Friday, February 28, 2014
I am been critical of the NCHC’s television deal with CBS Sports Network. (NCAA Hockey: Current NCHC Television Deal is Unacceptable)
“When” they the broadcast games, they’re awesome. Their hockey coverage is second to none. I would argue that the quality of the CBSSN broadcasts are top-shelf. I also love what Dave Starman and Ben Holden bring to the booth. But, they’re just not on enough. When we don’t have television coverage for away road games, you have to watch the games on a member school's webcasts. Most of them can't keep up with the traffic that UND hockey fans bring to their webcasts. Those for the most part have been less than acceptable this season as well. (NCAA Hockey: There Has to Be a Better Way)
Tonight’s game between SCSU and UND is on at 8:08 p.m. because the game time is being preempted by a college basketball game between Providence and Seton Hall.
Maybe I just woke up on the wrong side of the bed, but the NCHC leadership needs to do a better job when they negotiate the next television deal. No more exclusivity deals. So far, exclusive has proven to be fewer hockey games on the tube.
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Here is this weekend’s National College Hockey television schedule. There is a full slate of college hockey on television again this weekend. Check your television guide for times in your local area.
This weekend, there will also be two college hockey games that will be available in Canada, fans north of the border, should check your local television guides as well.
In the state of Minnesota and North Dakota, fans of the University of North Dakota hockey team will be able to watch the Mutual of Omaha Battles on Ice between the Nebraska-Omaha and North Dakota on the Midco Sports Network at 4:00 p.m. (CT).
Maverick fans in the Omaha, Nebraska area will be able to watch the outdoor game on Cox Communications. As of right now, temperatures at game time should be in the mid to upper-40s with a light rain.
|Fri.||Feb. 8||North Dakota at Nebraska-Omaha||NBC Sports Net.||6:30 p.m.||603 / 159|
|Fri.||Feb. 8||Michigan at Notre Dame||CBS Sports Net.||6:30 p.m.||613 / 158 (C)|
|Fri.||Feb. 8||Minnesota at St. Cloud State||FSN +||7:30 p.m.||657/444|
|Fri.||Feb. 8||Colorado College at Denver||ROOT Sports||8:30 p.m.||683 / 414|
|Sat.||Feb. 9||North Dakota at Nebraska-Omaha||Midco/Cox||4:07 p.m.||Check listing|
|Sat.||Feb. 9||Massachusetts at Merrimack||NESN||3:00 p.m.||628/434|
|Sat.||Feb. 9||Minnesota at St. Cloud State||FSN +||7:00 p.m.||657/444|
|Sun.||Feb. 10||Providence at New Hampshire||CBS Sports Net.||4:00 p.m.||613 / 158 (C)|
|Mon||Feb. 11||Harvard vs. Boston University||NESN||3.30 p.m.||628/434|
|Mon||Feb. 11||Boston College vs. North Eastern||NESN||6:30 p.m.||628/434|
*NESN = New England Sports Network, FCS = Fox College Sports, FSN+ = Fox Sports North-Plus, NBCSN = NBC Sports Network, DirecTV requires the “Sports Pack” to view the Regional sports Networks, *Cox = Cox Communications, *Midco = Midcontinent Sports Network (Grand Forks, North Dakota), (C) Denotes games available in Canada. All times are Central Standard Time.
Cross Posted at the Hockey Writers - Combine...