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    Games on TV

    Whats with very few games not being on regular TV? I got hooked on ISU basketball as a kid because it seemed most games were on TV. Now the Drake and UNI game are not even viewable, unless you are one of the few that have medicom. I can see where 5 doesnt want them but why not 5.2 or why not have them on a Fox sports midwest. I guess the quicker the Big 12 gets a network going the better.



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    Re: Games on TV

    As the season progresses more and more games will be on tv, it just a matter of who we are playing right now and most of them arn't real good with the exception of UNI...



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    Re: Games on TV

    If you were WOI would you pre-empt the primetime shows during sweeps month for a bad basketball game?



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    Re: Games on TV

    Speaking of TV coverage I see the Drake game is on Mediacom. Does anyone know if it will be shown on any of the Dish Network Channels?



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    Re: Games on TV

    I hate mediacom. Their channel has been ruining my sports viewing time a little more each year. I like directv too much to switch to mediacom. The more games that are shown on that channel, the more ISU accepts them as a valid tv broadcast. At least it is somewhat televised, yes. However, if mediacom didn't pick up these games, I have a feeling someone else would have.

    I completely agree with kingcy. I became an ISU basketball junkie because of the game broadcasts that used to play on channel 5.



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    I hate that damn Mediacom for giving me the opportunity to watch ISU basketball. Damn them to hell!



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    Re: Games on TV

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    I hate that damn Mediacom for giving me the opportunity to watch ISU basketball. Damn them to hell!
    They are just royally horrible in every other way. I won't pay for Mediacom AND Dish network (sorry all you DirecTV lovers -- Dish is cheaper, has better receivers, and is close enough in sports packages). So I tend to agree -- the more that Mediacom gets, the less I get to see.


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    Re: Games on TV

    mediacom also gives a ton of money to the Athletics Department and the school... How much has dish or directtv given?



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    Re: Games on TV

    Quote Originally Posted by TedKumsher View Post
    They are just royally horrible in every other way. I won't pay for Mediacom AND Dish network (sorry all you DirecTV lovers -- Dish is cheaper, has better receivers, and is close enough in sports packages). So I tend to agree -- the more that Mediacom gets, the less I get to see.
    I have Mediacom because of ISU basketball. I have the same choices as you. I made mine. I cancelled my satellite install when I saw the schedule. More TV would be great but we haven't earned it. Until then I'm thankful for Mediacom's low def ISU games.



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    Re: Games on TV

    If I am not mistaken all of the mediacom games except for drake have been picked up by the ESPN Full Court package.



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    Re: Games on TV

    Quote Originally Posted by Wallacelantz View Post
    If I am not mistaken all of the mediacom games except for drake have been picked up by the ESPN Full Court package.
    If somebody can confirm this I'd think of switching.



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    Re: Games on TV

    Mediacom is a terrible company, and I have never heard one good thing about it.



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    Re: Games on TV

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    If somebody can confirm this I'd think of switching.
    Hmm...where would I find TV and schedule info? Oh, I know...

    Basketball (M) - Schedule - Iowa State University Athletics Official Web Site - www.CYCLONES.com - The home of Iowa State Cyclone Sports



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    Re: Games on TV

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    I have Mediacom because of ISU basketball. I have the same choices as you. I made mine. I cancelled my satellite install when I saw the schedule. More TV would be great but we haven't earned it. Until then I'm thankful for Mediacom's low def ISU games.

    Same here. I have mediacom pretty much for ISU reasons. Not just basketball but the coaches show and replays of all football games...a few womens games as well I think.

    I hate mediacom pretty much as much as anyone but hey, they support ISU more than anyone.



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    Re: Games on TV

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    If somebody can confirm this I'd think of switching.
    This is true...I have Directv and purchased Full Court so the only game I cant see (Drake) on Directv that you can see on Mediacom, I will be going too.



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