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Mountain West and ESPN strike 7-year deal

Published: Tuesday, June 30 2015 10:53 a.m. MDT

Utah State's Spencer Butterfield drives into the paint as BYU and USU play Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 at BYU in the Marriott Center. BYU won on a last second put-back shot by Craig Cusick giving BYU a 70-68 win. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News) Utah State's Spencer Butterfield drives into the paint as BYU and USU play Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 at BYU in the Marriott Center. BYU won on a last second put-back shot by Craig Cusick giving BYU a 70-68 win. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

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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