By John Johnson
MHSAA Director of Broadcast Properties
Over the next five weeks, fans of Michigan high school sports can catch hundreds of hours of live video coverage of MHSAA Championships on MHSAA.tv and the NFHS Network for just $9.95.
This week’s championship coverage comes from Wings Events Center in Kalamazoo on Friday and Saturday (Feb. 23-24) at the Team Wrestling Finals. Here’s the complete schedule:
Friday – Feb. 23 – Team Wrestling Quarterfinals
Division 4 @ Noon
Division 1 @ 2:15 p.m.
Division 3 @ 4:30 p.m.
Division 2 @ 6:45 p.m.
Saturday – Feb. 24 – Team Wrestling Semifinals & Finals
Division 4 Semifinals @ 9:30 a.m.
Division 1 Semifinals @ 9:30 a.m.
Division 3 Semifinals @ Noon
Division 2 Semifinals @ Noon
Saturday Finals - 3:30 p.m.
Here’s the week-by-week NFHS Network coverage schedule of MHSAA winter Championships:
- Feb. 22-24 – Team Dual Wrestling Quarterfinals-Semifinals-Finals
- March 2-3 – Individual Wrestling Finals
- March 2-3 – Girls Competitive Cheer Finals
- March 8-10 – Ice Hockey Semifinals & Finals
- March 13 – Girls Basketball Quarterfinals
- March 15-16 – Girls Basketball Semifinals
- March 20 – Boys Basketball Quarterfinals
- March 22-23 – Boys Basketball Semifinals
The 16 Team Wrestling events on Friday are part of the busiest day ever on MHSAA.tv, as a total of 44 events will be streamed by the NFHS Network and by participants in the School Broadcast Program.
In addition to day-to-day regular-season productions, School Broadcast Program participants cover tournament games taking place at their facilities as a condition of membership in the program. SBP schools also play a major role in the production of Quarterfinal games in the Boys and Girls Basketball Tournaments in March.
For the second straight week, a record 115 events are on this week’s MHSAA.tv schedule, with 74 at the varsity level and more to be added as the week progresses. A total of 51 events will be produced by schools using Pixellot, the NFHS Network’s automated coverage solution. Be sure to check “Upcoming Events” on the MHSAA.tv home page daily for last-minute additions.
Here’s this week’s MHSAA.tv schedule of video streams being produced by SBP members:
Tuesday – February 20
Wednesday – February 21
Thursday – February 22
Friday – February 23
Saturday – February 24
Monday – February 26
Tuesday – February 27
In its ninth year, the School Broadcast Program gives members an opportunity to showcase excellence in their schools by creating video programming of athletic and non-athletic events, with students gaining skills in announcing, camera operation, directing/producing and graphics. Pixellot is used by schools wishing to live stream games, but lacking the ability to staff the events. The program also gives schools the opportunity to raise money through advertising and viewing subscriptions.
A complete list of participating schools can be found on the School Broadcast Program page of the MHSAA website.
Highlights of games produced in the past week by MHSAA School Broadcast Program members feature last weekend’s Upper Peninsula Swimming & Diving Finals.
Highlights can be found each week on the MHSAA.tv website, the home page of the MHSAA Website, and the MHSAASports Channel on YouTube.
With the winter sports season fully underway, StateChamps! High School Sports Show returns with new weekly editions debuting each Sunday at 9 a.m. on Fox Sports Detroit – featuring fresh editions of the MHSAA Minute.
The MHSAA Minute takes a look each week at different things happening in the life of the Association, from promoting educational programs to rules changes in high school sports. This week’s Minute takes a look at the School Broadcast Program – and as part of its salute to Black History Month, MHSAA Assistant Director Nate Hampton will be featured. Archived editions of MHSAA Minute can be found on the StateChamps! YouTube Channel.