Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
For example, two years ago, Kentucky went to Portland to play at the Rose Garden versus the University of Portland. That game was picked up by ESPN and broadcast as its game of the week. If that game is in Lexington or at the Chiles Center, it doesn't get TV outside of the Big Blue Network or perhaps Fox Sports South.
I don't buy this. That game was picked up because it was the only decent game at 10:30 PM EST. If the game is on Portland's campus, it gets picked up. ESPN jumped at the chance to get Kentucky on at that late of an hour, not because of the venue.