NAU at Montana State to be Televised by DIRECTV and ROOT SPORTS

NAU at Montana State to be Televised by DIRECTV and ROOT SPORTS

OGDEN, Utah - Northern Arizona's match-up on the road at Montana State on Oct. 8 will be televised on ROOT SPORTS™, as DIRECTV SPORTS Networks and the Big Sky Conference announced its telecast schedule for the upcoming 2016 season.

This will mark the fifth year of a multi-year partnership between ROOT SPORTS and the Big Sky Conference. All 10 Big Sky Conference football games will be produced and televised in high-definition, with many of the games available in both the Northwest and Rocky Mountain regions.

"We are pleased to continue our strong partnership with the Big Sky Conference, and we look forward to another entertaining and exciting football season in 2016," said Mark Jorgensen, SVP/General Manager of ROOT SPORTS. "Big Sky football continues to be programming that our viewers desire."

NAU is 4-1 all-time on ROOT TV. It will be the first time the Lumberjacks and Bobcats will face off on the network.


2016 Big Sky Conference Football Schedule*

Sept. 24 - Montana at Cal Poly

Oct. 1 - UC Davis at Eastern Washington

Oct. 8 - Northern Arizona at Montana State

Oct. 15 - Montana State at Weber State

Oct. 22 - Eastern Washington at Montana State

Oct. 29 - Montana at Eastern Washington

Nov. 5 - Idaho State at Montana

Nov. 12 - UC Davis at Montana State

Nov. 18 - Eastern Washington at Portland State

Nov. 19 - Montana State at Montana


*Schedule subject to change. Territorial restriction may apply.


About DIRECTV Sports Networks

ROOT SPORTS is the television home of the Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Sounders FC, Portland Timbers, Gonzaga Bulldogs, Big Sky Conference and Mountain West. 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 Northwest is operated by DIRECTV Sports Networks LLC. It operates regional sports networks in the Northwest, Pittsburgh, Rocky Mountain, and Southwest regions. The four networks are distributed in 22 states and have exclusive programming and distribution partnerships with more than 25 teams and conferences.

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