The Big Ten Network makes its much-hyped debut tonight, but here's the burning question: How many people will be able to see it? Don't feel bad if you can't watch. Purdue University's athletic director, Morgan Burke, won't be able to sit at home and enjoy the opening night either.
Comcast, which will eventually service most of the Lafayette area after assuming control from Insight Communications in January, is the biggest cable company to resist the Big Ten Network. Comcast has 5.7 million subscribers in the eight-state Big Ten region.