Wednesday, September 12, 2012

DU Hockey To Appear On NBC Sports Network

The University of Denver will appear on NBC Sports Network three times this season.  All three games will be at Magness Arena.

Nov. 30 Wisconsin at #8 Denver 8 PM MT

Jan. 11 Nebraska-Omaha at #8 Denver 8 PM MT

Feb. 22 #6 North Dakota at #8 Denver 8 PM MT

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is good stuff.

I would imagine there are some CBS Sports Network (former CSTV) games too?

Anonymous said...

How disappointing. This only benefits “fans” that are too lazy to go to the game. Two words – away games!

Anonymous said...

Those USA Today polls from April are a little stale. DU isn't cracking the top 10 this pre season.

Your fans don't show up to games when there not on TV.

Anonymous said...

Production costs for airing games from Denver are probably way cheaper than doing it from many road games.

dggoddard said...

50% of DU's alumni are outside Colorado so it benefits them.

dggoddard said...

Notre Dame leaving Big East for ACC will impact the lacrosse landscape.

The ACC will have UNC, Duke, Virginia, Maryland, Syracuse & Notre Dame.

Anonymous said...

DU fans DO show up for games - 117,000 of them last year.

We were #12 in NCAA attendence last year out of 58 teams, with an average attendence of over 5,300 fans per game, 89% of capacity.

DU ranked ahead of schools such as UNH, BU, Notre Dame and Vermont, to name a few.

DU also has the second highest average ticket prices in the country after Minnesota.

We're doing fine at the gate.

Anonymous said...

The reason DU has three NBC games at Magness has everything to do with timezone and market size.

Our location enables late game double headers and we are the largest and best college hockey TV market west of the Dakotas.

dggoddard said...

Someone mentioned on another site that DU and UNO are willing to pick up the production costs, so NBC Sports only has to fly in the announcers.

du78 said...

Also Magness was built with TV production facilities within it. A big plus for networks when they come in. Don't know if those facilities have been upgaded due to the Presidential Debate but it is an easy place to broadcast from. Also has the latest starts in the continental US along with CC. With 8PM national TV starts, it is a natural for the national doubleheaders.

Anonymous said...

DU fans tend to be older. A lot older. If they have a chance to stay in their La-z-boy they stay home. Many a season ticket holder skips the game if it snows or it’s too cold or ….

Anonymous said...

DU.....try not to embarrass yourselves on national tv this year. Last year against UND you were pathetic.

Anonymous said...

Wow, you must really follow DU hockey closely. I don't even remember this "pathetic" outing vs. UND last year. Thank you, though, for following our team so diligently! I can assure you that I'll do whatever I can, to make sure that our hockey team never again looks pathetic on TV.

Anonymous said...

4:36, you don't remember it because it didn't matter. The only nationally televised game between DU and UND that anyone remembers is the '05 national championship game.

Anonymous said...

Is there any consideration or possible delta built into this, for the NHL Lockout? What the hell are all those Avalanche fans going to watch all year long? Will there be some "emergency" programming, in case we get to January - and there's no NHL????

Anonymous said...

don't worry, there's PLENTY of college basketball to fill the void.

Anonymous said...

Yawn...sue fans bore me...they're so frickin pathetic...

Anonymous said...

It will be nice for people who post here and on USCHO to actually see the game rather than make comments from what Jay Stickney told them happened. I love Jay and he is truly entertaining but when people that didn’t even see the game make wild accusations about hits or injuries from the broadcast they are anything but credible.

Anonymous said...

I was sittin’ in my lazyboy and just opened my second bottle of Crown Royal for the evening when Jay said that the North Dakota player just threw himself into the boards unassisted and DU got called for a penalty. This is an outrage! In my day this would have never happened! I remember when …. yada, yada, yada.

Anonymous said...

12:46, you're totally off point from the thread, but a lot of people on USCHO and here do go to the games. That's an ignorant thing to say.

I'll agree that you can't judge hits/injuries from a radio broadcast, but many of the games are either on TV or on Pioneer Vision...a vast majority of the time you can get a better view of a play on TV with the different angles and slow motion. I really don't see what point you are trying to make???

Anonymous said...

A better view on Pioneer Vision. Hahahahahahahaha! It looks like Stickney runs the camera with his feet while announcing the game.

Anonymous said...

Pioneer Vision has multiple professional Root Sports cameras with slo-motion, much as you would see the game on TV. It is one of the better Internet telecasts in college hockey.

And Stickney is funny, too.

Anonymous said...

It's really not funny 4:10. You're wrong.

Anonymous said...

Great to have the NBC coverage since Pioneer Vison is crap.