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Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  10/11/2011
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Oct. 11, 2011

Centennial, Colo. - The Mtn. - MountainWest Sports Network will host Mountain West Conference Basketball Media Days beginning Tuesday, Oct. 11 at the Comcast Media Center, located in suburban Denver, Colo. This marks the fourth time the network has hosted Basketball Media Days, the first being in 2007.

All eight coaches from the respective men's and women's programs from across the Conference will be in attendance. The women's events take place Tuesday, Oct. 11 and media day for the men's programs follows on Wednesday, Oct. 12.

Video from interviews with each of the eight respective coaches will be available at www.themtn.tv beginning at approximately 10 a.m. MT each day. Behind-the-scenes video, blogs and video blogs will also be available at www.themtn.tv.

In addition to web content, The Mtn. will produce and air the 2011 MW Women's Basketball Media Day Show at 9 p.m. MT on Tuesday, Oct. 11 and replay it Oct. 12 at 12 a.m., 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. MT. The 2011 MW Men's Basketball Media Day Show airs at 9 p.m. MT on Wednesday, Oct. 12 with replays at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. MT on Thursday, Oct. 13. Each show will be one-hour in length.

The network airs several new episodes of A Conversation With... in 2011-12 featuring men's and women's head basketball coaches that will air during the 2011-12 season. The schedule includes:

Title                                                                   AirDate/Time (MT)
A Conversation With...Wyoming men's head coach, Larry Shyatt            Nov. 21 at 7 p.m.
A Conversation With...Boise State men's head coach, Leon Rice           Dec. 19 at 6:30 p.m.
A Conversation With...San Diego State women's head coach, Beth Burns    Jan. 23 at 7 p.m.
A Conversation With...UNLV men's head coach, Dave Rice	                Feb. 13 at 7 p.m.
A Conversation With...New Mexico women's head coach, Yvonne Sanchez     Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.

2011-12 basketball season preview shows begin Saturday, Oct. 22. Hosted by network anchors Marius Payton and Bill Doleman with expert analysis provided by Mike Evans, Marty Fletcher, Fred Langley and Andrea Lloyd, each 30-minute preview combines the men's and women's teams and features interviews with coaches and student-athletes and an in-depth look at each team's schedule and outlook for the season.

4 p.m. MT        Colorado State Basketball Preview Show
4:30 p.m. MT     New Mexico Basketball Preview Show
5 p.m. MT        Air Force Basketball Preview Show
5:30 p.m. MT     Boise State Basketball Preview Show
6 p.m. MT        TCU Basketball Preview Show
6:30 p.m. MT     Wyoming Basketball Preview Show
7 p.m. MT        UNLV Basketball Preview Show
7:30 p.m. MT     San Diego State Basketball Preview Show

Full Court Press returns Thursdays at 8 p.m. MT beginning December 15. The Mtn. introduces a new weekly show, Mountain West Women's Basketball Weekly, airing Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. MT, also starting December 15.

The Mtn. is available on cable systems in 28 states across the country and on DIRECTV's CHOICE and above packages in the states of CO, ID, NM, NV, UT, WY; in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX; San Diego, CA and selected areas of AZ, MT, NE and SD as determined by zip code. Programming is available as part of SPORTS PACK in the remainder of DIRECTV service areas.