As you can tell, I'm a little frustrated (and I do get ESPN3).
I have travelled to every MT game this year except for FIU, and doesn't look like I'll be able to get to Jonesboro.
Kind of a wasted opportunity by the Belt to showcase our Top Two programs (this year).
In the past, the Sun Belt had "floating" games at the end of the year, that were picked up with an option. I didn't see this deal at the beginning of this football season when they had the media day PDF release. I expected any kind of de-facto championship game not to be aired.
The same thing happened when FIU and Troy played for the Sun Belt Championship 2 years ago. No TV.
Same day I was flipping the channels and noticed freakin' Elon vs. Wofford (or some similar game) on television .
one issue is that ncaa 1-aa playoffs are in full swing this weekend. Bunch of those games are pre-slotted for espn and espn2. Those cant get bumped. cbssports has the contract with coosa. the ONLY viable option would be CSS or Fox sports.
It's not better if you have DirectTV. In that case it is probably blacked out on ESPN 3 and you have no option to watch the game. As it is, I can plug the HDMI cable from my computer to my big screen and watch in comfort. I do wish our HD crew would be there.
If this game ends up being blacked out, I think all MT fans are gonna be pretty pissed off since this is really a championship game. I don't think it will because I watched the ASU/Memphis game on ESPN3. They might have a student based TV production deal there too. Who knows?
The only time I've seen a game blacked out on ESPN3 is if CSS is carrying the game. I assumed that it gets blacked out because of CSS's contract. But I'm not an expert at this subject, so if there's another reason it could be blacked out tell me know so I can make appropriate preparations!