Why no TV for Illini baseball?

Why no TV for Illini baseball?

BTN has provided expanded coverage of the Big Ten baseball tournament.

But not every game is on TV. Like the first two Illinois games out in Omaha, Neb.

BTN’s Elizabeth Conlisk provided some clarification on the matter.

"The coaches and conference changed the tournament schedule well after this year’s production plans were set," she said. "We hope to work with the coaches to redo the tournament in the future in a way that maximizes television exposure for all the teams playing, and avoid having them play games during weekday mornings and early afternoons when it’s more difficult for fans to watch or attend."


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blmillini wrote on May 22, 2014 at 2:05 pm

That is a pretty lame response.  Seriously, you couldn't change the programming?  I know advertising dollars were probably already collected for the showing the 1916 football game between the University of Chicago and Minnesota but wouldn't you think the sponsors would have been fine having their commercials shown during a live baseball game that some people would actually watch anyway?

BruckJr wrote on May 22, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Might be a blessing.  Illini have played some of their worst ball of the season in these first two games.  Fortunately, the Ohio State University stunk even worse than we did today.