Why is it that Historically Black College and University’s (HBCU’s)Football games are never given any priority on Saturdays in regard to games which are televised? Every Saturday, when its time for college football, I search far and wide looking for an HBCU football game. If and when I find one, its on tape delay.Earlier in the season, there were a few HBCU games on Thursday nights, now that is even nonexistent. HBCU’s have sent many athletes to the professional ranks; it is only fair that these young men are provided the same exposure an opportunities as football players in Division One colleges and universities.
Secondly, when the game is televised, there is usually one camera at the game. Everything about the game is an afterthought. There are very few fan shots, and the halftime coverage is about Division One programs(top ten). On Saturday, Division One schools campus and students(classroom shots) are shown throughout the broadcast. It appears to be a double standard when it comes to HBCU football games.If one of those players did something illegal, I can assure you it will make Sportscenter.Even the playoff games are not given any priority.
I pay good money for my Direct TV programming;therefore, every division should be represented equally. ESPN gives more coverage to skateboarding and bicycling than HBCU Football. I wonder why… just look at the color of the participants. Unless we complain at the inequities and hold “THE MAN” reponsible, then nothing will ever change. ESPN should be respectful to all of its fan base regardless of culture, division or type of program.
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