Watching Michigan-MSU Game out of market

Submitted by jcgold on March 1st, 2011 at 2:35 PM

I'm heading to New Orleans this week, and know they won't be showing the State game on local CBS.  Is there anyway to get the game on tv or through a reliable stream (i.e. not ADHTE)?  Do they broadcast the CBS games on alternate subchannels or something?


Mitch Cumstein

March 1st, 2011 at 2:54 PM ^

Last Saturday I was able to watch the BYU vs. SDSU game on  I'm pretty sure I wasn't in market for that game either.  So I think that might be a good place to check.


March 1st, 2011 at 3:30 PM ^

I just went to and, under the "Video" category on the top menu bar, they have a link for "College Basketball Live".  I clicked on it, and the first thing in the playlist is a video titled "Michigan St. at Michigan" with the caption "Showing 2:00 pm ET on Saturday, March 5".  So maybe that'll work.  None of those videos are working for me currently though, but I'm behind a proxy at work.  Something worth checking on Saturday, although having backup plans is probably a good idea in case they have some sort of black out based on geography.  But I know I had BYU vs. SDSU on my CBS local station last Saturday, so hopefully that won't be an issue.


March 1st, 2011 at 3:07 PM ^

Just checked my comcast cable guide in Boston and it says Oregon at Arizona.

I'm sure there will be streams available, but ugh, would really love to watch this game on an actual TV.

Any explanation for CBS showing a 14-14 team from the west coast?


March 1st, 2011 at 3:16 PM ^

I'll be watching Michigan beat MSU in Glendale, Arizona.  Then head straight to to watch the Red Wings whoop the Coyotes :)

They better have the game on.


March 1st, 2011 at 3:18 PM ^

Comcast in Montgomery County, Maryland, is listing the slot as TBD.  Besides UM-MSU and the Oregon game, what are the other candidates?  Anything in ACC country?


March 1st, 2011 at 3:29 PM ^

CBS3 is showing UM/MSU!  As much as I hate Penn State, I have to thank them for this one.  They make Philly "Big Ten" turf according to the TV people, so I get to see a lot more games than either NYC or DC. 

Farmhouse Funk

March 1st, 2011 at 3:28 PM ^

I live in Boston and most B-ball games are still watched at The Place 2 Broad St. 

I will be in NYC this saturday and watching at The Hill (I think 3rd ave between 29th and 30th)


March 1st, 2011 at 3:36 PM ^

I googled "New Orleans gambling casinos" and found seven.  Maybe one of them has a gigantic sports room ala many Vegas casinos.  


March 1st, 2011 at 3:53 PM ^

has regional coverage for pre-tournament games.  I would expect more of a double header type scenario this Saturday then regional coverage of two games.  At first I was happy this was a CBS game, now I am wishing ESPN had it.


March 1st, 2011 at 5:44 PM ^

Is there anyway to catch this on the iPhone (on Android for that matter)?  I know they have CBS apps for the tournament but does that work for this?  I'm really quite annoyed that the Big Ten is allowing a game to be regional and not offering a mirror on a national station. I mean, how is it that we can watch Michigan vs Concordia nationally but Michigan vs. Freakin' Michigan State is only regional.  BLAH!


I'm going to be away from a TV (not that it would matter apparently) and a computer so I was hoping to just DVR it and avoid checking anything on my phone - lovely. I haven't had to do the ESPN Scorecenter thing in a long, long time.


March 1st, 2011 at 11:11 PM ^

I have the same problem.  I live in Houston, which is slated to show Oregon/AZ on CBS.  I have DirecTV and checked the exhaustive channel listing - UM/MSU is going to be shown on channel 728.  All you need is a sports pack/ premier package, and they play out-of-market regional games.

I currently don't have the sports pack (because it doesn't show out-of-market pro games), but I can get it for $11.99 (min 30 day subscription) and get the game in HD.  Kinda sucks, but def worth it.

Or you can just go to any bar that has DirecTV - I assume they carry all pro subscription packages and sports packs - and ask for channel 728.  GO BLUE!