Just wrong

Army and Rutgers, the metropolitan area’s two Division I-A teams are playing Saturday at the New Meadowlands Stadium and the game will not be televised locally.

Fans of both teams, who are not attending the game, better hope that their internet provider has a deal with ESPN otherwise they are out of luck. The game is available via¬† webstream on ESPN3.com, which is not available on some major providers. Time Warner and ESPN struck a deal earlier this year but I’m not sure if the agreement provided an immediate solution because my office has a Time Warner connection and I can’t log in to ESPN3.

Cadets and Rutgers students are safe. ESPN3 is available on college campus.

SNY generally airs the Big East game of the week, which is Pittsburgh at Syracuse Saturday.

SportsNet New York was once or maybe still is the “exclusive home” for Rutgers athletics but not on Saturday.

I’m not sure if another station like MSG could have stepped in and made an offer to broadcast the game live.

Hardcore fans will just have find a friend with ESPN3 and watch it on a laptop or monitor or go old-school and listen to the game on the radio.

Army fans should be glad the Black Knights switched over their home television rights from ESPN to CBS College Sports Network last season because they could be in the same situation as Rutgers, which had its Oct. 2 home game against Tulane streamed through ESPN3.com

Set your DVRs for Wednesday, Oct. 30, that’s when the encore presentation of Army-Rutgers will air at 7 p.m. on SNY.

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