Good question! I live in Pennsylvania (not Ohio). We are looking at the Ohio State feed on the BigTen Network. Why couldn't Verizon take the trouble to give us Penn State football. A few days ago the guide showed that the Penn State game (such as it is) would be shown here.
I can tell that getting alternate and/or local HD feeds of football is going to be my biggest complaint about making the switch to FIOS. Had Dish last year and the various Big Ten Network HD games were shown side by side on channels which was great for my wife (a PSU grad) all the way out here in Oregon.
The other issue that sucks for us is a big local rivalry game tonight (UofO vs UofW)and literally all othe subscribers (Dish/DirectTV/Comcast) made efforts to get the FSN HD version while we have the grainy, crappy FSN SD version with Verizon. They have not yet added any local HD sports and have none of the alternate channel options that Dish had. So it's great getting this better picture quality, but not much use to have the "best picture in HD" if they do not get the content that people will actually want to see on a local level.
This is ridiculous. I switched to FIOS before BTN has contracts with Comcast and FIOS, and when I heard FIOS made a deal with BTN I was happy because I figured they would carry spillover games given their supposed commitment to bringing the best package out there. So much for that, if they are not going to carry spillover channels I am going back to Comcast. I am a Hawkeye fans which means we will never be the game of the week in the Philly area. They have the room and the resources to bring spillover games and they won't, which is poor service. I am so frustrated. On top of all that they couldn't even bring the games to start out the season.
I live in PA and got stuck with the Ohio State game.
The customer service rep at Verizon actually suggested that I find a friend with Comcast to go watch the Penn State game with! When I responded that wasn't a good enough answer, he pointed me to this forum to voice my discontent. Forums and letter writing sure beat waiting on hold 15 minutes for a non-answer.
Big Ten fans of the world, unite!