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alfablue
01-17-2012, 12:50 PM
I'm kind of surprised that nobody is talking about what we got to see on Friday. Regular season, 3 games, none of which on Fox. And on top of that, the NHL show that was after the UNO-UMD game had a lot of college hockey coverage (including the 2nd star of the night being a player from UM-D...).

I can recall a few times where we saw one game on Fox, and then maybe one game on BTN. But Friday in SE MI, we got UM-OSU on BTN, WMU-ND on CBS, and UNO-UMD on NBC Sports. Plus extra highlights from other regional games on NHL Overtime, which showed after the Friday Night College Hockey game.

Most I've seen college hockey on TV ever at the same time. Especially since none of them involved a Fox channel.

That could be big for us.

Fighting Sioux 23
01-17-2012, 12:54 PM
I'm kind of surprised that nobody is talking about what we got to see on Friday. Regular season, 3 games, none of which on Fox. And on top of that, the NHL show that was after the UNO-UMD game had a lot of college hockey coverage (including the 2nd star of the night being a player from UM-D...).

I can recall a few times where we saw one game on Fox, and then maybe one game on BTN. But Friday in SE MI, we got UM-OSU on BTN, WMU-ND on CBS, and UNO-UMD on NBC Sports. Plus extra highlights from other regional games on NHL Overtime, which showed after the Friday Night College Hockey game.

Most I've seen college hockey on TV ever at the same time. Especially since none of them involved a Fox channel.

That could be big for us.

Add to that the Northeastern-BU game, Minnesota-North Dakota game and Denver-Bemidji game (assuming you have some sort of sports pack to get the other Fox channels and NESN) and it was a jam-packed evening of college hockey.

Biddco
01-17-2012, 12:59 PM
I'm kind of surprised that nobody is talking about what we got to see on Friday. Regular season, 3 games, none of which on Fox. And on top of that, the NHL show that was after the UNO-UMD game had a lot of college hockey coverage (including the 2nd star of the night being a player from UM-D...).

I can recall a few times where we saw one game on Fox, and then maybe one game on BTN. But Friday in SE MI, we got UM-OSU on BTN, WMU-
ND on CBS, and UNO-UMD on NBC Sports. Plus extra highlights from other regional games on NHL Overtime, which showed after the Friday Night College Hockey game.

Most I've seen college hockey on TV ever at the same time. Especially since none of them involved a Fox channel

That could be big for us.I loved seeing my team on NBC Sports Network. JT picked a hell of a night to net a hat trick on national tv with tons of scouts in attendance. Great to see more college hockey on tv

alfablue
01-17-2012, 01:05 PM
Fox has been doing it for years, as has BTN, and we knew NBC Sports was going to cover it (no idea it would be a major part of the NHL show, though).

Didn't have a clue that CBS Sports was going to start cover, too...

Oh, about that CBS game- was that a regional thing, or did people in the east and west get to see it, too? So you got was FN23 posted- the 3 non Fox, plus the regional Fox game?

Very cool.

It was great to see the other two games, but the real action happened while the UM-OSU game was finishing.... So I missed it. Made commercial breaks very easy to deal with, that's for sure.

IrishHockeyFan
01-17-2012, 01:25 PM
Didn't have a clue that CBS Sports was going to start cover, too...

Oh, about that CBS game- was that a regional thing, or did people in the east and west get to see it, too?

CBS Sports Net was a national thing. One of the UM/ND games this weekend is on as well. One night it's NBC Sports Network, and one is CBS Sports Network.

alnike
01-17-2012, 01:31 PM
I'm kind of surprised that nobody is talking about what we got to see on Friday. Regular season, 3 games, none of which on Fox. And on top of that, the NHL show that was after the UNO-UMD game had a lot of college hockey coverage (including the 2nd star of the night being a player from UM-D...).

I can recall a few times where we saw one game on Fox, and then maybe one game on BTN. But Friday in SE MI, we got UM-OSU on BTN, WMU-ND on CBS, and UNO-UMD on NBC Sports. Plus extra highlights from other regional games on NHL Overtime, which showed after the Friday Night College Hockey game.

