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Mountain West and ESPN strike 7-year deal

Associated Press

Published: Wednesday, March 20 2013 11:43 p.m. MDT

The Mountain West and ESPN have reached agreement on a seven-year deal that will give the network rights to televise some football and men's basketball games, plus all Boise State's home football games.

Terms of the deal were not released Wednesday.

The agreement runs from the 2013-14 school year to the 2019-20 season.

CBS Sports Network will still be the hold primary rights to the conference through 2015-16, and will get first selection of football games each week during the season, excluding Boise State home games.

CBS Sports Network will hold rights to Boise State's road conference games.

In addition to Boise State home games, ESPN will get rights to up to 16 Mountain West football games and 31 men's basketball games per year.

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