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sju56321
03-20-2011, 12:16 PM
I don't understand why all the games are not brodcast on TV? Does anyone know if the games not scheduled for ESPNU-will be broadcast by a local station? Will the Sioux
game(s) be shown on FSSN? I just want to watch as much hockey as possible, without resorting to the crappy internet!

JF_Gophers
03-20-2011, 12:29 PM
I don't understand why all the games are not brodcast on TV? Does anyone know if the games not scheduled for ESPNU-will be broadcast by a local station? Will the Sioux
game(s) be shown on FSSN? I just want to watch as much hockey as possible, without resorting to the crappy internet!So you are complaining that a ratings poor sport now has every game available to watch? :confused:

This is a huge improvement over past years.

Fighting Sioux 23
03-20-2011, 12:30 PM
I don't understand why all the games are not brodcast on TV? Does anyone know if the games not scheduled for ESPNU-will be broadcast by a local station? Will the Sioux
game(s) be shown on FSSN? I just want to watch as much hockey as possible, without resorting to the crappy internet!

I'm sure the Sioux game will get picked up in North Dakota by someone.

HockeyMan2000
03-20-2011, 12:30 PM
The games not airing live on ESPNU (the ones that are ESPN3.com designated) are being syndicated -- so local channels will have the ability to pick them up (and there are more of them this time -- 4).

Check this bracket --
http://www.collegehockeynews.com/almanac/conf/bracketdata/11-7.pdf


So you are complaining that a ratings poor sport now has every game available to watch?

This is a huge improvement over past years.

Not really...recently ESPN2 carried a couple of games so ESPN2 and ESPNU basically showed everything live between them. This time they're going with ESPNU only, with local channels getting back in the picture more than they've been recently, so if you don't have a dish, there are likely to be a few games folks won't be able to see (provided they don't want to watch them online).

I'm not complaining about it, because at least they're giving local channels a crack at a bunch of games again, but it's not really an "improvement" . Putting nearly every game on live between two outlets that get major national exposure (as they did last year/year before) is still better than ESPN3.com.

BigRedTerrier
03-20-2011, 12:33 PM
I personally love that all of these games will be on ESPN3...high quality feeds of every game played? Wow thank you very much!

NUMcNeely
03-20-2011, 12:38 PM
Easy access for every game in a nitch sport? No complaints here

sju56321
03-20-2011, 12:38 PM
Guess you have a better feed than I do-cuts out, choppy. Perhaps also wondering how they selected the games to air on ESPNU-Why not show all the #1 seeds, at least. I guess I will hope DIRECTV comes through-maybe some games will be shown on a sports pack channel.

lah02476
03-20-2011, 12:42 PM
Check this bracket --
http://www.collegehockeynews.com/almanac/conf/bracketdata/11-7.pdf

Thanks for posting this. Now I know when BC will be on TV. ;):cool:

BigRedTerrier
03-20-2011, 12:51 PM
Guess you have a better feed than I do-cuts out, choppy. Perhaps also wondering how they selected the games to air on ESPNU-Why not show all the #1 seeds, at least. I guess I will hope DIRECTV comes through-maybe some games will be shown on a sports pack channel.

I have the cheapest Comcast cable internet connection (get about 1.3Mbps) and still get great picture (albeit not HD) feeds from ESPN3. Have you tried it recently? I's pretty **** good

Fighting Sioux 23
03-20-2011, 12:57 PM
I have the cheapest Comcast cable internet connection (get about 1.3Mbps) and still get great picture (albeit not HD) feeds from ESPN3. Have you tried it recently? I's pretty **** good

It will depend on which game you are watching. North Dakota's fanbase usually destroys bandwidth and makes games on the internet almost unwatchable.

goblue78
03-20-2011, 01:03 PM
In addition, those of us using Cablevision don't have access to ESPN3 owing to yet another of those ****ing matches for which Cablevision and Disney are justly famous.

BigRedTerrier
03-20-2011, 01:18 PM
Fair enough...although I'd be surprised if the ND demand, even with it on local TV, surpassed the demand place on similar services for the NCAA BBall tourney.

Nonetheless...still an improvement over past years when this wasn't even an option.

goblue...sorry to hear about Cablevision...I'd go to verizon, dish, or anything else for my cable to avoid them

Fighting Sioux 23
03-20-2011, 01:24 PM
Fair enough...although I'd be surprised if the ND demand, even with it on local TV, surpassed the demand place on similar services for the NCAA BBall tourney.

Nonetheless...still an improvement over past years when this wasn't even an option.

goblue...sorry to hear about Cablevision...I'd go to verizon, dish, or anything else for my cable to avoid them

It just seems like they give more bandwidth to Basketball, and World Soccer than they do College Hockey.

As you said though, it beats nothing, and perhaps they will have more bandwidth for the games. I am hoping so because as of now, that will be how I will be watching the game :)

wolverine318
03-20-2011, 01:28 PM
My beef with hockey on espn is having to suffer through studio broadcasts of that insufferable ********* Barry Melrose. Beside knowing jack crap about college hockey, he is a complete moron when it comes hockey knowledge. There is a reason his last coaching gig lasted a whole two weeks.

Priceless
03-20-2011, 02:11 PM
The USCHO (http://www.uscho.com/2011/03/20/2011-ncaa-tournament-tv-schedule-unveiled-all-games-in-hd/) schedule tells us what times the tape-delayed games will be on.

Friday: 11:30 p.m. Michigan vs. Nebraska-Omaha, ESPNU (same-day delay)
Saturday: 11:30 p.m. Merrimack vs. Notre Dame, ESPNU (same-day delay)
Sunday: 12:30 p.m. North Dakota vs. Rensselaer, ESPNU (one-day delay)
3 p.m. Denver vs. Western Michigan, ESPNU (one-day delay)

UML
03-20-2011, 02:19 PM
I remember in 2007 we had every game televised in my area. Most of the games were on CN8 which was channel 3 at the time. I got some friends who aren't big college hockey fans into it that year by running a bracket and having all the games on tv was a plus.

vizoroo
03-20-2011, 02:29 PM
The USCHO (http://www.uscho.com/2011/03/20/2011-ncaa-tournament-tv-schedule-unveiled-all-games-in-hd/) schedule tells us what times the tape-delayed games will be on.

Friday: 11:30 p.m. Michigan vs. Nebraska-Omaha, ESPNU (same-day delay)
Saturday: 11:30 p.m. Merrimack vs. Notre Dame, ESPNU (same-day delay)
Sunday: 12:30 p.m. North Dakota vs. Rensselaer, ESPNU (one-day delay)
3 p.m. Denver vs. Western Michigan, ESPNU (one-day delay)

May I assume ESPN3 will be real time?

Fighting Sioux 23
03-20-2011, 02:35 PM
May I assume ESPN3 will be real time?

Yes, Espn3 will be live

crossjcek
03-21-2011, 02:40 PM
Laptop, HDMI cable, and an LCD TV. I'm ready, screw tape delay I am an American with a thirst for instant gratification.