First it was the NFL Network refusing to come to terms with Time Warner leaving millions and millions of football fans in the dark during their national games; unless it was in the home market. Then it was ESPNU that blocked out the Crosstown Shootout (UC vs. Xavier) in Cincinnati. Now it's the Big Ten Network that has Ohio State fans concerned that they'll miss some college football games this season.
This is the new trend in sports broadcasting. You have to pay for sports specific channel to get fulfill the addictive coverage of our respective sports. The demands the channels are asking for isn't falling in line with mea-companies like Time Warner.
However, as per this article, ESPNU and Time Warner came to an agreement. The launch date is TBD.