Big Sky Conference: Brawl of the Wild Available to International Markets

November 17, 2022

The Griz return to the Montana Television Network this week with the Brawl of the Wild game airing on your local CBS station around the state, with kickoff from Bozeman set for noon. The game will also be streamed nationwide without blackout on ESPN+, with subscription required. Fans and alumni around the country will once again meet at dozens of watch parties around the country as well. Plus, fans and military personnel around the globe will also have an opportunity to stream the game.
For complete broadcast details and channel listings, visit the Where to Watch page on
MTN will bring the UM and MSU broadcast teams together for Saturday’s game. Ben Creighton (MSU) will have the play-by-play, Grizzly Sports Hall of Famer and long-time NFL coach Marty Mornhinweg will serve as an analyst alongside Ty Gregorak. Both Kyle Hansen and Ashley Washburn will report from the sidelines.

The following linear TV networks around the west will also carry the game live:

  • Utah – Salt Lake 
    • Channel 13.2 over the air 
    • Channel 384 Comcast Cable 
  • Colorado – Denver 
    • Local 3 – Channel 3 over the air 
    • Channel 3 Comcast Cable / Direct TV / DISH 
  • Arizona – Tucson 
    • The CW Tucson channel 8 over the air 
    • Channel 8 Comcast Cable / Cox Cable 
    • Channel 58 Direct TV / Dish 
  • Arizona – Phoenix 
    • The CW Phoenix 61 over the air 
    • Channel 6 Cox Cable 
    • Channel 6 TV/Dish

Brawl of the Wild Also Available to International Markets
The University of Montana is pleased to announce that fans and military personnel outside of the United States will be able to watch Saturday’s game live from Bozeman.

International TD distribution will be powered by Visaic, which is headquartered in San Diego, Calif.  Visaic has worked with high-profile brands like UFC, the Canadian Football League and Canada West TV.  Beginning at 12 p.m. Mountain on Saturday, fans outside the United States and its territories can log in to to view the Big Sky Conference game free of charge.

Visaic will video stream the television feed provided by the Montana Television Network, which will televise the game live throughout the state of Montana.
WATCH PARTIES: In another great aspect to the Brawl of the Wild rivalry game, the Montana Alumni Association will again host Griz/Cat watch parties around the nation for fans and alums from both schools to gather to watch the game.

Hundreds of parties will be held across 39 states, as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands this year. To find the nearest Griz/Cat Watch Party near you, visit the UM Alumni Association’s web page,
#GRIZONGAMEDAY: What started with a spark of an idea inside the Montana athletics department in the fall of 2021 turned into a nationwide rallying cry to bring College GameDay to the Brawl of the Wild.

One year later, that mission was fulfilled when ESPN announced plans to attend this year’s rivalry game and showcase the Treasure State’s best and the finest rivalry in the FCS.

Get your signs and flags ready Griz Nation, fans are encouraged to travel to Bozeman and make it a sea of maroon behind Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit and co. for the show’s live broadcast Saturday morning from 7-10 a.m. (MT), with fan arrival beginning at 5 a.m.
The show will be hosted at MSU’s Dyche Field north of Bobcat Stadium between Kagy Blvd and the basketball arena. For more information, visit ESPN’s GameDay website.
LISTEN: “Voice of the Griz” Riley Corcoran is in his seventh season behind the mic at Montana and is once again set to bring you all the Grizzly action over the airwaves on the Grizzly Sports Radio Network and its fifteen affiliate stations around the state.
Your “Grizzly Gameday” starts two hours before kickoff each Saturday with the official pregame radio show featuring Denny Bedard and Scott Gurnsey, who then throw to Corcoran and color commentator Greg Sundberg 30 minutes to kickoff. Bedard and Gurnsey will also wrap up the day’s action with the official post-game show.
Griz fans outside the radio footprint can stream all of Montana’s broadcasts on their mobile device LIVE and FREE of charge with the Varsity Network App, powered by Learfield and Sidearm Sports. Fans can download the app for iPhone or Android use for instant access to free gameday audio streams and the Coach Hauck Radio Show and receive push notifications to remind them of games starting or upcoming audio broadcasts as well.
Corcoran will get the rivalry week rolling on Wednesday at the Coach Hauck Radio Show, airing live from the banks of the Clark Fork River at FINN at 6:30.

Jesse Beaudin

Chief Commercial Officer

Visaic Inc.