BSU football on ESPN, Las Vegas Bowl date announced

BSU football on ESPN, Las Vegas Bowl date announced
Boise State appears seven times on ESPN's family of networks in 2013, but many home Saturday kickoff times remain TBD.

Games against Air Force (Friday, Sept. 13), Fresno State (Friday, Sept. 20) and BYU (Friday, Oct. 25) were already on the schedule, set for respective 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 6 p.m. MST kickoffs on ESPN's main channel.

ESPN added Boise State's games against Tennessee-Martin (Saturday, Sept. 7), Southern Mississippi (Saturday, Sept. 28), Wyoming (Saturday, Nov. 16) and New Mexico (Saturday, Nov. 30) to its networks as well, but only one of those games is guaranteed to air on ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC. The others could land on ESPN3 - an internet-only ESPN channel.

Kickoff times for those games were not announced, and ESPN can determine kickoff times as late as six days before a scheduled game.

Boise State sold its home broadcast rights to ESPN as part of the agreement to return to the Mountain West Conference. ESPN traded rights to the home game with Nevada to the CBS Sports Network for the rights to broadcast Boise State's road game at Fresno State.

The season-opener August 31 at Washington remains Boise State's only game without an announced television broadcast.

Las Vegas Bowl announces date/time/TV

The Las Vegas Bowl, Boise State football's bowl home for the three seasons, announced kickoff for Saturday, December 21 at 1:30 p.m. MST. The game will air on the ABC television network for the first time since 2001.

Edit: a previous version of this story incorrectly identified the Las Vegas Bowl as the 'Maaco Bowl Las Vegas.' That title sponsorship ended after four seasons following the 2012 game.