Maybe TV for St. Joe's

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Maybe TV for St. Joe's

Post by harbo » Mon Feb 23, 2004 10:28 pm

The Hawks' fans are talking possibilities of TV for the game, maybe CN8 or Comcast Sports. Check your local listings.

http://www.xsorbit1.com/users/hawkforum ... 1077455669

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Post by Old Cage » Tue Feb 24, 2004 1:17 pm

Guess not. From Philly.com today:

TV not likely. It appears that St. Joseph's fans who were hoping to see the Hawks go for their 25th consecutive win tomorrow night against Massachusetts in Amherst will not get their wish.

"So far, we've been unable to achieve the goal of bringing the St. Joe's-UMass game to the Philadelphia television market," Steve Hurlbut, associate commissioner of the A-10, said last night. "We're not optimistic things are going to change."

Hurlbut said several options were explored. Comcast SportsNet, which will televise the Temple-La Salle game at 8 p.m. as part of the A-10 package, was hoping to carry the St. Joe's game instead, but the conference did not believe it was appropriate to ask Temple and La Salle to step aside because it would put those two schools in a difficult position. Also, the conference did not consider asking UMass to change the tip-off for the game from 7 to 6 p.m.

"We don't tell our schools when to start their games unless it's prearranged because of television purposes," Hurlbut said.

Hurlbut said the conference tried to bring CN8 into the mix but the network is locked into its programming.

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Post by FRDreams » Tue Feb 24, 2004 1:27 pm

If we were not the second worst team in the conference with an average attendance of a little over 2k they would figure out a way to get it done. :twisted: Go Zoomass!

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Post by John Tate » Tue Feb 24, 2004 3:23 pm

You can say that again...Go UMass!

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Post by Len » Tue Feb 24, 2004 3:40 pm

Glad to be spared the embarassment.
I told you so!

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Post by MikeUMA » Tue Feb 24, 2004 4:10 pm

Old Cage wrote:Hurlbut said the conference tried to bring CN8 into the mix but the network is locked into its programming.
Yeah, real compelling stuff.
7:00 PM CN8 News: (Live)
8:00 PM CN8 Money Matters Today
8:30 PM One on One with Steve Adubato

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Post by Sam Minuteman » Tue Feb 24, 2004 4:14 pm

It will be more exciting to listen to Coach describe the amazing upset on the radio, maybe he makes sportscenter.........
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Post by Christine » Tue Feb 24, 2004 11:38 pm

SJU-UMASS to be televised on UPN57 in Philly...
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Post by UMatt » Tue Feb 24, 2004 11:45 pm

Yes! Good job by Comcast and UPN getting this thing on down here! Here are the details...

http://www.sjuhawks.com/article.cfm?doc_id=4258

Hopefully you guys up MA can somehow get it on TV there.

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Post by zombiewoof » Wed Feb 25, 2004 9:27 am

For those of you that are going to watch this game on the tube, be sure not to have any sharp objects lying around or you may just poke your eyes out with 'em.

I'm excited to go to the game tonight, hopefuly UMass will play with intensity -- though I won't be taking any pencils or pens with me just in case...
This aggression will not stand, man

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Post by Minutemaniac74 » Wed Feb 25, 2004 4:27 pm

UMatt wrote:Yes! Good job by Comcast and UPN getting this thing on down here! Here are the details...

http://www.sjuhawks.com/article.cfm?doc_id=4258

Hopefully you guys up MA can somehow get it on TV there.
NO...."you guys up in MA" need to get out to the Mullins and watch the game live! Screw TV!

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Post by MikeUMA » Wed Feb 25, 2004 5:50 pm

Damn right. Have some salty popcorn, catch the hoop band in action, hopefully the dance team too, look at the new Al Skinner banner on the wall, and take in a college basketball game. Get your butt out there.

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