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Fans get all-access in unusual Seton Hall-St John's telecast

Seton Hall coach Tony Bozzella joked just before tipoff that he was going to apologize ahead of time for any colorful language viewers heard during Fox Sports' innovative broadcast of the Pirates' game against St. John's on Friday night.

With a five-second delay in place, Bozzella had nothing to worry about. He and Red Storm coach Joe Tartamella wore microphones throughout the commercial-free telecast, giving viewers an unprecedented all-access look at both teams during the game. This was believed to be the first time there was so much unfiltered access for a live sports event.

"It was everything we hoped it would be for the viewers," Big East commissioner Val...