April 26, 2013
RENO, Nev. – Three more University of Nevada football games were added to national broadcast schedules as the Mountain West and CBS Sports announced 21 games of the 2013 national television package on Friday.
The first ever trip by Air Force to Mackay Stadium on Sept. 28 will be broadcast on CBS Sports with a 4:30 p.m. kickoff. The network will also feature Nevada’s trip to play at Boise State on Oct. 19. That game will have a 5 p.m. (Pacific) kickoff. And Nevada’s regular season finale against BYU on Nov. 30 at Mackay Stadium will be at noon on CBS Sports.
Earlier this week, the conference announced that Nevada’s Oct. 4 game at San Diego State will be on ESPN, giving Nevada four nationally televised games thus far. To date, the conference has announced 28 of its 44 games that will be broadcast via television partners CBS Sports and ESPN. Nevada has one-third of its schedule amongst those games.
CBS Sports Network is the Mountain West’s primary rights holder and today’s announcement previews the eighth season of MW football on the network. CBS Sports Network is joined this season by ESPN as the second national television partner under a new agreement reached last month. Between the networks, 44 football games will be televised this year on their various platforms. Earlier this week, the initial slate of ESPN telecasts was released. Additional games on CBS Sports Network and the ESPN networks will be announced at a later date, along with information regarding the second- and third-tier telecast plans.