|ASU-Maine to Air on ESPN GamePlan|
|Written by Mike Flynn|
|Wednesday, 30 November 2011 07:36|
The NCAA announced on Tuesday evening that ESPN’s broadcasts of Saturday’s NCAA Division I Football Championship second-round games, including Appalachian State University’s postseason opener versus Maine, will be televised nationally on ESPN GamePlan in addition to the network’s online platform, ESPN3.
ESPN GamePlan is a nationwide pay-per-view system available to most cable and satellite subscribers. For availability and pricing, visit espn.com/gameplan.
The NCAA secured an agreement with ESPN on Tuesday to expand the distribution of Saturday’s second-round games following concerns voiced by many fans that are not among the 91 million Americans that can access ESPN3 through their internet service providers. All NCAA Division I Football Championship games will continue to be broadcast on ESPN3 as well for online viewers.
In addition to coverage on ESPN GamePlan and ESPN3, two quarterfinal games (Dec. 9-10), both semifinal contests (Dec. 16-17) and the Jan. 7 national championship game will air on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU.
John Sadak (play-by-play), former UMass and Buffalo Bills running back Rene Ingoglia (analyst) and Angela Mallen (sideline reporter) will call the action for ESPN’s broadcast of the Appalachian-Maine second-round matchup, which kicks off at 2 p.m. Saturday at ASU’s Kidd Brewer Stadium.
Tickets are still available and can be purchased online at GoASU.com, by phone at (828) 262-2079 or in person at the ASU athletics ticket office, located in the Holmes Center. Unlike past years, ASU students will be admitted to all postseason games at Kidd Brewer Stadium for FREE. Appalachian athletics will cover the costs to allow all ASU students to attend by simply presenting their student ID at the gate on gameday, just like the regular season.
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