Football Date at Arizona State Changed
Jan. 13, 2004
Corvallis, Ore. - Oregon State University and Arizona State University have agreed to switch dates for the 2004 football season, officials at both schools announced Tuesday.
The Pacific-10 Conference opener for both programs will be played Sat., Sept. 25 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe. Both schools had a bye that Saturday of the season and both desired to move their bye date back to Sat., Oct. 9, the original date of the game. The change in dates also makes the game attractive for television purposes.
'When you look at the date and the schedule within the Pac-10, this game becomes an attractive choice for ABC or FOX Television,' OSU Director of Athletics Bob De Carolis said. 'This also benefits both programs from a standpoint of pushing the bye week back toward the middle of the season.'
The only other conference game scheduled for Sept. 25 is USC at Stanford. The rest of the Pac-10 schedule includes Washington at Notre Dame, California at Southern Mississippi, and Idaho at Oregon.
Oregon State is tentatively set to open the season Sat., Sept. 4 at Reser Stadium against the Temple Owls.
2004 Schedule (as of 1/13/04)Sept. 4 vs. TempleSept. 11 at Boise StateSept. 18 vs. New MexicoSept. 25 at Arizona StateOct. 2 vs. CaliforniaOct. 9 ByeOct. 16 at WashingtonOct. 23 vs. Washington StateOct. 30 at ArizonaNov. 6 vs. USCNov. 13 at StanfordNov. 20 vs. Oregon