ESPN to air Griz game, at a price



Sens. Max Baucus and Jon Tester are taking credit this afternoon for "securing a commitment from ESPN to allow broader TV distribution" of this weekend's Griz game.

The game will be available through ESPN GamePlan for a suggested retail price of $24.60, in addition to its previously announced broadcast on the online-only ESPN3 platform. A ticket to the game costs $26.

The GamePlan deal includes access to all eight Football Championship Subdivision games, including Montana State's. Many local sports bars already carry GamePlan.

“The Cats and the Griz bring such a strong tradition to our communities. I’m thrilled ESPN understands this is the right thing for Montana, and am proud of all the Montanans who came together in support of our Montana teams,” Baucus said in a statement. “ESPN made the right call for Montana, and I appreciate them listening to the thousands of fans who rallied in support of Montana football,” Tester said. “This is a victory that belongs to all Montanans, and it’s a testament to the power of uniting for a common goal.”

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