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Bowler19525

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ESPN-U college bowling coverage
« on: March 29, 2021, 04:11:36 PM »
That was a pretty cruel trick ESPN-U played on viewers last night.  Tuned in at 7:30PM to watch the MEAC women's bowling championship.  Started on time.  They showed the first match, started the 2nd then went to commercial around 8:00.  Immediately cut to a live college ice hockey game and dumped bowling.  Thanks, ESPN-U I really appreciate that.

They are scheduled to air the SWAC bowling championship tonight at 6PM.  Let's see if they can manage to air the whole thing or if that gets dumped as well.

 

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Re: ESPN-U college bowling coverage
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2021, 05:24:09 PM »
That was a pretty cruel trick ESPN-U played on viewers last night.  Tuned in at 7:30PM to watch the MEAC women's bowling championship.  Started on time.  They showed the first match, started the 2nd then went to commercial around 8:00.  Immediately cut to a live college ice hockey game and dumped bowling.  Thanks, ESPN-U I really appreciate that.

They are scheduled to air the SWAC bowling championship tonight at 6PM.  Let's see if they can manage to air the whole thing or if that gets dumped as well.

This is where you write in to them. If they changed their schedule in 30 minutes, then they may come into some issues with Title IX. But that is definitely worth a complaint to ESPNU.

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Re: ESPN-U college bowling coverage
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2021, 07:14:12 PM »
This is ESPN we are talking about.  This is exactly why I am glad Fox airs them now.  Since FOX took over the telecasts are a million times better.  With the fact several well known employees left and the rumors surrounding ESPN, I barely watch any channel bearing the ESPN name anymore.
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Re: ESPN-U college bowling coverage
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2021, 01:57:52 AM »
This is ESPN we are talking about.  This is exactly why I am glad Fox airs them now.  Since FOX took over the telecasts are a million times better.  With the fact several well known employees left and the rumors surrounding ESPN, I barely watch any channel bearing the ESPN name anymore.

Oh, I agree.. I have had my own beefs with ESPN over the past 25 years, especially for coverage of sports I helped in negotiating that they really screwed everyone over on, in lieu of things you could barely call "sports". For example, myself and a lot of people helped in coordinating coverage of the Australian Football League (Aussie Rules Football) back in the mid 90s after the channel they mainly aired on, Prime Sports (the same network that carried a lot of the LPBT), went under. The AFL coughed up a lot of money for coverage in the US...

The best ESPN gave them was a 3:30am or 4:30am time slot on a Saturday morning for a 1-hour highlights show on 2-week time delay, and even with that, they pre-empted it (without warning) for either competitive Cheerleading, the "Worlds Strongest Man" competition, or competitive log chopping. And this being the "Total Sports Network", and the "world wide leader in sports".

Funnily enough, the AFL went to Fox in the late 1990s, and now we have live coverage of matches as they happen. ESPN is a joke; but the only way that they were able to keep the PBA as long as they had is because of tradition with ABC.

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Re: ESPN-U college bowling coverage
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2021, 08:32:09 AM »
ESPN-U actually aired their full SWAC championship broadcast at the scheduled time.  Best of 7 games, they did the whole thing where they showed the first 3 games, then cut to game 6.  Worked out pretty well.