- Associated Press - Friday, October 30, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - Indiana says it will broadcast all 19 men’s home basketball games this season in Mandarin to serve its large Chinese student population.

The school announced Friday the games will be broadcast on the university’s official athletics website, IUHoosiers.com, It says it believes this will make IU the first institution in the country to broadcast college basketball games in Mandarin. These broadcasts can be accessed for free on the IU Athletics website anywhere in the world.

IU students who speak fluent Mandarin will provide the play-by-play and color commentary for the games. The university says it received strong student interest in announcing the games.

Approximately 3,000 students from China attend IU-Bloomington, representing the largest single group of international students on campus. IU also has about 4,400 Chinese alumni around the world.

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