How to see UC on ESPNU
This just in... No way that Time Warner will have UC's third-round NIT game at 6 p.m. today from ESPNU.
So if you want to see the UC-South Carolina game, you'll need Adelphia or Insight digital cable, or DirecTV -- or to go to a sports bar.
You'll find ESPNU on:
--Adelphia basic digital Channel 125 in Liberty and Delhi townships, Amelia, Cleves, Maineville and Morrow. If you've got Adelphia digital cable, you'll have it. ESPNU was just added to your systems.
--Insight digital Channel 447, if you have bought the extra-pay Sports & Lifestyle and Family tiers.
--DirecTV Channel 609, if you have the extra-pay sports package.
Time Warner has never added ESPNU, the college sports channel launched a year ago.
“We apologize to the UC fans,” says Rob Howard, local Time Warner public affairs director. “It’s unfortunate. There are a lot of channels out there, and we get a lot of requests from customers for certain channels. We are negotiating at a corporate level to carry ESPNU on a broad basis. But it takes some time for these things to be negotiated.”
Radio coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. today on WLW-AM (700).
WXIX-TV (Channel 19), the Bearcats’ TV flagship, was not offered the game by ESPNU, says Tony Phillips, Fox 19 promotion manager. “We approached ESPN about local rights and were told none were available for this game. They held rights for their own networks,” Phillips says.