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Lehigh/UNH Broadcast/Stream Info, And Week 2 Viewing Guide and Fearless Picks

So you're trying to make your afternoon plans, and you're not a hotel in Durham, New Hampshire, preparing your tailgate.

You've heard that the game is going to be on something called the "American Sports Network" - but you've scrolled through your cable guide, checked the internet, or flicked through all the stations. Nothing called the "American Sports Network" shows up.

That's because the "American Sports Network" only produces the games.  The broadcasts end up on a maze of local affiliates across the country.

So the question remains: At 3:30, how do I watch the game?  Of course.  That's why you're here.
The full map of broadcast info for the game from the American Sports Network is here, but I'll try to net it out for you.

If you get DirecTV, or live in a Red Sox state (CT, NH, MA), you can watch the game on NESN Plus.  On DirecTV the channel is 628-1.

If you live in the Lehigh Valley, you can get the game on 69.4 Retro TV.  This is not regular Channel 69.  It's the digital station that normally carries Retro TV.  It is not a high definition station - it is only being broadcast in standard definition.  But it is available if you're in range and have a $25 digital antenna.

Channel 69.4 is carried on some cable carriers:

RCN Cable Channel 25 (Philadelphia), 27 (Lehigh Valley)
Service Electric 108 (Lehigh Valley)
Verizon FiOS 480 (Philadelphia/Easton area at a bare minimum)

If you live elsewhere in Pennsylvania, your over-the-air antenna or cable station may get the following affiliates:

Central PA: WJAC-2 (MeTV)
Pittsburgh: WPMY (MyTV)
York: WLYH (CW)

And elsewhere:
New York:
Albany: WCWN (CW)
Buffalo: WNYO (MyTV)
Rochester: WHAM-2 (CW)
Syracuse: WSTQ-LP (CW)

North Carolina:
Raleigh-Durham: WRDC (MyTV)

Maryland/DC:
DC: WJLA-3 (Live Well)
Baltimore: WNUV (CW)

Texas:
San Antonio (KCWX-1)

There is always the radio broadcast as well, with Matt Kerr, Matt Markus and Steve Lomangino calling the game on ESPN 1230 and ESPN 1320 in the Lehigh Valley.  There's also the audio stream available on the internet.

A video stream also appears to be available for free through the NESN website.  As of this moment, it's unclear as to whether it will be HD quality, SD quality, or something else.

UPDATE: It looks like the delivery method may be YouTube:




NESN's YouTube channel is here.

Finally, if you're stranded on the Appalachian Trail and you only have 1x phone coverage, you can get live stats from this link as well.

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In the lead-up to the big game at 3:30PM, there are plenty of interesting games in the lead-up to Lehigh at New Hampshire and Penn State at Rutgers later this evening.  Overall it's a pretty light week for FBS (and Top 25 FCS, too) if you're not a Nittany Lion or Scarlet Knight fan.

Here's the Patriot League Network's wraparound of this weekend's games.




Saturday, 1:00PM

Wagner at Monmouth
Stream: Big South Sports (free)

The Hawks have been on the bottom of my Top 25 since the first game of the year.  Wagner struggled against Georgetown.

Jersey Hawks 35, Seahawks 10


Rhode Island at No. 23 Fordham

Stream: Patriot League Network (free)
Stats: Sidearm
Live Audio: StretchInternet (Fordham)

Will the Garnet Rams bounce back after their humiliating loss to Villanova last week?  Nothing indicates the Rhody Rams will be able to keep up - if everyone on Fordham is indeed 100%.


Garnet Rams 45, Rhody Rams 10


Central Connecticut State at Holy Cross

Stream: Patriot League Network
Stats: Live Stats
Audio: 95.9 FM (IHeartRadio)

The Blue Devils have a CAA scalp already, beating Towson 31-27 to start the season, while Deep Purple beat Morgan State on the last play of the game, 29-26, last weekend. Both teams lost to Albany.  Think the difference might be CCSU's veteran players - a lot of seniors facing the Cross' young guns.

Blue Devils 31, Crusaders 21


Saturday, 4:00 PM:

St. Francis (PA) at James Madison

Stream: James Madison Athletics

You won't be watching this game, because you'll be watching Lehigh at UNH, right?  The Dukes should roll over the outmatched Red Flash, even if they don't play very crisply.

Dukes 52, Red Flash 13


Saturday, 6:00 PM:

Robert Morris at Lafayette

TV: Lafayette Sports Network (check local listings)
Stream: Patriot League Network

After Lehigh upsets New Hampshire, it will be entertaining to see the the opposite of Lehigh/UNH: a defensive, slugging sort of match at Fisher Field.  It's going to be interesting if the Leopards can keep up with a physical, and perhaps a surprisingly good, Robert Morris squad.

Colonials 25, Leopards 22

Colgate at Delaware

Stream: Neulion ($$)
Live Stats: Here

It's "Band Day" at the Tub, meaning there should be a good turnout for the halftime entertainment.  Colgate is well rested, and Delaware looks like they could be in a serious rebuilding year.  But it seems likely that the Blue Hens will have enough to pull out the win.

Blue Hens 27, Raiders 14


Georgetown at Marist

Stream: Neulion ($$)

Marist got blanked by Bucknell last week, and got crushed by Sacred Heart opening weekend, scoring only a touchdown.  It's the Hoyas' best chance at a win the rest of the way.  I think they get it.

Hoyas 24, Marist 17

Other Games Of Note:

Saturday, 7:30 PM:
Purdue vs. Notre Dame at Indianapolis, IN (NBC, NBC Live Extra)

Saturday, 8:00 PM:
USC at Boston College (ESPN, ESPN3/WatchESPN)
Navy at Texas State (ESPNews, ESPN3/WatchESPN)
Penn State at Rutgers (Big 10 Network, BTN2GO)
No. 3 Southeastern Louisiana at Tulane (ESPN3/WatchESPN)
No. 10 South Dakota State at Southern Utah (America One Sports, free w/ registration)

Saturday, Midnight
No. 11 Northern Iowa at Hawai'i (Mountain West Network, possible streaming)

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