BTN's Choice to Air the Ohio State Spring Game Pushes Michigan's to Tape Delay

By D.J. Byrnes on April 12, 2017 at 10:39 am
Urban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh.
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Ohio State fans not able to attend Saturday's spring game can watch the game live on BTN, starting at 12:30 p.m. ET.

Thirty minutes later, Michigan kicks off its spring game. Wolverine fans wanting to catch it live will be forced to watch through BTN's mobile app, BTN2Go. BTN will air Michigan's game on tape delay at 3 p.m.

It's not all bad for Blue fans, though. They can catch their lacrosse team's game against Ohio State live from the Big House on BTN at 10:30 a.m.

Some Michigan fans may point out Ohio State announced its spring game back in January, while Michigan announced its kickoff time in late March. Whatever helps them sleep at night. It's not like BTN forced their school into head-to-head competition with a ratings juggernaut.

Judging by past attendance figures, it's easy to see annual spring games are a bigger deal in Columbus than Ann Arbor.

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