TV or not TV

January 15th, 2014

Volleyball fans will be able to see — or not see — what it would be like when a Rainbow Warrior match is not televised. OC Sports will televise tomorrow's match against fourth-ranked Long Beach State (which was No. 1 a week ago) but not Friday's rematch.

It won't be a true test of the impact of television on attendance. A match on a Thursday won't draw as much as a match on a Friday and, by extension, a match on a Friday won't draw as much as a match on a Saturday. School nights, work days, etc., are always factors.

But it will be interesting for an event in the Stan Sheriff Center not to be televised. I'm sure on Friday night, many will double-check schedules to see if the match really is being played.

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