Showing posts with label Fox College Sports. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fox College Sports. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Who's the All-Time Greatest UND Fighting Sioux Hockey Player?

I am conducting a non-scientific poll. Who is the Greatest All-Time Fighting Sioux Hockey Player?  There's multiple ways that you can vote.

1.) Vote at Sioux Sports, there's a link provided in the embedded tweet.
2.) You can post a comment on this blog post.
3.) Tweet my your vote on twitter to  @goon48, if you own a twitter account.
4.) Finally, send me an email at thegoon48@gra.midco.net ...

Friday, September 13, 2013

UND SID Breaks down UND's TV Situation


For those that haven't seen this, @UNDSID explains UND's TV situation on Sioux Sports. This could answer some questions that you might have. 

I'm all for engaging in discussion on here if we can leave the name-calling (different post) and conspiracy theories out of it. The person I talked to was not affiliated with Midco, nor were they trying to "sell" UND's "media people" on anything. I merely asked in casual conversation, out of my own curiosity, about FTA and its prevalence in this day and age.

Believe me, the last thing I want to do is rehash the exact same discussion every month about the television situation. I would guess most of you feel the same way. No, it is not ideal in its current incarnation, but how many collegiate television situations are? It is an extremely fluid landscape but we are committed to making the best of it. Not just now, but going forward.

There are some on here (and elsewhere) who continue to presume that we as an athletics department -- the paid professionals whose job it is to operate in the best interests of our University and our student-athletes -- don't value maximum exposure. That we apparently are content to have fewer games on national television. That we aren't concerned with losing hockey viewers who previously watched us on FCS. This is utterly preposterous.

Over the past six years under Brian Faison:
§  A relationship has been established with FOX College Sports (available in more than 50 million homes) that has provided live national broadcasts of not just UND men's hockey, but also UND women's hockey, football, men's basketball, women's basketball and volleyball.
§  A partnership has been formed with Midco Sports Network that not only provides us with a regional broadcast stronghold, but ever-important financial stability. Further, as we begin just year two of that 5-year partnership, Midco has already addressed some of the biggest macro (high definition) and micro (penalty clock) issues that many fans have had with our broadcasts over the years.
§  Midco has also committed to produce and broadcast North Dakota Hockey with Dave Hakstol, the first men's hockey-specific show we've had in at least 20 years, if ever (my time here dates only to the mid-90s so I don't know if there was a Gino Gasparini show). This show, along with UND Sports Extra and UND Insider Weekly, provide us with no fewer than three weekly television shows.
§  Significant resources (financial and manpower) have been committed to widening and improving our online coverage. This ranges from live events (webcasts that include all men's hockey, women's hockey, football, men's basketball, women's basketball and volleyball home games, as well as select soccer, baseball and softball games) to original programming (Through These Doors, Opening Drive, etc.). This has also included the continued development of mobile apps, now and going forward.
§  The state and regional radio network has been significantly expanded.
§  If the exposure discussion goes beyond the traditional realm, our student-athletes have been featured prominently by Sports Illustrated, TSN, CBC, New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, ESPN the Magazine, Los Angeles Times and more. Truthfully, many of these opportunities simply fall into our lap. But quite often, we must aggressively pitch and pursue them. That is our job.

Yes, fewer men's hockey home games will be available on national TV this year. Unfortunately, that was the cost of business associated with forming a first-rate men's hockey conference. Do we as a department find the loss of those games ideal? Of course not, but that doesn't mean that we will stop trying to eventually reclaim that full national footprint. We are hopeful it will prove to be a shining example of one step backward to take two steps forward. As with anything, these things take time.

This athletics department is certainly never beyond reproach, and it is the fans who serve as our checks and balances. That is a good thing.

But I would hope that the bullet points above serve as evidence that this department is anything but ignorant when it comes to matters of exposure.
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Saturday, September 07, 2013

UND vs. SDSU on FCS



Good news for fans that can't make the game tonight. The game will be on Fox College Sports.


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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

This weekend’s NCAA Division one television schedule (3/15 – 3/17)

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2004-2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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. As with any schedule, channels will change and have in the past. There may also be games on in your local area that may not be on nationally.
Even with the NHL ending it’s lockout and making it back to our television dials, there has is still been a lot of watchable college hockey on television.
This weekend, there will not be any college hockey games that will be available on television in Canada.
Also, the Hockey East Quarter Final game on Sunday, March 17, 2013, is showing up in the queue as TBD at this time.
Fri.Mar. 15Vermont vs. Boston CollegeNBC Sports Net.6:00 p.m.603 / 159
Fri.May 15Bemidji State vs. MinnesotaFSN7:00 p.m.668/436
Fri.Mar 15Michigan Tech vs. UNDFCS/Midco7:37pmlocal listings
Fri.Mar. 15Michigan vs. Western MichiganFS Detroit7 p.m.663 / 430
Sat.Mar. 15Michigan Tech vs. UNDFCS/Midco7:07pm628
Sat.Mar. 16New Hampshire vs. ProvidenceNESN3:00 p.m.628 / 434
Sun.Mar. 17Hockey East QuarterfinalNESN3:30 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.All times are Central Standard Time.


Cross-posted at the Hockey Writers Combine...
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Friday, February 01, 2013

This weekend's NCAA Division one television schedule

This hockey season, with this absence of the NHL I have focused on the game of college hockey while the NHL and the NHLPA decided to act like a bunch of children, and hence, the two sided ended up causing the cancelation of 40% of the NHL Hockey season.  Now that the NHL is back up, and running, I would urge fans to continue watching the Division I college hockey.

