SEATTLE, WA (April 23, 2015) – DIRECTV SPORTS Networks and the Big Sky Conference announced its telecast schedule for the upcoming 2015 season with a total of 10 games to be televised on ROOT SPORTS™. This will mark the fourth 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 are extremely pleased to continue our strong partnership with the Big Sky Conference, and we look forward to another entertaining and exciting 2015 season,” said Mark Jorgensen, SVP/General Manager of ROOT SPORTS. “Big Sky football has enriched our collegiate programming and given our viewers the games they desire.”
This year’s schedule opens with a special non-conference matchup between league rivals the Eastern Washington Eagles and Montana State Bobcats on Sept. 19 in Cheney, WA. Eastern Washington is the three-time defending Big Sky Champion. After advancing to the national semifinals for two straight seasons, the Eagles failed to accomplish the same feat last year losing in the quarterfinals, but they look to redeem themselves and make another run at the playoffs this season.
Big Sky Conference action continues each week with a single game throughout the season concluding on Saturday, November 21st. This game features Treasure State rivals Montana State and Montana who will square off in the 115th “Brawl of the Wild” in Bozeman, MT to cap the 10-game slate.
“Our television partnership with ROOT SPORTS and DIRECTV has increased our exposure not only in our footprint, but nationally,” said Big Sky Conference Commissioner Doug Fullerton. “ROOT SPORTS does a first-class production every week of its Big Sky football games, as evidence by the Emmy Award the network won. We’re excited for to see our games showcased once again in the fall of 2015.”
Game times will be announced at a later date.
|Saturday, September 24||Montana at Cal Poly|
|Saturday, October 1||UC Davis at Eastern Washington|
|Saturday, October 8||Northern Arizona at Montana State|
|Saturday, October 15||Montana State at Weber State|
|Saturday, October 22||Eastern Washington at Montana State|
|Saturday, October 29||Montana at Eastern Washington|
|Saturday, November 5||Idaho State at Montana|
|Saturday, November 12||UC Davis at Montana State|
|Friday, November 18||Eastern Washington at Portland State|
|Saturday, November 19||Montana State at Montana|