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Boise State Football TV 2017 schedule released

Posted: 8:09 PM, Apr 05, 2017
Updated: 2017-04-05 22:09:15-04

The 2017 TV schedule has been released and the Broncos will play just three non-Saturday games which are the fewest since 2017.

The Broncos will play on the ESPN family of networks 7 times including the main network twice.

Coach Harsin said the schedule and tv times that have been given only helps his team as well as Boise State fans.

"The more Saturday games the better.  We have had 5 and 6 the last two seasons we want to have the young people in the stands.  I think that's a part of what Boise State football is all about and 8:15 PM to 6:00 PM is a big difference in my opinion," said, Harsin.

The Broncos’ conference home opener against New Mexico has been moved to Thursday and will kick at 6 p.m. on ESPN.  Boise State’s game against Virginia at Albertsons Stadium will also kick at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22.

The kick times are earlier than any Boise State home game at Albertsons Stadium since 2014. The four remaining home games will be played on Saturdays and air on the ESPN family of networks.

Athletic Director Curt Apsey also added the importance of the earlier kick time is beneficial for the team and their fans.

“It was important for us to have some games at Albertsons Stadium kick at a time that got our fans home before midnight,” Director of Athletics Curt Apsey said. “We have been working with both the Mountain West and its national television partners since last season, and I am extremely pleased they were able to accommodate our request.

“Boise State is obviously a brand that draws eyes across the nation, and we are fortunate for the exposure national television broadcasts have provided. However, consistently kicking after 8 p.m. has made things difficult on our fans. I’m hopeful that today’s announcement makes it easier on them and their families, and that we see them in the stands throughout the 2017 season.”

Eleven of the Broncos’ 12 regular-season games will air on either the ESPN family of networks or CBS Sports Network.

Boise State 2017 football schedule
Saturday, Sept. 2: vs. Troy (ESPN networks)
Saturday, Sept. 9: at Washington State
Thursday, Sept. 14: vs. New Mexico, (6 p.m. ESPN)
Friday, Sept. 22: vs. Virginia (6 p.m., ESPN or ESPN2)
Friday, Oct. 6: at BYU (8:15 p.m., ESPN)
Saturday, Oct. 14: at San Diego State (8:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network)
Saturday, Oct. 21: vs. Wyoming (ESPN networks)
Saturday, Oct. 28: at Utah State (8 p.m., CBS Sports Network)
Saturday, Nov. 4: vs. Nevada (ESPN networks)
Saturday, Nov. 11: at Colorado State (8:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network)
Saturday, Nov. 18: vs. Air Force (ESPN networks)
Saturday, Nov. 25: at Fresno State (1:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network)