This season, I have tried keeping up with the ever changing NCAA Division I hockey schedule, and for the most part it’s been difficult because the national college hockey television schedule is very fluid, they continually add games, and obviously delete games. So, I have decided to do it more by a week-to-week basis.

Programing note, for UND hockey fans that are looking for tonight’s game to show up on their DirecTV lineup, there is one change, DirecTV is not picking up Friday’s game between the Wisconsin Badgers. This was announced by the UND Sports Information Director Jayson Hajdu.

If you watch the NHL during the week, you will see numerous former college hockey fans lighting up NHL goalies all over the NHL.

On Wednesday  30, 2013, there was a game between the Minnesota Wild and St Louis Blues and it  looked like all WCHA reunion as there were nine former players from North Dakota (2X), Wisconsin (4X), Minnesota State,  Saint Cloud State, Colorado College. What I didn’t mention is the other schools that were represented in that game as well.

Last night, former Minnesota Gopher Thomas Vanek torched Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask for three goals and lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 7-4 victory over the Boston Bruins. Vanek is currently leading the NHL in points with 15. Former Wisconsin Badgers forward Joel Pavelski is sitting in fourth place with 12 points.

In the offseason, The Minnesota Wild signed former Fighting Sioux All-American Zach Parise, the Wild are seeing instance results from Parise, who’s currently leading the Minnesota Wild in scoring with (5g-4a—9pts).

In Toronto last night, former Fighting Sioux forward Matt Frattin scored the game winning goal for the Toronto Maples Leafs as they beat the Washington Capitals 3-2. Frattin is currently third in the NHL with 2 game winning goals.

I think that it’s safe to say, that the future of the NHL is on stage every Friday and Saturday on a television channel near you.

So, if you don’t have the NHL package or you’re one of those fans that have refused to spend the $50.00-$60.00 to get this package, you have options, especially if you have DirecTV.

*NESN = New England Sports Network. FCS= Fox College Sports. NBCSN = NBC Sports Network. DirecTV requires the “Sports Pack” to view the Regional sports Networks.

Fri.Feb. 1Michigan State at MichiganBTN6:35 p.m.610 / 439 (C)
Fri.Feb. 1UMass Lowell at MerrimackNESN7:00 p.m.628 / 434
Fri.Feb. 1Dartmouth at UnionNBC Sports Net.7:30 p.m.603 / 159
Sat.Feb. 2Michigan vs. Michigan State (JLA)FS Detroit3:00 p.m.663 / 430
Sat.Feb. 2University of Wisconsin at UNDFCS/Midco7:07pm626


Cross Posted at The Hockey Writers - Combine...
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Friday, January 04, 2013

National College Hockey Television Schedule (01/04 – 1/12)

English: Logo for DirecTV
As the NHL and the NHLPA continue with their endless lockout and squabble over billions of dollars, Hockey Related Revenue and other issues, there is actually watchable hockey that is being played tonight… In other words, you have options if you have cable  television or a satellite dish.

 Coming up this weekend, there are some nice national matchups. This weekend, the Cornell Big Red travel to Denver, Colorado for an important two-game nonconference series against the Denver Pioneers. This series has huge national implications in the Pairwise Rankings.  Tuesday night, Notre Dame travels to Minnesota to take on the Gophers in a crucial one game nonconference matchup.

*NESN = New England Sports Network. FCS= Fox College Sports. NBCSN = NBC Sports Network. DirecTV requires the “Sports Pack” to view the Regional sports Networks.

Fri.Jan. 4Dartmouth v. QuinnipiacNESN6:00 p.m. 683/414
Fr.Jan. 4Holy Cross at UNDFCS/Midco7:37 p.m.623
Fri.Jan. 4Colorado College at Nebraska-OmahaNBC Sports Net.7:30 p.m.603 / 159
Fri.Jan. 4Robert Morris at ArmyCBS Sports Net.7:30 p.m.613 / 158 (C)
Fri.Jan. 4Cornell at DenverROOT Sports9:30 p.m.683 / 414
Sat.Jan. 5Holy Cross at UNDFCS/Midco7:07 p.m.626
Sat.Jan. 5Merrimack at VermontCBS Sports Net.7:30 p.m.613 / 158 (C)
Tue.Jan. 8Bowling Green at MichiganBig Ten Net.7:30 p.m.610 / 439 (C)
Tue.Jan. 8Notre Dame at MinnesotaFS North +8:00 p.m.657/444
Fri.Jan. 11Colorado College at UNDFCS/Midco7:37pm623
Fri.Jan. 11New Hampshire at Boston CollegeNESN7:00 p.m.628 / 434
Fri.Jan. 11Union at PrincetonNBCSN7:30 p.m.603 / 159
Fri.Jan. 11Alaska Anchorage at MinnesotaBTN9:00 p.m.610 / 439 (C)
Fri.Jan. 11Nebraska-Omaha at DenverNBCSN10:00 p.m.603 / 159
Sat.Jan. 12Army at Air ForceCBS Sports Net.6:00 p.m.613 / 158 (C)
Sat.Jan. 12Colorado College at UNDFCS/Midco7:07 p.m.TBD
Sat.Jan. 12Alaska at MichiganFS Detroit +7:30 p.m.664 / TBD
Sat.Jan. 12Alaska Anchorage at MinnesotaFS North8:00 p.m.668 / 436
Sat.Jan. 12Nebraska-Omaha at DenverROOT Sports9:00 p.m.683 /414
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

My take on the FCS Hockey broadcasts



Back in the summer, UND signed an agreement with Midco-Sports Network to broadcast around 40 games including all of the home games for UND Men’s Hockey, in addition will broadcast games from other sports to include, football, Men’s and Women’s Basketball. This agreement with MIDCO severed a relationship that the school had with WDAZ and the Fighting Sioux Sports Network. 

