ESPNU To Air Rowing This Weekend

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.

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.
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)?

Now if we could get some Darts and Archery on ESPNU it would be just like the original ESPN. Good times.


Posted by Awful Announcing- at 2:33 PM


Obviously, CBS College Sports threw more cash at the NCAA for the rights to Women's Collegiate Trick Shot Billiards. At least ESPNU has Women's College Bowling Championships.

Mar 28, 2008, 3:01:00 PM  

Bring back women's billiards!!!

GMoney said...
Mar 28, 2008, 4:07:00 PM  

This will probably be the subject of a post over at Stuff White People Like.

Jay said...
Mar 28, 2008, 5:32:00 PM  

I don't know about that I rowed for University of Maryland and I'm black. It was a good way to stay in shape after I got out of the Army.

Anonymous said...
Mar 28, 2008, 6:39:00 PM  

The Oxford-Cambridge rowing race has been compared to the Rose Bowl.

Anonymous said...
Mar 28, 2008, 7:05:00 PM  

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