CSN also is pushing for a special Sunday night Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball game of the week, in which the University of North Carolina, Duke or Maryland always would appear. Yow, the Maryland athletic director, thinks that's unlikely. But she says Comcast may pick up weekday Terrapin games that otherwise would not be shown on TV.
Comcast is maintaining HTS' relationship with Fox Sports Net, whose national programs have become less interesting since the departure of commentator Keith Olbermann. But Nevins suggests that Fox's presence is likely to diminish over time.
The station should learn from missed opportunities. The NCAA women's lacrosse tournament was held here in Baltimore, but no one aired it. In retrospect, Nevins says, he wished his network had sought those rights, because of the tournament's strong local interest. (The Terrapin women won their seventh straight national title. )