by Michael Lowrey
And by that I mean, why was it missing from ESPN for most of the game’s first half? R.L Bynum of raleighco.com provides the answer: The game broadcast was being sent from Chapel Hill to ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Conn. via fiber optic cable and the signal somehow went missing. It then took some time to get a satellite truck on site. That’s right, satellite trucks are now largely a thing of the past for sport telecasts from major universities and now find their use mainly limited to providing news coverage.