Scenarios Released For Television Coverage of Tech-Marshall Game
Broadcast hinges on Chicago-Boston baseball game
October 7, 2005

BLACKSBURG - ESPN officials have given Virginia Tech the scenarios for Saturday's football broadcast of the Virginia Tech-Marshall game. The game will kick off at 12:03 p.m., regardless of what happens.

In Major League Baseball playoff action, if the Chicago White Sox beat the Boston Red Sox this afternoon to end the series, Tech's game will be broadcast on ESPN2. If the Red Sox win to force a game four, or Friday's game is rained out, the game will be on ESPN360, an internet-only broadcast available to Adelphia high-speed/broadband Internet customers and Virginia Tech students on campus. That game is slated to begin today at 4 p.m.

ESPN has told Virginia Tech officials there is no possibility of an ESPNU broadcast under either of the scenarios.

From ESPN360's fact sheet:

ESPN360 does not cost anything to users. Think of it like a cable channel which is carried by some systems and not by others. If your system carries it, you get access to its content for free. If not, then you do not get it and you cannot get it by paying extra for it. That's how ESPN360 works, only we are working with Internet Providers rather than Cable/Satellite companies.

ESPN360 is currently carried by the following carriers: Adelphia, Beld, Bend, Charter St. Louis and Los Angeles, Frontier DSL, Grande, Knology, Mediacom, Mid-Hudson, Spencer Municipal Utilities, Starstream Communications, Sus-com and Us.