.When the Rice Owls take on Louisiana Tech on Saturday night, they will make their debut on Conference USA's new digital partner, Campus Insiders which will provide the broadcast both online at its website as well as to a wide array streaming applications as well as via Twitter.
Saturday's game is the third of six Conference USA games to be broadcast by Campus Insiders and Rice will return to the platform for its final C-USA road game this year, November 12 at Charlotte.
Ray Crawford (@) will handle the play-by-play duties and be joined by former Notre Dame and Houston Texans running back Darius Walker. Crawford serves as the primary studio host for CI covering football and basketball programs in addition to handling play-by-play He is a graduate of Bowling Green and worked in local television sports as well as for Fox Sports Ohio before joining Campus Insiders in 2012.
Walker played for parts of four seasons in the NFL, including the Texans in 2007-08 where he was a teammate of current Owls' defensive line coach Frank Okam. After retiring from the NFL, he began his broadcast career as a sideline reporter for Mountain West Sports Network in 2011 and has also worked with ESPN and Fox Sports.
This is the first year of a partnership to produce and stream live content from the league. Campus Insiders will showcase a number of live-stream events from other C-USA sports, numerous interviews, on-demand video content, as well as feature stories and highlight packages throughout the year.
Campus Insiders is the fastest growing, most engaged destination for college sports fans of any age and level. The all-digital platform brings fans the latest news, live coverage, and most innovative and unique stories from college conferences across the country, with high-quality content including live studio shows, video-on-demand (VOD), and more than 3,000 live games and events. Campus Insiders' video programming is available on CampusInsiders.com, Campus Insiders mobile and tablet apps, as well as various streaming applications and connected devices such as Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox and go90. For more information, visit campusinsiders.com.