Colorado State Signs TV Rights Deal With Denver Station

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 08: Colorado State Rams mascot CAM the Ram stands next to the band as the team takes on the Texas Christian Horned Frogs during a quarterfinal game of the Conoco Mountain West Conference Basketball tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center March 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Colorado State won 81-60. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

CSU's deal with 9News means that 11 of the Rams' 12 games in 2012 will be broadcast on television.

Colorado State football is begininning a new era under former Alabama assistant Jim McElwain, and now has a new platform to rebrand Rams football. CSU has announced a deal with Denver NBC affiliate 9News to carry Colorado State football broadcasts when the team isn't part of the Mountain West Conference's coverage on the Altitude and NBC Sports Network.

The move boosts CSU's TV exposure to 11 out of 12 games this season, with only one game (Sept. 15 at San Jose State) relegated to an online-only broadcast on ESPN3.com. 9News will broadcast seven CSU games (see below) on partner station Channel 20-KTVD, available across the state of Colorado. Before the deal, only four CSU games were slated for broadcast.

Sept. 1 Colorado# 2 p.m. F/X

Sept. 8 North Dakota State 5 p.m. KTVD Channel 20

Sept. 15 at San Jose State 6 p.m. ESPN3.com

Sept. 22 Utah State 5 p.m. KTVD Channel 20

Sept. 29 at Air Force 12 noon Altitude

Oct. 6 Fresno State 5 p.m. KTVD Channel 20

Oct. 13 at San Diego State 4:30 p.m. KTVD Channel 20

Oct. 27 Hawaii 5 p.m. KTVD Channel 20

Nov. 3 at Wyoming 2:30 p.m. KTVD Channel 20

Nov. 10 UNLV 5 p.m. KTVD Channel 20

Nov. 17 at Boise State 1:30 p.m. NBC Sports Network

Nov. 24 New Mexico 5 p.m. Root Sports

For more on Colorado State football, be sure to check out Mountain West Connection and SB Nation's college football news hub.

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