May 23rd, 2019 | by CollegeAD

Shortly after the Mountain West’s annual spring meetings in Arizona earlier this month, the league’s national television schedule for the upcoming football season was released. It’s a primetime 7:30 p.m. slot on ESPN2, but in order to draw a national television audience, the game will now be played on a Friday for the second straight year. For the majority of season ticket holders not already living in Laramie or just down the road in Cheyenne, that means a multi-hour drive that would require leaving work early or taking the full day off if they want to make it in time for kickoff. Burman said he understands the dilemma. He even apologized for it. But Wyoming’s athletic director also knows it could’ve been worse. “I wasn’t happy,” Burman said. “We almost ended up with two Friday night games at home. We did not, thank goodness. That’s a real disadvantage when your fan base travels so far.” -Davis Potter, dailylocal. Read More.

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