Nov. 22, 2011
ESPN owns the broadcast and streaming rights to all 19 games of the 2011 NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, which start Saturday, Nov. 26, with four first-round games and conclude Saturday, Jan. 7, with the national championship game at Frisco, Texas.
All 19 games will be available on ESPN3.com, ESPN's online network that is currently available to 70 million homes through affiliated service providers. A list of those providers can be found here.
ESPN3 is also available to 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel through computers connected to on-campus and on-base networks. The University of Montana's campus network supports ESPN3.com.
ESPN will also broadcast select playoff games on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU.
James Madison's first-round game at Eastern Kentucky Saturday will be aired on ESPNU, but all eight second-round games on Saturday, Dec. 3, when No. 4 Montana hosts either Tennessee Tech or Central Arkansas, will only be available on ESPN3.com.
Local stations will not be showing second-round games.
One of the four national quarterfinal games will be played on Friday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m. (MT) and will be aired nationally, as will another quarterfinal game on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 12:30 p.m. (MT).
The other two quarterfinal games will only be available through ESPN3.com.
The national semifinal games, which will be played Friday, Dec. 16, and Saturday, Dec. 17, will both be broadcast.
The semifinal game on the 16th will be played at 6 p.m. (MT) and shown on ESPN2. The second semifinal will be played on the 17th at 12:30 p.m. (MT) and broadcast on ESPNU.
The national championship game will be played Saturday, Jan. 7. The game kicks off at 11 a.m. (MT) and will be shown on ESPN2.
Additional questions about ESPN3 and its affiliated service providers can be answered by ESPN Customer Care at 1-888-549-3776 between the hours of 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. (MT).
Montana's playoff games will have the same radio coverage Griz fans have come to rely on: KGVO 1290 AM in Missoula and statewide on the Grizzly Football Radio Network. Fans outside of listening range can enjoy the radio stream for a fee through GoGriz.com.
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