5 Wyoming Fball games to be aired on ROOT Sports
ROOT SPORTS to Televise Five Wyoming Football Games in 2013
Three Cowboy Home Games and Two Road Games Included in ROOT SPORTS TV Package
Laramie, Wyo. (July 17, 2013) -- ROOT SPORTS announced on Wednesday that five University of Wyoming football games will be televised by ROOT SPORTSthis upcoming season. The five Wyoming games will be featured as part of a 10-game Mountain West Conference football package on the network this year. This will mark ROOT SPORTS’ inaugural season as the official regional television partner of the Mountain West, and exemplifies the network’s commitment to providing superior college sports coverage in the Rocky Mountain region. It is the second consecutive season that select Wyoming games have been carried on ROOT SPORTS. All of the telecasts will be produced in high definition.
Wyoming’s home opener versus the Idaho Vandals on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 2 p.m., M.T., will be the first of the five Wyoming telecasts on ROOT SPORTS. On Saturday, Oct. 12 at 1:30 p.m., Wyoming’s home game against New Mexico will also be carried on the network. The following week, the 105th meeting in the “Border War” series versus archrival Colorado State will be telecast live from Wyoming’s War Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Noon.
The final two Wyoming games on ROOT SPORTS in 2013 will be road games at San Jose State on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 5 p.m., M.T., and at Utah State on Saturday, Nov. 30 at Noon, M.T., to conclude the regular season.
“ROOT SPORTS is a great fit for Wyoming Athletics and our fan base,” said Tom Burman, University of Wyoming Director of Athletics. “The network’s telecasts enable a great number of our fans an opportunity to see the Cowboys play on television. To have five of our football games on the ROOT SPORTS schedule this fall provides us a great opportunity to promote our program and our student-athletes. We are extremely excited to be partnering with ROOT SPORTS and the Mountain West on these telecasts for the second straight year.”
“We are excited to showcase the tradition and determination of Wyoming football this season,” said ROOT SPORTS General Manager David Woodman. “We know the Cowboys have an incredibly loyal fan base, and we are proud to be the premiere destination for Wyoming football this fall.”
The other five games in the 2013 ROOT SPORTS Mountain West football package will all be Saturday games and will include: Aug. 31, Colgate at Air Force (1 p.m., M.T.); Oct. 5, New Mexico State at New Mexico (5 p.m., M.T.); Oct. 19 Utah State at New Mexico (7 p.m., M.T.); Nov. 2, New Mexico at San Diego State (6 p.m., M.T.); and Nov. 16, Colorado State at New Mexico (5 p.m., M.T.).
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2013 Wyoming Football Schedule
Date Opponent (Special Events) Time (M.T.) Television
Sat., Aug. 31 at Nebraska 6 p.m. Big Ten Network
Sat., Sept. 7 IDAHO (Hall of Fame/Celebrate Energy/Buddy Walk/Campus Pass) 2 p.m. ROOT SPORTS
Sat., Sept. 14 NORTHERN COLORADO (Ag Day/Fan Fest/Youth Day) 2 p.m. TBA#
Sat., Sept. 21 at Air Force* TBA ESPN Networks
Sat., Sept. 28 at Texas State 5 p.m. TBA#
Sat., Oct. 5 OPEN
Sat., Oct. 12 NEW MEXICO* (Homecoming/Band Day) 1:30 p.m. ROOT SPORTS
Sat., Oct. 19 COLORADO STATE* (Border War) Noon ROOT SPORTS
Sat., Oct. 26 at San Jose State* 5:00 p.m. ROOT SPORTS
Sat., Nov. 2 OPEN
Sat., Nov. 9 FRESNO STATE* (Military Appreciation Day) 1:00 p.m. TBA#
Sat., Nov. 16 at Boise State* TBA ESPN Networks
Sat., Nov. 23 HAWAI’I* (Family Day/Senior Day) Noon Time Warner Oceanic PPV
Sat., Nov. 30 at Utah State* Noon ROOT SPORTS
Sat., Dec. 7 Inaugural Mountain West Championship Game +
All game times listed are Mountain Time
*Indicates Mountain West Conference games
#Remaining television coverage may be announced at future dates
+The inaugural Mountain West Football Championship Game will be played at the home stadium of the divisional champion with the highest BCS ranking.
SOURCE: University of Wyoming Athletics