Feb. 27, 2009
CENTENNIAL, Colo. - The Mtn. - MountainWest Sports Network celebrates Black History Month with a 30-minute special set to air on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 9 p.m. MT.
"This program gives The Mtn. an opportunity to show the diversity in the Mountain West Conference that has been around for years," said network anchor Marius Payton. "The stories we've found are honest and uplifting. They show the struggles of African-American athletes, past and present, and how these men and women have used these struggles to succeed in life."
The network news staff has produced several packages throughout the month of February for Black History Month that aired in a variety of different programming that The Mtn. produces, such as Mountain Peak Performances and The Mountain View. The Mtn. Celebrates Black History Month will be the collection of those packages, featuring interviews with African-American coaches and athletes from across the Mountain West Conference.
Notable quotes from stories featured in The Mtn. Celebrates Black History Month:
"To label me as a black head coach...I'm a coach. I'm hired for that reason and that reason only. Hopefully my success will open up doors for others that look like me."
-- Mike Locksley, New Mexico Head Football Coach hired December 2008
"I think we had all of six or seven blacks who were going to then Colorado A&M. It was quite a challenge, being so few blacks on the campus."
-- John Mosley, first African-American football player and wrestler at Colorado State 1939-43
"The 1967-68 season was a very special time in my life. It was the opportunity for me, after having a sophomore year, to get adjusted and to really bond with a very special group of teammates."
-- James Cash, first African-American to play on scholarship at TCU (1965-69) and in the Southwest Conference
About The Mtn.
The MountainWest Sports Network - The Mtn. - premiered on September 1, 2006 as the first network dedicated to a college athletic conference - the Division I Mountain West Conference (MWC). The Mtn. annually produces and airs more than 200 collegiate sporting events, including football, basketball, Olympic sports, and conference championship coverage. The Mtn.'s expanded coverage includes news programming, coaches' shows, pre and post game analysis and feature programming about MWC athletics. The Mtn. is jointly owned by Comcast and CBS College Sports Network. For more information, visit www.themtn.tv.
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