June 13, 2016
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Wyoming fans will be able to watch the Cowboy Football team on national television when the Pokes travel to Lincoln, Neb., on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016. It was announced by the Big Ten Conference on Monday that the game will be televised on ESPN2 as part of the Big Ten television package. Kick off has been set for 10 a.m., Mountain Time (11 a.m., Central Time) from Nebraska's Memorial Stadium.
The Cowboys and Huskers last played in 2013 in Lincoln, with Nebraska holding on for a narrow, three-point (37-34) victory over the Cowboys. Eight current Cowboys played in the 2013 meeting with the Huskers and four started the game. The four returning Cowboys who started the 2013 game include Shaun Wick, who rushed for 101 yards and scored on a six-yard touchdown run in the 2013 meeting. Tanner Gentry started at wide receiver in `13 and caught two passes for 21 yards. Lucas Wacha was a starter at linebacker and made nine tackles on the day, and punter Ethan Wood averaged 52.2 yards punting on the day while not allowing a single yard in punt returns. Four other current Cowboys also participated in the 2013 matchup. Those four are: senior linebacker Eric Nzeocha, senior place-kicker Justin Martin, senior wide receiver Jake Maulhardt and senior long snapper Brendan Turelli.
At least nine of Wyoming's football games will be televised this coming season. The Cowboys will appear on five ESPN Network televised games and four CBS Sports Network telecasts.
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 Nebraska (ESPN2), 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.
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.
Other than the Wyoming at Nebraska game, which is now set on ESPN2 at 10 a.m., M.T., other ESPN Network 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.