Both telecasts said ESPNU on them I believe. Does anyone know if the game was possibly shown on tv there or if they put that simply because it was a college game?
It was broadcast live on ESPN3, but will ultimately be re-telecast on ESPNU on Thursday and Friday at 1 p.m. I assume that's why the breaks were left in there, so that when it airs on TV, they'll know where to stick the commercials.
The main purpose of ESPN even being there, IMO, is to gather footage and knowledge for the Stagg Bowl telecast. They are trying to be the online home for everything with ESPN3/Watch, as there were I-AA and II playoffs, and high school championships on the same day.
It's an admirable goal, but as we discussed in the podcast last week and on Twitter, for D-III fans accustomed to the game without TV breaks and without hoops to jump through when watching online or on a smartphone, it's actually a step backward.
Still it's cool to get the full TV treatment, and the Stagg Bowl is done live, uses replay, etc. so it's a big deal to the teams and players.