The 2016 Little 500 race will be live-streamed for anyone with an internet connection to watch the spectacle live.
Fans will be able to watch both the women’s and men’s races live on their phone, tablet or desktop for the first time.
The race can be viewed at broadcast.iu.edu, according to an IU Student Foundation press release.
Previously, the race had appeared on Mark Cuban’s AXS TV. The contract for the television rights expired after the 2015 race.
The move will allow IUSF to form a production crew with mainly IU students. IUSF will now have creative control of the content, focusing on the action rather than commercials, the release said.
The broadcast team will be comprised of two WIUX student broadcasters along with two analysts with significant Little 500 race experience.
Sam Rumpza, WIUX’s sports director, will be the lead anchor and is joined by Kevin Hyland, WIUX’s web content director. Hyland will conduct the play-by-play.
Steven Gomez won the 2014 Little 500 race with the Black Key Bulls and will be an analyst and infield reporter for the broadcast.
Pam Loebig coached Delta Gamma, the 2013 and 2014 Little champions, and raced in 2005-2008. She will be also be joining the broadcast team as an analyst and infield reporter.