Game Times Set for Eagle Games on ROOT SPORTS

Eastern Washington’s schedule finalized, featuring showdown at noon on Nov. 9 at Roos Field versus Montana State

The final six game times on the Eastern Washington University football schedule have been finalized with the posting of final game times for the 10-game Big Sky Conference television package on ROOT SPORTS.

Eastern will have four games televised by ROOT SPORTS, starting Oct. 26 when Eastern play at Montana at 12:30 p.m. Pacific time. Eastern then plays on ROOT three-straight weekends, starting Nov. 9 when the Eagles host Montana State in a showdown at noon at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.

The following week, Eastern plays at Cal Poly at 12:30 p.m. on ROOT, then closes the regular season on ROOT on Nov. 23 versus Portland State at 2:30 p.m. at Roos Field. Eastern, MSU and Cal Poly shared the league title a year ago.

Eastern has also announced that its Hall of Fame Weekend Game versus Weber State on Oct. 5 at Roos Field will take place at 4:05 p.m. The school’s 87th Annual Homecoming game on Oct. 19 against Southern Utah will take place at 5:05 p.m. The complete schedule is available at

Eastern head coach Beau Baldwin and senior safety Allen Brown are currently in Park City, Utah, for the 2013 Big Sky Conference Summer Football Kickoff. On Monday (July 15), the preseason all-conference team will be announced, and on Tuesday the preseason media and coaches polls will be disclosed. Fans can follow the event via twitter via the hashtag #BigSkyKickoff.

This will mark the second year of a multi-year partnership between DIRECTV Sports Networks and the Big Sky Conference. All 10 Big Sky Conference football games will be produced and televised in high-definition, with many of the games available in both the Northwest and Rocky Mountain regions.

"We were extremely pleased with our inaugural season in 2012, not only in terms of the quality of the games, but also in our working relationships with the conference and its member schools," said Patrick Crumb, President of DIRECTV Sports Networks. "We are looking forward to building on that success this year and continuing to increase the awareness of the great college football being played in the Big Sky Conference."

The broadcast schedule will open with a special Thursday night match-up on September 26 when Portland State hosts Cal Poly, followed by nine Saturday games. The final games of the season will be on Nov. 23 for the "Brawl of the Wild" between Montana and Montana State and the "Dam Cup" between Portland State and Eastern Washington.

"Our television partnership with ROOT SPORTS has helped develop the Big Sky Conference brand,'' said Big Sky Conference Commissioner Doug Fullerton.  "Our conference was thrilled with the first-class production of the games last season, and look forward to an excellent schedule this upcoming season. We believe the employees of ROOT SPORTS and DIRECTV Sports Networks are devoted to making the Big Sky broadcasts not just a game, but an event.''

Below is the complete 10-game Big Sky Conference schedule on ROOT SPORTS:




Time (all times Pacific)

Sept. 26

Cal Poly at Portland State

7 p.m.

Sept. 28

Montana at Northern Arizona

6 p.m.

Oct. 5

Portland State at Montana

12:30 p.m.

Oct. 19

Montana State at Weber State

2:30 p.m.

Oct. 26

Eastern Washington at Montana

12:30 p.m.

Nov. 2

Montana State at Northern Colorado


Nov. 9

Montana State at Eastern Washington


Nov. 16

Eastern Washington at Cal Poly

12:30 p.m.

Nov. 23

Montana at Montana State

11 a.m.

Nov. 23

Portland State at Eastern Washington

2:30 p.m.


EWU Ticket & Eagle Athletic Association Information

Information on Eastern tickets and football tailgating passes is available online by visiting Tickets may also be purchased via, at the EWU Athletic Ticket Office at Reese Court in Cheney or by calling 800-325-SEAT. Information may be obtained by calling 1-866-4GO-EAGS or 509-359-4339. Also, joining the Eagle Athletic Association ( enables fans to gain additional benefits at games, including VIP/donor hospitality access, season tickets seating priority and donor parking. In addition, a limited amount of tickets are available for groups to purchase in the Miller Light TD Tent at Roos Field. Information is available by calling 509-359-2463.


About the Big Sky Conference

The Big Sky Conference will celebrate its 50th season in 2013-14, and currently consists of 11 schools in nine states  (Eastern Washington University, Idaho State University, The University of Montana, Montana State University, the University of North Dakota, Northern Arizona University, the University of Northern Colorado, Sacramento State, Portland State University, Southern Utah University and Weber State University). Cal Poly and UC Davis are football affiliate members.
The Big Sky Conference is one of the premier leagues at the Division I Football Championship Subdivision level. It advanced teams to the Division I National Championship three straight seasons from 2008-2010. Eastern Washington won the national championship in 2010.
Multiple Big Sky Conference teams have qualified for the FCS postseason fourteen  consecutive seasons. In recent seasons, league teams have upset squads from the Big 12, Mountain West, WAC, and Pac-12 Conferences, including Sacramento State's stunning overtime win over Colorado in 2012.


About DIRECTV Sports Networks

Seattle-based DIRECTV Sports Networks is a wholly owned subsidiary of DIRECTV and operates three regional sports networks branded as ROOT SPORTS™. The three networks (based in Bellevue WA, Denver CO, and Pittsburgh, PA) are distributed in 18 states and hold exclusive regional telecast rights to over two dozen professional and collegiate teams, including the Seattle Mariners, Colorado Rockies, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Penguins, Utah Jazz, Seattle Sounders FC, Portland Timbers and Gonzaga University. The ROOT SPORTS networks also distribute Big 12, Conference USA and other collegiate football and basketball games

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