The Mountain West released its television schedule for football games last year on April 7. It’s a little more complicated this season.
The conference is still working out the final details on the television schedule (the schedule of games with no television information is out, find that here), which became tougher when it was announced The Mtn. was going to halt production at the end of May. When the television schedule is announced, it will give schools a better idea of how much work they have to do to get the unselected games on television. Air Force is among the schools waiting to explore its options for broadcasting the games that aren’t taken by one of the league’s television partners.
Schools around the league are starting to wrestle with the issue and consider options. Here’s a story from the San Diego Union-Tribune on the Aztecs exploring television possibilities. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle also wrote about the issue as it affects the Cowboys. One interesting tidbit from the Tribune Eagle’s story is the reality that no television might mean more tickets sold to the games. That’s an issue all schools, including Air Force, will have to debate internally after the television schedule is announced.