Ok so it's Monday of the biggest game week in MWC history pitting two top 5 teams against each other at the site of ESPN College Gameday, and all I'm hearing so far is the typical smack talk that the game "isn't on TV." This is largely due to lazy and biased writers like Dave Curtis of The Sporting News writing headlines that say "Utah-TCU best game no one will see" and the FACT that ESPN is listing this game as untelevised because they are an evil money-grubbing monopoly that would rather leave YOU in the dark and hope you don't figure out what channel the game is on so you just give up and watch Boise vs. Hawaii on ESPNU instead.
So I am here to dispel those rumors because CBS College Sports is going to be doing a free preview this weekend that puts the game in 60 million homes nationally. If you're too lazy too lazy to find "CBSC" on your television that sounds like a personal problem to me because the game is going to be available to most of you, and it's going to be spectacular, so it's up to you if you watch it or not. Spread the word and please help me inform the uninformed.
Here is the week old press release:
CBS College Sports Network will offer a free preview from Monday, October 25 - Saturday, November 6. The preview will feature several Mountain West Conference football games and two women's volleyball matches.
On Saturday, October 30, the day features a Mountain West Conference football double-header as Air Force hosts Utah at 5:30 p.m. MT, followed by TCU playing at UNLV at 8 p.m. PT. On Saturday, November 6, a pivotal Commander-in-Chief's Trophy match-up takes place as Air Force travels to West Point, N.Y. to face Army at Noon ET, followed by a showdown featuring current Top-10 teams TCU and Utah in Salt Lake City at 1:30 p.m. MT.
On Sunday, October 31, CBS College Sports Network will broadcast a Mountain West Conference women's volleyball double-header. UNLV hosts TCU at 1 p.m. PT, followed by New Mexico at Air Force at 4 p.m. MT.
The free preview will put CBS College Sports Network in approximately 60 million homes nationally, including full distribution on Dish Network. In the Dallas/Fort Worth market, Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications are offering all digital customers CBS College Sports Network at no cost on Time Warner Cable channel 195 and 790in HD, and on Charter Communications channel 290. Fans in the area can also watch the Network on Suddenlink Communications channel 123 or 512, Verizon FiOS channel 94 and AT&T U-Verse channel 643.
Additional cable providers that are participating in CBS College Sports Network's free preview within the MWC footprint include Time Warner channels 415 and 790 in San Diego, Calif., and Charter Communications channel 411 in Reno, Nev. For more information on getting the free preview of CBS College Sports Network, please contact your local cable provider.