For this season, next season the games will no longer be on FCS because of the exclusivity deal that was signed between the NCHC and CBSN, all of the UND Men’s Hockey home games are going to be shown on FCS, just like they were under the former television deal. 

This means that you can watch UND Hockey where ever you are in the United States if you have Fox College Sports on your local cable package or if you have the sports pack on your DirecTV package. Also, Dish Network doesn’t carry Fox College Sports as of this time. 

I have heard a lot of comments on the quality of the UND Hockey Broadcast on FCS this season so far and till this past Sunday night, I hadn’t see any of the broadcasts on Fox College Sports.   
             
On Sunday night, I kind of blew up twitter with this comment – this was the first time that I had seen the broadcasts on FCS – because I attended the games in person. Needless to say, I was less than impressed with the picture that was coming across my television screen. 



I want to be clear, this isn’t meant to be a slam on the University of North Dakota, I am just saying the broadcasts that is coming across the FCS television channels isn’t up to par, just yet. Currently, there are people working on this issue, so I would imagine that there will be adjustments made in the near future.



It would also appear that this issue is on the back end – in other words – it’s on FCS’s side and that needs to be clean up before this issue will be fixed. This is what @UNDSID Jayson Hajdu had this to say yesterday on Sioux Sports.

"I looked into the issue some of you have reported regarding the audio not synching properly, and by all accounts everything checks out fine on the front end when the signal is sent out from Midco's uplink truck. So obviously there is an issue on the back end that needs to be solved.

We had already been in contact with Midco earlier this morning, and both parties have regular communication with FOX College Sports, so hopefully this particular issue can be rectified in short order."
If I hear anything I will pass it on.
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Friday, October 26, 2012

Updated College Hockey TV schedule

Originally posted at The Hockey Writers – Combine

If you have been scanning twitter and the various NHL webpages on the Internet you will realized that the NHL owners and NHL Players Association are nowhere near signing a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.  It’s almost as if the NHL is bound and determined to ruin the NHL in North America for good as they march towards this bizarre form of fratricide.

The two sides look like a bunch of spoiled five year olds fighting over a toy at daycare.
According to Michael Russo of the Star Tribune, the NHL is going to announce today that the league will be cancelling the entire schedule in November.

You see where this is going? The entire season hangs in the balance and is in jeopardy if the two sides don’t get back to the negotiating table.

I love the NHL and I spend hours every winter watching the greatest game on the planet, but as this lockout continues, I have become so disgruntled with the current state of affairs in the NHL, that I have almost stopped entirely looking at my favorite NHL pages. Recently, I have stuck mostly to amateur hockey leagues like the USHL, NAHL, CHL and NCAA hockey webpages.

So now that we have discussed the depressing subject that is the NHL = No Hockey League, you can settle in tonight and watch some college hockey and here is the updated schedule of college hockey games.
You can check your local listing but FCS is on the following DirecTV channels 617, 623, 626. As of right now, Dish Network does not include Fox College Sports. Games with a (C) are also available in Canada.

