Network reveals slate of eight Mountain West matchups for coming season

SEATTLE, Wash. – ROOT SPORTS and the Mountain West Conference announced today that the network will televise eight MW football games in 2014.  This will mark ROOT SPORTS’ second season as the official regional television partner of the Mountain West, and exemplifies the network’s commitment to providing superior college sports coverage.

Once again ROOT SPORTS will bring its first-class production standard to each telecast and give viewers not just game action but the stories behind every contest. ROOT SPORTS will cover several of the long- running and intense rivalries in Mountain West football including the Border War battle for the Bronze Boot between Colorado State and Wyoming (October 25). All matchups will be produced in high definition and
will be available exclusively on ROOT SPORTS in the Northwest and Rocky Mountain territories.

Coverage begins on August 30, with Wyoming hosting Montana live from War Memorial Stadium in Laramie, Wyoming.

The Mountain West sent six teams to postseason bowl games in 2013. The conference is comprised of Air Force, Boise State, Colorado State, Fresno State, Hawai‘i, Nevada, New Mexico, San Diego State, San José State, UNLV, Utah State, and Wyoming.

“The first year of our partnership with the folks at ROOT SPORTS was a resounding success,” said MW Commissioner Craig Thompson. “We look forward with anticipation to this exciting slate of 2014 football telecasts. Once again, Mountain West fans will experience high-level productions that bring all of the action right into their living rooms.”

In 2014 ROOT SPORTS will televise over 170 live, exclusive collegiate events annually featuring match-ups from conferences including the Mountain West, Big 12, Big Sky, ACC, Big East, West Coast Conference, and Conference USA.

Please check with your cable or satellite provider regarding ROOT SPORTS channel information in your area.

ROOT SPORTS is the home of the Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Sounders FC, Portland Timbers, Gonzaga Bulldogs, Big Sky Conference and Mountain West Conference. The network reaches 3.4 million households across five states, including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska, and delivers more than 350 live events each year – all of which are available in high definition.

ROOT SPORTS regional sports networks are operated by DIRECTV Sports Networks LLC in the Northwest, Pittsburgh and Rocky Mountain regions. The three networks combined reach 9 million households 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 the Mountain West Conference
From its inception in 1999, the Mountain West 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. The MW is comprised of 11 all-sport members and 12 football-playing institutions. Mountain West membership includes: 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, San José State University, UNLV, Utah State University and University of Wyoming.