Krebs Expects That To Change
COLORADO SPRINGS — The Mountain West Conference released its 25-game national football TV schedule for the 2012 season Thursday.
Boise State is featured 10 times.
New Mexico? Zero.
UNM athletic director Paul Krebs and MWC Commissioner Craig Thompson both anticipate additional telecasts upon completion of other negotiations.
“We fully expect some of the New Mexico games to be picked up in the fall,” Krebs said.
Krebs wouldn’t say what the other negotiations were.
It’s at this point that The Mtn. network would pick its games, of which it aired 30 last season — including eight Lobo games.
The Mtn., however, goes off the air at 11:59 p.m. May 31, leaving the MWC members to find other options of getting their football programs on the tube.
Only two of UNM’s 12 games were not televised last year: at Nevada and at home against Sam Houston State.
First-year UNM coach Bob Davie was out of town Thursday and could not be reached for comment.
CBS Sports Network is the conference’s rights holder, with games being licensed to ESPN and NBC Sports Network.
ESPN will televise three games, including the Friday, Aug. 31, Boise State at Michigan game.
ESPN2 will air Hawaii at Air Force on Nov. 16.
CBS is scheduled to televise Navy at Air Force on Oct. 6.
CBSSN is scheduled to air nine games, while NBCSN has 10 on its schedule.
ABC, ESPN or ESPN2 will televise the Dec. 1 Boise State at Nevada game.
“This is the first phase of plans for the 2012-13 academic year,” Thompson said in a news release. “We are working with CBS Sports Network and member institutions to map out regional and local plans for the remaining 2012 football inventory. We anticipate announcing additional telecasts from these efforts in the coming weeks.”
— This article appeared on page D1 of the Albuquerque Journal