Fri.Oct. 26Anchorage at UNDFSC/Midco7:37pm623
Sat.Oct. 27Anchorage at UNDFCS/Midco7:07pm626
Sun.Oct. 28Canisius at MinnesotaFS North2 p.m.668/436
Fri.Nov. 2BU at UNDFCS/Midco/NESN7:37pmTBD/686/434
Fri.Nov. 2Minnesota State at MinnesotaFS North8 p.m.668 / 436
Sat.Nov. 3BU at UNDFCS/Midco/NESN7:07pmTBD/628/434
Sat.Nov. 3Minnesota at Minnesota StateFS North +8 p.m.TBD
Fri.Nov. 9Boston University at MerrimackFOX College7:30 p.m.TBD
Thu.Nov. 15Notre Dame at MichiganCBS Sports Net.7:30 p.m.613 / 158 (C)
Fri.Nov. 15UMD at UNDFCS/Midco7:37pmTBD
FriNov. 16UMD at UNDFCS/Midco7:07pmTBD
Fri.Nov. 16Harvard at CornellNBC Sports Net.7:30 pm603 / 159
Fri.Nov. 16Wisconsin at MinnesotaFS North +8 p.m.TBD
Fri.Nov. 16Denver at Colorado CollegeAltitude9:30 p.m.681 / 410
Sat.Nov. 17Colorado College at DenverROOT Sports9 p.m.683 / 414
Sat.Nov. 17Wisconsin at MinnesotaBTN9 p.m.610 / 439 (C)
Fri.Nov. 23Minnesota at VermontFS North +7 p.m.TBD
Fri.Nov. 23Colgate at MerrimackFOX College7:30 p.m.TBD
Sat.Nov. 24Minnesota at VermontFS North7 p.m.668 / 436
Fri.Nov. 30Boston College at Boston UniversityNBC Sports Net.7:30 pm603 / 159
Fri.Nov. 30Ohio State at Michigan StateBTN8 p.m.610 / 439 (C)
Fri.Nov. 30Vermont at MaineCBS Sports Net.8 p.m.613 / 158 (C)
Fri.Nov. 30Nebraska-Omaha at MinnesotaFS North +8 p.m.TBD
Sat.Dec. 1Boston University at Boston CollegeNBC Sports Net.7:30 p.m.603 / 159
Sat.Dec. 1Nebraska-Omaha at MinnesotaFS North +8 p.m.TBD
Fri.Dec. 1Denver University at UNDFCS/Midco7:37pmTBD
Fri.Dec. 7Michigan State at Notre DameNBC Sports Net.7:30 p.m.603 / 159
Fri.Dec. 7Harvard at MerrimackFOX College7:30 p.m.TBD
Fri.Dec 8Denver University at UNDFCS/MIDCO7:07pmTBD
Fri.Dec. 7Minnesota at Colorado CollegeFS North +9:30 p.m.TBD
Sat.Dec. 8Maine at Boston UniversityCBS Sports Net.8 p.m.613 / 158 (C)
Sat.Dec. 8Minnesota at Colorado CollegeFS North +9 p.m.TBD
Fri.Dec. 14Miami at Ohio StateBTN7 p.m.610 / 439 (C)
Fri.Dec. 14Western Michigan at MichiganCBS Sports Net.7:30 p.m.613 / 158 (C)
Thu.Dec. 27Michigan State vs. Western MichiganFS Detroit3:30 p.m.663 / 430
Thu.Dec. 27Michigan vs. Michigan TechFS Detroit7:30 p.m.663 / 430
Fri.Dec. 28GLI Third-Place GameFS Detroit3:30 p.m.663 / 430
Fri.Dec. 28GLI Championship GameFS Detroit7:30 p.m.663 / 430
Sat.Dec. 29Air Force at MinnesotaFS North +TBDTBD
Sat.Dec. 29Boston University at DenverROOT Sports9 p.m.683 / 414
Sat.Dec. 30Boston College at MinnesotaFS North +TBDTBD
Fr.Jan. 4Holy Cross at UNDFCS/Midco7:37pmTBD
Fri.Jan. 4Colorado College at Nebraska-OmahaNBC Sports Net.7:30 p.m.603 / 159
Fri.Jan. 4Robert Morris at ArmyCBS Sports Net.7:30 p.m.613 / 158 (C)
Fri.Jan. 4Cornell at DenverROOT Sports9:30 p.m.683 / 414
Sat.Jan. 5Holy Cross at UNDFCS/Midco7:07TBD
Sat.Jan. 5Merrimack at VermontCBS Sports Net.7:30 p.m.613 / 158 (C)
Tue.Jan. 8Bowling Green at MichiganBTN7:30 p.m.610 / 439 (C)
Tue.Jan. 8Notre Dame at MinnesotaFS North +8 p.m.TBD
Fri.Jan. 11Colorado College at UNDFCS/Midco7:37pmTBD
Fri.Jan. 11New Hampshire at Boston CollegeNESN7 p.m.628 / 434
Fri.Jan. 11Union at PrincetonNBC Sports Net.7:30 p.m.603 / 159
Fri.Jan. 11Alaska Anchorage at MinnesotaBTN9 p.m.610 / 439 (C)
Fri.Jan. 11Nebraska-Omaha at DenverNBC Sports Net.10 p.m.603 / 159
Sat.Jan. 12Army at Air ForceCBS Sports Net.6 p.m.613 / 158 (C)
Sat.Jan. 12Colorado College at UNDFCS/Midco7:07pmTBD
Sat.Jan. 12Alaska at MichiganFS Detroit +7:30 p.m.664 / TBD
Sat.Jan. 12Alaska Anchorage at MinnesotaFS North8 p.m.668 / 436
Sat.Jan. 12Nebraska-Omaha at DenverROOT Sports9 p.m.683 / 414
Fri.Jan. 18Northeastern at Boston UniversityNESN7 p.m.628 / 434
Fri.Jan. 18Harvard at YaleNBC Sports Net.7:30 p.m.603 / 159
Fri.Jan. 18Ferris State at Michigan StateFS Detroit7:30 p.m.663 / 430
Fri.Jan. 18North Dakota at MinnesotaFS North8 p.m.668 / 436
Sat.Jan. 19North Dakota at MinnesotaFS North6 p.m.668 / 436
Sat.Jan. 19Alaska at Notre DameCBS Sports Net7 p.m.613 / 158 (C)
Fri.Jan. 25Maine at Boston CollegeNESN7 p.m.628 / 434
Fri.Jan. 25Yale at CornellNBC Sports Net.7:30 p.m.603 / 159
Fri.Jan. 25Ferris State at Notre DameCBS Sports Net.7:30 p.m.613 / 158 (C)
Fri.Jan. 25Saint Cloud State at UNDFCS/Midco7:07pmTBD
Fri.Jan. 25Minnesota State at MinnesotaBTN8 p.m.610 / 439 (C)
Sat.Jan. 26Penn State at Michigan StateBTN6 p.m.610 / 439 (C)
