Walla Walla, WA – College Rodeo will be in the television spotlight this August. The best action from the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association’s premiere event, the College National Finals Rodeo, will be featured on ESPN U. ESPN U will be airing two hours of collegiate rodeo competition from the 2016 College National Finals Rodeo, held in Casper, Wyoming, this June.

The college rodeo action begins airing on Thursday, August 18th at 7:00 p.m. EASTERN time (6:00 p.m. Central, 5:00 p.m. Mountain, and 4:00 p.m. Pacific). The second show will begin at 8:00 p.m. EASTERN time (7:00 p.m. Central, 6:00 p.m. Mountain, and 5:00 p.m. Pacific).

The exciting action of the finals also includes interviews and features from the entire finals week and portions of the awards ceremony.

The NIRA is pleased to have the support of the following sponsors for the programming: Cinch Jeans & Shirts, Wyoming Division of Tourism, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, RAM, the Casper Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Foundation, and Cactus Gear, Cactus Ropes, Cactus Saddles, and Heel-O-Matic.

College National Finals Rodeo on ESPNU
Show #1 - Premieres
Thursday, August 18th, 7:00 p.m. EASTERN time

Show #2 - Premieres
Thursday, August 18th, 8:00 p.m. EASTERN time

Additional airings of each show will air throughout the month of August.