Posted: Apr 18, 2013 10:32 PM by MTN Sports
Updated: Apr 18, 2013 10:33 PM
SEATTLE - MSU and Montana are each scheduled for four televised football games this fall on ROOT SPORTS.
DIRECTV Sports Networks Thursday announced its telecast schedule for the upcoming 2013 Big Sky Conference football season. 10 total will be televised on ROOT SPORTS. This marks the second year of a multi-year partnership between DIRECTV Sports Networks and the Big Sky Conference.
All 10 Big Sky Conference football games will be produced and televised in high-definition, with many of the games available in both the Northwest and Rocky Mountain regions.
"We were extremely pleased with our inaugural season in 2012, not only in terms of the quality of the games, but also in our working relationships with the conference and its member schools," said Patrick Crumb, President of DIRECTV Sports Networks. "We are looking forward to building on that success this year and continuing to increase the awareness of the great college football being played in the Big Sky Conference."
The broadcast schedule opens with a special Thursday night matchup on September 26 when Portland State hosts Cal Poly, followed by nine Saturday games. The season's final weekend will showcase Montana at Montana State, and the "Dam Cup" between Portland State and Eastern Washington.
"Our television partnership with ROOT SPORTS has helped develop the Big Sky Conference brand,'' said Big Sky Conference Commissioner Doug Fullerton. "Our conference was thrilled with the first-class production of the games last season, and look forward to an excellent schedule this upcoming season. We believe the employees of ROOT SPORTS and DIRECTV Sports Networks are devoted to making the Big Sky broadcasts not just a game, but an event.''
Sept. 26 - Cal Poly at Portland State, 8 p.m. Mountain
Sept. 28 - Montana at Northern Arizona, 7 p.m. Mountain
Oct. 5 - Portland State at Montana, TBA
Oct. 19 - Montana State at Weber State, TBA
Oct. 26 - Eastern Washington at Montana, TBA
Nov. 2 - Montana State at Northern Colorado, TBA
Nov. 9 - Montana State at Eastern Washington, TBA
Nov. 16 - Eastern Washington at Cal Poly, TBA
Nov. 23 - Montana at Montana State, TBA
Nov. 23 - Portland State at Eastern Washington, TBA