Sat.Jan. 26Saint Cloud State at UNDFCS/Midco7:07pmTBD
Sat.Jan. 26Providence at Boston UniversityNESN7 p.m.628 / 434
Sat.Jan. 26Michigan at Western MichiganFS Detroit7:30 p.m.663 / 430
Sat.Jan. 26Minnesota at Minnesota StateFS North8 p.m.668 / 436
Fri.Feb. 1Michigan State at MichiganBTN6:30 p.m.610 / 439 (C)
Fri.Feb. 1UMass Lowell at MerrimackNESN7 p.m.628 / 434
Fri.Feb. 1University of Wisconsin at UNDFCS/Midco7:07pmTBD
Fri.Feb. 1Dartmouth at UnionNBC Sports Net.7:30 p.m.603 / 159
Sat.Feb. 2Michigan vs. Michigan State (JLA)FS Detroit4 p.m.663 / 430
Sat.Feb. 2University of Wisconsin at UNDFCS/Midco7:07pmTBD
Fri.Feb. 8North Dakota at Nebraska-OmahaNBC Sports Net.7:30 p.m.603 / 159
Fri.Feb. 8Michigan at Notre DameCBS Sports Net.7:30 p.m.613 / 158 (C)
Fri.Feb. 8Minnesota at St. Cloud StateFS North +8:30 p.m.TBD
Fri.Feb. 8Colorado College at DenverROOT Sports9:30 p.m.683 / 414
Sat.Feb. 9Massachusetts at MerrimackNESN3:30 p.m.628 / 434
Sat.Feb. 9Minnesota at St. Cloud StateFS North +8 p.m.TBD
Sun.Feb. 10Providence at New HampshireCBS Sports Net.4 p.m.613 / 158 (C)
Fri.Feb. 15Northern Michigan at Michigan StateBTN6:30 p.m.610 / 439 (C)
Fri.Feb. 15Boston University at MaineNBC Sports Net.7:30 p.m.603 / 159
Fri.Feb. 15Notre Dame at MiamiCBS Sports Net.7:30 p.m.613 / 158 (C)
Fri.Feb. 15Minnesota at WisconsinFS North8 p.m.668 / 436
Sat.Feb. 16Bowling Green at Ferris StateFS Detroit5 p.m.663 / 430
Sat.Feb. 16Boston University at MaineNESN7 p.m.628 / 434
Sat.Feb. 16Northern Michigan at Michigan StateFS Detroit7:30 p.m.663 / 430
Sun.Feb. 17Minnesota vs. Wisconsin (Soldier Field)BTN4:30 p.m.610 / 439 (C)
Sun.Feb. 17Notre Dame vs. Miami (Soldier Field)FS DetroitTBD663 / 430
Fri.Feb. 22New Hampshire at VermontNESN7 p.m.628 / 434
Fri.Feb. 22Yale at QuinnipiacNBC Sports Net.7:30 p.m.603 / 159
Fri.Feb. 22Notre Dame at Western MichiganCBS Sports Net.7:30 p.m.613 / 158 (C)
Fri.Feb. 22Minnesota Duluth at MinnesotaFS North +8 p.m.TBD
Fri.Feb. 22North Dakota at DenverNBC Sports Net.10 p.m.603 / 159
Sat.Feb. 23New Hampshire at VermontCBS Sports Net.4 p.m.613 / 158 (C)
Sat.Feb. 23Minnesota Duluth at MinnesotaBTN8 p.m.610 / 439 (C)
Sat.Feb. 23North Dakota at DenverROOT Sports9 p.m.683 / 414
Sun.Feb. 24Boston College at MerrimackCBS Sports Net.4 p.m.613 / 158 (C)
Fri.Mar. 1Wisconsin at Nebraska-OmahaNBC Sports Net.7:30 p.m.603 / 159
Fri.Mar. 1Ferris State at MichiganCBS Sports Net.7:30 p.m.613 / 158 (C)
Fri.Mar. 1Bemidji State at UNDFCS/Midco7:37pmTBD
Fri.Mar. 1Denver at MinnesotaBTN8 p.m.610 / 439 (C)
Sat.Mar. 2Hockey East Game TBDNESN4 p.m.628 / 434
Sat.Mar. 2Bemidji State at UNDFCS/Midco7:07pm
Sat.Mar. 2Ferris State at MichiganFS Detroit7:30 p.m.663 / 430
Sat.Mar. 2Denver at MinnesotaFS North8 p.m.668 / 436
Sun.Mar. 3UMass Lowell at MerrimackCBS Sports Net.4 p.m.613 / 158 (C)
Fri.Mar. 8Maine at New HampshireNBC Sports Net.7:30 p.m.603 / 159
Fri.Mar. 8Boston University at NortheasternCBS Sports Net.7:30 p.m.613 / 158 (C)
Fri.Mar. 8Massachusetts at MerrimackFOX College7:30 p.m.TBD
Fri.Mar. 8Minnesota at Bemidji StateFS North8:30 p.m.668 / 436
Sat.Mar. 9Minnesota at Bemidji StateFS North +8 p.m.TBD
Fri.Mar 15TBD vs UNDFCS/Midco7:37pmTBD
Fri.Mar. 15Hockey East QuarterfinalNBC Sports Net.7 p.m.603 / 159
Fri.Mar. 15CCHA Second RoundFS Detroit7 p.m.663 / 430
Sat.Mar. 15TBD vs. UNDFCS/Midco7:07pmTBD
Sat.Mar. 16Hockey East QuarterfinalNESN4 p.m.628 / 434
Sun.Mar. 17Hockey East QuarterfinalNESN4:30 p.m.628 / 434
Thu.Mar. 21WCHA Final FiveFSN2:00/7:07668/ 436
Thu.Mar. 22WCHA Final FiveFSN2:00/7:07668/ 436
Fri.Mar. 22Hockey East SemifinalNBC Sports Net.4 p.m.
Fri.Mar. 22Hockey East SemifinalNBC Sports Net.7 p.m.603 / 159
Sat.Mar. 23CCHA SemifinalFS Detroit1 p.m.603 / 159
Sat.Mar. 23CCHA SemifinalFS Detroit4:30 p.m.663 / 430
Sat.Mar. 23Hockey East ChampionshipNBC Sports Net.7 p.m.663 / 430
Sat.Mar. 23WCHA Final FiveFSN7:00pm668/ 436
Sun.Mar. 24CCHA ChampionshipFS Detroit2 p.m.603 / 159
Sun.Mar. 24NCAA Selection ShowESPNU9 p.m.663 / 430
NCAA Regional CoverageESPNUTBD208 / 141
Thu.Apr. 11NCAA SemifinalTBD4:30 p.m.208 / 141
Thu.Apr. 11NCAA SemifinalTBD8 p.m.
Sat.Apr. 13NCAA ChampionshipTBD7 p.m.
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Saturday, October 13, 2012

