Mailbag Sept.28: Want To Build Fan Base? Put Games On….TV?

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Q: How about if Uconn is so bent on “building” its program and fan base, it actually use some of their billions and figure out how to put their games on television? In this day and age, not to be able to watch your home university for 3 of their first 4 games and who knows how many more, it is insane that you have to stream on the internet to watch them play. Warde Manual needs to figure this out fast or the borderline fans that actually put up with this mediocre team with no real conference anymore will stop caring altogether. What a joke! Keith, Stafford, CT

A: Build the fan base by putting the games on TV…mmmm…Most people who know college football know the schools have nothing to do with whether or not they’re on TV. If that were the case they’d all be on.The conference, this case the AAC, is in control of UConn’s TV rights. The AAC has a contract with ESPN which has the rights to broadcats all UConn games. All of them. And they will show their games across their platforms: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ABC like they have shown us in all four games so far this season. You may get a game, maybe two on SNY in an ESPN regional deal, as the game of the week. You may. But it is up to ESPN not UConn. I hope this helps you understand how TV works.

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