BOISE, Idaho - Boise State University's football game at the University of Toledo for this upcoming season has been moved to Sept. 16 (Friday) at 8:00 p.m. (ET) and will be broadcast by either ESPN or ESPN2.
The original date was Sept. 17 (Saturday), but both schools agreed to move the game one day earlier to allow ESPN to televise the game nationally.
Today's announcement confirms the Broncos will have three games broadcast on ESPN, and all 12 games for the 2011 season nationally televised on four different networks.
The other two games on ESPN include the season opener against the University of Georgia in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on Sept. 3 (Saturday) at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, and Oct. 7 (Friday) at Fresno State.
The television schedule for the remaining nine games are divided up equally between CBS Sports Network, VERSUS and The Mtn. Network with each broadcasting three games.
Games on the CBS Sports Network are Sept. 24 (Saturday) against Tulsa at Bronco Stadium, Nov. 5 (Saturday) at UNLV and Nov. 19 (Saturday) at San Diego State.
VERSUS will broadcast Boise State home games against Nevada on Oct. 1 (Saturday), the Air Force Academy on Oct. 22 (Saturday) and TCU on Nov. 12 (Saturday).
The Mtn. Network will televise Boise State's game at Colorado State on Oct. 15 (Saturday), and two games from Bronco Stadium on Nov. 26 (Saturday) against Wyoming and Dec. 3 (Saturday) against New Mexico.
This will be Boise State's first year competing in the Mountain West Conference.
The Broncos are coming off a 12-1 record in 2010 and were ranked No. 7 in the final USA Today Coaches' poll and No. 9 in the final Associated Press media poll last year.
Following is Boise State's schedule for 2011.
2011 Boise State University Football Schedule
(Tentative - as of May 26, 2011)
DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME TV
Sept. 3 (Sat.) vs. Georgia Atlanta, GA 8:00 p.m. (ET) ESPN
Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game (Georgia Dome)
Sept. 10 (Sat.) Open
Sept. 16 (Fri.) at Toledo Toledo, OH 8:00 p.m. (ET) ESPN or ESPN2
Sept. 24 (Sat.) Tulsa Boise, ID 6:00 p.m. CBS Sports Network
Oct. 1 (Sat.) Nevada Boise, ID TBA VERSUS
Oct. 7 (Fri.) at Fresno State Fresno, CA 6:00 p.m. (PT) ESPN
Oct. 15 (Sat.) * at Colorado State Fort Collins, CO 4:00 p.m. The Mtn.
Oct. 22 (Sat.) * Air Force Boise, ID 1:30 p.m. (MT) VERSUS
Oct. 29 (Sat.) Open
Nov. 5 (Sat.) * at UNLV Las Vegas, NV 7:30 p.m. (PT) CBS Sports Network
Nov. 12 (Sat.) * TCU Boise, ID 1:30 p.m. VERSUS
Nov. 19 (Sat.) * at San Diego State San Diego, CA 5:00 p.m. (PT) CBS Sports Network
Nov. 26 (Sat.) * Wyoming Boise, ID Noon The Mtn.
Dec. 3 (Sat.) * New Mexico Boise, ID 4:00 p.m. The Mtn.
* Mountain West Game Home Games in Bold All times Mountain unless noted