A few things related to TV broadcasts

DirecTV
DirecTV (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I know a few people pinged me both on twitter and on my cell phone last night and said that they couldn't watch the game on DirecTV.

I didn't see the tweet by @UNDSID until I got to the Ralph and when I left my home to go to the game last night the game between UND and USNDT U-18 team the game was still actually listed on my DirecTV channel line up as well (FCS channel 626).

Below is the tweet that Jayson Hajdu put up on twitter last night.

Here is the schedule again if want to peruse it - it looks like every game in January will be on TV this season. [click to view]



This should be the only "home" UND Men's Hockey game that is not picked up by Fox College Sports this season and all of the other games should be on TV.




I have not seen an actual broadcast of UND hockey as of yet so I can't comment on the quality of the broadcasts... I did watch most of the UND vs UNA football game on MidcoNet both at work and on my father-in-laws television and I thought it was a high quality broadcast.
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Monday, October 01, 2012

Updated College Hockey Television Schedule

CBS Sports I.D. From 1990
CBS Sports I.D. From 1990 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Orginally posted at the Hockey Writers - Combine

One of the themes I have been hitting on this fall is – College Hockey can fill the void left by the NHL Lockout – there is a very good chance that there will not be any NHL Hockey this season.

From every thing that I have read - it doesn't appear that the two sides aren't very close to solving their differences nor do they seem to be in any hurry to settle the labor dispute.

Keep hope alive - the two sides are meeting but that's about it.

From the average fans perspective, it doesn't appear that the two sides are making very much progress. 

According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, the NHL is close to announcing that they're going to cancel some regular season games on the schedule - that announcement could come in the very  near future.

I have posted television schedules for college hockey in couple of previous posts and today I got my hands on the updated national television college hockey schedule. If my math is correct, there are going to be over 125 college hockey games to choose from this season.

Starting this Saturday, you will be able to watch a Division I college hockey exhibition game between the University of North Dakota and University of Manitoba Bison on Fox College Sports.

You can check your local listing but FCS is on the following DirecTV channels 617, 623, 626. As of right now, Dish Network does not include Fox College Sports. Games with a (C) are also available in Canada.

