COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -
The Mountain West Conference and its national television partners CBS Sports Network (CBSSN) and ESPN Networks released the remainder of the 2016 Mountain West national football TV package on Friday. A total of eight Wyoming Cowboy games will be televised this coming season as part of that package. The Cowboys will appear on four CBS Sports Network telecasts and four ESPN Network televised games.
Wyoming home games versus Northern Illinois (CBSSN), Boise State (CBSSN), Utah State (ESPN Networks) and San Diego State (CBSSN) will all be televised nationally. Road games at Eastern Michigan (CBSSN), at Colorado State (ESPN Networks), at Nevada (ESPN Networks) and at New Mexico (ESPN Networks) will also be televised. The Cowboys' road game at Eastern Michigan (Friday, Sept. 23) is the only non-Saturday game that Wyoming will play this coming season.
The announcement on Friday included 35 Mountain West nationally-televised games that will all be played on Saturdays. Earlier this week, the announcement of 10 Thursday and Friday night television games was announced by the MW, bringing the total number of national football telecasts to 45 for the coming season.
Additional telecasts by ROOT SPORTS and the Mountain West Network powered by Campus Insiders will be announced at a later date. At the time those televised games are announced it is anticipated that additional game times will also be released.
Game times and specific outlets for ESPN Network games (e.g. ESPN, ESPN2, etc.) will generally be announced 12 days in advance of those specific games.
Wyoming's 2016 football schedule follows, including Wyoming's national television package to date for the upcoming season.
2016 University of Wyoming Football Schedule
Date Opponent (Special Events), Time (M.T.), Television
Sat., Sept. 3 NORTHERN ILLINOIS (Hall of Fame Weekend), 8:30 p.m., CBSSN
Sat., Sept. 10 at Nebraska, TBA, TBA
Sat., Sept. 17 UC DAVIS (Celebrate Energy Day/Fan Fest/Buddy Walk), TBA, TBA
Fri., Sept. 23 at Eastern Michigan, 5:30 p.m., CBSSN
Sat., Oct. 1 at Colorado State*, TBA, ESPN Networks
Sat., Oct. 8 AIR FORCE* (Homecoming/Military Appreciation Day), TBA, TBA
Sat., Oct. 15 BYE Week
Sat., Oct. 22 at Nevada*, TBA, ESPN Networks
Sat., Oct. 29 BOISE STATE* (Family Weekend), 5:00 p.m., CBSSN
Sat., Nov. 5 UTAH STATE*, TBA, ESPN Networks
Sat., Nov. 12 at UNLV*, TBA, TBA
Sat., Nov. 19 SAN DIEGO STATE*, 1:30 p.m., CBSSN
Sat., Nov. 26 at New Mexico*, TBA, ESPN Networks
Sat., Dec. 3 Mountain West Championship Game+, TBA, TBA
BOLD AND CAPS Indicate Home games
All times listed are Mountain Time
Additional game times and televising networks will be announced at future dates.
*Indicates Mountain West Conference games
+The Mountain West Football Championship Game will be played at the home stadium of the divisional champion with the highest national ranking.