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ESPN Pulls Plug on Boise State-San Jose State; WAC.tv Offers Game at Discount
Courtesy: WAC

DENVER – After announcing last Wednesday that the Nov. 11 Boise State-San Jose State football game would be televised at 7:00 p.m. (PT) on ESPN2, ESPN has informed the Western Athletic Conference that they have now elected to not televise the game.

“We are very disappointed that ESPN has made this decision,” said WAC Commissioner Karl Benson.  “It is very unfair to both San Jose State and Boise State.”

Benson acknowledged that the WAC has been in discussion with ESPN to move the Nov. 25 Boise State-Nevada game to Friday, Nov. 24, and that the failure to resolve that issue may have led to ESPN making the decision not to televise the Boise State-San Jose State game.

Benson went on to say, “San Jose State acted in good faith to move the game to accommodate ESPN.  Coach Dick Tomey and his team deserve much better treatment.”

The game between 13th-ranked Boise State (9-0, 5-0 WAC) and San Jose State (6-2, 3-1 WAC) this Saturday has been moved back to its original starting time of 3:00 p.m. (PT).

Those fans who were planning to watch the game will still be able to view it at www.WAC.tv. Penn Atlantic and the WAC are offering this game at a deeply reduced price of just $5.
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