Day Date Game Network Time (ET) DirecTV/Dish
Sat. Oct. 6 Manitoba at North Dakota (Ex.) FOX College 8 p.m. TBD
Fri. Oct. 12 Ice Breaker: Notre Dame vs. Maine NBC Sports Net. 7 pm 603 / 159
Fri. Oct. 12 Michigan State at Minnesota FS North 7 p.m. 668 / 436
Fri. Oct. 12 U.S. NTDP at North Dakota (Ex.) FOX College 8:30 p.m. TBD
Fri. Oct. 12 Ice Breaker: Army vs. Neb.-Omaha NBC Sports Net. TBD 603 / 159
Sat. Oct. 13 Ice Breaker Championship NBC Sports Net. 7:30 pm 603 / 159
Sat. Oct. 13 Michigan State at Minnesota FS North + 9 p.m. TBD
Fri. Oct. 19 Minnesota at Michigan Tech FS North 7 p.m. 668 / 436
Sat. Oct. 20 Minnesota at Michigan Tech FS North + 7 p.m. TBD
Sun. Oct. 28 Canisius at Minnesota FS North 2 p.m. 668 / 436
Fri. Nov. 2 Minnesota State at Minnesota FS North 8 p.m. 668 / 436
Sat. Nov. 3 Minnesota at Minnesota State FS North + 8 p.m. TBD
Fri. Nov. 9 Boston University at Merrimack FOX College 7:30 p.m. TBD
Thu. Nov. 15 Notre Dame at Michigan CBS Sports Net. 7:30 p.m. 613 / 158 (C)
Fri. Nov. 16 Harvard at Cornell NBC Sports Net. 7:30 pm 603 / 159
Fri. Nov. 16 Wisconsin at Minnesota FS North + 8 p.m. TBD
Fri. Nov. 16 Denver at Colorado College Altitude 9:30 p.m. 681 / 410
Sat. Nov. 17 Colorado College at Denver ROOT Sports 9 p.m. 683 / 414
Sat. Nov. 17 Wisconsin at Minnesota BTN 9 p.m. 610 / 439 (C)
Fri. Nov. 23 Minnesota at Vermont FS North + 7 p.m. TBD
Fri. Nov. 23 Colgate at Merrimack FOX College 7:30 p.m. TBD
Sat. Nov. 24 Minnesota at Vermont FS North 7 p.m. 668 / 436
Fri. Nov. 30 Boston College at Boston University NBC Sports Net. 7:30 pm 603 / 159
Fri. Nov. 30 Ohio State at Michigan State BTN 8 p.m. 610 / 439 (C)
Fri. Nov. 30 Vermont at Maine CBS Sports Net. 8 p.m. 613 / 158 (C)
Fri. Nov. 30 Nebraska-Omaha at Minnesota FS North + 8 p.m. TBD
Sat. Dec. 1 Boston University at Boston College NBC Sports Net. 7:30 p.m. 603 / 159
Sat. Dec. 1 Nebraska-Omaha at Minnesota FS North + 8 p.m. TBD
Fri. Dec. 7 Michigan State at Notre Dame NBC Sports Net. 7:30 p.m. 603 / 159
Fri. Dec. 7 Harvard at Merrimack FOX College 7:30 p.m. TBD
Fri. Dec. 7 Minnesota at Colorado College FS North + 9:30 p.m. TBD
Sat. Dec. 8 Maine at Boston University CBS Sports Net. 8 p.m. 613 / 158 (C)
Sat. Dec. 8 Minnesota at Colorado College FS North + 9 p.m. TBD
Fri. Dec. 14 Miami at Ohio State BTN 7 p.m. 610 / 439 (C)
Fri. Dec. 14 Western Michigan at Michigan CBS Sports Net. 7:30 p.m. 613 / 158 (C)
Thu. Dec. 27 Michigan State vs. Western Michigan FS Detroit 3:30 p.m. 663 / 430
Thu. Dec. 27 Michigan vs. Michigan Tech FS Detroit 7:30 p.m. 663 / 430
Fri. Dec. 28 GLI Third-Place Game FS Detroit 3:30 p.m. 663 / 430
Fri. Dec. 28 GLI Championship Game FS Detroit 7:30 p.m. 663 / 430
Sat. Dec. 29 Air Force at Minnesota FS North + TBD TBD
Sat. Dec. 29 Boston University at Denver ROOT Sports 9 p.m. 683 / 414
Sat. Dec. 30 Boston College at Minnesota FS North + TBD TBD
Fri. Jan. 4 Colorado College at Nebraska-Omaha NBC Sports Net. 7:30 p.m. 603 / 159
Fri. Jan. 4 Robert Morris at Army CBS Sports Net. 7:30 p.m. 613 / 158 (C)
Fri. Jan. 4 Cornell at Denver ROOT Sports 9:30 p.m. 683 / 414
Sat. Jan. 5 Merrimack at Vermont CBS Sports Net. 7:30 p.m. 613 / 158 (C)
Tue. Jan. 8 Bowling Green at Michigan BTN 7:30 p.m. 610 / 439 (C)
Tue. Jan. 8 Notre Dame at Minnesota FS North + 8 p.m. TBD
Fri. Jan. 11 New Hampshire at Boston College NESN 7 p.m. 628 / 434
Fri. Jan. 11 Union at Princeton NBC Sports Net. 7:30 p.m. 603 / 159
Fri. Jan. 11 Alaska Anchorage at Minnesota BTN 9 p.m. 610 / 439 (C)
Fri. Jan. 11 Nebraska-Omaha at Denver NBC Sports Net. 10 p.m. 603 / 159
Sat. Jan. 12 Army at Air Force CBS Sports Net. 6 p.m. 613 / 158 (C)
Sat. Jan. 12 Alaska at Michigan FS Detroit + 7:30 p.m. 664 / TBD
Sat. Jan. 12 Alaska Anchorage at Minnesota FS North 8 p.m. 668 / 436
Sat. Jan. 12 Nebraska-Omaha at Denver ROOT Sports 9 p.m. 683 / 414
Fri. Jan. 18 Northeastern at Boston University NESN 7 p.m. 628 / 434
Fri. Jan. 18 Harvard at Yale NBC Sports Net. 7:30 p.m. 603 / 159
Fri. Jan. 18 Ferris State at Michigan State FS Detroit 7:30 p.m. 663 / 430
Fri. Jan. 18 North Dakota at Minnesota FS North 8 p.m. 668 / 436
Sat. Jan. 19 North Dakota at Minnesota FS North 6 p.m. 668 / 436
Sat. Jan. 19 Alaska at Notre Dame CBS Sports Net 7 p.m. 613 / 158 (C)
Fri. Jan. 25 Maine at Boston College NESN 7 p.m. 628 / 434
