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Loveallcollegehockey
10-25-2009, 11:01 PM
I was wondering if anyone else had noticed the lack of television coverage this year. Last year I got a digital cable package for the first time so I could fill my weekend with college hockey (Fox College Sports, ESPNU, etc.). I check collegehockeylive.com pretty regulary. There is a noticeable difference in the amount of games covered. I have yet to see a CCHA game scheduled. Not many Hockey East games have been broadcast either. What gives?

nmu_27
10-25-2009, 11:14 PM
I was wondering if anyone else had noticed the lack of television coverage this year. Last year I got a digital cable package for the first time so I could fill my weekend with college hockey (Fox College Sports, ESPNU, etc.). I check collegehockeylive.com pretty regulary. There is a noticeable difference in the amount of games covered. I have yet to see a CCHA game scheduled. Not many Hockey East games have been broadcast either. What gives?

Michigan played Niagra this past week(If you mean conference games, there have only been two games so far). I've had a good number of games (I think) on so far this year. I have nothing to compare the number to, though. I've also seen Vermont and BU play this year. The CCHA doesn't pick up its normal TV coverage until December or so. The Fox College Sports channels show all UND home games and usually pick up another game per weekend, which this past weekend was Minnesota/Denver, before that UW/CC.

brianvf
10-25-2009, 11:23 PM
I've noticed a dip in coverage as well.
I get all the FCS channels, ESPNU, etc, and I remember last year flipping back and forth between games each Fri/Sat night. There were 2 or 3 on each night.
This year it seems like there is only 1 or 2 shown the whole weekend.

The Rube
10-26-2009, 01:08 AM
I've noticed a dip in coverage as well.
I get all the FCS channels, ESPNU, etc, and I remember last year flipping back and forth between games each Fri/Sat night. There were 2 or 3 on each night.
This year it seems like there is only 1 or 2 shown the whole weekend.

Really thinking back, the coverage started after college football season. At first, I was mad, too, but now I'm less mad, because I followed the dollar (and my memory).

FlagDUDE08
10-26-2009, 07:24 AM
I was wondering if anyone else had noticed the lack of television coverage this year. Last year I got a digital cable package for the first time so I could fill my weekend with college hockey (Fox College Sports, ESPNU, etc.). I check collegehockeylive.com pretty regulary. There is a noticeable difference in the amount of games covered. I have yet to see a CCHA game scheduled. Not many Hockey East games have been broadcast either. What gives?

The television weirdos can't stand the lack of their orange round thing coverage.

du78
10-26-2009, 09:57 AM
The NHL Network is showing games on Friday nights again. Their site doesn't have a master schedule up yet as they are saying they are still working on it. Their on-line schedule shows WMU @ MSU at 7PM ET on 10/30 and Miami @ Michigan at 7:30 PM ET on 11/6.

HockeyMan2000
10-26-2009, 11:50 AM
ESPNU's schedule does seem reduced. And CBS College Sports -- they're pretty much finished showing college hockey, no?

You can still get a good number of Minnesota and Denver games on the dish, plus the NHL Network also. If you don't have a dish or digital cable which picks up those channels, you're definitely going to feel the effects it seems of reduced coverage.