No ESPN2? No State-Duke

There is are some ACC Tournament games on the horizon; and State-Duke is one of the marquee match-ups.

N.C. State will be at full strength but it hasn’t been very good since the first 20 minutes of the Carolina game on Feb. 21 (Oh, come on, you’re not seriously going to bring up the Wake game are you?).

But, you may not have the opportunity to watch the Wolfpack’s game if you don’t have cable or satellite. Of course, if you don’t have cable or satellite…the odds are that you aren’t reading this on the internet…

WRAL will televise all the ACC Tournament games this week — except Thursday night’s game between N.C. State and Duke.

Only ESPN2 will show the 7 p.m. game, which means fans who don’t have cable or satellite can’t watch it in their homes.

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19 Responses to No ESPN2? No State-Duke

  1. the_phisherman 03/06/2007 at 5:49 PM #

    Wow, I bet the ACC never imagined a State-Duke matchup would ever occur during that time slot. I am betting that didn’t think anyone would ever care.

  2. Mr O 03/06/2007 at 7:04 PM #

    So will this be in HD on ESPN 2 HD?

  3. MrPlywood 03/06/2007 at 9:13 PM #

    Oddly enough, with the late start and Duke involved, I’m liable to get to see State play even though I’m in Canada (albeit right across the water from Washington) on the West Coast. It’s really hit or miss which feed the Canadian Sports channels will pick up. Keeping my fingers crossed…

  4. cornellpackfan 03/06/2007 at 9:28 PM #
  5. cornellpackfan 03/06/2007 at 9:31 PM #
  6. cornellpackfan 03/06/2007 at 9:36 PM #

    ignore the first link i posted… sry

    the NCSU vs. Duke game will be in ESPN 2 HD nationwide

    the philosophy from 2006 still applies, ESPN owns all rights to the game, therefore they will not be blacked out and will carry the game on all of their ESPN2 sources. and if you live in the Triangle or within reach of WRAL this year you should get every single game in HD as long as you get ESPNHD sources and WRALHD.

  7. Texpack 03/06/2007 at 9:47 PM #

    It will be nice to see the Pack in HD.

  8. cornellpackfan 03/06/2007 at 9:57 PM #

    for people not in the Raleigh/Durham WRAL area, here is a link to the “tentative” hd coverage for the rest of the Raycom/JP coverage zone. Obviously the State/Duke game may be the only one to matter at the present moment, but when we hopefully beat them you might want to know where to watch the rest of our games in crystal clear HD…

  9. ncsuphysician 03/06/2007 at 11:51 PM #

    sorry to change the subject, but does anyone have any information about this recent point guard recruit from miami.

  10. branjawn 03/07/2007 at 12:25 AM #

    hey cornellpackfan. i know i’ve asked before, but i forget… are u in Ithaca too?

  11. drewhuff 03/07/2007 at 6:56 AM #

    since we’re on the subject of Duke…..


  12. WTNY 03/07/2007 at 8:36 AM #

    ncsuphysician: PackPride has two threads on the topic: Welcome Javier Gonzalez! and Corchiani Welcomes Javi

  13. cornellpackfan 03/07/2007 at 9:52 AM #

    yeah i’m in ithaca

  14. TNCSU 03/07/2007 at 11:20 AM #

    For all those with TWC, we’ll just have to wait for them to carry ESPN2HD. I think it’s time for Direct TV!!

  15. McPete 03/07/2007 at 11:23 AM #

    On the Top 10 reasons Duke is hated list, Shane Battier is def. in the top 5. He just drew a charge on my granny at the grocery store.

  16. branjawn 03/07/2007 at 12:27 PM #

    CornellPackFan, if State makes to the ACC finals, let’s get a group to watch at Benchwarmer’s. I’ve converted a few folks here to State “fans”. (meaning, they come over and watch me root for State)

  17. branjawn 03/07/2007 at 12:34 PM #

    1) I wish, I think, State would schedule some elite mid majors like Southern Illinois, Creighton, ODU, Drexel, Winthrop, Butler, Akron. I mean, at home, we should win, and I think the commitee would see that as a better win than Savannah St., or Mount St. Mary’s, Gardner-Webb, Delaware St., Wofford; all of whom we played at home this year I think. And in the event we lost, it wouldn’t be a “bad loss” assuming they make the tournament or win their conf championship. But would be considered a “good win”. I’m sure someone is going to rip this apart, just be nice! I don’t actually believe it exactly, but think it’s something to think about.

    2) I hate the Buffalo Wild Wings commercial where people clap for the server catching the wings or whatever. Hate it.

  18. kool k 03/07/2007 at 2:43 PM #

    I could do without any more games involving Akron

  19. tcthdi-tgsf-twhwtnc 03/07/2007 at 4:50 PM #

    “I wish, I think, State would schedule some elite mid majors like Southern Illinois, Creighton, ODU, Drexel, Winthrop, Butler, Akron.”

    I want Fordham on the schedule next year.

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