MISSOULA — KPAX television/Montana's News Stations and the Big Sky Conference have reached an agreement for KPAX to televise 32 University of Montana football and 16 UM basketball games over the next four years.
KPAX will televise all eight of UM's Big Sky Conference football games during each of the 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 seasons.
In addition, KPAX will televise all four Montana vs. Montana State men's and women's regular-season basketball games each year.
Montana's News Stations channels in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Glendive and Helena will also carry the games.
"I think this is an unprecedented renewal in that it's a four-year contract," said Bob Hermes, KPAX general manager. "It ensures that viewers in Montana will be able to enjoy Grizzly athletics, and more importantly view the Grizzly-Bobcat game across the state for free."