Two Pack football games to air on regional and national television

Two Pack football games to air on regional and national television

Portions of the release from the RMAC

PUEBLO, Colo. (August 3, 2015) – Two Colorado State University-Pueblo football games will air live on regional and national television this season, garnering more national exposure for the defending NCAA Division II National Champions. The pair of games is two of five contests on television this season featuring Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference teams.

The ThunderWolves home and season opener against Central Washington University, originally scheduled for 6 p.m., will now begin at 5 p.m. due to a partnership between the American Sports Network (ASN) and the NCAA. ASN will produce the game and will debut the Division II Football Showcase for the network. Locally, the game will air live on Altitude 2.

ASN televises live games from multiple NCAA Division I college sports conferences, provides analysis from the game's top experts, delves into the human side of competition and shows the best of today's student-athletes.

ASN has reached agreements to distribute its broadcasts to regional cable networks that will make it available in 94 million of the nation's 113 million TV homes. Granted, not every game broadcast on ASN reaches every market. Some games are done on a regional basis, according to this article on the network.

Comcast Entertainment Television (CET) will broadcast the ThunderWolves' October 10 Homecoming game on its Xfinity channel (105 and 900 HD in Pueblo). CSU-Pueblo welcomes Fort Lewis College for a 2 p.m. start at the Neta & Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl. The game also serves as the Athletic Hall of Fame Game.

CSU-Pueblo football season tickets are still available for purchase by calling (719) 549-2050. Single game tickets for the home opener will be available Aug. 24.

Other RMAC Games to Air on Television:

The action begins on Thursday, September 3 as Fort Lewis visits Montana State in Bozeman for a 7:05 MDT kickoff on the Altitude Sports Network. FLC head coach John L. Smith is no stranger to the Big Sky Conference as he played collegiately at Weber State and coached at Idaho from 1989-1994, leading the Vandals to a pair of Big Sky titles.

On Saturday, September 12, ESPN and the NCAA will feature the South Dakota School of Mines Hardrockers and Black Hills State Yellow Jackets at 6 p.m. in Rapid City, S.D. This game will be distributed on ESPN3 and is the kickoff game for the NCAA Division II Game of the Week Series.  The "Black Hills Brawl" is the oldest rivalry between two schools in NCAA Division II as this is the 130th meeting between the two programs. The winner receives the Homestake Trophy.

October 3, CET will air New Mexico Highlands University at Colorado School of Mines in the brand new Marv Kay Stadium in Golden.

In addition, all other RMAC football home games will be available via live streaming at no charge via Stretch Internet.

This is also the start of the RMAC's 12th year partnering with the Altitude Sports Network, the most watched regional sports network in the Rocky Mountain region. The conference's flagship show, "RMAC Showcase" debuts the last Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m. and averages another 12-14 airings each month on Altitude. 

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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.