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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Hoya Hysteria on Comcast SportsNet

In the past, there has been much talk amongst the Van Buren Boys concerning Comcast SportsNet's lack of Hoyas coverage. Like most DC media outlets (except for the Washington Times; Barker, you're my boy) CSN demonstrates a definite ACC bias. With MASN's decision to air most of the Hoyas non-national games, most of the VBB were ready to forget about Comcast in its entirety.

But not me. For a number of complicated reasons, I still remain loyal to CSN. This past week that loyalty has paid off. Comcast SportsNet's coverage of the Hoyas has been fantastic. They have provided the kind of in-depth coverage you’d expect from a local sports network.

And based on information that I was able to secure from an inside source at the network, that coverage should just get better as we approach this weekend’s games. On Monday the News Director at Comcast SportsNet provided details about the coverage that CSN expects to provide. Comcast SportsNet’s will have live coverage from Atlanta with CSN personalities David Lee and Chick Hernandez starting with the 6:30 p.m. edition of SportsNite on Thursday, March 29th. There will also be nightly reports from Atlanta at the 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. editions. Additionally, Comcast SportsNet will be airing special 90-minute “Hoya Hysteria” editions of SportsNite on Friday night following the Wizard’s game, and Saturday night from 10 to 11:30.

While the exact content of these broadcasts is scheduled to change, they are currently scheduled to contain a variety of pieces on the Hoyas that you won’t want to miss.
  • # 1 - John Thompson - First father and son duo to coach in The Final Four. Included in this piece - sound from CSN’s exclusive sit down with Big John and Little John along with some still pics of Big John's time as a player with Providence and the Celtics, as well as Little John's time at Princeton as a player and coach.

  • # 2 - Thompson's Exclusive sit down.

  • # 3 - Hibbert - Green sit down.

  • # 4 - History of Georgetown - the university and 100 years of Hoya hoops. Including possible interviews with President DeGioia and the university historian.

  • # 5 - Handheld camera piece by Hoya player Jonathan Wallace (not confirmed yet).

  • # 6 - Handheld camera piece by kids from "Hoya Blue" who are making the trip to Atlanta.

  • # 7 - Famous Alums: Tagliabue, Leonsis, Ewing, Clinton, Iverson.

  • # 8 - Patrick Ewing - Patrick Ewing Jr. package.

  • # 9 - Doc Rivers - Jeremiah Rivers package.

  • # 10 - JT3 mic’d up at practice - from CSN’s “On Campus Series.”
If Comcast does half of this stuff it should be fantastic. Almost all of it will appear on SportsNite. But my source also indicated that Comcast SportsNet’s new show, Washington Post Live, should also have significant Hoyas coverage this week. Washington Post Live airs at 5:00 p.m. (and sometimes re-airs later in the evening).

1 comment:

Diamond_Mike said...

Great scoop, Jester! Hopefully, we can get some video of these happenings for the blog.