The New Mexico Lobos’ Aug. 30 season-opening football game against UTEP at University Stadium is scheduled for a 6 p.m. kickoff and will be streamed live on the MW Network.
The Mountain West Conference and UNM made the announcement Tuesday.
Also, the Lobos’ Sept. 20 game at New Mexico State will be telecast by Aggie Vision, NMSU’s own TV production company. The Lobos-Aggies game also is scheduled for a 6 p.m. kickoff.
Of UNM’s 12 football games this fall, only one – the Oct. 4 game against UTSA at the Alamodome – has yet to find a TV or digital streaming home.
As of now, in addition to Tuesday’s announcements, UNM has:
- Three games on ESPN networks – Fresno State, 6 p.m., Sept. 26; San Diego State, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 10; at Utah State, kickoff time to be announced, Nov. 15.
The Fresno State game will be on ESPN or ESPN2. The San Diego State game will be on ESPNU. The Utah State game could wind up on any of the ESPN networks, including the possibility of digital streaming on ESPN3.
- Two games on CBS Sports Network (Arizona State, 5 p.m., Sept. 6; Boise State, 5 p.m., Nov. 8).
- Four games on ROOT Sports (at Air Force, 1:30 p.m., Oct. 18; at UNLV, 3:30 p.m., Nov. 1; at Colorado State, 11:30 a.m. or noon, Nov. 22; Wyoming,
1 or 1:30 p.m., Nov. 29).
As part of the Mountain West Conference’s TV incentive system for football, UNM will earn a $300,000 bonus for the Fresno State game on a Friday night. The conference awards $300,000 for participation in a weeknight game on ESPN, ESPN2 or any of the major broadcast networks.
In the somewhat unlikely event that the Lobos-Utah State game winds up on ESPN or ESPN2, a Saturday game on either of those network would net UNM another $500,000.
The Lobos finished with a 3-9 record, 1-7 in Mountain West Conference play, last season. The 2014 season will be coach Bob Davie’s third at UNM.
WOMEN’S CLINIC: UNM’s annual women’s football clinic is scheduled July 24.
The evening will include dinner and beverages, a T-shirt, a “chalk talk,” a tour of UNM’s football facilities and some on-field drills.
The price is $30. Proceeds will benefit UNM football’s “Send a Kid” program, which helps underprivileged children attend Lobo football games.
Participants in the clinic must be 21 or older.