Most I've seen college hockey on TV ever at the same time. Especially since none of them involved a Fox channel.

That could be big for us.

CBS College Sports, formerly CSTV, has probably been doing college hockey for 7-10 years.
College hockey coverage picks up each January, once college football ends. The new item this year is the Versus/NBC Sports coverage.

On the best nights, we have
National Game - CBS College Sports
National Game - NBC/Versus
Hockey East - NESN
Big 10 - B10
CCHA - Fox Sports Detroit
Minnesota - Fox Sports North
Denver - Fox Sports Rocky Mountain/Root
Wisconsin - Fox Sports Wisconsin
North Dakota - Fox Sports

HumRsky
01-17-2012, 01:37 PM
For those in Minnesota with the right cable package there are three games on Fri and Sat with some regularity. The Gophers on FSN, Bemidji (if at home) on the "MN" channel (a digital PBS station, 8.4 in Duluth), and either SCSU or Mankato (whichever is home) on Charter Main Street/Mediacom channel. For those in Duluth, there can be a fourth due to local coverage of home UMD games.

alfablue
01-17-2012, 01:51 PM
CBS College Sports, formerly CSTV, has probably been doing college hockey for 7-10 years.
College hockey coverage picks up each January, once college football ends. The new item this year is the Versus/NBC Sports coverage.

On the best nights, we have
National Game - CBS College Sports
National Game - NBC/Versus
Hockey East - NESN
Big 10 - B10
CCHA - Fox Sports Detroit
Minnesota - Fox Sports North
Denver - Fox Sports Rocky Mountain/Root
Wisconsin - Fox Sports Wisconsin
North Dakota - Fox Sports

CSTV = Comcast Sports, right?

If so, I thought that was even more regional than Fox is/was. In terms of "age" I would put that 7-10 years under the NBC Sports banner, since Comcast and NBC are the same. It's nice to see them be much more national now.

On a side note- we have Fox, CBS, and NBC. Plus B10 and NESN. Where's ABC? Oh, covering basketball until they *have* to show hockey in March.... ;)

alfablue
01-17-2012, 01:54 PM
For those in Minnesota with the right cable package there are three games on Fri and Sat with some regularity. The Gophers on FSN, Bemidji (if at home) on the "MN" channel (a digital PBS station, 8.4 in Duluth), and either SCSU or Mankato (whichever is home) on Charter Main Street/Mediacom channel. For those in Duluth, there can be a fourth due to local coverage of home UMD games.

It's one thing to get three games based on very regional channels. It's entirely different to get 3 games where all the channels are national sports channels. Great that you can get 3 games in Minnesota for a while now. IMHO, it's big news that you can get 3 national games in, say, LA, if you chose to. Far more people *could* watch 3 games than have had in the past.

We keep talking about expansion, and when college hockey finally gets 3 national games on at the same time all over the country, it should be a big deal.

FlagDUDE08
01-17-2012, 02:02 PM
If only ESPN hadn't bought the championship rights... I could see NBC marketing the heck out of that event.

Yuppie Scum
01-17-2012, 02:07 PM
If only ESPN hadn't bought the championship rights... I could see NBC marketing the heck out of that event.

1080p cameras can be had for a song these days. Hopefully as production costs continue to plummet and video consumption continues to migrate towards an a la carte internet delivery model, everyone will be able to see their game whenever they want it.

du78
01-17-2012, 02:08 PM
CSTV = Comcast Sports, right?

If so, I thought that was even more regional than Fox is/was. In terms of "age" I would put that 7-10 years under the NBC Sports banner, since Comcast and NBC are the same. It's nice to see them be much more national now.

