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Gophers #1
02-22-2012, 05:00 PM
Per the NCAA.com site, the semifinals are on ESPNU and the final are on ESPN2. i hope that a mistake.

http://www.ncaa.com/sites/default/files/files/NCAAcomChampPages-DIMIceHockeyBroadcast%281%29.pdf

I thought the semis are on ESPN2 and the finals are on ESPN. someone correct me on this.

Priceless
02-22-2012, 07:17 PM
According to listings on Watch ESPN (formerly ESPN3.com) the first semifinal is Thursday, April 5 at 4:30 and will air on ESPNU. ESPN2 will be televising the Marlins-Reds game. ESPN has the first round of the Masters.

The second semifinal is on ESPN2 at 8:00. ESPN will be repeating coverage of the Masters.

The championship game is scheduled for ESPN2 at 7:00. ESPN will be airing a 2-hour SportsCenter followed by an Orlando Magic vs. Philadelphia 76ers game at 8:00.

BUPhD
02-22-2012, 07:18 PM
ESPN : Proudly covering the Frozen Four because the NCAA made us do it.

Priceless
02-22-2012, 07:23 PM
ESPN : Proudly covering the Frozen Four because the NCAA made us do it.

http://www.featurepics.com/FI/Thumb300/20070228/Young-Woman-Finger-Touching-Nose-236768.jpg

BUPhD
02-22-2012, 07:27 PM
I bet it's pre-empted for a lacrosse game.

Terrier520
02-22-2012, 07:30 PM
I bet it's pre-empted for a lacrosse game.

World Series of Go Fish.

mookie1995
02-22-2012, 07:34 PM
at least it's on tv for the suckers who won't be there in person!! :p

Wi.Huskies Fan
02-22-2012, 07:39 PM
Does anybody know how many years ESPN has the broadcast rights for NCAA men's division 1 hockey playoffs? I looked around but couldn't find any information.

Priceless
02-22-2012, 07:42 PM
I bet it's pre-empted for a lacrosse game.

Funny you mention that. Saturday on ESPN at 1:00: Virginia vs. North Carolina in lacrosse.

But we don't have to worry about the final being pre-empted...the game in preceded by a repeat showing of 30 For 30: Pony Excess and on Thursday's coverage of SF#1 on ESPNU it has an hour of College Football Live ahead of it.

Spartanforlife4
02-22-2012, 08:11 PM
Why does the NCAA make ESPN take hockey? Wouldn't FOX or NBC have interest in taking it? I'd think NBC would now especially.

Biddco
02-22-2012, 08:28 PM
Does anybody know how many years ESPN has the broadcast rights for NCAA men's division 1 hockey playoffs? I looked around but couldn't find any information.I believe since their inception in 1979. The NCAA was their first major broadcast deal.

UMICH
02-22-2012, 08:33 PM
Per the NCAA.com site, the semifinals are on ESPNU and the final are on ESPN2. i hope that a mistake.

http://www.ncaa.com/sites/default/files/files/NCAAcomChampPages-DIMIceHockeyBroadcast%281%29.pdf

I thought the semis are on ESPN2 and the finals are on ESPN. someone correct me on this.

Time for someone to pony up the $5 a month and get the sports tier...

aallenpollreisz
02-22-2012, 08:36 PM
Does anybody know how many years ESPN has the broadcast rights for NCAA men's division 1 hockey playoffs? I looked around but couldn't find any information.I'm pretty sure ESPN just renewed their contract with the NCAA for a long, long time.

Pretty darn lousy news. It really seemed like college hockey was starting to gain some visibility with the most-recent TV deals.

I mean, heck, how many homes even have ESPNU? I know I sure don't.

bronconick
02-22-2012, 08:43 PM
I'm pretty sure ESPN just renewed their contract with the NCAA for a long, long time.

Pretty darn lousy news. It really seemed like college hockey was starting to gain some visibility with the most-recent TV deals.

I mean, heck, how many homes even have ESPNU? I know I sure don't.

2023-24

$500 million per year for everything that's not men's basketball in North America (though they have world wide rights to it), but including the pre and post season NIT's.

I would imagine hockey is worth about $13.21 of that yearly.

UMICH
02-22-2012, 08:51 PM
I'm pretty sure ESPN just renewed their contract with the NCAA for a long, long time.

Pretty darn lousy news. It really seemed like college hockey was starting to gain some visibility with the most-recent TV deals.

I mean, heck, how many homes even have ESPNU? I know I sure don't.

I get it. Time for someone to pony up the $5 a month and get the sports tier...

Red Cows
02-22-2012, 09:00 PM
I get it. Time for someone to pony up the $5 a month and get the sports tier...

I've been reading this thread trying to figure out what the heck the issue is.

My provider threw this in when ESPN unveiled it. Clear back in '05, if I remember correctly. Never had to proactively do anything.

Guess I should be glad I have COX.

Fighting Sioux 23
02-22-2012, 09:09 PM
I've been reading this thread trying to figure out what the heck the issue is.

My provider threw this in when ESPN unveiled it. Clear back in '05, if I remember correctly. Never had to proactively do anything.

Guess I should be glad I have COX.

Correct. Some cable providers do not carry ESPN U, so people cannot just "pony up the $5 a month" to get the channel.

ExileOnDaytonStreet
02-22-2012, 09:47 PM
Why does the NCAA make ESPN take hockey? Wouldn't FOX or NBC have interest in taking it? I'd think NBC would now especially.
Pretty darn lousy news. It really seemed like college hockey was starting to gain some visibility with the most-recent TV deals.

Don't be surprised if this is actually the exact reason that ESPN would want to hold on to, and bury, the hockey coverage as much as they can.

Well, that and ESPN's target audience is the kind of folk who would rather watch Colin Cowherd blab on relentlessly about Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin instead of actually watching a live sporting event.

DaveStPaul
02-22-2012, 10:21 PM
Well, that and ESPN's target audience is the kind of folk who would rather watch Colin Cowherd blab on relentlessly about Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin instead of actually watching a live sporting event.

Hey, hey, there's a thread for that. :p

Spartanforlife4
02-22-2012, 10:26 PM
Don't be surprised if this is actually the exact reason that ESPN would want to hold on to, and bury, the hockey coverage as much as they can.

Well, that and ESPN's target audience is the kind of folk who would rather watch Colin Cowherd blab on relentlessly about Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin instead of actually watching a live sporting event.

I think your second part argues against your first. Why take away fans you already don't have? It'd be like the auto-repair store buying all the steak to keep it away from the butcher.