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(10-28-2019 11:57 AM)arkstfan Wrote:  
(10-28-2019 11:42 AM)UTEPDallas Wrote:  
(10-27-2019 11:16 PM)Kit-Cat Wrote:  
(10-27-2019 10:44 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  Its been a pretty good deal for the Sunbelt. The nice thing for the fans is they always know where to go. With CUSA, which has several different broadcast partners--it can sometimes be difficult to track down a CUSA game for the more casual fans. I know a couple of times last I tried to find a N Texas game I was interested in checking out that was on STADIUM and I finally just gave up.

Its also making the CUSA/SBC realignment dream more difficult.

First it was the 10 team money split in the SBC vs. 14 team split in CUSA. Then for the past few years SBC is decidedly better top to bottom in FB. Now the TV deal is also a step up over CUSA.

A split CUSA is facing the prospect of splitting and expanding without SBC call ups this time around. This is why I predict the replacement for UAB if they were to leave for the AAC might have to be NMSU at this point due to the advancement of the SBC.

Nobody is seriously thinking in a C-USA/Sun Belt realignment.

The last thing C-USA Sun Belt needs is mediocre Sun Belt C-USA teams joining a mediocre conference to make it more mediocre especially in basketball.

Thanks but no thanks.

As for the tv deal, at least the SBC has it better than the MAC with its weeknight games.
Fixed it for you

I’m totally fine with that fix. Both conferences are the poster child of mediocrity including one of the schools I root for. But if UTEP is going to be stuck in a Southern based cluster mess (and I’m being nice calling it that because I don’t want to get banned or get a warning), the last thing we need is more mediocrity especially in basketball.
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Wrong post.
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(10-28-2019 11:49 AM)App State Nation Wrote:  App State at South Carolina picked up by ESPN2. 7 PM November 9.

Never thought we'd be home dogs against a ranked Sun Belt team but here we are. Life happens fast.

It should be a fun game under the lights.
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(10-27-2019 10:44 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  Its been a pretty good deal for the Sunbelt. The nice thing for the fans is they always know where to go. With CUSA, which has several different broadcast partners--it can sometimes be difficult to track down a CUSA game for the more casual fans. I know a couple of times last I tried to find a N Texas game I was interested in checking out that was on STADIUM and I finally just gave up.

Yes, it’s been annoying. I had to purchase a screen mirror app on the App Store just to watch two MTSU Facebook games this year. The Facebook app on Roku wasn’t being cooperative.

A lot of us on the CUSA board feel our AD doesn’t even try to shop around for a deal. At the rate we are doing she’ll probably sign a contract for someone to film the game on their smartphone and post it online the next day
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(10-27-2019 09:22 PM)Yosef Himself Wrote:  All the below are SunBelt/ESPN deal games.

Saturday, August 31
*Mississippi State vs. Louisiana, 11 a.m. (ESPNU)

Saturday, September 14
*Memphis at South Alabama, 2:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Thursday, October 3
*Georgia Southern at South Alabama, 6:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Saturday, October 5
*Memphis at ULM, Noon (ESPNU)

Wednesday, October 9
*Appalachian State at Louisiana, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Thursday, October 10
*ULM at Texas State, 8:15 p.m. (ESPNU)

Wednesday, October 16
*South Alabama at Troy, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Thursday, October 17
*Louisiana at Arkansas State, 6:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Saturday, October 26
*Appalachian State at South Alabama, 11 a.m. CT / Noon ET (ESPNU)

Thursday, October 31
*Georgia Southern at Appalachian State, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)

Saturday, November 2
*Arkansas State at ULM, 3:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Thursday, November 7
*Louisiana at Coastal Carolina, 6:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Saturday, December 7
*Sun Belt Football Championship Game, 12 p.m. (ESPN or ESPN2)



13 National TV games so far on the TV deal with ESPN. Several more possible TV games in the future. Six games (46%) so far have been on Saturdays.


Probably one of the best years for Sun Belt in terms of TV games.

