CSU Rams to play 8 nationally televised games in 2019

Credit: Colin Bernard

From Mike Brohard, CSU Athletics

Colorado State’s football team has been selected for eight nationally televised games so far in 2019, five on the ESPN Networks, three on CBS Sports Network. Three of them will be played on Friday night, giving the Rams four non-Saturday games this season, including the Rocky Mountain Showdown in Denver against Colorado.

The Mountain West announced Thursday the 44 games picked up by the conference’s primary broadcast partners, 33 being conference games.

On the ESPN Networks, Colorado State will play Toledo (Sept. 21), San Diego State (Oct. 5) and Air Force (Nov. 16) at home, hitting the road for dates against Fresno State (Oct. 26) and Wyoming (Nov. 22). The Border War is set for an ESPN2 broadcast at 7:30 p.m. on a Friday night.

The following week on CBS Sports Network, the Rams will host Boise State for the final Friday date of the season, Nov. 29, the day after Thanksgiving, with a 1:30 p.m. kickoff. Also on CBS Sports Network, CSU plays at Utah State (Sept. 28, 5:30 p.m.) and at New Mexico in another Friday kickoff on Oct. 11, set for 6 p.m.

The only Mountain West game for Colorado State not yet selected for broadcast is the trip to UNLV on Nov. 2. In the coming months, games picked up by AT&T SportsNet and Stadium will be announced.

The Pac-12 controls the television rights for the Rocky Mountain Showdown (Aug. 30), while the SEC owns the rights for Colorado State’s game at Arkansas on Sept. 14.

Season tickets for the 2019 season (which begin at $250) remain one of the best values for sports and entertainment in the region, and are available now by contacting the Rams Sales Team at 800-491-RAMS (7267) or visiting www.CSURams.com/tickets. Ticket packages for the 2019 season include the final Rocky Mountain Showdown in Denver at Broncos Stadium at Mile High before returning to Canvas Stadium in 2020, as well as six additional games on campus.

2019 Colorado State Football Schedule
Friday, Aug. 30 vs. Colorado (Denver) TBD
Saturday, Sept. 7 vs. Western Illinois (Denver Day) TBD
Saturday, Sept. 14 at Arkansas TBD
Saturday, Sept. 21 vs. Toledo (Ag Day with 4H and Orange Out) ESPN Networks
Saturday, Sept. 28 at Utah State CBS Sports Network, 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 5 vs. San Diego State (Homecoming and Family Weekend) ESPN Networks
Friday, Oct. 11 at New Mexico CBS Sports Network, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 19 – BYE
Saturday, Oct. 26 at Fresno State ESPN Networks
Saturday, Nov. 2 vs. UNLV (Colorado State All-Sports Reunion) TBD
Saturday, Nov. 9 – BYE
Saturday, Nov. 16 vs. Air Force ESPN Networks
Friday, Nov. 22 at Wyoming ESPN2, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 29 vs. Boise State CBS Sports Network, 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 7 – MW Championship

*Home games in bold

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