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ESPN Classic to air first live broadcast

Updated: October 6, 2004, 11:00 AM ET
Associated Press

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- ESPN Classic will air Saturday's game between Michigan and Minnesota in the cable channel's first live broadcast of a football game, officials said.

The network decided to air the game on ESPN Classic to make sure that the contest -- originally scheduled for broadcast on ESPN -- would not be pre-empted by Major League Baseball's playoffs. If the game is not pre-empted by baseball, it will be simulcast on both networks, ESPN officials said.

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