Oregon State-Fresno State Set For National TV

June 19, 2001

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Oregon State has been selected to open the 2001 football season on national television with Fresno State, it was announced Tuesday.

The Beavers will meet the Bulldogs on Sunday, September 2 at Bulldog Stadium in Fresno starting at 6:30 p.m. PDT. The game will be televised nationally by ESPN. Originally, the game was scheduled to be played on Saturday, Sept. 1.

The OSU-Fresno State game marks the third national telecast selection the Beavers have received so far for the 2001 season. OSU has also been selected for one regional network telecast. Previously, the Civil War game with Oregon was moved to December 1 for an ABC national telecast, starting at 1:30 p.m. PST. The Beavers will play Arizona on October 13 at Corvallis in a national Fox Sports Net telecast at 7:15 p.m. PDT. OSU has also been selected to play USC in an ABC regional telecast on November 3, starting at 12:30 p.m. PST.

At this point, the OSU-Arizona game is only Beaver football contest selected by Fox Sports Net for a national telecast. All 11 of OSU's games will be shown on Sunday (OSU-Fresno State will be replayed on Monday) on a delayed basis by Fox Sports Net Northwest.

In other related Beaver football news, Matt Munnelly, OSU's director of ticket operations, said Tuesday that the Beavers' season ticket sales have reached 22,209. OSU will close season ticket sales when it reaches 23,000.


2001 OREGON STATE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

DATE OPPONENT SITE TIME TV
Sept 2 at Fresno State Fresno, CA 6:30 PDT ESPN Live
Sept 8 at New Mexico State Las Cruces, NM 6:00 PDT Fox NW Delay
Sept 15 MONTANA STATE CORVALLIS 3:30 PDT Fox NW Delay
Sept 22 Bye
Sept 29 *UCLA CORVALLIS 3:30 PDT Fox NW Delay
Oct 6 *at Washington State Pullman, WA 2:00 PDT Fox NW Delay
Oct 13 *ARIZONA CORVALLIS 7:15 PDT Fox Live
Oct 20 *at Arizona State Tempe, AZ 7:00 PDT Fox NW Delay
Oct 27 *CALIFORNIA CORVALLIS TBA PDT Fox NW Delay
Nov 3 *at USC Los Angeles, CA 12:30 PST ABC Live
Nov 10 *WASHINGTON CORVALLIS TBA PST Fox Net Delay
Dec 1 *at Oregon Eugene 1:30 PST ABC Live

*Indicates Pacific-10 Game
Times Subject to Change


DiDomenico Ruled Ineligible

CORVALLIS -- Senior offensive guard Keith DiDomenico was been ruled ineligible for the 2001 football season, it was announced Tuesday.

DiDomenico, 6-5, 304, a three-year letterman from Sprague High School in Salem was listed No. 1 on the depth chart during spring drills. DiDomenico had redshirted during the 2000 season after starting at center in 1999 and '98. He earned a letter as a freshman in 1997 while playing left guard.

Because he is a fifth-year senior, DiDomenico's career is over at Oregon State.

Senior letterman Paul Davidian will move up to No. 1 at right guard for the start of fall camp.

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