Network will be the exclusive home of nine Mountain West matchups
DENVER, Colo. – ROOT SPORTS™ and the Mountain West Conference announced today that the network will televise nine live MW football games in 2015. This will mark ROOT SPORTS’ third season as the official regional television partner of the Mountain West.
ROOT SPORTS will kick off its coverage on September 5 at 1:30 p.m. MT, as the Air Force Falcons host the Morgan State Bears at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
ROOT SPORTS will showcase several of the long-running and intense rivalries in the region, including the Rio Grande Rivalry featuring New Mexico State at New Mexico (October 3), as well as Colorado State at New Mexico (November 21), and UNLV at Wyoming (November 28). All matchups will be available exclusively on ROOT SPORTS in the Rocky Mountain region, with several matchups also available on ROOT SPORTS in the Northwest and Southwest territories. These three ROOT SPORTS regions combined reach nearly 10 million homes across 17 states.
2014 was an exciting year for the Mountain West as it sent a record seven teams to postseason bowl games. The MW also celebrated ten players being selected in the 2015 NFL Draft, including CSU Quarterback Garrett Grayson who was picked in the third round by the New Orleans Saints. Additionally, Colorado State and Boise State made appearances in the AP and Coaches Top 25 Rankings during the 2014 season and the Broncos finished the season ranked number 16.
Overall in 2015, ROOT SPORTS will televise over 26 live college football games featuring matchups from conferences including the Mountain West, Big 12, Big Sky, ACC, and Conference USA.
The complete ROOT SPORTS 2015 Mountain West Football Telecast Schedule is below. Please check with your cable or satellite provider regarding ROOT SPORTS channel information in your area or visit ROOTSPORTS.com/channelfinder.
About ROOT SPORTS™
ROOT SPORTS™ is the television home of the Colorado Rockies, Utah Jazz, Mountain West, Big Sky Conference and the University of Denver. The network delivers more than 350 live events each year and is available to over 2.5 million households across nine states including Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming and parts of Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico and South Dakota. For more information and channel listings, please visit ROOTSPORTS.com.
ROOT SPORTS is owned and operated by DIRECTV Sports Networks LLC, which operates regional sports networks in the Southwest, Northwest, Pittsburgh, and Rocky Mountain regions. The four networks combined reach approximately 13 million households across 22 states and own exclusive programming and distribution partnerships with more than 25 teams and conferences. DIRECTV Sports Networks is a subsidiary of DIRECTV, the world’s most popular television service.
About the Mountain West Conference
From its inception in 1999, the Mountain West has been committed to excellence in intercollegiate athletics, while promoting the academic missions of its member institutions. Progressive in its approach, the Mountain West continues to cultivate opportunities for student-athletes to compete at the highest level, while fostering academic achievement and sportsmanship. The Mountain West membership is comprised of 11 all-sport members: the United States Air Force Academy, Boise State University, Colorado State University, Fresno State, University of Nevada, University of New Mexico, San Diego State University, San José State University, UNLV, Utah State University and University of Wyoming. In addition, the University of Hawai‘i and Colorado College participate in the Mountain West as single-sport members in football and women’s soccer, respectively.