Friday, March 28, 2008
I'm a huge fan of rowing when the Olympics start, well that and kayaking (those fake rapids are wicked tough to navigate), and ESPNU is going to get us ready for said rowing by airing the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race this weekend...
ESPNU has extended its agreement to exclusively televise the Oxford vs. Cambridge University Boat Race in the United States through 2009. ESPNU will televise the 2008 race live Saturday, March 29, at 12:45 p.m. This will mark the second year in a row the network has televised the event.I know ESPN does a great job working with Universities on getting students involved in the telecast, but even if you were a student on the rowing team...don't you think you'd want to do a Syracuse Football game or something (anything other than rowing)?
As part of the ESPNU Campus Connection initiative, two students from Cambridge, Dave Billings and Spencer Hunsberger, will provide online content capturing the atmosphere and experience leading into the race. Both students are oarsmen in the Cambridge backup (Goldie) boat.
Now if we could get some Darts and Archery on ESPNU it would be just like the original ESPN. Good times.
(Via ESPN PR)