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Post by 1984champ » Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:57 pm

Is this the only viewing option for the championship game?



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Re: ESPNU

Post by thefrank1 » Sat Mar 13, 2021 2:41 pm

Yup


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Re: ESPNU

Post by AFCAT » Sat Mar 13, 2021 6:39 pm

Who comes up with this stuff? A couple of years ago, I had to purchase ESPN+ to watch the Western Illinois game and now ESPNU. I guess I'll be watching high lights on Twitter and listening on the radio then.


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Re: ESPNU

Post by kmax » Sat Mar 13, 2021 6:41 pm

ESPN has had the rights to all men’s conference championship games for a long time. Not a new thing.


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Re: ESPNU

Post by AFCAT » Sat Mar 13, 2021 6:50 pm

kmax wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 6:41 pm
ESPN has had the rights to all men’s conference championship games for a long time. Not a new thing.
Sure, but then you have to purchase multiple channels all the time depending on where they are going to show a game. There are college basketball games on ESPN, ESPN+ ESPNU, and if you want Dodgeball, then ESPN8. Drives me nuts. Since you can call up different games on ESPN+, it would be nice if they gave us that option and broadcast the game there too.

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Re: ESPNU

Post by MSU01 » Sat Mar 13, 2021 6:55 pm

I signed up for the free trial period of YouTube TV, which includes ESPNU. If the Bobcats win I'll probably be so thrilled that I forget to cancel it. [-o<


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Re: ESPNU

Post by sdsyvie » Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:11 pm

I use the ESPN app to watch typically, 20 minutes ago there was a link to watch the game, under upcoming. Now the game isn't showing at all in the app, anyone else having trouble using the app?



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Re: ESPNU

Post by HiLineCat » Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:42 pm

I have Hulu Live. It has all the ESPN networks and ESPN +.



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Re: ESPNU

Post by kcatz » Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:47 pm

sdsyvie wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:11 pm
I use the ESPN app to watch typically, 20 minutes ago there was a link to watch the game, under upcoming. Now the game isn't showing at all in the app, anyone else having trouble using the app?
YES!

At 5:30 I got everything logged in and was watching SWAC game fine on ESPNU through the app.

At 6 tried to load our game... no luck.

Now asking me for cable provider. No luck.

By 6:15 gave up and signed up for YouTube tv free trial.

No problems



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Re: ESPNU

Post by Hi-Line Bobcat » Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:00 pm

AFCAT wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 6:39 pm
Who comes up with this stuff? A couple of years ago, I had to purchase ESPN+ to watch the Western Illinois game and now ESPNU. I guess I'll be watching high lights on Twitter and listening on the radio then.
ESPNU was 10 years before ESPN+.


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Re: ESPNU

Post by AFCAT » Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:31 pm

Hi-Line Bobcat wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 8:00 pm
AFCAT wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 6:39 pm
Who comes up with this stuff? A couple of years ago, I had to purchase ESPN+ to watch the Western Illinois game and now ESPNU. I guess I'll be watching high lights on Twitter and listening on the radio then.
ESPNU was 10 years before ESPN+.
I wasn’t questioning the history of when the networks founded each channel, thanks.


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Re: ESPNU

Post by BelgradeBobcat » Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:07 pm

Remember the good ol' days when we'd only get the second half on ESPN or it was tape delayed and played at about 10PM?



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Re: ESPNU

Post by Bobcat4Ever » Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:52 pm

The reason that ESPN streaming works for awhile and then disappears is that if you have not authenticated to a TV provider they start you on a “free trial” with a countdown timer. It runs for some 20-30 minutes and then you get kicked out.



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Re: ESPNU

Post by luckyirishguy25 » Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:24 am

kmax wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 6:41 pm
ESPN has had the rights to all men’s conference championship games for a long time. Not a new thing.
To be fair, the last time the cats got this far in the tourney was a decade ago...



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Re: ESPNU

Post by sdsyvie » Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:54 pm

kcatz wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:47 pm
sdsyvie wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:11 pm
I use the ESPN app to watch typically, 20 minutes ago there was a link to watch the game, under upcoming. Now the game isn't showing at all in the app, anyone else having trouble using the app?
YES!

At 5:30 I got everything logged in and was watching SWAC game fine on ESPNU through the app.

At 6 tried to load our game... no luck.

Now asking me for cable provider. No luck.

By 6:15 gave up and signed up for YouTube tv free trial.

No problems
Hah thanks for the reply, I did the same thing

You tube TV free trial



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Re: ESPNU

Post by KittieKop » Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:50 pm

sdsyvie wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:54 pm
kcatz wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:47 pm
sdsyvie wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:11 pm
I use the ESPN app to watch typically, 20 minutes ago there was a link to watch the game, under upcoming. Now the game isn't showing at all in the app, anyone else having trouble using the app?
YES!

At 5:30 I got everything logged in and was watching SWAC game fine on ESPNU through the app.

At 6 tried to load our game... no luck.

Now asking me for cable provider. No luck.

By 6:15 gave up and signed up for YouTube tv free trial.

No problems
Hah thanks for the reply, I did the same thing

You tube TV free trial
We're Sling subscribers, so checked on adding the sports package to get ESPNU. It was $15/mo. Discovered I was only 4 days from the end of the billing cycle. Signed up for the package. Cost? Like $4.60. Watched the game, cancelled right after!


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