The Indiana-Purdue basketball game on Wednesday will be shown only on ESPN’s latest pet project, ESPNU.
And, wouldn’t you know, it costs extra money to get ESPNU. As if your cable bill wasn’t already hefty enough.
Doug Wilson, sports editor and grouchy columnist for the Herald-Times, is giving the ESPN empire an F in his weekly report card (see Tuesday’s H-T). Surely they will be ashamed when they learn of his outrage.
How do you feel about it?Â ESPN isÂ basically using one of the great in-state rivalries in college basketball as a business tool to get new subscribers. And the result is that most local cable subscribers won’t get the Indiana-Purdue game on TV.
But then again, ESPN pays a lot of money for the rights to Big Ten games.
So, share your thoughts. What do you think?