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THE ZAPPER
Mark Bechtel
September 18, 2000
The postmortem on Nebraska's Sept. 2 Webcast of its 49-13 win over San Jose State (SI, Sept. 4) is that the Internet isn't going to make TV obsolete anytime soon. The foxsports.com transmission of the game received more than 200,000 hits, overloading the system. Waits of 30 minutes to log on weren't uncommon, and the action often appeared jerky, like before-and-after photos of football formations. Still, Nebraska athletic director Bill Byrne said, "From the comments that I received, it was very successful This is something we want to continue to pursue."
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September 18, 2000

The Zapper

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The postmortem on Nebraska's Sept. 2 Webcast of its 49-13 win over San Jose State (SI, Sept. 4) is that the Internet isn't going to make TV obsolete anytime soon. The foxsports.com transmission of the game received more than 200,000 hits, overloading the system. Waits of 30 minutes to log on weren't uncommon, and the action often appeared jerky, like before-and-after photos of football formations. Still, Nebraska athletic director Bill Byrne said, "From the comments that I received, it was very successful This is something we want to continue to pursue."

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