ESPN Responds To ABC6’s Request To Have Saturday FB Game Changed

Viewers have called and emailed ABC6 wanting to see the Notre Dame-USC game on Saturday instead of the scheduled Oklahoma-Oklahoma State game.  ABC6 management continued to ask ABC to switch our game to the Irish playing the Trojans. 

After a day of requests, this was the reply from ABC and ESPN.

 

We appreciate your taking the time to write and share your thoughts with us regarding our college football coverage. Offering multiple games in one window is a way to serve local fans with games they care about while providing the national audience with compelling matchups. We consider regional and national interest, most compelling matchups and contractual obligations to determine which game will be televised in each region. Weekly coverage maps can be found here: http://espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?page=coveragemaps2010

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