FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                       Monday, Aug. 27, 2012                                                        



Network will televise 10 live games

DENVER, Colo. - ROOT SPORTS™ will televise 10 Mountain West Conference football games in 2012, the network announced today. Coverage begins on September 15, as Hawai‘i faces Lamar at 10 p.m. MT live from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Several matchups throughout the Rocky Mountain territory will be showcased, including Air Force at Wyoming (October 13), New Mexico at Air Force (October 20) and New Mexico at Colorado State (November 24). The Mountain West welcomed three new members this season in Hawai‘i, Fresno State and Nevada. In addition to those schools, the conference is comprised of Air Force, Boise State, Colorado State, New Mexico, San Diego State, UNLV and Wyoming.


“We are excited to bring Mountain West football games to our viewers this season,” said ROOT SPORTS SVP/General Manager Tim Griggs. “With the addition of these 10 games from a high-caliber Football Bowl Subdivision conference, we continue to stress our commitment to bringing the best regional sports programming to our audience.”


“Several of our member institutions’ footprints mesh well with the ROOT SPORTS territory,” said Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson.  “We look forward to high-quality telecasts on what will be a great platform for Mountain West football this season.”


With the addition of these games, ROOT SPORTS will televise more than 40 live football contests from the Mountain West, Big Sky Conference, Big 12 Conference and Conference USA.


Please see the complete Mountain West schedule below.





ROOT SPORTS™ is the cable home of the Colorado Rockies, Utah Jazz, University of Denver and Big Sky Conference.  The network reaches more than 2.7 million viewers across nine states and delivers more than 350 live events each year – all of which are also available in high definition.

is owned and operated by DIRECTV Sports Networks LLC, which operates regional sports networks in the Northwest, Pittsburgh and Rocky Mountain regions. The three networks combined reach more than 8.8 million viewers across 18 states and own exclusive programming and distribution partnerships with more than 20 teams and conferences. DIRECTV Sports Networks is a controlled subsidiary of DIRECTV, the world’s most popular television service.


About Mountain West

From its inception in 1999, the Mountain West Conference 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. Now in its 14th year, the MW has been assertive in its involvement with the NCAA governance structure and has taken a leadership role in the overall administration of intercollegiate athletics. Currently, the Mountain West is comprised of 10 Division I institutions: The United States Air Force Academy, Boise State University, Colorado State University, Fresno State, University of Hawai‘i (football only), University of Nevada, University of New Mexico, San Diego State University, UNLV, and the University of Wyoming. San Jose State University and Utah State University will join the Mountain West effective July 1, 2013.





2012 Mountain West Telecast Schedule

All times listed are Mountain and subject to change


Date                                       Game                                          Time

Sat., September 15            Lamar at Hawai‘i                    10 p.m.

Sat., October 13                Air Force at Wyoming             5 p.m.

Sat., October 13                New Mexico at Hawai‘i            10 p.m.

Sat., October 20                New Mexico at Air Force          5 p.m.

Sat., October 20                Wyoming at Fresno State        8:30 p.m.

Sat., October 27                Hawai‘i at Colorado State         5 p.m.


Sat., November 10             UNLV at Colorado State           5 p.m.

Sat., November 24             San Diego State at Wyoming    1:30 p.m.

Sat., November 24             New Mexico at Colorado State  5 p.m.


Sat., December 1               South Alabama at Hawai‘i        9 p.m.


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