The Western Athletic Conference and Learfield Sports announced together Friday the launch of the WAC Sports Network (WSN). WSN will be airing football and basketball games in 15 different markets in and around WAC member schools.
In Boise KTVB, Idaho's News Channel 7, will be the home of WSN. All Boise State games aired in the Boise market by WSN will air on channel 7.1, while non-BSU WAC games will air on channel 7.2 (24/7).
"The local fans will enjoy watching all of the WAC teams that will eventually play Boise State this season," said KTVB General Manager Doug Armstrong. "KTVB will help bring all these games to the Treasure Valley and the Magic Valley."
Learfield Sports' relationship with Boise State, Fresno State, Idaho, Louisiana Tech, Nevada, San Jose State, and Utah State in the Western Athletic Conference make it a good fit for this opportunity.
"The WAC Sports Network provides another outstanding opportunity not only to showcase out football programs but also to promote the Conference in a positive manner," said WAC Commissioner Karl Benson in a statement released by the WAC and Learfield. "We are very appreciative of Learfield's effort to put this together for the 2010-11 season and know that it will benefit all concerned."
On Friday the WAC and Learfield announced the first three games that will air on the WAC Sports Network. WSN will make its debut on September 18th when Utah State hosts Fresno State at Romney Stadium in Logan, Utah at 6pm MST. On October 2nd WSN will feature the University of Idaho at Western Michigan at noon MST and then at 6pm MST Boise State will take on New Mexico State from Las Cruces, NM.
The WAC Sports Network will announce its full slate of games at a later date because they must wait for ESPN to make their broadcast selections. The World Wide Leader can still choose up to four more WAC games to air, so WSN will release their schedule of games as the season progresses.