ESPN Adds 15 Mountain West Conference College Football Telecasts for 2013
ESPN has added 15 Mountain West Conference college football games, all on Saturdays, to its 2013 schedule. Kick times and specific networks - including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3 and ABC - will be determined during the season on a 12- or six-day basis.
ESPN previously announced seven Mountain West games for Thursday and Friday night telecasts. Overall, ESPN networks will carry 22 Mountain West home games this season as part of a new multi-year agreement with the conference.
The 2013 season marks the first year of the deal for rights to select conference-controlled football and basketball games through the 2019-20 campaign. As part of the agreement, ESPN acquired exclusive worldwide rights to up to 16 Mountain West football games plus every Boise State home game as well as up to 31 conference-controlled men's basketball games annually.
The schedule is highlighted by multiple games featuring top teams from the Mountain West, including the three programs that claimed a share of the conference championship in 2012: Boise State (six games), Fresno State (four games) and San Diego State (three games). ESPN platforms will also carry six Air Force games, five of Nevada, four of UNLV, three of San Jose State and more.
2013 Mountain West Schedule
Date Time (ET) Game Network
Sat, Sep 7 TBD Tennessee-Martin at Boise State TBD
Fri, Sep 13 8 p.m. Air Force at Boise State * ESPN
Fri, Sep 20 9 p.m. Boise State at Fresno State * ESPN
Sat, Sep 21 TBD Wyoming at Air Force TBD
Fri, Sep 27 9 p.m. Utah State at San Jose State * ESPN
Sat, Sep 28 TBD Southern Mississippi at Boise State TBD
Fri, Oct 4 9 p.m. Nevada at San Diego State * ESPN
Sat, Oct 26 TBD Fresno State at San Diego State TBD
TBD UNLV at Nevada TBD
Sat, Nov 2 TBD Nevada at Fresno State TBD
TBD Army at Air Force TBD
Fri, Nov 8 9 p.m. Air Force at New Mexico * ESPNU
Sat, Nov 9 TBD Nevada at Colorado State TBD
TBD Utah State at UNLV TBD
Sat, Nov 16 TBD San Jose State at Nevada TBD
TBD Wyoming at Boise State TBD
Thu, Nov 21 9:30 p.m. UNLV at Air Force * ESPNU
Fri, Nov 22 9:30 p.m. Navy at San Jose State * ESPN2
Sat, Nov 23 TBD New Mexico at Fresno State TBD
Sat, Nov 30 TBD New Mexico at Boise State TBD
TBD San Diego State at UNLV TBD
TBD Air Force at Colorado State TBD
* Previously announced