Husky Football Earns Broad Television Exposure
June 9, 2008
SEATTLE -- The University of Washington football program has received significant regional and national exposure over the years and the 2008 season promises to be no exception, according to the early-season television schedule released by the Pacific-10 Conference today.
Seven of Washington's 12 games have been pre-selected to appear on television through the league's contractual obligations with FSN, ABC/ESPN and Versus. With the exception of the Sept. 27 game against Stanford University, the remaining games will available for telecast through the conference's agreements and will be determined either 12 or six days prior to the game.
For the first time in school history, all 13 of Washington's regular-season games during the 2007 season appeared on television. Indications are positive that all 12 games this year could also be televised.
Washington's August 30 season-opening contest at the University of Oregon will kick-off at 7 p.m. and will be televised live by FSN. A broad national distribution of the game through the various FSN regional networks is expected due to the primetime start.
The Huskies' home opener on Sept. 6 against Brigham Young University will begin at 12 Noon and will also be televised by FSN, while the Sept. 13 home game against the University of Oklahoma will kick at 4:45 p.m. and will feature a national telecast via ESPN.
The Stanford game is expected to be televised by FSN Northwest, Washington's local television partner, since there will be no selections by FSN or Versus that day through the league agreement. Once FSN Northwest and the Seattle Mariners determine the major league baseball club's telecast schedule for that day, they will release a game time.
Washington will make its first appearance ever on the Versus network on Oct. 18 with its homecoming contest against Oregon State University that will begin at 4 p.m. The Oct. 25 game against the University of Notre Dame will kickoff at 5 p.m. and will be televised by either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.
In addition, the Pac-10 announced that Washington's Nov. 22 Apple Cup contest at Washington State University will kickoff at 12 noon and will be televised live from Pullman, Wash. by FSN.
The Dec. 6 Washington game at the University of California will begin either at 12 Noon on FSN or 5 p.m. on ESPN or ESPN2. Specific television plans for that contest will be announced 12 days prior to the game.
UW game times and coverage that have not yet been determined include the Oct. 4 contest at the University of Arizona, the Nov. 1 game at USC, the Nov. 8 game at home against Arizona State University and the Nov. 15 home finale against UCLA.
Season tickets and four-game mini plans are currently on sale through the Husky Ticket Office by or by calling 206/543-2200.
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