Women's Frozen Four won't be on TV

  • Article by: JOE CHRISTENSEN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 24, 2013 - 8:47 AM

 

The Gophers women’s hockey team could make history this weekend at the Women’s Frozen Four, but the event won’t be televised.

The championship game also wasn’t televised last year, when the Gophers won their third NCAA title. This year, the Friday and Sunday sessions are both sold out at 3,400-seat Ridder Arena.

With Minnesota riding a 47-game winning streak and aiming for an undefeated season, school officials made an even stronger push to get it on TV. The Big Ten Network got involved and tried to televise Sunday’s championship game but couldn’t reach an agreement with the NCAA.

Apparently, the NCAA asked the Big Ten Network to cover the costs of buying out the Turner contract for this event, which would have been tens of thousands of dollars. Gophers officials directed all questions to the NCAA.

“We just weren’t able to reach agreement that would satisfy the contractual agreements already in place,” said Keith Willard, the NCAA’s assistant director of championships.

Asked if the NCAA is disappointed the event won’t be televised, Willard said, “We’re very excited about the interest level, and there’s going to be a very exciting atmosphere in here and a full house.”

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