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billmich88888
03-23-2014, 11:02 AM
As usual, ESPNU will broadcast it's usual number of games for the regionals, which is 8. Unlike years past (2010 being the exception) ESPN2 has jumped into the fray and will be broadcasting 2 of the Saturday games.

This still leaves 2 games that are only broadcast on ESPN3 (online) or via local/regional syndication.

This thread is posted so we can keep track of where these games are available, in case we are at the sports bar (which generally don't show streamed games on their screens)

The following games are the ones that will be available only online via ESPN3 or via syndication: (All times Eastern)

Friday, March 28 4:30 pm Midwest region semi#1 Ferris St vs Colgate




Saturday March 29 7:30 PM Northeast region semi #2 UMass-Lowell vs Minnesota St-Mankato






Please post below with any broadcast information you have in regards to these games and I will keep this first post updated

Thanks

J.D.
03-23-2014, 11:03 AM
if i read the recent uscho release there is NO syndication allowed this year. maybe i read it wrong.

billmich88888
03-23-2014, 11:05 AM
any link to that article would be greatly appreciated.

ND Hockey
03-23-2014, 11:14 AM
any link to that article would be greatly appreciated.

http://www.uscho.com/2014/03/20/espn2-added-to-ncaa-tournament-regional-coverage-platforms-syndication-eliminated/

billmich88888
03-23-2014, 11:18 AM
thanks for the reply, I wonder why ESPN2 doesn't do the 1 Friday game and maybe have ESPN News do the other Saturday game, unless this was done on purpose to bolster up the ESPN3 platform....

I remember reading about 6 months ago from the VP of programming at ESPN say: we don't program for TV, we program for screens, we don't care if it a TV, a tablet, or a phone....


welcome to the future I guess.

There is going to be fans of teams in those games that do not have access to ESPN3 (Directv subscribers amongst others) , and its not like you can saunter down to the local bar and find it... let the b i t c h ing begin!!!!!

MavHockey14
03-23-2014, 11:27 AM
I'll be in Florida and of course, the one game I need on ESPNU won't be.

If NESN picks it up, could that be found down there?

Go-UML
03-23-2014, 11:29 AM
I'll be in Florida and of course, the one game I need on ESPNU won't be.

If NESN picks it up, could that be found down there?Really don't know. I know there's a NESN National but really unsure. Best bet is to start snooping on NESN's website.

J.D.
03-23-2014, 11:33 AM
again, based on that link, nesn won't be allowed to pick the game up.

MavHockey14
03-23-2014, 11:34 AM
Really don't know. I know there's a NESN National but really unsure. Best bet is to start snooping on NESN's website.

The NCAA Hockey twitter account tweeted at our beat writer that games won't be picked up on syndication, confirming the article below.

billmich88888
03-27-2014, 05:38 AM
I am surprised there is not more controversy about these ESPN3 exclusive games

du78
03-27-2014, 06:11 AM
Link to ESPN3 with links unlocked for those two games from DU and UMass Lowell websites. At least going through my provider Verizon FIOS without having to type in my login. All the others show up as locked and I would have to login which I am able to with my package.

http://www.denverpioneers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=18600&ATCLID=209445559

http://www.goriverhawks.com/news/2014/3/26/MICE_0326145739.aspx?path=mhockey

billmich88888
03-29-2014, 02:00 PM
Kudos to ESPN for utilizing ESPN news for the overflows so far

billmich88888
03-31-2014, 09:32 AM
While there were no intermission reports, I do have to say the streams were of high quality and never broke up/froze up on me at all for the 2 games