I had been under the impression that all Big Ten games during the 3:30 ABC/ESPN slot would be available nationally. I have Directtv at home here in Maryland. Because the UNC-Clemson game was on the ABC station here (DC), regular ESPN was blacked out because the national ESPN feed had that game. The Michigan-Michigan State game was on an ESPN alternate or overflow channel. I watched the first 3 quarters at home on that channel (no HD though). At 6 pm we had to go over to a neighbor's house for a social event and the host and I tried to find the game there on his TV. He has FIOS and ESPN was also blacked out for him, but we couldn't find any alternate or overflow channel with the Michigan-MSU game. Was it there, but we just couldn't find it or is this a reason to avoid FIOS? (It was available on a computer in his house via ESPN3.)
"It's not about last year or who's here or who's isn't here," says your head coach. "It's about getting out here and competing and seeing who is here, and that's where we're gonna go."