P8 baby!
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RE: Sun Belt has to be enjoying new TV deal
Story:

https://sunbeltsports.org/news/2019/10/2...eason.aspx

Quote:The conference is slated to showcase a record 341 games – 327 regular-season home games (172 men and 151 women) and 18 Sun Belt Basketball Championship games (nine men and nine women). This year's ESPN broadcast schedule surpasses the league's previous high of 249 games (231 regular season and 18 championship) last year.

The highlights of this year's schedule includes two men's regular-season matchups on ESPN2 – South Alabama at Troy on Friday, Feb. 7 and Texas State at UTA on Friday, Feb. 28, both at 8 p.m. CT – and a tournament title game doubleheader on Sunday, March 15 with the men's championship game on ESPN2 at 1 p.m. CT and the women's championship game on ESPN3 at 6 p.m. CT.

The remaining home regular-season and tournament games that are a part of the conference's ESPN basketball schedule this season are set for live coverage on ESPN+.


Schedules:

https://sunbeltsports.org/calendar.aspx?path=mbball

and

https://sunbeltsports.org/calendar.aspx?path=wbball
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(10-27-2019 08:52 PM)arkstfan Wrote:  The Sun Belt's contract with ESPN guarantees a set number of games each season with the option for the network to pick up additional games.

So far this year ESPN, or more accurately ESPNU has picked up the following additional games beyond the guaranteed number of games.
Mississippi State at Louisiana
Memphis at South Alabama
Memphis at ULM
Appalachian State at South Alabama
AState at ULM

All Saturday pickups in addition to the usual weeknight games ESPN offers the Sun Belt and all but the first taken under the 12 day notice provision after the start of the season.

Nice to see a couple ULM home games on national tv, as well as USA in Ladd-Peebles’ farewell season.
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(10-28-2019 07:57 PM)Country_Wisdom_359 Wrote:  
(10-27-2019 10:44 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  Its been a pretty good deal for the Sunbelt. The nice thing for the fans is they always know where to go. With CUSA, which has several different broadcast partners--it can sometimes be difficult to track down a CUSA game for the more casual fans. I know a couple of times last I tried to find a N Texas game I was interested in checking out that was on STADIUM and I finally just gave up.

Yes, it’s been annoying. I had to purchase a screen mirror app on the App Store just to watch two MTSU Facebook games this year. The Facebook app on Roku wasn’t being cooperative.

A lot of us on the CUSA board feel our AD doesn’t even try to shop around for a deal. At the rate we are doing she’ll probably sign a contract for someone to film the game on their smartphone and post it online the next day

CUSA fans laughed at me when I said no deal was better than the deal they were going to sign. It was just a final attempt to say "we get paid more than the Sunbelt therefore we are superior".

But now I literally spend my entire Saturday every Saturday watching football. And the only CUSA team I have seen play this year was UNT getting demolished by SMU.

You guys would have been better off just having no deal and creating a school run live-stream and call it an internship for broadcast majors. If any CUSA team was good enough to be on TV ESPN always finds room for top 25 teams.

Then you have no Thursday games. No late night start games.
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RE: Sun Belt has to be enjoying new TV deal
(10-28-2019 07:57 PM)Country_Wisdom_359 Wrote:  
(10-27-2019 10:44 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  Its been a pretty good deal for the Sunbelt. The nice thing for the fans is they always know where to go. With CUSA, which has several different broadcast partners--it can sometimes be difficult to track down a CUSA game for the more casual fans. I know a couple of times last I tried to find a N Texas game I was interested in checking out that was on STADIUM and I finally just gave up.

Yes, it’s been annoying. I had to purchase a screen mirror app on the App Store just to watch two MTSU Facebook games this year. The Facebook app on Roku wasn’t being cooperative.

A lot of us on the CUSA board feel our AD doesn’t even try to shop around for a deal. At the rate we are doing she’ll probably sign a contract for someone to film the game on their smartphone and post it online the next day

Yeah, I have a Roku too. For the UH-N Texas game I had to go old school with a lap top attached to the TV with a HDMI cable. It was a pain, but the result was fine. Good picture. Solid broadcast. No issues with the stream. CUSA needs an app with all the major streaming devices that makes it easy to access all their different broadcast partners.
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(10-27-2019 10:58 PM)Kit-Cat Wrote:  MAC has seen a similar uptick this season. I think it has to do with the AAC moving up to more telecasts on ABC and less Tier II exposure.

