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Fans can follow Skipjacks’ title quest online
Web broadcast to be part of NJCAA game-watching event at college

EAST PEORIA, Ill. – The Internet will provide some viable alternatives for those fans that can’t make the trip to Illinois to follow the Skipjacks’ pursuit of a national women’s basketball championship.

Thirteenth-seeded Chesapeake College (25-3) is guaranteed games both Wednesday and Thursday in the NJCAA Division II national championship tournament at Illinois Central College. All 26 games of the tournament can be seen live via NJCAA TV, powered by ( and fans can also watch games on their iPhone, iPad and Android devices by visiting the iHigh mobile site at

Tourney updates are available on Facebook ( and and Twitter (!/NJCAATourneyICC). Both the Twitter and Facebook accounts have already picked up a preview of Chesapeake’s first-round game that was published last Friday in the Star Democrat, on the newspaper’s Facebook account, and on the Chesapeake College website.

Chesapeake College women’s basketball fans can follow Deja Acree and the rest of the Skipjacks live at the Division II national tournament on NJCAA TV ( There will also be a game-watching event on Chesapeake College’s Wye Mills Campus in the Caroline College Center cafeteria when the 13th-seeded Skipjacks open tournament play Wednesday at 1 p.m. against fourth-seeded Louisburg College. Photo by Scott Serio/Eclipse Sportswire

"It’s very exciting to have these options," said Chesapeake College Athletic Director Frank Szymanski. "We’re planning to have an NJCAA game-watching event at the college for the team’s opening-round game (Wednesday at 1 p.m. against fourth-seeded Louisburg College)."

Chesapeake is also making use of the latest technology in publicizing the Skipjacks’ record-breaking run to the national tournament, which has included state, region and district championships and school records for wins (25), conference wins (11) and consecutive wins (14 and counting). Fans can follow the Skipjacks’ exploits on Twitter (@chescol) during the games.

Dr. Barbara Viniar, Chesapeake College’s president, said the entire campus has been energized by the Skipjacks’ championship season.

"We encourage excellence in everything we do – academics, athletics, community involvement, co- and extra-curricular activities," said Dr. Viniar. "Our players, coaches and athletic department staff should be saluted for what they have accomplished this year. It’s really historic for us."

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