Fri. Jan. 25 Yale at Cornell NBC Sports Net. 7:30 p.m. 603 / 159
Fri. Jan. 25 Ferris State at Notre Dame CBS Sports Net. 7:30 p.m. 613 / 158 (C)
Fri. Jan. 25 Minnesota State at Minnesota BTN 8 p.m. 610 / 439 (C)
Sat. Jan. 26 Penn State at Michigan State BTN 6 p.m. 610 / 439 (C)
Sat. Jan. 26 Providence at Boston University NESN 7 p.m. 628 / 434
Sat. Jan. 26 Michigan at Western Michigan FS Detroit 7:30 p.m. 663 / 430
Sat. Jan. 26 Minnesota at Minnesota State FS North 8 p.m. 668 / 436
Fri. Feb. 1 Michigan State at Michigan BTN 6:30 p.m. 610 / 439 (C)
Fri. Feb. 1 UMass Lowell at Merrimack NESN 7 p.m. 628 / 434
Fri. Feb. 1 Dartmouth at Union NBC Sports Net. 7:30 p.m. 603 / 159
Sat. Feb. 2 Michigan vs. Michigan State (JLA) FS Detroit 4 p.m. 663 / 430
Fri. Feb. 8 North Dakota at Nebraska-Omaha NBC Sports Net. 7:30 p.m. 603 / 159
Fri. Feb. 8 Michigan at Notre Dame CBS Sports Net. 7:30 p.m. 613 / 158 (C)
Fri. Feb. 8 Minnesota at St. Cloud State FS North + 8:30 p.m. TBD
Fri. Feb. 8 Colorado College at Denver ROOT Sports 9:30 p.m. 683 / 414
Sat. Feb. 9 Massachusetts at Merrimack NESN 3:30 p.m. 628 / 434
Sat. Feb. 9 Minnesota at St. Cloud State FS North + 8 p.m. TBD
Sun. Feb. 10 Providence at New Hampshire CBS Sports Net. 4 p.m. 613 / 158 (C)
Fri. Feb. 15 Northern Michigan at Michigan State BTN 6:30 p.m. 610 / 439 (C)
Fri. Feb. 15 Boston University at Maine NBC Sports Net. 7:30 p.m. 603 / 159
Fri. Feb. 15 Notre Dame at Miami CBS Sports Net. 7:30 p.m. 613 / 158 (C)
Fri. Feb. 15 Minnesota at Wisconsin FS North 8 p.m. 668 / 436
Sat. Feb. 16 Bowling Green at Ferris State FS Detroit 5 p.m. 663 / 430
Sat. Feb. 16 Boston University at Maine NESN 7 p.m. 628 / 434
Sat. Feb. 16 Northern Michigan at Michigan State FS Detroit 7:30 p.m. 663 / 430
Sun. Feb. 17 Minnesota vs. Wisconsin (Soldier Field) BTN 4:30 p.m. 610 / 439 (C)
Sun. Feb. 17 Notre Dame vs. Miami (Soldier Field) FS Detroit TBD 663 / 430
Fri. Feb. 22 New Hampshire at Vermont NESN 7 p.m. 628 / 434
Fri. Feb. 22 Yale at Quinnipiac NBC Sports Net. 7:30 p.m. 603 / 159
Fri. Feb. 22 Notre Dame at Western Michigan CBS Sports Net. 7:30 p.m. 613 / 158 (C)
Fri. Feb. 22 Minnesota Duluth at Minnesota FS North + 8 p.m. TBD
Fri. Feb. 22 North Dakota at Denver NBC Sports Net. 10 p.m. 603 / 159
Sat. Feb. 23 New Hampshire at Vermont CBS Sports Net. 4 p.m. 613 / 158 (C)
Sat. Feb. 23 Minnesota Duluth at Minnesota BTN 8 p.m. 610 / 439 (C)
Sat. Feb. 23 North Dakota at Denver ROOT Sports 9 p.m. 683 / 414
Sun. Feb. 24 Boston College at Merrimack CBS Sports Net. 4 p.m. 613 / 158 (C)
Fri. Mar. 1 Wisconsin at Nebraska-Omaha NBC Sports Net. 7:30 p.m. 603 / 159
Fri. Mar. 1 Ferris State at Michigan CBS Sports Net. 7:30 p.m. 613 / 158 (C)
Fri. Mar. 1 Denver at Minnesota BTN 8 p.m. 610 / 439 (C)
Sat. Mar. 2 Hockey East Game TBD NESN 4 p.m. 628 / 434
Sat. Mar. 2 Ferris State at Michigan FS Detroit 7:30 p.m. 663 / 430
Sat. Mar. 2 Denver at Minnesota FS North 8 p.m. 668 / 436
Sun. Mar. 3 UMass Lowell at Merrimack CBS Sports Net. 4 p.m. 613 / 158 (C)
Fri. Mar. 8 Maine at New Hampshire NBC Sports Net. 7:30 p.m. 603 / 159
Fri. Mar. 8 Boston University at Northeastern CBS Sports Net. 7:30 p.m. 613 / 158 (C)
Fri. Mar. 8 Massachusetts at Merrimack FOX College 7:30 p.m. TBD
Fri. Mar. 8 Minnesota at Bemidji State FS North 8:30 p.m. 668 / 436
Sat. Mar. 9 Minnesota at Bemidji State FS North + 8 p.m. TBD
Fri. Mar. 15 Hockey East Quarterfinal NBC Sports Net. 7 p.m. 603 / 159
Fri. Mar. 15 CCHA Second Round FS Detroit 7 p.m. 663 / 430
Sat. Mar. 16 Hockey East Quarterfinal NESN 4 p.m. 628 / 434
Sun. Mar. 17 Hockey East Quarterfinal NESN 4:30 p.m. 628 / 434
Fri. Mar. 22 Hockey East Semifinal NBC Sports Net. 4 p.m. 603 / 159
Fri. Mar. 22 Hockey East Semifinal NBC Sports Net. 7 p.m. 603 / 159
Sat. Mar. 23 CCHA Semifinal FS Detroit 1 p.m. 663 / 430
Sat. Mar. 23 CCHA Semifinal FS Detroit 4:30 p.m. 663 / 430
Sat. Mar. 23 Hockey East Championship NBC Sports Net. 7 p.m. 603 / 159
Sun. Mar. 24 CCHA Championship FS Detroit 2 p.m. 663 / 430
Sun. Mar. 24 NCAA Selection Show ESPNU 9 p.m. 208 / 141


NCAA Regional Coverage ESPNU TBD 208 / 141
Thu. Apr. 11 NCAA Semifinal TBD 4:30 p.m.
Thu. Apr. 11 NCAA Semifinal TBD 8 p.m.
Sat. Apr. 13 NCAA Championship TBD 7 p.m.




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