I was checking all of the ESPN channels for the Stanford-Arizona St game, only to find that it's televised on a Fox Sports regional channel that isn't even available in HD here in the Bay Area. Even Oregon-Cal is on Versus, not ESPN. The #1 and #6 teams in the country are each playing a conference game, and they're not even on major national TV networks. Stanford's game is not even being broadcast in HD in their own home market. Oregon is on a channel that no one has ever heard of.
In contrast, most Michigan games are televised on ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC even out here, and the ones that aren't are on the Big Ten Network, which is only an extra $5.00/month. Even teams like Illinois and Northwestern are often on basic cable out here. My friends who are Pac-10 fans always complain about how they can't find the Cal or Stanford game on TV but are constantly bombarded with games between random Big Ten teams.
Jim Delany is indeed a ninja.