ROOT SPORTS Announces 2014 Mountain West Football Schedule

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Denver, Colo.ROOT SPORTS™ and the Mountain West Conference announced today that the network will televise eight live 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, in the Rocky Mountain and Northwest territories, will be available exclusively on ROOT SPORTS.

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.

"Our partnership with the Mountain West continues in 2014 with another great lineup of games," said ROOT SPORTS General Manager David Woodman. "Mountain West telecasts on ROOT SPORTS are at the center of our region-leading coverage of major college sports."

"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 matchups from conferences including the Mountain West, Big 12, Big Sky, ACC, Big East, West Coast Conference, and Conference USA.

The complete ROOT SPORTS 2014 Mountain West Football Telecast Schedule is below. Please check with your cable or satellite provider regarding ROOT SPORTS channel information in your area.

About ROOT SPORTS
ROOT SPORTS™ Rocky Mountain is the home of the Colorado Rockies, Utah Jazz, Mountain West Conference and Big Sky Conference. The network reaches 2.5 million households across nine states 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 Rocky Mountain, Northwest, and Pittsburgh 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.

For Mountain West media inquiries, contact:
Javan Hedlund
719-488-4051
jhedlund@themw.com

For ROOT SPORTS media inquiries, contact:
Annie Gleason
720-898-2725
AKGleason@directv.com

2014 MOUNTAIN WEST FOOTBALL TELECAST SCHEDULE ON ROOT SPORTS
Date Game Time
Sat., August 30 Montana at Wyoming 2 p.m.
Sat., October 18 New Mexico at Air Force 1:30 p.m.
Sat., October 25 Wyoming at Colorado State 5 p.m.
Sat., November 1 New Mexico at UNLV 3:30 p.m.
Sat., November 8 Idaho at San Diego State 4:30 p.m.
Sat., November 15 Nevada at Air Force Noon
Sat., November 22 New Mexico at Colorado State 11:30 a.m. or Noon (TBD)
Sat., November 29 Wyoming at New Mexico 1 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. (TBD)
All times listed are MT. Schedule is subject to change.