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How to find the game tonight

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With this weekend's game against Baylor being moved to tonight -- because global warming is a lie, right? -- there has been much consternation about how to find the broadcast that was originally scheduled for FSN tomorrow morning.

Well, you actually can still watch the game at 5:30 p.m. PDT, as detailed here by the WSU athletic site. Here are the nuts and bolts:

  • FSN is still going to broadcast the game, however, you can't watch it on FSN Northwest. The only "FSN" channel it will be visible on is FSN Southwest. The FSN Northwest broadcast is being preempted by the Mariners broadcast. (As I mentioned to my friend Bradey this morning, it's probably a toss up as to which broadcast is more desirable. But I digress.)
  • If you live in the Seattle area or somewhere else in the country, you can still catch the broadcast live if you subscribe to the Fox College Sports channels. On Comcast, which is what I have, it's a part of a $6 a month sports package that includes the NFL Network, among others. The channels in Pierce County are in the 400s. You can call Comcast and have it activated in minutes. I can't speak to the dish, but I would guess it would be similar.
  • If you're cheap like me and don't want to pony up the money for FCS for one night -- although it's a pretty indispensible channel package during basketball season -- you can watch the game streamed live for free on wsucougars.com or on baylorbears.com. A word of caution on this one, however: I've heard that the streaming can be kinda shaky. If it's terrible, again, you can always call your cable/dish provider and have it activated in minutes.
  • If you live in the FSN Northwest area, don't want to pay for FCS, your computer or connection sucks, and you don't mind avoiding SportsCenter and staying up all night or using your DVR, then you can catch the FSN Northwest rebroadcast of the game at 11 p.m. after the M's are off the air.

One final note. Don't expect an award-winning broadcast when you watch the game -- not that you ever expect that from FSN anyway. The telecast will pair the in-stadium broadcast with the Baylor radio broadcast, so you might want to turn down the volume and turn up the radio. But, at least, the game will be on and accessible to you in some way.

Happy hunting.