ESPN gave the first meeting top billing with a live “College Gameday” telecast from Manhattan and a prime-time national time slot.
The rematch tonight in Lawrence is available only regionally, and will be on the CW in certain markets.
With both teams ranked in the top 5, and some calling the rematch the biggest Sunflower Showdown in 52 years, that disparity in TV attention has disappointed basketball fans near and far.
But in this day and age, is that really a big deal? Anyone with a premium cable/satellite sports package will get the game on ESPN Full Court. Anyone with a high-speed Internet connection will get the game on ESPN360. And there’s always the option of a sports bar. (more…)