Programming Notes: Pirates, Tar Heels, Wolfpack, Fighting Irish, Thoroughbreds


Here’s the good news. WITN will broadcast the UNC at NC State game AND the ECU at Florida International game on Saturday.

Beginning at Noon: The UNC vs. NC State game will air on WITN 2 (WITN 7.2). You can receive WITN 2 free with an HD antenna, and on several cable systems, including Suddenlink ch. 138, and Time Warner ch. 121. Click here for a complete list of where you can see all of our programming.

At 6pm we have ECU vs. Florida International on WITN (WITN 7.1). This broadcast is part of our multi-game ECU Sports package. ECU negotiated on our behalf to move the kickoff time from 6pm, but the FIU Athletics Department wouldn't change it.

Now, the bad news. Since FIU wouldn't budge on the kickoff time, we are faced with two unfortunate consequences. We will not be allowed to carry NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL: NAVY at NOTRE DAME at 3:30pm (we have scheduled alternate programming up until 6:00pm)

And we will end up preempting NBC SPORTS: THE BREEDER’S CUP at 8:00pm. NBC will run Breeder’s Cup all day on the NBC Sports Channel and be promoting the final race on the NBC Network at 8:00pm.

Good news: NBC will be live-streaming the two events on

Notre Dame Football Link

Breeder's Cup Link

If streaming is not possible, some viewers may be able to see these events on NBC affiliates WAVY (Norfolk) or WNCN (Raleigh).


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