We all know about Leach and his ongoing suit against ESPN, so I was thinking today I wonder if that will hurt WSU in its recruiting as well as on the national stage. The new Pac12 TV deal is with ESPN and Fox so WSU will be involved a lot with ESPN. Will our highlights be shown as much as other schools? If we are winning games and end up having a big game against a ranked opponent will this sway ESPN and College GameDay? Will we see less exposure that will hurt us with getting recruits to Pullman? Do you think ESPN will be professional and do their job? Will they cover WSU, but not talk about Leach? I was actually surprised they let Scott Van Pelt have Leach on his radio show. I noticed when Leach started going a certain direction SVP moved on quickly and ended the interview. I think ESPN will try and be professional and cover things in a normal way, but I think if they have to cover WSU they will keep Leach out of the limelight.
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What do you think?
ESPN will cover WSU and you will hardly see any mention of Leach. (They will have to show a minimal amount so it isn't obvious) (61 votes)
You will see a slight difference in our coverage (50 votes)
ESPN will be professional and show Leach (e.g. - interviews, etc.) and represent WSU well. (106 votes)
217 total votes