Talk about driving football fans to watch American football (NCAA) on Saturday aternoons. Ever since I was a kid every Saturday afternoon there would be an OUA football game on every Saturday through the fall. It used to be on CHCH-TV and then on The Score. The last couple of years Sportsnet 360.
But in another example of how Rogers blew the wad on the NHL - they claim because all their staff and equipment will be tied up in their multiple NHL games on Saturdays, they no longer ‘have the resources’ to show an OUA game of the week. Shame on Rogers.
Shame on TSN too - because even with 5 channels as of the end of this month they won’t do it because Rogers still as the national rights to the CIS and they don’t want to do something that in a sense builds an audience for Rogers. (Funny they are willing to do that with all their regional NHL broadcasts, and even the ESPN covered baseball games they show - even though Rogers has the play-offs and World Series. So TSN on their five channels will have a ton of time for British darts and American poker shows, but no room for Canadian University football.
Hey CBC - your French division - SRC does Saturday afternoon games from the Quebec University league. Where are you in Ontario?
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