RyanMcD29, on February 23, 2012 - 23:05, said:
Time to get on the soap box for a sec, but is it me or has ESPNU really downsized their lacrosse coverage this year? A lot of games are being moved over to ESPN3, and I mean good games like Duke-ND and Duke-Maryland, but by next Friday 4 out of the 4 games seen on ESPNU so far this year will have involved Johns Hopkins, with the only game really national-TV worthy being Princeton next week. I know all about ESPN's deal with Johns Hopkins (similar to Notre Dame and NBC), but it's kinda getting out of hand that they're the only ones being shown for the first 3 weeks of the season on TV. As much as ESPN's helped to grow the game, I think they're taking a big step back this season, especially with all the games being moved over to ESPN3, as well as some of the traditional ESPNU matchups not being shown at all this season (looking through the SU schedule Syracuse-Princeton's been moved to TWCS, though that might be Time Warner's call with home games, but there's quite a few other matchups no longer on the U)
It might be you, man. I know for a fact that next weekend's Syracuse-Virginia game will be on ESPN (I've checked). I understand that you aren't all that happy with the JHU love, but I have to think that with everything ESPN has on their plate right now, there isn't a lot of time given to college lacrosse.
Check back in about a month or so and things might change.