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Syndication, Baby

Taking a page out of the Big Ten Network's playbook(I believe Page 2. Page 1 just has the word SUCK in giant letters), ESPNU has decided to enforce their exclusivity clause and will be burying most of the tournament gmaes on a network that most viewers don't get, rather than allowing other networks to also show the games.

The only games that will be on TV for normal folk will be a few games that coincide with other games, and will be tape-delayed by ESPNU. Fox Sports North will be showing Minnesota and North Dakota's first game of the tournament.

I'm not really sure what this accomplishes. I doubt that many people are going to run out and order ESPNU just for this weekend's games. All it does is inconvenience/turn away college hockey's fans, and limits the potential for the sport to pick up new fans.