Because this nationally appealing game between the two worst shooting teams in the ACC would be on network TV without the conference's media deal?
And there are scores of cable stations that it could be on nationally. To make fans look up whether or not their game will be picked up by a local station ala 1994 is absurd.
If ESPN is part of your cable/satellite package.
Pretty sure I've had the option to watch, either on TV or online, every single game ND has played since joining the ACC.
Lots of technical glitches first five minutes....