Saturday, September 7th
UAB @ Akron (CBS Sports)

Saturday, September 21st
Temple @ Buffalo (ESPNU)

Saturday, September 28th
Buffalo @ Miami (ESPNU)
Central Michigan @ Western Michigan (CBS Sports)

Saturday, October 12th
Miami @ Western Michigan (ESPNU)
Toledo @ Bowling Green (CBS Sports)

Saturday, October 19th
Kent State @ Ohio (CBS Sports)

Updating the list with a few more games.

Saturday, November 2nd
Buffalo @ Eastern Michigan (ESPNU)
NIU @ Central Michigan (CBS Sports)
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The Arkansas State-ULM game is running into the UAB-Tennessee game on ESPNU.
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(11-02-2019 10:04 AM)Kit-Cat Wrote:  
(10-27-2019 10:58 PM)Kit-Cat Wrote:  MAC has seen a similar uptick this season. I think it has to do with the AAC moving up to more telecasts on ABC and less Tier II exposure.

Saturday, September 7th
UAB @ Akron (CBS Sports)

Saturday, September 21st
Temple @ Buffalo (ESPNU)

Saturday, September 28th
Buffalo @ Miami (ESPNU)
Central Michigan @ Western Michigan (CBS Sports)

Saturday, October 12th
Miami @ Western Michigan (ESPNU)
Toledo @ Bowling Green (CBS Sports)

Saturday, October 19th
Kent State @ Ohio (CBS Sports)

Updating the list with a few more games.

Saturday, November 2nd
Buffalo @ Eastern Michigan (ESPNU)
NIU @ Central Michigan (CBS Sports)

It also helps that the mediocre ACC games that would be on ESPNU are now in the ACC Network.
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(11-02-2019 06:06 PM)sctvman Wrote:  The Arkansas State-ULM game is running into the UAB-Tennessee game on ESPNU.

Y'all are welcome. :)
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Appalachian State at Georgia State has been picked up for ESPNU at 7:30pm on November 16th

Update/Correction - 11/04/19


Saturday, August 31
*Mississippi State vs. Louisiana, 11 a.m. (ESPNU)

Saturday, September 14
*Memphis at South Alabama, 2:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Thursday, October 3
*Georgia Southern at South Alabama, 6:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Saturday, October 5
*Memphis at ULM, Noon (ESPNU)

Wednesday, October 9
*Appalachian State at Louisiana, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Thursday, October 10
*ULM at Texas State, 8:15 p.m. (ESPNU)

Wednesday, October 16
*South Alabama at Troy, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Thursday, October 17
*Louisiana at Arkansas State, 6:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Saturday, October 26
*Appalachian State at South Alabama, 11 a.m. CT / Noon ET (ESPNU)

Thursday, October 31
*Georgia Southern at Appalachian State, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)

Saturday, November 2
*Arkansas State at ULM, 3:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Thursday, November 7
*Louisiana at Coastal Carolina, 6:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Saturday, November 9
Appalachian State at South Carolina, 7pm (ESPN2)

Saturday, November 16
Appalachian State at Georgia State, 7:30pm (ESPNU)

Saturday, December 7
*Sun Belt Football Championship Game, 11 a.m. (ESPN or ESPN2)



14 National TV games so far on the TV deal with ESPN. Several more possible TV games in the future. Seven games (50%) so far have been on Saturdays.
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(11-04-2019 12:05 PM)Yosef Himself Wrote:  Appalachian State at Georgia State has been picked up for ESPNU at 7:30pm on November 16th

Update/Correction - 11/04/19


Saturday, August 31
*Mississippi State vs. Louisiana, 11 a.m. (ESPNU)

Saturday, September 14
*Memphis at South Alabama, 2:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Thursday, October 3
*Georgia Southern at South Alabama, 6:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Saturday, October 5
*Memphis at ULM, Noon (ESPNU)