On a side note- we have Fox, CBS, and NBC. Plus B10 and NESN. Where's ABC? Oh, covering basketball until they *have* to show hockey in March.... ;)

Old CSTV = CBS College Sports owned by CBS

Old Versus = NBC Sports Network owned by Comcast/NBC

RaceBoarder
01-17-2012, 02:39 PM
How has the game coverage been on NBC Sports? I have yet to catch a game on there... Have seen plenty of commercials for the Friday night games during NHL coverage however... They seem to be doing a real good job of making this a focal point of their hockey package...

FlagDUDE08
01-17-2012, 02:42 PM
How has the game coverage been on NBC Sports? I have yet to catch a game on there... Have seen plenty of commercials for the Friday night games during NHL coverage however... They seem to be doing a real good job of making this a focal point of their hockey package...

The UNO/UMD game looked pretty good. I didn't see RPI/Dartmouth as I was playing with the band (and my laptop is down so I couldn't set up the TV Tuner card to record it, and no blank tapes for setting up the VCR).

Gurtholfin
01-17-2012, 05:59 PM
The UNO/UMD game looked pretty good. I didn't see RPI/Dartmouth as I was playing with the band (and my laptop is down so I couldn't set up the TV Tuner card to record it, and no blank tapes for setting up the VCR).

I watched some of the RPI Dartmouth game and though it looked good although it was clearly in a smaller venue than the UNO game and this came across on TV. Not a quibble, just something I noticed as the camera angles were lower and the crowd noise was more tinny.

Loved seeing a game televised from a venue that I never get to see the inside of though.

cetihcra
01-17-2012, 06:43 PM
add to all this: the NHL Network has been replaying select Friday night college games on Saturdays. Nothing live like the CHL, but it's better than nothing!

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komey1
01-17-2012, 07:51 PM
I watched the UMD/UNO game and was impressed by the coverage for a network covering college hockey for the first time.

WeAreNDHockey
01-18-2012, 10:59 AM
How has the game coverage been on NBC Sports? I have yet to catch a game on there... Have seen plenty of commercials for the Friday night games during NHL coverage however... They seem to be doing a real good job of making this a focal point of their hockey package...

I know quite a few Notre Dame fans on one of our sites complemented the coverage after the BU game on Dec 31st, and that was NBC Sports Network's first stab at it. It's notable since posters on that site are often quite critical of media coverage of Notre Dame football (of course it could be the product and not the delivery), but most said they did a good job.

FlagDUDE08
01-18-2012, 11:04 AM
I know quite a few Notre Dame fans on one of our sites complemented the coverage after the BU game on Dec 31st, and that was NBC Sports Network's first stab at it. It's notable since posters on that site are often quite critical of media coverage of Notre Dame football (of course it could be the product and not the delivery), but most said they did a good job.

And why shouldn't they have done a good job? They have a good grasp of running hockey broadcasts through the NHL. I think where I'm the most surprised (pleasantly) is that they continued to talk college hockey in the postgame instead of trying to jump directly to NHL or another sport. NBC does their homework on what they broadcast, and they ought to be commended, and I know the way I will commend them is by turning on the TV and tuning it to their frequency.

aparch
01-18-2012, 12:49 PM
And why shouldn't they have done a good job? They have a good grasp of running hockey broadcasts through the NHL. I think where I'm the most surprised (pleasantly) is that they continued to talk college hockey in the postgame instead of trying to jump directly to NHL or another sport. NBC does their homework on what they broadcast, and they ought to be commended, and I know the way I will commend them is by turning on the TV and tuning it to their frequency.

I think a lot of that has to do with the quality of select commentators that NBC has hired. Dave Strader, Darren Pang, Keith Jones, Ken Daniels, and especially Doc Emrick are all conscious of the minor league/college kids, where they went to school, and could find Erie, PA; Kalamazoo, MI; and Bemidji, MN on a map. All of those guys I'd love to sit and have a beer with to just hear the old stories, and listen to the fraction of hockey knowledge they have.

The other half of NBC's broadcasting crews: Pierre McGuire, Mike Milbury, and Eddie Olczyk... Dumping your beer on them is an insult to whoever brewed that beer. All they are is hack media.