Why some SU men's basketball games aren't televised: Your Stories

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - One of the most common questions to the Your Stories line is “where can I watch the SU game?”

Fans were disappointed to learn that a majority of the games will not be broadcast on TV, but can be streamed online or on the WatchESPN app

The reasoning for Orange football and basketball games not being on TV overall has to do with the conference and its lucrative deal with ESPN which wants more and more content.  

So rather than allowing local channels to step in and broadcast many lower profile or early season games, ESPN airs them digitally through the ACC Network Extra.

As the season rolls on with higher profile match-ups, the conference has contracts with different TV partners. 

ESPN/ABC usually gets the first crack at the games and game times, then its regional partners can jump in, like the YES Network or SNY.

If you have a question for the Your Stories Team, give us a call at 315-446-9900 or email us at YourStories@LocalSYR.com.


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