ALCS postponement creates TV issue for Ohio State-Northwestern


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Fox sideline reporter Bruce Feldman said the Ohio State-Northwestern game is now set for a Big Ten Network broadcast.

With a Game 4 postponement today in the ALCS between the Yankees and Astros, Mother Nature lays a smackdown on Friday night’s TV schedule, and the Northwestern-Ohio State game seemingly gets hurt most.

Game 5 of the ALCS now has a start time of 7:08 p.m. EST. Because of the new WWE Smackdown agreement with Fox, that creates a lack of space for Ohio State against Northwestern in the same time slot, according to Jimmy Traina. WWE’s agreement with the network puts Friday Night Smackdown on from 8-10 p.m. on Fox which moves Game 5 of the ALCS to Fox Sports 1. WWE's deal with Fox kicked in two weeks ago after a long stay on the USA Network. This Friday night represents the show's third episode since the move to Fox.


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It's even moronic that WWE has any kind of juice for TV networks making sports programming decisions.