Mid-Missouri CBS affiliate's tech issue prevents Elite Eight games from being aired

Nick Bromberg

Residents in the middle of Missouri weren’t able to watch Sunday’s Elite Eight games on their local CBS affiliate because of a technical issue.

KRCG 13, which serves Columbia and Jefferson City and the surrounding areas, was off the air Sunday afternoon, meaning residents in and around the University of Missouri — an SEC school — couldn’t watch the all-SEC Elite Eight matchup between Auburn and Kentucky and the other Elite Eight game between Duke and Michigan State on their local affiliate.

KRCG first told viewers of the problem about a half hour before Auburn’s win over Kentucky.

Unfortunately for the station, the problem persisted throughout the entire afternoon. KRCG directed viewers to watch via the NCAA’s website and the March Madness app. Thankfully, since it’s 2019, there were at least other ways for basketball fans to find the games.

The affiliate came back on the air about 6:30 p.m. Central Time, right after the end of Michigan State’s win over Duke.

Per someone with the station, the problem centered around an issue with their internet provider. We can all relate with spotty internet issues.

At least the internet didn’t go down during the Final Four. Or during an NCAA tournament game that included Missouri.

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Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports.

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