Wednesday, October 9
*Appalachian State at Louisiana, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Thursday, October 10
*ULM at Texas State, 8:15 p.m. (ESPNU)

Wednesday, October 16
*South Alabama at Troy, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

Thursday, October 17
*Louisiana at Arkansas State, 6:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Saturday, October 26
*Appalachian State at South Alabama, 11 a.m. CT / Noon ET (ESPNU)

Thursday, October 31
*Georgia Southern at Appalachian State, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)

Saturday, November 2
*Arkansas State at ULM, 3:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Thursday, November 7
*Louisiana at Coastal Carolina, 6:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Saturday, November 9
Appalachian State at South Carolina, 7pm (ESPN2)

Saturday, November 16
Appalachian State at Georgia State, 7:30pm (ESPNU)

Saturday, December 7
*Sun Belt Football Championship Game, 11 a.m. (ESPN or ESPN2)



14 National TV games so far on the TV deal with ESPN. Several more possible TV games in the future. Seven games (50%) so far have been on Saturdays.

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(10-28-2019 07:57 PM)Country_Wisdom_359 Wrote:  
(10-27-2019 10:44 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  Its been a pretty good deal for the Sunbelt. The nice thing for the fans is they always know where to go. With CUSA, which has several different broadcast partners--it can sometimes be difficult to track down a CUSA game for the more casual fans. I know a couple of times last I tried to find a N Texas game I was interested in checking out that was on STADIUM and I finally just gave up.

Yes, it’s been annoying. I had to purchase a screen mirror app on the App Store just to watch two MTSU Facebook games this year. The Facebook app on Roku wasn’t being cooperative.

A lot of us on the CUSA board feel our AD doesn’t even try to shop around for a deal. At the rate we are doing she’ll probably sign a contract for someone to film the game on their smartphone and post it online the next day

We're getting **** for money anyway, just give ESPN everything and take what they give us. Other than the NFL Network deal it's crap across the board. Our marquee games and title games are on CBS Sports which with most cable/dish plans is an add on. A couple FB/MBB games on ESPNU/ESPN2 a year and everything else on 3 or + would be preferable in my opinion. Even if they lowball us we're talking what? tens of thousands a year per school difference? That's chicken feed.
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(11-05-2019 01:14 PM)mturn017 Wrote:  
(10-28-2019 07:57 PM)Country_Wisdom_359 Wrote:  
(10-27-2019 10:44 PM)Attackcoog Wrote:  Its been a pretty good deal for the Sunbelt. The nice thing for the fans is they always know where to go. With CUSA, which has several different broadcast partners--it can sometimes be difficult to track down a CUSA game for the more casual fans. I know a couple of times last I tried to find a N Texas game I was interested in checking out that was on STADIUM and I finally just gave up.

Yes, it’s been annoying. I had to purchase a screen mirror app on the App Store just to watch two MTSU Facebook games this year. The Facebook app on Roku wasn’t being cooperative.

A lot of us on the CUSA board feel our AD doesn’t even try to shop around for a deal. At the rate we are doing she’ll probably sign a contract for someone to film the game on their smartphone and post it online the next day

We're getting **** for money anyway, just give ESPN everything and take what they give us. Other than the NFL Network deal it's crap across the board. Our marquee games and title games are on CBS Sports which with most cable/dish plans is an add on. A couple FB/MBB games on ESPNU/ESPN2 a year and everything else on 3 or + would be preferable in my opinion. Even if they lowball us we're talking what? tens of thousands a year per school difference? That's chicken feed.

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It's weird. When the SBC announced the ESPN+ deal it was laughed at on this board. Now admittedly, the Belt was the first conference to sign on to ESPN+, so I can understand some skeptical reactions. But now there are peer conferences wanting the deal and P5 conferences are putting games on it.

A half dozen Thursday games have been worth it for the ESPN push that App has gotten this year, which would probably be happening for any SBC team that had the same results.

ESPN in the Sun Belt corner is going to be big moving forward
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