroncVision, the video portal of the web site…

…Quinnipiac Athletics has compiled a strong television schedule for the 2011-12 men’s and women’s basketball and men’s ice hockey season. Quinnipiac will be featured live on ESPNU, ESPN3, Sports New York (SNY), New England Sports Network (NESN), Madison Square Garden Network (MSG) and Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) a total of ten times for all three sports…

…Niagara Athletics and SIDEARM Sports announced the launch of the official Purple Eagles Android Application. The free app is driven by content from PurpleEagles.com, widening Niagara’s digital platform by providing fans the latest news, results, team schedules, rosters and photo galleries…