Regional Sports Network Extends West Virginia University Coverage through 2021-2022

ROOT SPORTS announced today a new, extended relationship with West Virginia University that will bring Mountaineer programming to the network’s slate of Wild & Wonderful Sports through the 2021-2022 academic year. The five-year extension will begin this fall with West Virginia University football and will mark the sixth season of Wild & Wonderful Sports programming on ROOT SPORTS, demonstrating the network’s strong commitment to providing meaningful and superior collegiate sports coverage to its viewers.

Under the extended Wild & Wonderful Sports line-up, ROOT SPORTS will produce and air this season:

  • One (1) 2016 West Virginia University Football Game (aired Sept. 10)

  • Eight (8) 2016-17 West Virginia University Men’s Basketball Games

  • Two (2) 2016-17 West Virginia University Women’s Basketball Games

The network will also televise:

  • West Virginia University Football Press Conferences with Head Coach Dana Holgorsen

  • Additional 2016 West Virginia University Football Games if available

  • West Virginia University Coaches Shows

  • West Virginia University Football Pregame Shows (Mountaineer Gameday)

The new five-year agreement guarantees ROOT SPORTS  coverage of at least one Mountaineer football game each season, plus will feature extensive coverage of WVU men’s and women’s basketball and other sports.

The relationship with WVU is a cornerstone of the network’s current Wild & Wonderful Sports line-up that also includes Marshall University, Mountain East Conference athletics and WVSSAC Championship games.  For a complete Wild & Wonderful Sports TV Schedule on ROOT SPORTS,  please click here.


ROOT SPORTSis the television home of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Penguins. The network reaches approximately 3.2 million households across five states and delivers more than 350 live events each year – all of which are available in high definition. ROOT SPORTS  Pittsburgh is owned and operated by AT&T Sports Networks, which operates regional sports networks in the Northwest, Pittsburgh, Rocky Mountain and Southwest regions. The four networks combined reach approximately 13 million households across 22 states and own exclusive rights to produce and distribute live events from more than 25 teams and conferences.