WB-58 To Pick Up MT-Idaho Game

October 23, 2002 · MT Media Relations
Murfreesboro, TN - WNAB-TV (channel 58) of Nashville has chosen to air Saturday's Middle Tennessee - Idaho football matchup from the Kibbie Dome in Moscow, Idaho. Locally on Comcast Cable, WNAB can be viewed on Channel 18.

"It just made sense for us to pick up the game," said WB-58 Program Director Kent Bailey. "Interest in Blue Raider football is extremely high in this area due to the fact that there are more MT graduates in our market than from any other university."

The game is schedule for a 2:08 p.m. (CDT) kickoff. The telecast will be produced by FOX SportsNet Northwest. The network has an ongoing relationship with the Idaho athletic department. Rich Waltz and Paul Sorensen will call the action. Last year's game between the Blue Raiders and Vandals set an NCAA record for being the highest scoring Division I-A game in history with 128 total points. The Blue Raiders won the game,70-58, at Floyd Stadium in Murfreesboro.

"I couldn't be happier for our fans that the game will be televised back into our home area," relayed MT football coach Andy McCollum. "It's an awful long way from home and not as many of our fans will be able to make the trip. I'm glad it could be worked out."

This will be the fifth Blue Raider game this season on television. Earlier televised games this season included Alabama (JP), Tennessee (Videoseat), Kentucky (UKTV), and UL-Lafayette (ESPN Regional/SBC Network). UL-Monroe and North Texas are scheduled to be televised by the Sun Belt Network. CSS (Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast) carries the SBC Network games locally.

Fans with the Direct TV Sports Pack can see the game on channel 651, while Dish Network subscribers with the Multi-Sport Package can see the game on channel 426. Those with tuneable dishes can find the game on satellite AMC 2, transponder 12, KU band. The Blue Raider Network will also carry the game on radio on six radio stations throughout the midstate area and on the GoBlueRaiders.com website.

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