19 March 2010

Team Manchin Seeks Cure for March Madness

Manchin administration officials have blocked streaming video from sports Web sites on their computer network for the duration of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, the Charleston Daily Mail reports.

Executive branch agencies heeded the advice from the state Office of Technology, which issued a warning on the topic this week, the article said.

"Last year, the March Madness WVU game caused the largest spike ever seen on the state's computing network," the memo is quoted as saying. "This was seen in spite of the fact that some larger agencies do block sports and were therefore not contributing to the traffic."

The Mountaineers play the Bears of Morgan State at 12:15 p.m.

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