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Six major college events will be cybercast on TheCybermat from January 21-Feb. 18



The Cybermat will offer six live college wrestling events to its premium service members during the one-month period from January 21-February 18. TheCyberMat is on the cutting-edge of the internet today, providing internet broadcasts and video archives of championship wrestling as a premium service. In partnership with TheMat.com, TheCyberMat is working to bring the best of wrestling to the world via the internet. The NWCA National Duals finals were broadcast on Januar y 21st live and members were impressed by the quality of the picture and sound. TheCyberMat members were able to witness the exciting victory by Minnesota over Oklahoma State, which determined the No. 1 team ranking in the nation. The second live cybercast occurred on January 26th, when Oklahoma State met Iowa State in a dual meet in Ames, Iowa. Oklahoma State won this major Big 12 showdown on Iowa State's home mats. The next live cybercast is set for Monday, January 29th at 7:30 p.m. at the NWCA All-Star Classic in Lancaster, Pa. This annual extravaganza features college wrestling stars competing in challenge matches. Five past NCAA Div. I individual champions will participate: Eric Juergens of Iowa at 133 pounds, Doug Schwab of Iowa at 141 pounds, Don Pritzlaff of Wisconsin at 165 pounds, Cael Sanderson of Iowa State at 184 pounds and Brad Vering of Nebraska at 197 pounds. Seven No. 1 ranked wrestlers will participate: Juergens, Schwab, Sanderson, Vering, Joe Heskett of Iowa State at 165 pounds, Josh Koscheck of Edinboro at 174 pounds and Tommy Rowlands of Ohio State at heavyweight. Early February will feature three major Div. I college dual meets. On Feb. 2nd, Oklahoma will visit Iowa State in a major Big 12 battle. On February 4th, Northwestern travels to Ohio State for a Big Ten showdown. On February 18th, closing out this busy month of college cybercasts is a Big Ten showdown between No. 1 Minnesota at No. 3 Iowa, with the outcome certain to help determine the national dual meet rankings. This dual meet helps set the seeding and team momentum going into the conference championship and the national championships. A special introductory offer of $9.95 a month will be given to all initial subscribers to TheCyberMat who sign up prior to Feb. 15, 2001. This special offer is a one-time deal for those who join right away. The regular premium membership rate for TheCyberMat is $12.95 a month, a great value for all of the outstanding offerings. All of the events will be available to TheCyberMat members after broadcast as an archive, and can be enjoyed whenever it is desired. Video/audio streams include: * 56 k quicktime and for DSL and cable members : * 112k media player * 256k media player * 512k media player Members should check their bandwidth speed by going to computingcentralmsn.com/internet/Broadband/ and clicking on the broadband speed test. Wrestling fans are encouraged to sign up for TheCyberMat today. Just click on the CyberMat button on TheMat.com, and you will find simple instructions on how to join. TheCyberMat is more than just live event coverage. Fans will be able to enjoy archived video of past wrestling events and famous individual matchups, as well as other instructional features. Now is the time to try TheCyberMat, during its special introductory offer. Live college wrestling on The CyberMat premium service Jan. 21 - NWCA National Duals finals at Bryce Jordan Arena in State College, Pa. * Jan. 26 - Oklahoma State vs. Iowa State in Ames, Iowa * Jan. 29 - NWCA All-Star Classic at Mayser Center in Lancaster, Pa. Feb. 2 - Iowa State vs. Oklahoma at the Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa Feb. 4 - Ohio State vs. Northwestern at St. John's Arena in Columbus, Ohio Feb. 18 - Minnesota vs. Iowa at Carver Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa * - Event already cybercast, but available as archived event for download
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