Nevada Wolf Pack football set for 7 national TV appearances |

Nevada Wolf Pack football set for 7 national TV appearances

RENO — The Nevada football team will play on national television at least seven times as the initial broadcast schedule from the Mountain West was announced today with the league partners ESPN and CBS Sports. The 44-game announcement included seven Wolf Pack games, including six MW games.

In addition to the television announcement, Nevada also announced the season-opener against Portland State will be played on Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. at Mackay Stadium.

In week three, Nevada returns home to Mackay Stadium for a showdown with Pac-12 opponent Oregon State that will air on an ESPN network.

Mountain West Conference play opens Sept. 29 as Nevada travels to Air Force for an ESPN network game. The Wolf Pack then comes back to Reno to open October, where it will play three nationally televised games from Mackay Stadium.

The month starts with a visit from Fresno State on Oct. 6 in an ESPN matchup. The Wolf Pack remains home for one of the most anticipated games of the year as Boise State comes to Mackay Stadium for the first time since 2014 in a CBS Sports Network game on Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Nevada then travels to Hawaii on Oct. 20 before coming home to take on San Diego State in an ESPN showdown on Oct. 27 at Mackay Stadium.

Nevada plays Colorado State on an ESPN network on Saturday, Nov. 10. The Wolf Pack will close out the regular season on Nov. 24 in the Battle for the Fremont Cannon against UNLV in Las Vegas with a 6:30 p.m. kickoff time on CBS Sports Network.