Duke head coach David Cutcliffe got his wish: Time Warner Cable will broadcast the Blue Devils' game in the Carolinas. Credit: CHRIS SEWARDfirstname.lastname@example.org
7 p.m. update
Thanks to an 11th-hour agreement with Time Warner Cable, the Duke vs. Stanford game will be available on TV in the Carolinas, and viewers can watch Duke try to win its first road game against a ranked opponent in 41 years Saturday night at 10:30 p.m.
(Side note: In addition to Duke battling its own road history, Pac-12 teams have won 75 percent of their games against East Coast opponents in the past five years. Other fun facts in my story today about road game woes.)
Time Warner Cable customers who have the sports pass (which could be added for this weekend's game for $7.95) will be able to watch the Blue Devils in standard definition on channel 518. Time Warner Cable is the only service provider in the Triangle area that carries the Pac-12 network (sorry, Direct TV users).
The TV scramble stems from the fact that the Pac-12 network has exclusive rights to the Duke vs. Stanford game, which has a 10:30 pm EST kickoff. The national Pac-12 network game, though, is Oklahoma State at Arizona in the same 10:30 PM time slot (and that game will still be available locally on the Pac-12 channel). Originally, the Duke vs. Stanford game was set to only be available on TV in a regional Pac-12 network that is limited to the San Francisco Bay area.
To add the sports pass, all it takes is a call to Time Warner. The add-on service can be cancelled at any time.