Network is the exclusive home of nine Lobo basketball games this season

DENVER – ROOT SPORTS announced today that the network will televise nine live Lobo men’s basketball games during the 2014-15 season, more than any other linear television network. Coverage begins with the regular-season opener versus Idaho State on November 14.

The Lobos head into the season as three-time defending Mountain West tournament champions and with a top 20 finish in last season’s Associated Press poll.

Conference play on the network begins on January 14 when the Air Force Falcons visit The Pit. On December 20, ROOT SPORTS will showcase the matchup with New Mexico State in Las Cruces. The nine- game schedule wraps up on February 7 with the Lobos playing host to the Utah State Aggies.

“We are pleased to be the television home of nearly one-third of the Lobos’ regular-season schedule,” said ROOT SPORTS Rocky Mountain General Manager David Woodman. “The New Mexico men’s basketball program has had great success in recent years and we are looking forward to showcasing the team’s exciting style of play under Coach Neal.”

“We are very excited to begin another season of Lobo Men’s Basketball on ROOT SPORTS,” said Tim Cass, Chief Operating Officer of New Mexico Athletics. “Having nine games televised by ROOT SPORTS throughout non-conference and Mountain West play is extremely important. It helps us increase the visibility of our top-25 basketball program here at the University of New Mexico.”

These games are part of ROOT SPORTS’ comprehensive lineup of New Mexico programming this season. The network is also the exclusive home of four Lobo football matchups including games against Air Force on October 18, UNLV on November 1, Colorado State on November 22 and Wyoming on November 29.

Please check with your cable or satellite provider regarding ROOT SPORTS channel information in your area.

ROOT SPORTS Rocky Mountain is the home of the Colorado Rockies, Utah Jazz, Mountain West Conference and Big Sky Conference. The network reaches 2.5 million households across nine states and delivers more than 350 live events each year – all of which are available in high definition.



ROOT SPORTS regional sports networks are operated by DIRECTV Sports Networks LLC in the Rocky Mountain, Northwest, and Pittsburgh regions. The three networks combined reach 9 million households across 18 states and own exclusive programming and distribution partnerships with more than 20 teams and conferences. DIRECTV Sports Networks is a subsidiary of DIRECTV, the world’s most popular television service.